All-on-4 dental implants are a revolutionary approach to restoring a full arch of teeth. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be completed in two to three hours, with a recovery time of two to three days for most patients. However, if teeth and bone grafting is required, the healing period can be up to three weeks. Immediately after the procedure, a temporary denture will be placed on top of the implants.
Pain medications will be provided to minimize initial discomfort. It is recommended that patients take two to three days off work to recover from the procedure, although the nature of your work may affect how long it takes for you to recover. If your work is physically tiring, you may need to stay home and recover for at least three days. If you do strenuous physical activities, this can divert blood away from the surgery site, which will delay healing. Once you have had your All-on-4 dental implants placed, you may experience some swelling and bruising, which is normal and will go away on its own within a week or two.
It is important to keep the area clean and avoid drinking alcohol or smoking after placing All-on-4 dental implants. Additionally, avoid hard or crunchy foods that require biting forces that could put excessive pressure on the bridge. If you want the stability that dental implants offer but aren't a good candidate for traditional implants, contact Harmony Dental Care today. All-on-4 dental implants are custom-made to match the remaining dental arch and fit proportionally to your mouth. Inadequate osseointegration can cause implant failure, and poor post-surgery care can cause complications, such as infection, which can prolong the recovery time of the All-on-4 dental implant. The All-on-4 dental implant procedure saves time and money, and the recovery time is significantly shorter than that of several individual implants.
With proper care and maintenance, All-on-4 dental implants can last a lifetime.