Before your All-on-4 procedure, we will evaluate your oral health by performing various diagnostic tests to measure your bone structure and jaw bone density. We will also use special 3D dental imaging to make an accurate diagnosis, plan the surgical placement and create a treatment plan that enables us to insert the implants in their right position. We’ll also review your medical history, current health issues, and medications to see if you’re an ideal candidate for the treatment. After your initial consultation, you will be scheduled for surgery.
Your All-On-4 dental implant procedure will begin with sedation. So make sure to have someone drive you home after your dental procedure on the day of surgery. During your dental restoration, we will extract any remaining teeth and make small incisions in your soft tissue to shape the four upper and four lower arch sockets, all while you are under full sedation. The individual implants will be inserted through these incisions. Later, a connector is fastened to the implant screws in your jaw. In the final phase, the gums are sutured, and a temporary denture base is placed while the implant sites heal.
A dental implant procedure requires several months of healing time. As this surgical procedure is mostly atraumatic, the recovery time is significantly reduced, and your jawbone and gum tissue should be fully healed after three to six months. Although everyone’s healing process is different, you can expect to rest for at least 72 hours after surgery and use ice packs to minimize swelling. We may also recommend painkillers and antibiotics if necessary. A soft food diet is strongly recommended for the first few months after surgery to alleviate discomfort and prevent placing too much force on the new implants. After completing osseointegration, we will swap your temporary teeth with permanent dentures.