Dental implants are basically a small screw that is inserted into your jawbone in place of a missing tooth. A fake tooth is then put in place attached to the screw to fill the gap and make your smile as good as new!
There are several different types of dental implants, and today we are going to talk about everything you need to know about all-on-four dental implants.
What is an All-On-Four Dental Implant?
An all-on-four dental implant takes the concept of a dental implant to a larger scale. Instead of using a screw for each missing tooth, an all-on-four implant uses four on the top and four on the bottom, allowing dentists to secure dentures in those spots.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost varies widely depending on exactly what you need, how much might be covered by your insurance plan, and how many teeth you need to have replaced. Your best bet is to speak with your dentist to see what the cost would be to you if you were to get all-on-four dental implants.
Typically, all-on-four dental implants are either acrylic or porcelain. Porcelain implants will look more realistic and last longer, but they also carry a higher price tag.
The surgery requires anesthesia, preparing the area, placing the implant, and cleaning and suturing the area of the implant.
Recovery time is typically much quicker than with typical dentures since the dentures are attached directly to the jawbone.
As you heal up after surgery, you may experience swelling, pain, nausea, discoloration, sharp sensations, dry lips, sore throat, or stiff muscles. While perfectly normal, if you are having these symptoms while healing, contact your dentist to ensure that there is not something going on other than the normal healing process.