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The All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure

explaining the all on 4 procedure to a patient at lewis family and implant dentistry in vancouver wa

All-on-4 is an innovative solution for multiple missing teeth, restoring full mouth function and a natural smile that gives you back your confidence. As someone considering All-on-4, you may be wondering what to expect. Is it for everyone? Does it hurt? How long does it take to heal? In this guide, we’ll tell you all about the All-on-4 procedure, what it is, and how it can transform your life.

From the moment you make the decision to when you flash your new smile for the first time and how to ensure success over the long term, you’ll learn all about the All-on-4 dental implant procedure and what patients at Swiss Denture & Implant Center can expect each step of the way.

Are You a Candidate for All-on-4?

Should you get All-on-4 dental implants? That’s the big question. Traditional dentures have drawbacks like adhesion issues and bone density loss. All-on-4’s direct implant anchoring prevents these problems, offering stability and allowing the patient to enjoy various foods without concerns.

However, before you schedule your All-on-4 procedure, you’ll need to find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. If you’re ready to find out, call us now to schedule your consultation at our Vancouver WA office.

Initial All-on-4 Consultation & Examination

To begin your journey toward full-mouth restoration with All-on-4 implants, we’ll need to do an examination. This includes a thorough review of your dental health, and medical history, as well as dental x-rays and 3D scans. 

We’ll have an in-depth conversation to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. There are a few different types of dental implants, and it’s important to pick the best option for you. 

Once you’ve elected to proceed, we take measurements to plan implant placement and design the prosthesis. This ensures a perfect fit, which means it will look great and feel as comfortable as possible for you.

How Do You Prepare for the All-on-4 Procedure?

We’ll provide instructions for the lead-up to surgery, and if you have any questions, we’re more than happy to answer. You will be sedated for the procedure, during which teeth are extracted, gum tissue prepared, and the implants are placed with expert precision. The last step is attaching and securing a temporary prosthesis.

Keys to a Successful All-on-4 Procedure

The success rate following the All-on-4 procedure is very high. By following the post-surgical care instructions closely, you can maximize the chances that your procedure is a success.

  1. Good oral care – Brush your teeth after meals and don’t forget to floss daily. Flossing after the surgery can feel strange, but we’ll show you the proper way to do it.
  2. Pain management – For many people, the pain is minimal and can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. However, every case is different and you will have the opportunity to discuss it with your dentist.
  3. Soft food diet – This isn’t about pain management, but allowing the implants a chance to strengthen. During the initial healing process, your implants may be more susceptible to becoming detached, and hard foods make that more likely. 
  4. Attending follow-up appointments – Make sure to attend all of your follow-up appointments during the period following the surgery. We will know the signs to look for, and if you’re experiencing any side effects, we can catch them early.

Dental implant failure is a possibility with any All-on-4 procedure, but with excellent care, the risk is low.

Fitting the Final Prosthesis

You have a temporary prosthesis for the initial healing period after the All-on-4 procedure. After 3-4 months, when implants integrate, the final prosthesis is crafted to match your fully healed gums and implants.

Regain Full Mouth Function with All-on-4 Dental Implants

This life-changing treatment transforms smiles, restores confidence, and brings back lost mouth function. 

If have questions about the All-on-4 dental implant procedure, call Swiss Denture & Implant Center today. We’re here to provide information and help you determine if this solution is right for you, looking forward to restoring your smile!