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All-on-Four Implants Things to Know

You’re looking for the best possible replacement now that your natural teeth have to go. Have you discussed the option of all on four implants with your dental professional? If not, this is a you should seriously consider. To help you get started, here are a few basics that you should know.

What are All On Four Implants?

It’s only natural to want to want to know “what is all on four implants and how are they different from other implants?" Individual implants fit directly into the gum, much the way that your individual real teeth did in the past. All on four implants require inserting four implants at strategic points long the gum, then attaching a full upper or lower plate to those implants.In many cases, the implants can be inserted in one session and then outfitted with a temporary plate. Your permanent plate is carefully designed to fit your mouth and is installed a few weeks later.

You Will Pay More Up Front But Less in the Long Run

Cost is something most people must take into consideration when they have any type of dental work done. When it comes to the all on four price, it is more expensive that getting a pair of standard dentures. That’s because the price quoted includes extracting any remaining natural teeth, taking care of any bone grafts needed to strengthen the jaw bones, and preparing the final plates that go with the implants proper.

While the initial cost is more, you save in several ways in the years to come. There is no need to purchase adhesives to keep the plate in position. You don’t have to seek treatments for sore gums due to friction between a denture plate and the gum tissue. Traditional dentures have to be replaced after several years while your implants and plate will continue to look great for much longer. The result is that spending more up front really will keep expenses down as the years pass.

This Solution Lasts for Decades

Dentures do nothing to help your gums retain their shape. That’s one of the reasons a standard set of dentures has to be replaced after several years. You could easily end up having to buy three or even four sets of dentures over the next couple of decades. By contrast, your all of four implants and plate could easily last for three decades. Think of what that means in terms of saving money, preserving the contours of your face, and spending less time having dental work done.

Absolutely No Slipping

A hue all on four advantage is the lack of slippage. Even the most carefully crafted set of dentures and the highest quality adhesive won’t guarantee that the denture plates remain in position all the time. Slippage will happen, and often at a most inconvenient time. If you have all on four implants the plate will not shift or slip. You can eat with ease, smile with confidence, and basically do all the things you did with real teeth and not worry.

The Comfort Factor

If you need one more reason why all on four implants are a sound investment, consider the comfort factor. Outside of the initial soreness when the implants are first inserted, they are not likely to cause any pain or irritation in the years ahead. You will often forget that you have anything other than natural teeth.

Talk with your dental professional today and compare all on four implants with other solutions. You may find this the one that’s perfect for you.

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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.

FAQ

When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

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