Lake Norman Oral & Facial Surgery • Dr. Raymond J. Haigney II • 9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 • (704) 987-3132
9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 • (704) 987-3132
All-on-4 Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the answers to various frequently asked questions regarding All-on-4 dental implants huntersville nc. Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns you have with your dentist.
- What are All-on-4 dental implants?
All-on-4 implants include a permanent set of fabricated teeth attached to dental implants which are surgically implanted in your jaw. The All-on-4 implants are designed to look, feel and function like natural your teeth.
- How do All-on-4 dental implants differ from traditional dentures?
All-on-4 dental implants are attached directly to your own jaw. This allows the implants to look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Traditional dentures, in comparison, rest or suction to the gum and are removable.
- How do All-on-4 dental implants compare to traditional implants?
The All-on-4 dental implant technique uses just four implants per arch (top of mouth or bottom of mouth). Traditional implants typically use about six to eight implants per arch. In addition, the All-on-4 implants are placed at an angle, which provides additional support. Lastly, the All-on-4 procedure does not typically require bone grafting.
- How long is the surgery for All-on-4 dental implants?
The surgery takes approximately 2 and a half hours per arch.
- What is the success rate for All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Studies have found there is about a 98% success rate when using All-on-4 dental implants.
- Who is the ideal candidate for All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Ideal candidates for the All-on-4 dental implants are patients who are missing most or all of their teeth and have an otherwise healthy jawbone. The candidate should also be in good overall health.
- Where are the replacement teeth made?
Replacement teeth are made at a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and crafted by certified lab technicians.
- Will my results look natural?
The goal of All-on-4 dental implants is to provide you with permanent teeth that look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. No one will know that they are not your natural teeth unless you tell them.
- Why aren’t my permanent teeth set the same day my implants are placed?
Once the implants are placed, your gums and jawbone need time to heal. This also allows the implants to fuse to the bone. Patients are provided with a temporary set of teeth that are attached to your implants. Once the healing process is complete, the permanent teeth are placed at a follow up appointment. This typically takes place about six months following the initial surgery.
- Are All-on-4 implants available for both the bottom and top arch?
The dentist can place All-on-4 implants on both the upper and lower arches. Depending on your circumstances, if you may eventually require replacement teeth on both the upper and lower arches, we may recommend completing the procedure on both areas at the same time. We find this provides better results and can also save patients time and money.
- What type of cleaning is required after an implant is placed?
Your dental implants should be treated like natural teeth. This includes recommended daily brushing and flossing. Your dentist will review oral hygiene instructions with you and recommend the most appropriate oral hygiene plan that fits into your lifestyle. You should also make regular visits to the dentist for evaluation of the All-on-4 dental implants.
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