All-on-4® Dental Implants in Merrimack, NH

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What is an all-on-4 dental implant?

Are you interested in discovering more about All-on-4 dental implants? Dr. Kevin Boulard, our general dentist, highly recommends the All-on-4 dental implants if you are wanting a fixed solution instead of a removable denture. At his dental practice, Something To Smile About in Merrimack, NH, Dr. Boulard offers his patients the opportunity to live life without dentures. All-on-4 dental implant treatment works by implanting the screws (implants) into four areas on each arch. In contrast to other enhancement dentures, All-on-4 uses fewer implants for a secure fit. If you are ready to speak to Dr. Boulard about All-on-4 dental implants, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today.

What Are The Benefits Of All-On-4 Dental Implants?

All-On-4 dental implants at Something To Smile About offer a number of great benefits, including:

  • Creates a stronger bite and better function
  • More stable and secure than traditional dentures
  • No messy adhesives
  • No soaking
  • Preserves bone structure
  • Looks and feels more natural
  • Easy to maintain

Who needs an all-on-4 dental implant?

All-on-4 dental implants may be installed to support the upper and/or lower dental arches. Once the four implants are healed, a denture can be attached. You may be a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants if you prefer the benefits of implanted dentures over removable dentures. This includes having no or fewer dietary limitations, no messy glues, and no nightly denture soaking. To be an All-on-4 dental implant candidate, you need healthy gums and bone density. If needed, gum and/or bone grafts might be performed before implant surgery. Dr. Boulard can ascertain if this procedure is appropriate for you during your consultation and will help discuss all of your options.

Dr. Boulard's All-on-4 dental implant techniques

The first step in the All-on-4 dental implant process is to take digital impressions and x-rays of your teeth. Dr. Boulard will develop your unique treatment program and go over your options for sedation throughout your procedures. The process will take place in stages. The first stage involves the surgical placement of the dental implants in your gums. The implants will heal within the jawbone and gums. You will wear a temporary restoration over your implants until the denture is ready to be placed. After a few months, you will come back to get your custom-made dentures connected and then adjusted for a good fit.

taking care of your All-on-4 Dental implants

You might feel some pain and discomfort in your gums after implant surgery. During the time you're wearing temporary dentures, there will be some dietary limitations and cleaning instructions to follow. You'll also schedule routine follow-ups during the healing period so Dr. Boulard can check your progress and ensure the implants are integrating into your bone socket and gums as they should be. As soon as your custom dentures are placed, you can clean them just like your natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing. You should still visit Something To Smile About for yearly examinations and biannual professional cleanings to maintain your dentures.

All-on-4 dental implants FAQs

Are All-on-4 dental implants painful?

Something To Smile About Dental Care offers many safe and effective sedation options, so there is no reason for you to experience pain during a dental implant procedure. However, you may feel sore and swollen after treatment. Our team can provide information about recovery time and care instructions to minimize side effects as much as possible.

Is special care required for All-on-4 dental implants?

Dental implant recipients must take good care of their teeth to ensure proper healing. We may ask you to avoid certain foods, practice good oral hygiene, and return for follow-up appointments in Merrimack, NJ. After recovery, patients can brush and floss their teeth as normal. You can also use products like mouthwash and a water flosser to keep your teeth and gums clean.

What about temporary options like dentures?

Dr. Boulard doesn't recommend temporary dentures or similar options for a number of reasons. They can be uncomfortable and make it difficult to chew or speak properly. They can also damage teeth and gums if they aren't placed well. If you expect your temporary dentures to interfere with your daily routine, ask our team about All-on-4 dental implants.

All-On-4 Dental Implants are something to smile about

The unique All-on-4 system enables you to avoid the hassle and constraints of removable dentures for a result that looks and feels natural. Dr. Boulard will explain the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants and help you decide if you are a candidate. Contact Something To Smile About in Merrimack, NH to schedule a consultation.

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