About All-on-4 Dental Implants
Made by Nobel Biocare™, All-on-4 dental implants provide a comprehensive approach to replacing a full-arch of missing or severely damaged teeth. This process works by inserting biocompatible implant screws (that function as tooth roots) into four strategic angles and locations within the upper and/or lower arch. These implants are then utilized to support a full-arch restoration that brings natural function, health, and appearance back to your smile. Our experienced dentists may recommend All-on-4 implants for patients who are seeking a longer-term stable alternative to removable dentures. Many State College, PA patients have reaped the benefits of the new All-on-4 process, appreciating high-quality outcomes. If you are interested in discovering more about All-on-4 dental implant solutions, we welcome you to schedule an appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Centre County.
Best Candidates for All-on-4
All-on-4 dental implants can be placed in the upper or lower arch when most or all of the teeth are missing or need to be extracted. You may also be a good candidate for All-on-4 treatment if you currently have traditional removable dentures and wish to transition to a longer-term, more stable option. This option can restore a large percentage of your biting power and return a natural, attractive appearance to your smile. Unlike other dental implant solutions, All-on-4 implants are specially shaped and positioned at unique angles to utilize available bone tissue in the most effective way. For this reason, this option can often be successful when bone loss in the jaw has occurred and may circumvent the need for bone grafts. Our dentists can review your oral health and tooth replacement preference to help you determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.
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What to Expect During Treatment
To start your All-on-4 treatment, we will take digital x-rays and 3D scans of your mouth. Our dentists will create your personal treatment program and talk about your choices for sedation to help enhance your comfort throughout the process. On the day of your treatment, we will numb the implant sites and utilize high-level skills and techniques to precisely place your implants in the jawbone. A temporary full-arch appliance will then be attached, which can serve your functional and aesthetic needs while your implants integrate with your jawbone. After about 6 – 9 months, our dentists will replace the temporary appliance with a new full-arch restoration and attach it securely to your All-on-4 dental implants to complete your tooth replacement procedure.
Following Your All-on-4 Treatment
You might experience minor swelling and discomfort for a few days following the surgical placement of your All-on-4 dental implants. Our team will provide you with post-treatment instructions to improve your comfort and advise you on how to care for your mouth as you heal. Your full-arch appliance can be cared for in a similar fashion to natural teeth with thorough daily home care techniques. Throughout the healing process and once your new custom restoration is in place, we encourage you to attend regularly scheduled visits at Advanced Dentistry for your dental cleanings and exams. With ideal care and attention, your tooth replacement supported by All-on-4 dental implants can serve your smile for many years.
Is All-on-4 Treatment Covered by Insurance?
A number of insurance plans may provide partial coverage toward All-on-4 implants and custom full-arch appliances. There will be some personal costs, but our skilled business team will help you maximize your insurance to help you get the most from your coverage. To help you fit tooth replacement into your budget, Advanced Dentistry accepts many payments, such as low-interest medical financing.
Explore Your Tooth Replacement Options
The unique All-on-4 dental implants system from our State College, PA office makes it possible to replace a full-arch of teeth with just four implants and a custom, natural-looking appliance. The advanced technology can allow you to experience the benefits of implant dentistry, even when you have lost most or all of your teeth. To learn if All-on-4 implants are the right option for replacing your missing teeth, contact Advanced Dentistry of Centre County and book your consultation today!