Replacing multiple teeth can be a chore, but if you are having it done all at once then all on 4 dental implants might be the right choice for you. There are a variety of benefits to this procedure, even when compared to dentures. Dr. Ross is one periodontist in Miami, FL, who can perform this procedure. Here is a look at what an all on 4 dental implants is and how it can benefit you.
All on 4®
The number four refers to how many posts are placed in your mouth. If you are replacing your entire top row of teeth, you won’t need to get over a dozen posts for each tooth to attach individually. The all on 4 option lets you attach the entire implant on four posts.
While dentures need to be removed every night, your all on 4 dental implants only need to be removed for periodic cleaning and repairs. Most cleaning can be done while the implant is still in your mouth, meaning it doesn’t come off as often as dentures. If you take care of your implant the way you would regular teeth, then it won’t need to come off for cleaning very often.
Fewer Bone Grafts
The placement of the four posts for your all on 4 has some wiggle room, meaning if there is some bone loss in one area, the post might be able to go elsewhere. This means you would save costs on a bone graft. However, if there is simply nowhere to put four posts, some bone work will be necessary.
All on 4 dental implants are a great way to replace multiple teeth at once or to replace dentures. For a great periodontist in Miami, FL, call South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants. We’ll schedule your appointment to be convenient with your schedule and answer any questions you may have.