What is Recovery Time for All-on-Four dental Implants?
For patients considering all-on-four dental implants as a replacement option for their missing natural teeth, they may be more concerned about the expected recovery time. Unlike most dental restoration procedures like dentures which are associated with low recovery times (approximately 3 months to 12 months), many patients who choose all-on-four dental implants are likely to go back to work or assume their daily routine in a couple of days after the procedure. The recovery period is much shorter because the implants are placed one shot and bond with your jaw bone.
The moment you leave the recovery room, your dentist will place gauze on the surgery site, which can be removed once the bleeding has stopped within an hour or less. On the same day or after the procedure, you should avoid anything that could irritate the tender areas of your mouth and use the prescribed medicated rinse to rinse your mouth off. One day after the procedure, you can carefully rinse off your mouth with salty water in case the bleeding persists.
It is recommended to avoid strenuous physical activity like raising your head too quickly, bending over, or lifting heavy objects for a week after the procedure. Be sure to eat soft foods for at least three to four days so that you do not irritate your mouth. It would help if you also avoided smoking because it will prolong or prevent healing.
Benefits of the All-on-Four dental implants
We place titanium implants in your jawbone during in all-on-four treatment process. These implants help preserve and support the structural integrity of your jawbone. Over the years, this will give your face a better structure and appearance.
No Grafting is
All-on-four dental implants procedure is also known to have short treatment periods as the tilting of the posterior implants usually prevents the need to perform the bone grafting process, which is usually time-consuming. This concept offers lasting results and is more affordable than other related dental procedures.
When you have healthy teeth, you can speak fluently and chew food properly. All-on-four dental implants allow patients to have better looking-dentures without the complications of the usual dentures that tend to slip off and probably ruin one’s confidence.
Who is Eligible for All-on-Four Implants?
Dr. Layth – the dentists and oral health hygienist at Molson Park Dental Office may recommend all-on-four dental implants under the following circumstances:
- You have several missing teeth on your upper or lower jaw
- You have multiple damaged teeth on your upper or lower jaw
- You intend to replace your current dentures and get a more comfortable and permanent solution
- You are experiencing discomfort when wearing traditional dentures
All-on-four dental implant is a popular treatment option introduced in 1998 by Dr. Paulo Malo. It eliminates the need to place a titanium implant after another for every missing tooth.
We are a Family Friendly Practice
At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Layth works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.