What Is The Process Of An All-on-Implants or Full Arch Implants Procedure?
This morning, we scheduled a new patient, Bill from Cronulla, for an All-on-Implants procedure next month. Bill hasn’t seen a dentist for more than 20 years. As a result, his teeth and gum condition deteriorated to the point where, unfortunately, they couldn’t be saved.
During our conversation, he said to me, Hey Michael, I’m really excited to finally do something about my teeth and be able to chew a good steak again! But can you take me through the process of an all-on-implants procedure?
After explaining to him how the process works, he felt a lot more at ease. This got me thinking that the people thinking about this procedure probably have the same question. So I made a quick video sharing with you what I shared with Bill.
Firstly, what is an all-on-implant, or full arch implant procedure? This is a dental procedure that involves the placement of four or more dental implants to support a full arch of teeth. It’s a great option for people who have lost most or all of their teeth and are looking for a permanent, fixed solution to restore their smile and improve their quality of life.
So, what does the process of an all-on-implant procedure involve? Let’s take a look.
The first step is consultation and planning. Before the actual procedure, you’ll need to meet with your dentist for a consultation. During this appointment, they’ll examine your mouth, take x-rays, photos and scans, and discuss your treatment options. They’ll also work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that meets your specific needs. The records enable the dentist to plan the optimal set-up of the replacement teeth regarding appearance and function.
The next appointment is the Implant placement. The next step involves the actual placement of the dental implants. After removing the teeth, if any, cleaning out any remnants of disease and repairing the jaw bone to accept the implants, these are inserted according to the work-up along with any repair or reconstructive work as may be required. The surgery is typical with some form of sedation. Digital scans are then taken of the implants, which are sent to the laboratory.
You come back 1-2 days later to have your temporary replacement teeth fitted. There is no need for any anaesthetic at this appointment. You’ll be given a temporary set of teeth to wear while your mouth heals and the implants fuse with the bone. These temporary teeth will allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Once your implants have fully fused with the bone and your mouth has healed, you’ll come back to have your final implant bridge placed. It is essential to have regular maintenance of your new teeth so they can stay beautiful and strong.
And that’s it! The all-on-implant procedure is relatively straightforward. It’s perfect for those who want a more efficient solution to tooth loss. If this is you, and like Bill, you also want to do something about your smile, we would love to look after you.
Here at Pitt Street Dental Centre, we also offer flexible payment plans, so you can get your dream smile faster.
Simply call us on 9223 4767, complete the booking form on our website, or send us a DM on social media, and we’ll be in touch to help you organise your consultation. See you in the next video.
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