Questions about All on 4
Significant tooth loss can have a huge impact on your life. If you have lost all of your upper or lower teeth, then expert Chicago cosmetic dentists at University Dental Professionals can restore your smile and your lifestyle by installing a functional, beautiful set of replacement teeth in a single day through the All-on-4 implant system.
Here are some frequently asked questions about this state-of-the-art treatment to replace missing teeth.
What is the All-on-4 system?
All-on-4 implants consist of two components: four dental implants placed at strategic locations in the jaw, and an arch of replacement teeth that is anchored by those implants. As is the case with many of the other cosmetic and restorative treatments available at University Dental Professionals, we can match the shape and color of your replacement teeth to give you results that look completely natural.
Is the All-on-4 system right for me?
All-on-4 implants only are recommended for patients who have lost at least an entire dental arch of teeth or who are about to lose all their teeth on the same dental arch but that are not fond of the idea of having dentures. The implant system also can be installed for current denture wearers who are seeking an alternative treatment option.
Jawbone deterioration typically does not disqualify a patient from being a viable candidate for the All-on-4 system. In fact, 80 percent of patients who were told they were not able to receive traditional implants still can receive the All-on-4 system. This is because the installation of All-on-4 implants typically just utilizes the front area of the jawbone, which tends to have more density and eliminates the need for bone grafts or sinus lifts.
However, keep in mind that each case is different. During your consultation with us at University Dental Professionals, we will assess your oral health and determine if the All-on-4 implant system is right for you, or we may suggest an alternative tooth replacement option.
How does the All-on-4 system differ from dental implants?
Unlike a traditional dental implant, a healing period of several months following the installation is not necessary. This is because the implants are placed either in the dense frontal jawbone or, for implants installed at the back of the mouth, at angles.
How long is the All-on-4 implant surgery?
The treatment needs of each patient vary, but on average, installing the All-on-4 system takes approximately 2 ½ hours per dental arch or about 5 hours for the full mouth. Either way, on the same day of your appointment, you will leave our office with a full set of beautiful, functional replacement teeth.
How much does it cost to receive All-on-4 implants?
We determine the cost of every individual treatment on a case-by-case basis, depending on certain factors such as the extent of the surgery, and whether you need any other procedures in combination with the All-on-4 system. University Dental Professionals accepts several different forms of payment, including third party financing, as well as in-house financing through our UDP Prevention plan.
All-on-4 Implants in Hyde Park
If you have lived with profound tooth loss, you can regain your smile and your confidence. To learn more about the All-on-4 implant system, contact University Dental Professionals and schedule a consultation by calling (773) 684-5702.
University Dental Professionals is here to serve patients in the Hyde Park area of Chicago.