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All-On-4 – North Dallas, TX

Fully Restored Smiles with Fewer Implant Posts

At Coco Dental, our team understands how difficult it can be to learn that you do not qualify for traditional dental implants. It can seem as if all hope is suddenly dashed; however, it doesn’t have to be thanks to All-on-4 in North Dallas. Using fewer implant posts and the densest areas of your jawbone, we can create a fully restored smile that functions normally and looks stunningly beautiful. Call our office to schedule an appointment to find out how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with All-on-4.

How Do All-On-4 Implants Work?

While traditional implants require between four and six titanium posts to be embedded into your jawbone, All-on-4 only uses four implant posts. Using the densest areas of your jawbone, we can position each post so that it remains stable and strong while providing maximum support to your new denture.

Two posts will be placed toward the back of your mouth, while two additional ones will be positioned toward the front. This helps to keep your smile balanced and capable of eating, speaking, and smiling without any concerns.

Am I a Candidate for All-On-4 Implants?

At Coco Dental, our implant dentist will need to perform a thorough evaluation before clearing you for minor oral surgery. We must first check your oral health to find out if any existing gum disease or tooth decay exists. If so, we must perform the necessary treatments first before moving forward with All-on-4. Otherwise, these common oral health problems can cause problems that impact your healthy teeth and implants.

We must also determine if you are in good general health so that you can safely undergo minor oral surgery. If we believe you are a good candidate for All-on-4, you can expect the next step to be scheduling an appointment to have your implants put into place.

Benefits of All-On-4 Implants

All-on-4 dental implants offer many unique benefits that you won’t find with other tooth replacement solutions, such as:

All-On-4 vs. Traditional Implants

While it might seem as if All-on-4 is the same as dental implants, they have some differences that are worth pointing out:

All-On-4 FAQs

Can I Eat Normally with All-On-4 Dental Implants?

In many cases, the majority of patients might expect to be able to eat their regular foods or diet after around six to eight weeks following their surgical treatment. Of course, the length of time will vary from person to person due to various factors. These may involve things like their body’s ability to heal properly as well as the complexity of the procedure itself. As long as you implement proper measures to promote a safe and smooth recovery, you should be able to return to enjoying your daily meals in no time.

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to All-On-4 Implants?

While you can begin to expand your dietary choices after a couple of months or so, you’ll still need to watch out for certain foods that could potentially disturb your All-On-4 dental implants. These should usually include particularly sticky or hard foods, which can either loosen or damage your prosthetic. It also may take some time to grow accustomed to speaking with your new smile, but it shouldn’t take as long as it might with traditional dentures. Since your prosthetics will be supported via dental implants, you shouldn’t have a problem with your new pearly whites shifting out of place. The timeframe for getting used to All-On-4 implants will depend on the patient, but you might expect it to take at least a couple of months for your results to feel normal.

Is It Painful to Get All-On-4 Dental Implants?

Firstly, there aren’t many nerve endings in the jawbone, so this can already help reduce any discomfort you might feel during or following your surgery. Additionally, Dr. Patel will certainly numb your mouth with local anesthesia before starting your treatment, that way you can undergo the procedure completely pain-free. While you shouldn’t experience any pain during the surgery itself, it is normal to feel some mild to moderate discomfort after the numbing solution has worn off. The good news is that this should begin to fade away after a few days and can be managed with over-the-counter/prescribed pain relievers as well as a cold compress to alleviate swelling.

Does Food Get Stuck Under All-On-4 Implants?

All-On-4 dental implants are designed to appear entirely natural while also feeling completely comfortable for you. Since the prosthetics will be supported by four (or more) titanium posts, this means that there could be very tiny space between them and your gum line for food and debris to get stuck. The last thing you want is to allow these particles to accumulate bacteria and develop into a costly complication. That’s why you’ll want to simply practice good oral hygiene techniques, such as brushing twice a day, rinsing with mouthwash frequently, and even using a floss threader to reach under your All-On-4 prosthetics. Be sure to also visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months so that they can provide the extra help you need to maintain a healthy smile.