If you’re missing a full set of teeth, dentures have typically been the most likely solution to your problems. However, dentures can make chewing food difficult, and caring for them can be problematic since you have to remove them from your mouth to clean them. Luckily, skilled cosmetic dentist, Dr. Irfan Atcha, DDS, at New Teeth Chicago Dental in Chicago, Illinois, provides an alternative solution, the All-on-4® dental implants, which replace your full set of teeth with a more durable solution to traditional dentures. Call or schedule your appointment online today.
The All-on-4 dental implants replace all your missing teeth on the upper or lower jaw using only four implants, which are inserted using a virtually painless procedure.
There is a multitude of reasons why people choose the All-on-4 implants such as:
Dr. Atcha is an expert at this state-of-the-art procedure and has performed more than 10,000 All-on-4 dental implant procedures.
In addition to placing implants in your jaw bone, he can make use of your zygomatic bone to anchor longer implants. These longer implants work well for people whose upper jaw is deficient in bone or who wear upper dentures that don’t fit well despite having them fixed multiple times.
The All-on-4 implants procedure requires no bone grafting for most patients, while traditional implants often require bone grafting, a process that can take six months or longer. Traditional implants also require five to eight implants for one arch of teeth while the All-on-4 procedure only uses four implants for your upper or lower arch of teeth.
Dr. Atcha places the implants of the All-on-4 procedure at an angle, allowing them to have an increase in support by using the natural support of your jaw bone.
The procedure is relatively fast, taking approximately two to three hours per arch. Thankfully, published studies show a 98% success rate using All-on-4 dental implants.
Some side effects of the procedure may include pain, swelling, and soreness at the treatment site. Nonetheless, all of these symptoms should subside within a few days.
Dr. Atcha recommends you rest so you can adjust to your new implants for one to two days following the procedure. In addition, you should take care of your new implants the same way you would regular teeth by flossing, brushing, and visiting Dr. Atcha a minimum of twice a year for dental check-ups.
If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth and gain a million-dollar smile, then call New Teeth Chicago Dental today, or book your appointment online.