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Most Common Questions People Ask About All-on-4 Implants
Posted on 11/15/2018 by Dr McMurray
Are you thinking about getting all-on-4 implants? This tooth replacement system has many benefits, but if you're like many of our patients, you have some questions. Here are some of the most common questions we get and simple answers to them. How Long Does the Surgery Take? On average, it takes between two and three hours to do the top or the bottom of your mouth, so expect about five to six hours for both. In addition to the procedure, we'll also have a consultation meeting and follow-up appointments. Do I Walk Out of Your Office with Permanent Teeth? All-on-4 implants are done in stages. First, you'll have the surgery to install the posts. You will leave our office with a temporary set of teeth installed on these posts. Your permanent teeth will be crafted when we are certain on the shape, size, and other factors. In most cases, you'll get your permanent teeth in about six months after the surgery. Don't worry—the temporary teeth will function just like natural teeth and will not look strange or cause you any pain. Am I Too Old/Young for Implants? Age plays no part in determining if you can or cannot make use of implants. Your oral health and overall physical health are much more important factors in determining whether or not you're a good candidate for All-on-4. Do the Implants Look Natural? Yes! It's very difficult to tell All-on-4 implants from natural teeth. It's highly unlikely anyone will ever guess you have implants unless you tell them. I Only Need My Top/Bottom Teeth Replaced That's not a problem. All-on-4 implants can be installed on either the top or bottom of your mouth or on both. We will discuss your situation and do an in-depth examination of your teeth before recommending the best option. Do I Need to do Anything Special to Implants? No. Unlike dentures, which do require removing and cleaning daily, your implants are permanent. You treat them exactly like natural teeth—brush and floss daily to keep them clean. Want to know more about All-on-4 implants? Call us today!...
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What Treatment Options You Have for Bony Growths of the Mouth
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Times Where a Mouth Guard Can Protect Your Oral Health
9/20/2018
Times Where an Underbite Needs Surgery
9/10/2018
Why We Trust Intraoral Cameras Over Just X-rays
8/23/2018
What to Do When You First Notice Jaw Pain
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Do You Need a Sinus Lift?
7/20/2018
Does Splitting Teeth Make Extraction Easier?
6/23/2018
Do You Have a Broken Jaw? If So, We Can Help
6/13/2018
What a Warm Spot in Your Mouth Could Mean
5/23/2018
Types of Specialties for Oral Surgeons
5/13/2018
What to Do When Your Jaw Grows Unevenly
4/20/2018
What to Do if You Have Benign Tumors In or Around Your Mouth
4/10/2018
What Can You Do to Improve Your Oral Health Prior to Oral Surgery?
3/23/2018
How Soon Can You Eat Following The Placement Of Temporary Implants?
3/13/2018
Pain Plus a Fever Means You Need to Get Your Toothache Checked
2/23/2018
Oral Surgeons Can Help Following Auto Accidents Where Your Head Gets Injured
2/13/2018
Beverages to Drink Following Oral Surgery
1/23/2018
Overcoming the Pain of a Bone Graft
1/13/2018
Symptoms Your Tooth is Broken and Needs Attention
12/23/2017
Symptoms of Impacted Teeth You Need to Be Aware Of
12/13/2017
Proper Oral Hygiene Routines Following Oral Surgery
11/23/2017
How to Use Ice Properly Following Oral Surgery
11/13/2017
Problems When Snoring Goes Untreated
10/23/2017
Problems Associated with Bony Growths Anywhere in Your Mouth
10/13/2017
Reasons You May Need an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Reasons a Root Canal May Fail
9/17/2017
Signs of Bruxism to Be Aware of Before It Ruins Your Teeth Irreparably
8/25/2017
Pain to Expect When Your Wisdom Teeth Erupt
8/15/2017
What to Know If You Have a Broken Jaw
7/30/2017
What Sedation Options You Like Have at Your Oral Surgeon's Office
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Ways Your Oral Surgeon Can Improve Your Oral Health When You Snore
6/25/2017
Types of Damage You Can Expect from Bruxism
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How a Sinus Lift Makes Implants More Possible
5/27/2017
When to Stop Using Ice to Control Swelling Following Oral Surgery
5/17/2017
Which Types of Sedation Should You Ask About for Oral Surgery?
4/27/2017
When Do You Need to Start Having Regular Oral Cancer Screenings?
4/17/2017
Why are the Inside Corners of Your Mouth Bumpy?
3/25/2017
The Effects Gum Disease Can Have on False Teeth
3/15/2017
What Types of Dental Implants are There?
2/27/2017
Talking to an Oral Surgeon About a Crossbite
2/17/2017
What to Expect from an Oral Biopsy
1/27/2017
What to Expect After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction
1/17/2017
Oral Surgery and Exercise - How Long Should You Wait?
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Oral Surgery & Tobacco: Time To Quit!
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What Happens if Your Jaw Grows Unevenly
11/20/2016
Your Jaw Could Be Causing Your Ears to Ring
10/30/2016
Turning to Your Oral Surgeon When Sleep Apnea Plagues You
10/20/2016

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