Losing permanent teeth can be a difficult reality to face as an adult. Tooth loss can be attributed to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or severe oral conditions. Missing teeth can compromise not only the appearance of a person’s smile but also the integrity of their jawbone and gum tissue and affect the quality of their life. Patients have many options for replacing their missing teeth, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants. When a patient is missing several teeth and wants a more secure solution than traditional dentures, they may want to consider getting All-On-4 dental implants. These implants serve as anchors to which a titanium-framework denture can be professionally attached. This customized device is composed of an acrylic base and either porcelain or acrylic artificial teeth. The final prosthesis acts just like your natural teeth.

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Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants

  • One surgery
  • No need for denture adhesives
  • A full smile with just a few dental implants
  • A brighter, more youthful smile

Procedure

Anesthesia or Sedation

One of the biggest concerns patients have about having All-On-4 dental implants placed is the pain associated with the surgery. To ensure that the process is entirely painless and comfortable, your dentist may recommend dental sedation. Dr. Jay Patel is a board-certified and highly experienced dental anesthesiologist who is dedicated to providing superior in-office sedation services in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to eliminate the anxieties that surround dental procedures.

Preparing the Treatment Area

Many patients who are missing enough teeth to necessitate All-On-4 dental implants may still have a few teeth in the treatment area that must be removed. While the patient is sedated or the gums are completely numbed, the remaining teeth, along with any decayed or infected gum tissue, can be removed with ease.

Implantation

Once the surgical site has been prepared for the procedure, the dental implants are inserted. Titanium screws are placed in the jawbone, to which the separate denture will be attached. After thoroughly cleaning the treated area, the incisions are sutured, and the patient is moved to a recovery area to wait for the effects of the anesthesia to wear off.

For more information about how dental sedation can make your All-On-4 dental implants surgery a comfortable experience, please contact Dental Sedation Services by calling 732.986.3690.