Dental implant technology has evolved considerably over the last thirty years and so has the all-on-4 implant. If you’re looking for more tips, Burke all-on-4 implants has it for you. Originally a term coined by dentists to identify the ‘artificial teeth’ they were creating by means of metal alloys (then called’semisolid’), the term is now applied broadly to any artificial teeth prosthetic material used in the dental profession. In common usage, the term all-on-4 usually refers to tooth implants that are supported by a single crown, although this term is widely used when referring to a combination of all-on-4 tooth prosthetics.
The all-on-4 implants are supported by an underlying structure – typically a titanium or dental acrylic rod – which holds the root for the replacement tooth. These rods can either be secured directly to the jaw with screws or be removable and lie attached to the jaw like traditional dentures. The all-on-4 prosthetic dentures are made from a composite of synthetic materials to emulate natural teeth and jaws and are then implanted into the jaw via these supporting structures. Once in place, the dentures are held in place by the teeth and bonded permanently to them; the prosthetic teeth and jaw are then completely functional.
Complications Unlike other dental implants that use long screws to hold the prosthesis in place, all-on-4 implants use a shorter metallic rod which is able to easily penetrate the jaw bone and surrounding tissue, and the new prosthetic teeth can then be placed into place after the old one has healed. This allows for easy removal of the all-on-4 implants when the need arises. However, since the new teeth and jaw are not firmly fixed into place, they may suffer from displacement if a large or unusual object is placed on them; this is why it is recommended that small amounts of food, salt, mouthwash or other things be chewed on and ground up prior to being placed inside the mouth. This prevents the implant from moving out of position or falling out of the jaw bone. This can help prevent complications such as infection.
Washington Periodontics: Dr. Christine Karapetian
9004 Crownwood Court, Ste A, Burke, VA 22015
Phone No. : 703-569-4040