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Frequent All-on-4 Questions

clear choice all on 4 dental implantsIf you are considering Teeth in a Day, All-on-4 dental implants, it’s helpful to gather as much information as we can.

Even if you haven’t lost all your teeth, All-on-4 can give you a beautiful new smile for the rest of your life.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about the All-on-4 system:
I have some fears about the All-on-4 process. Is it painful?
Dental implants like All-on-4 are actually not nearly as uncomfortable as you might have been led to believe. For starters, you can choose a form of sedation that best fits your needs: local anesthesia or IV sedation. Secondly, dentists who offer All-on-4 have extensive training and experience, ensuring the process is quick and as painless as possible. Most patients report experience less pain than anticipated.

My teeth aren’t in the best shape. How do I know I’m a good candidate for All-on-4?
Whether you’re concerned about your age, bone density or teeth health, chances are good that you’re an ideal candidate for All-on-4. As long as you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you should be able to be one of the 95 percent of patients who successfully received All-on-4.

I’m not sure I can afford All-on-4. How much does it cost?
While the cost of All-on-4 varies depending on the situation of each patient, you can rest assured that it’s a one-time investment you’ll enjoy for the rest of your life. Dr. Matiasevich and his team will go over the cost with you during your initial consultation and set up any payment plan, if desired. There are financing options available. Best of all, some insurance companies cover the cost of All-on-4 and it may be able to be deducted from your taxes.

How much recovery time is involved with All-on-4? Will I have pain or sensitivity?
While traditional dental implants usually have a recovery time of 3 to 4 months, All-on-4 patients heal quickly thanks to a quick-integrating design. The implants start fusing to your bone from the first day, meaning some people can even eat solid food the same day as their appointment. Best of all, there is little pain or sensitivity and you’ll only be prescribed pain relievers for a few days.

I’m not sure about the value of All-on-4. Can it really change my life?
All-on-4 dental implants are such a popular teeth replacement solution because people often can’t tell the difference between them and natural teeth. They also allow you to brush, smile, eat and talk with confidence for the rest of your life. You can rest assured they are a wise decision.

If you have more questions about All-on-4 dental implants, schedule a complimentary consult with us today.