When patients decide to have All-on-4 dental implants placed to replace their loose or missing teeth, they naturally want to know about the entire process – from start to finish. This less invasive permanent tooth replacement system gives men and women a completely new set of pearly whites in as little as one day! It truly is an amazing system!
Many patients that Dr. Scherer consults with express concerns regarding the healing process of dental implants. This is often the result of google searches or their friend’s friend who had traditional dental implants placed and was required to heal for months on end. However, All-on-4 dental implants require much less of the patient, and a shorter recovery time, too! Keep reading as we talk more about this advanced tooth replacement option and its recovery process.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants are the type of implants most patients are familiar with. With these implants, patients require one implant per missing tooth. Patients who have a lot of missing teeth can quickly become overwhelmed by the number of implants required to restore their smile and oral function.
All-on-4 dental implants are the perfect solution for patients who require a complete, full-mouth restoration. Rather than requiring one implant per tooth, Dr. Scherer is able to use just four dental implants to effectively support an entire row of teeth.
What makes this possible is the unique way All-on-4 dental implants are placed into the jaw. During the implantation procedure, Dr. Scherer will place the implants at a precise angle that allows them to go deeper into the jaw, making them more secure. This also allows All-on-4 implants the ability to support more pressure from the prosthetic teeth that are placed on top.
What to Expect for the Recovery Process
Recovering from All-on-4 dental implants placement is minimal. This is because most of the actual procedure occurs inside the jawbone. Patients often feel sore and sometimes experience bleeding and swelling in and around the mouth. Dr. Scherer recommends patients remedy these issues with over-the-counter pain medication and ice pack application to the outside of the jaw area.
One of the best aspects of All-on-4 dental implant placement is the fact that patients will have full functionality of their new teeth immediately! While you’ll need to stick to a liquid or soft food diet for a few days after your procedure due to tenderness in your gums, you’ll be able to eat, drink, and speak normally very quickly!
Patients who receive All-on-4 dental implants with Dr. Scherer should keep their follow-up appointments at his office to ensure the implants are healing well, and there are no complications.
Call Dr. Scherer at Wheaton Oral Surgery and Implant Center Today to Schedule Your All-On-4 Implants Consultation
If you have more questions regarding the All-on-4 implants option, call Dr. Scherer today to schedule your initial consultation. During your visit, he will fully evaluate your mouth and determine your candidacy for this procedure.
Call his office today at (630) 364-2888 to get started!