With the right care, all-on-4 dental implants can last for 20 years or more.
If you are missing teeth and would like to restore both the aesthetics and function of your smile, you might consider all-on-4 implants. All-on-4 implants are often a great option for individuals who have lost their teeth and are looking for a natural-looking replacement. Read on to find out more about the treatment, how long you can expect the implants to last, and how to take care of them in the long term…
What are all-on-4 dental implants?
All-on-4 implants are designed to provide patients with an entirely new set of teeth. They are a great alternative to removable dentures. One of the biggest benefits of all-on-4 implants is that they do not involve any bone grafting. This means that the procedure is less invasive than traditional implant surgery, and the required time is also considerably less. All-on-4 implants can be fabricated and fitted in as little as 24 to 48 hours and are often a great solution for patients who are struggling with issues such as broken teeth, missing teeth, periodontal disease, poorly fitting dentures and weak or brittle teeth.
How long do they last?
All-on-4 dental implants are generally very durable and can last as long as 20 years or more. To ensure the longevity of your implant, it is important that you have them fitted by a qualified professional. It’s also a good idea to enquire about a warranty before you undergo treatment just in case you experience any issues. At Integra Dental, we offer a five-year warranty on all-on-4 implants.
How do you take care of all-on-4 implants?
While all-on-4 dental implants are designed to last for a very long time, it is important that you take care of them in order to ensure their longevity. We recommend that you stick to good oral hygiene habits at home. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Try and eat a diet that is balanced and healthy and avoid consuming too many sugary snacks and drinks — this can be helpful in preventing issues like gum disease and tooth decay, and contribute to good overall health.
It’s also a good idea to come in and see us for regular check-ups and cleans. By having your teeth regularly examined by a professional, it is often possible to prevent any serious damage to your teeth and any issues can be identified and resolved in their early stages. We recommend that all of our patients come in for a check-up every six months. When you come in, we will also perform a clean and scale in order to remove any plaque and tartar that has built up. This will help to prevent decay and will leave your teeth looking and feeling healthy and bright.
If you would like to find out more information on all-on-4 dental implants and their benefits, please have a look here. Our team is fully qualified and experienced and can offer you all the advice and information you need, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns or would like to arrange a consultation. We offer free consultations to patients who would like to find out whether they are suited to all-on-4 dental implants.