The All-on-4 Implant Process: What Is Involved?
If you’re considering replacing an arch or your entire mouthful of teeth, you’ve probably landed on this page because you’ve heard of a special dental implants procedure called All-on-4. Offered in our New York City office, All-on-4 treatment is a great way to replace missing or failing teeth or to get a complete smile makeover. And, though individual results and treatment plans vary, this amazing and life-changing procedure may be able to be performed in a single day! But, what’s involved in an All-on-4 surgery? What does our periodontist and oral surgeon Dr. Kissel if you are a candidate for this exciting new procedure? Read on to learn more.
- You’ll Receive a Complete Oral Examination
Whether you only need one dental implant or an entire mouthful, every dental implant patient begins with a thorough oral examination. This is because Dr. Kissel needs to confirm whether or not you are a good candidate for All-on-4 treatment now, or if you will need additional oral surgeries such as gum grafting or a sinus lift before dental implants can be placed.
- On Your Surgery Day, You’ll Be Sedated for Your Comfort
Dr. Kissel knows that dental procedures can cause anxiety and fear in his New York City patients. This is why Dr. Kissel has extensively trained in oral sedation and has an in-house anesthesiologist to administer IV anesthesia sedation to oral surgery patients. This allows Dr. Kissel to focus entirely on treating you oral condition while having an anesthesiologist focus entirely on monitoring your sedation and condition. Getting All-on-4 treatment can be a daylong procedure, but , you can be completely asleep and unaware during the entire process.
- Your Remaining Natural Teeth Will Be Extracted
To replace an entire arch or an entire mouthful of teeth with All-on-4, Dr. Kissel’s New York City patients will need to have their remaining teeth removed first. Thankfully, these oral surgery procedures can typically be performed in one day, under sedation for your complete comfort.
- Four implants Will Be Diagonally Placed Per Mouth Arch
Once your natural teeth are removed, the All-on-4 replacement process will begin. You will have 4 titanium dental implants diagonally placed per arch that is being replaced.
- Your Interim Replacement Teeth Will Be Attached to Your Dental Implants
After your dental implants are placed, you will receive interim, or temporary replacement teeth. These teeth will be in place for about 3 to 4 months while your titanium implants are healing and fusing to your jawbone, at which point your permanent replacement teeth will be installed by your restorative dentist.
Schedule Your All-on-4 Consultation Today
If you’re considering replacing missing teeth or having a full smile makeover to replace teeth that are unattractive and damaged beyond repair, then why wait? A consultation with Dr. Kissel in his New York City office can further explain the All-on-4 process to you, and help determine whether you are a candidate for immediate All-on-4 surgery, or if you need pre-surgeries to prepare your mouth for placement of titanium implants.
To get the process started today, call Dr. Kissel’s office to schedule a consultation at (212) 702-9088.