For people who would be better off replacing an entire arch of teeth, All-on-4 dental implants are a great option. In most cases, the patient will not need a bone grafting done beforehand, and you can enjoy improved chewing capabilities. Since the restorations are held into place with titanium posts fused to the jawbone, you do not have to worry about your teeth slipping around your mouth. Another advantage is that the recovery time is minimal.
Resuming Normal Activities
Recovery times vary from patient to patient, but for the most part, people can resume their regular activities within three or four days. However, you should follow the advice of our periodontist. You will also receive instructions on what you should eat during the first few days. It will probably be for the best to consume mostly liquids, such as smoothies and soups. After several weeks, you should be able to go back to your regular diet.
Experiencing Any Discomfort
You can expect some discomfort in the first few days as the bone and gums heal. Dr. Bill Akin can prescribe you heavy-duty painkillers to help you manage the pain. We will also prescribe antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications to help you avoid infections during this time.
Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene
You should continue to brush and floss like normal during the recovery period. If you are not careful, then bacteria will form around the gum tissue, which could potentially inflame the tissue, compromising the integrity of the implants. In extreme circumstances, a patient will develop a severe infection known as an abscess.
Learn More at Our Office
Dr. Akin will discuss every aspect of the All-on-4 procedure with you in detail before proceeding. You will know precisely how to care for your new restorations, and with a detailed explanation, you will see how your new restorations will benefit you for quite some time. Do not hesitate to call us today, and schedule your appointment with our periodontist in Nashville, TN.