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All On 4 Implants

Who is a good candidate for Full-Arch Replacement at Fort Lauderdale Dentists?

(sometimes we hear patients refer to them as dental implant dentures, or denture complete)

When people are missing all or most of their teeth, they tend to look older and their faces can have a "hollow" appearance. Full arch replacements produce dramatic results; they will make you look younger and fill out your features.

What are the expectations after All on 4 Implants?

A Full-Arch Replacement will improve your ability to eat and speak clearly. Your face will fill out to counter the drawn look. Your confidence will show in your new smile. A full set of new, natural-looking teeth will give you a new outlook and enhance your life.

How are All on 4 Implants Done?

The concept of All on 4 Dental Implants is placing 4 implants in either upper or lower jaw to support full arch fixed prosthesis with teeth. In the past this could not be done since it was required to have a minimum of 6 implants to support the full arch with teeth. The mechanics involved in the use of 4 implants are to place the back implants in the mouth 35 degrees from the horizontal plane to create leverage for back teeth support. These back implants position also avoid the placement of implants away from vital nerve and sinus structures.

How long is the recovery time for All on 4 Implants?

After a Fort Lauderdale Dentists Full-Arch Replacement procedure you should eat soft foods for up to six weeks. Puréed foods, smoothies, and protein shakes are great options. Avoid extremely hot foods and hot beverages like coffee or tea. Also, do not drink from a straw until your mouth is healed and do not drink alcohol. Spend the first day of your recovery resting, in bed, or sitting still. Most patients resume their normal daily activities as soon as 24 to 48 hours post surgery. Give yourself at least four days to recover before exercising.

The Healing Process for All on 4 Implants Fort Lauderdale

After the healing process is complete, you will return to Fort Lauderdale to receive your implant retained dentures. Implant retained dentures can be permanent or removable. Our Fort Lauderdale Dentists will decide which is better for you. If an immediate implant retained denture is fabricated the day of implant placement, it will most likely need to be replaced or repaired after your gums are healed in order to maximize the fit and comfort of your implant retained denture.

Aftercare Instructions

After a Full-Arch Replacement at our Fort Lauderdale dental office, there are some recommendations that should be followed in order to guarantee a long-lasting result. A Full Arch comes with a night guard to wear for protection of the new teeth at night. Although most patients deny grinding and clenching their teeth at night, many in fact do on occasion. The night guard will help to prevent wear from grinding. Certain foods should be avoided, particularly anything that requires crushing (ice, hard candy, hard nuts), or tearing (taffy or tough breads). Common sense will tell you what is safe. A Full-Arch Replacement by Fort Lauderdale Dentists will provide long service with a minimum of maintenance. Minor repairs and adjustments may be needed occasionally over the years. Long-term guidelines for cleaning, adjusting and care will be reviewed. Periodic x-rays will also be taken to check the status of the dental implants and the health of the bone and gum tissues.

Questions to Ask Your Implant Dental Provider in Fort Lauderdale

It is imperative for patients to inquire about whether the full arch prosthesis is made of acrylic denture teeth or BruxZir Solid Zirconia. This is very important because the price and labor varies. Solid Zirconia is very strong and will have longevity to withstand forces especially in patient who grind their teeth heavily. Moreover, All on 4 Dental Implants can be loaded immediately or rather the patient can have a prosthesis immediately after implants placement if these implants are solid and tested with a machine called Ostell for stability. This concept of immediate loading created the Trademark: Tooth in a Day. It is important for patients to know that prosthesis placed immediately is made of denture acrylic.

At Complete Family Dentistry we place All on 4 Dental Implants with or without immediate loading of implants. We also provide prostheses with acrylic denture and also BruxZir Solid Zirconia.

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