All-On-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 Dental Implants FAQ
At Inspired Smiles, All-On-4 Dental Implants are ideal for candidates who are currently wearing dentures or who are in need of dentures due to missing or failing teeth. Dental Implant patients can be any age, but they must be in good health prior to their surgery. To determine if you are a good candidate for All-On-4 Dental Implants, contact Inspired Smiles in Richmond Virginia for an initial consultation.
Unlike removable dentures, All-On-4 implants are a non-removable set of prosthetic teeth that are surgically fixed directly into your gums and jawbone. They can be brushed, cleaned and examined just like one's natural teeth without the need for any messy adhesives or cleaning solutions like dentures require. Dental Implants also tend to be more comfortable and secure than dentures, as they do not press down on your gums, and they function just like your normal teeth. In addition to restoring one's facial appearance, All-On-4 Dental Implants can help prevent bone deterioration and periodontal disease – a benefit dentures can't claim.
The surgery for your All-On-4 Dental Implants procedure takes around two and a half hours per arch. Once your surgery is complete, we set you up with a temporary dental bridge that can be placed immediately after your implants are secured. While your bone and gums take their time to heal, your permanent set of custom prosthetic teeth will be made by our certified lab technicians right here in our advanced on-site laboratory. Once your mouth has fully healed – approximately six to eight months after your surgery – your permanent set of custom teeth will be placed.
All-On-4 Dental Implants are safe and natural-looking teeth replacement solutions that enjoy a 98% success rate among all All-On-4 Dental Implants procedures. All-On-4 Dental Implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth, and they can be cared for in the same way. In fact, your dental implants and prosthetic teeth will look and feel so natural that no one would ever know that they are not.
Dental Implants can be treated and cared for just like your natural teeth. After your procedure is complete at Inspired Smiles, our dental hygienists will ensure you have all the instructions you need for proper care of your dental implants to ensure functional, aesthetic durability that lasts a lifetime. Proper care for your All-On-4 Dental Implants include routine dental exams, daily brushing and flossing, and deep cleanings to ensure their longevity.