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All-On-4 Dental Implants - Allen, TX

Replace A Full Arch of Teeth with Just Four Implants

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Are you tired of your dentures? Do you want to finally feel confident about your teeth again? If so, consider restoring your smile and improving your oral health with All-On-4 dental implants from Advanced Dental Care of Allen.

With dental implants, a small screw made from titanium is surgically embedded within the jawbone. Rather than embedding a dental implant to replace each individual tooth, the All-On-4 procedure replaces an entire arch of teeth with just four dental implants. Over time, the titanium within these dental implants fuses with the jawbone, creating a lasting and permanent foundation for a brand-new smile.

This amazing dental implant technology is offered by Advanced Dental Care of Allen for patients throughout all of North Texas. Are you interested in finding out how the All-On-Four dental implant procedure could change your life? If so, contact Dr. Kar to schedule a FREE consultation today.

Strategic Implant Placement

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One of the most outstanding aspects of All-on-4 dental implants in Allen is that they are a suitable tooth replacement option for the majority of patients who have suffered extensive tooth loss. Even individuals whose jawbones are not dense enough to support traditional implants may be candidates for All-on-4 because of the strategic way in which the implants are placed.

During the All-on-4 procedure, a dentist in Allen inserts two implants in the jaw’s posterior region (the back) at an angle of roughly 45 degrees. This allows for maximum bone-to-implant contact. The other two implants are placed vertically in the bone’s anterior (front) region. Placing them in this way, utilizing areas where the bone naturally tends to be thicker and stronger, gives the implants the support they need. Oftentimes, no bone graft is required with the All-on-4 technique.

Also, because the All-on-4 process is so minimally invasive and requires so few implants, it tends to cost less than traditional implant treatments and requires a shorter recovery time.

The All-on-4 Process

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If you are interested in receiving All-on-4 implants, Dr. Kar will first need to examine your mouth and determine whether this treatment is right for you. If it is, he will plan your surgery. During the procedure, he will make small incisions into the gums and drill a small hole in the bone in order to place the implants. Once they’re inserted, he’ll attach multi-unit abutments to them (these are the small pieces that connect the implants to the prosthetic teeth). Then, he’ll screw a temporary set of acrylic teeth onto the implants.

After the placement surgery is complete, you’ll wake up with your new set of teeth — that’s why the All-on-4 procedure is often called the Teeth in a Day treatment! During your recovery period, you may notice that your mouth is a little sore, but you should be able to manage any discomfort with mild OTC painkillers, such as ibuprofen.

After your mouth heals completely from your surgery and you receive your permanent implant-suported denture, your new teeth will need minimal maintenance. Just be sure you stick to a good oral hygiene routine and visit us for routine checkups. With proper care, you can expect your restored smile to last for decades!

Why Choose a Prosthodontist for Your All-on-4 Procedure?

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Many dentists place and restore dental implants, but not all of them are as well-qualified as a prosthodontist. After dental school, a prosthodontist undergoes years of additional training that helps them understand how to create the most functional, beautiful, and comfortable dental prostheses possible. The artificial teeth they create are crafted with precision and care, providing patients with a strong bite and a confident smile. A prosthodontist’s intimate understanding of how the oral structures work also makes them well-qualified to perform implant placement surgery.

Dr. Kar, a prosthodontist, has studied the patented All-on-4 process in detail, and he has already helped many individuals to enjoy the benefits of the procedure. Each implant-supported denture he designs features a sturdy, biocompatible titanium bar to support its structure. The prosthetic teeth themselves fit precisely and are made to provide outstanding aesthetics.

To learn more about how Dr. Kar may be able to restore your smile, get in touch with our office to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions about All-on-4

How Much Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Cost?

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When you visit Dr. Kar, your dentist in Allen, for a consultation, our team will provide you with an estimate for the cost of your treatment. Although the All-on-4 treatment costs more than non-implant tooth replacement solutions, it is affordable for many patients. Our team will be happy to help you apply for financing so you can fit your restored smile into your budget. We accept payments through either CareCredit or LendingClub.

Is All-on-4 Better than Traditional Implants?

All-on-4 dental implants can be the ideal permanent tooth replacement option when you are missing several teeth or no longer have any natural teeth. While traditional dental implant surgery requires up to 10 implants to hold your new teeth in place, you only need a total of four implants per jaw with All-on-4. Your dentist chooses the strongest bone that can resist atrophy the best and then angles the implants in a precise manner for the placement of your new artificial teeth.Some patients find it easier to maintain a clean mouth if they have removable implant-retained dentures in Allen rather than a permanently fixed prosthetic (which is what you receive with All-on-4).

Will I Be Able to Use My New Teeth to Eat Right Away?

You’ll receive a temporary denture on the same day as your implant placement surgery. However, you won’t be able to eat everything right away. It is important that you stick to a soft diet for as long as Dr. Kar recommends (typically at least a 3-4 months). Being gentle with your mouth and not eating any hard or crunchy foods will give your bone and soft tissue a chance to heal well and will reduce your risk of complications. After you receive your permanent denture, All-on-4 in Allen will enable you to eat practically anything.

Is the Procedure Painful?

You should not feel anything while Dr. Kar is performing your surgery. Afterward, however, you are likely to experience some soreness, which may last anywhere from a few days to a week or longer. If you ice the area and take painkillers as recommended, you should be able to cope with any discomfort. It is important that you get plenty of rest during the first week after surgery. After that week, you should be able to resume your normal routine of physical activity. If, at any point in your recovery, you have questions, reach out to our office. Dr. Kar has handled many All-on-4 cases and possesses the expertise necessary to help you cope with practically any concern that may arise.

How Do I Care for an All-on-4 Denture?

Caring for your new teeth is easy. You must stick to a thorough oral hygiene routine that includes regular brushing and flossing. A floss threader or water flosser can help you clean the small space between your denture and your gums. Visit Dr. Kar at regular intervals to receive a professional cleaning, during which our team will remove your denture so we can thoroughly clean the area around your dental implants in Allen.

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