All-on-4 Implants in Shelby, OH
Replace missing teeth with the secure feel and natural look of dental implants.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-four dental implants are designed to replace an entire arch of natural teeth, similar to traditional full dentures. However, unlike traditional dentures, where patients have to keep using pastes and adhesives, all-on-four implants anchor the dental arch to four implanted screws in the jaw.
How Much Do All-On-4 Dental Implants Cost?
All-on-4 implants in Shelby, OH, usually start at $10,000 per arch. The cost varies depending on the surgical procedure, sedation, anesthesia, bone grafts, and other costs. When you talk with your dentist, they will discuss treatment plans, including implant-supported dentures and other treatment options. We work with insurance and offer financing and payment plans to make the investment more attainable for you.
The All-On-4 Implant Procedure
The process of getting all-on-four implants in Shelby, OH, begins when you and your dentist decide that implants are your best option after considering:
- your teeth
- prior x-rays
- your medical history
- your needs and expectations from a dental prosthetic
Once you opt for all-on-4 implants in Shelby, OH, as a tooth replacement option, your dentists will measure the structure of your gums and jaw to plan the shape of the prosthetic and the placement of the dental implants. Your dentist might use techniques such as the following:
- a CT scan
- dental impressions
Depending on time and cost constraints, your dentist might have an outside lab create your implant prosthetics or create prosthetics for all-on-4 implants in Shelby, OH, using 3D printing techniques.
Your dentist will discuss what type of anesthesia to use for your implant surgery. In many cases, local anesthesia eliminates pain and reduces discomfort during the procedure. It is beneficial to be awake during the process to follow your dentist’s instructions.
However, patients receiving alveolar ridge reduction might undergo a general anesthetic. In addition, anxious or fearful patients could benefit from sedation during the procedure.
Before Your Procedure
As with any surgical procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon might ask you to follow instructions in the days leading up to your surgery. For instance, your dentist may ask you to stop taking some medications such as blood thinners to reduce the likelihood of surgical complications.
The Surgical Procedure
Your oral surgeon will cut into the gums to expose the jaw bone during surgery. In some cases, the surgeon could use a bone graft. However, this is less common in all-on-4 implants than in single implants because the surgeon can strategically place implants on parts of the jaw where the bone is more robust.
The surgeon might also carry out what is called an alveolar ridge reduction. This procedure removes some of the top layer of bone beneath the gum line to expose stronger bone where the jaw bone is thicker. Alveolar ridge reduction can reduce or eliminate the need for bone grafts.
After Your Procedure
It should take a few weeks to heal from all-on-4 surgery, and you can typically go back to normal activities within a few days. However, it might take longer to get used to your implants and learn to use them effectively for speaking and eating.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetics surgically placed in your jaw with screws and anchors. The screws consist of durable metal or a metallic material such as titanium or zirconia. At the same time, the upper, visible part of the implant is porcelain, ceramic, or another material with the hardness and texture of natural teeth. Discovery Dental installs All-on-4 implants in Shelby, OH.
Dental Implants are a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth. Implants can replace individual teeth, multiple adjacent teeth, or all on an upper or lower arch. You are likely to be a good candidate for dental implants if your jaw is strong and healthy.
Schedule an Appointment to Get Dental Implants at Discovery Dental
Discovery Dental has years of experience performing all-on-four dental implant surgery. We put that experience to work, streamlining the procedure to keep costs down and minimize recovery time. Our doctors, hygienists, dental assistants, and staff will support you as you restore your smile and take control of your oral health. For compassionate, professional dental care in Shelby, OH, call 419-484-3832 to schedule today’s exam and consultation.