The All-on-4 dental implant is a great option for people living in Toronto who have lost all or most of their teeth and want to start over with a new, healthy smile.
All-on-4 treatment is necessary for those who have suffered significant damage to their teeth, not for those who simply need to maintain them better or for whom single tooth implants, crowns, or other options are sufficient. Whenever possible, those other options should be pursued, but there are cases in which this treatment is necessary.
The procedure is rather involved and takes place in two phases that are separated by a few months. During the first phase, any remaining teeth need to be removed. This is one of the reasons that the procedure is generally considered a last resort. Once any remaining teeth are removed, four dental implants are put in and a temporary bridge is secured to them. For a few months, the gums heal and the implants bond to the bone.
When this period is complete, a final bridge is created and put in place. This bridge usually includes a metal framework that is used to strengthen the system. It may also include additional teeth.
Different materials may be used both for the dental implants and for the teeth themselves. Which of these materials are used is one of the major determinants of how costly the procedures are. Of course, Tooth Implant Dentist will be more than happy to work with you and your insurance company to ensure that you are able to afford the treatment if it is in fact necessary.
To find out whether the All-on-4 dental implant treatment is right for you, send us an e-mail or give us a call to set up a free consultation right here in Toronto. Whether you need this or another treatment, Tooth Implant Dentist looks forward to helping you to have a beautiful smile.