For many years, dentures were the only option available to patients interested in replacing their missing smile. However, advancements in dentistry have created numerous new ways to restore missing teeth, one of which is all-on-4 dental implants. This option is sometimes also referred to “teeth in a day” due to the fact that patients can walk out of the office with a full smile in just one appointment.
Considering all-on-4 dental implants in Dixon, IL? Wondering what all is involved in the process?
During your first visit, your Dixon dental implant dentist will examine your mouth and provide your initial consultation. Pre-operative images will be taken along with impressions and bite registrations. These will be used to fabricate your custom dentures. Scans will also be taken to get a clear picture of your facial and oral anatomy, so your new smile can be properly planned.
At your second appointment, you will have the all-on-4 dental implant procedure. This will include removing any remaining teeth you may have. The dental implants will then be surgically attached to the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for your implant supported denture. Once the implants have been attached, your temporary denture will be placed immediately using screws.
During your last appointment, which is typically about 6 months after the initial all-on-4 procedure and once all healing has finished your final denture will be placed. You now have your brand new smile!
Think you may be interested in all-on-4 dental implants? Contact our Dixon, IL dental implant dentist today! We’d be happy to schedule an appointment so that we can evaluate your overall oral health to determine if you are a candidate for implant dentistry. We look forward to helping you restore your smile!