All-On-4 Dental Implants Manhattan, NY
One of the most significant advancements in dental implants is the All-On-4 procedure. All-On-4 minimizes surgical time and requires fewer incisions while maximizing the stability and success of your dental implant procedure. Dr. Greenberg has performed this procedure for hundreds of satisfied patients.
What are All-On-4 Implants?
All-On-4 dental implants are a set of four titanium implants placed in the upper or lower jawbone to support a complete set of replacement teeth. These replacement teeth resemble a denture and are permanently placed on the implants, which absorb the pressure of chewing and biting and spread it through the jawbone, eliminating the discomfort caused by dentures. Because fewer implants are placed and less surgery is required than with individual implants, All-On-4 dental implants in Manhattan, NY, are less expensive.
With All-On-4 dental implants, patients are rewarded with all the advantages of traditional dental implants, but with minimal surgery and a more rapid recovery time. Dr. Greenberg often performs All-On-4 implant placement in Manhattan, New York, for patients who have been told they are not candidates for implants in the past. With just four implants supporting a full arch of missing teeth, he can strategically place the implants to take advantage of the most substantial areas of the jawbone to maximize stability and avoid the need for bone grafting.
The All-On-4 Process
In an in-office surgical procedure, Dr. Greenberg carefully places four titanium implants in the jawbone. You may be sedated, and the area will be numbed, so you will not feel any pain, and will not remember the procedure. It usually takes one to two hours to place the implants.
When you leave the office, you will have a temporary arch of replacement teeth fitted over the implants. In the meantime, a dentist or prosthodontist will design and craft your permanent replacement teeth. Although these resemble a denture, they are much more comfortable. They are lighter, thinner, and do not cover the roof of the mouth. You will return to our office to have the prosthetic permanently attached when it is ready. Once it is attached, it will feel, function, and look like your natural teeth.
With All-On-4 dental implants, recovery time from placement of the implants to attachment of the permanent replacement teeth is typically about eight weeks. However, complete recovery and fusion of the implants with the jawbone can take up to six months. However, you can enjoy full use of your new replacement teeth during this time.
Dr. Greenberg recommends taking a few days off work following All-On-4 implant surgery, particularly if your job is physically demanding. Resting at home is essential to your recovery so that your jawbone and gums have a chance to heal. Avoid exercising, get lots of rest, and stay hydrated.
You will have some bruising and swelling for the first 48 hours after surgery, but this can be managed with over-the-counter medication or, if needed, a prescription provided by our office. Ice packs on your face will also reduce swelling. By the end of the first week, your pain and swelling should be gone.
Osseointegration, the process of the implants fusing with the jawbone, takes a few months. During this time, you will need to eat a soft food diet and avoid drinking through a straw. You do not want to create suction in the mouth or eat anything that requires chewing anything hard or crunchy. Our office provides detailed instructions for post-operative care. They can guide you in choosing an appropriate soft food diet during recovery.
Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants
Manhattan, New York, Residents Prefer The Value and Comfort of All-On-4
- Eliminates the need for bone grafting for many patients
- Temporary replacement teeth can be placed on the same day as implant surgery, and, in some cases, permanent replacement teeth can be attached
- Only one surgery is required
- Eat soft foods afterwards
- No need to remove at night or to clean, unlike dentures
- No more worrying about cavities
- You brush and floss All-On-4 dental implants like natural teeth
- Custom fitting ensures your comfort
- Minimal recovery time
- Look, function, and feel like natural teeth
- Implants can last 30 years or more
Are You a Candidate for All-On-4 Dental Implants?
Residents of Manhattan, NY, who are missing most or all of their teeth may be candidates for All-On-4 implants. Patients who are not happy with their dentures or who have some jawbone deterioration often turn to All-On-4 as an alternative. Dr. Greenberg reviews each patient’s medical history, performs an oral exam, and takes x-rays to determine whether All-On-4 implants are appropriate. You must be in good health, without signs of infection or gum disease.
There are a few indications that All-On-4 implants may not be appropriate for you, including:
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Bleeding disorders
- Certain immune disorders
- Heavy smokers
- Bisphosphonate medications
If you are interested in learning more about All-On-4 dental implants, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Greenberg. Call our office at Address & Phone Phone Number 212-319-9700, and we will be happy to schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you.
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