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Change Smile with All-on-Four Dental Implants

The fact that your natural teeth are all gone does not mean you have to spend the rest of your life pursing your lips. There are alternatives that will allow you to keep smiling and flash a brilliant set of teeth every time. One solution you should consider closely is known as all on four implants. Here is some information about this option and why it will change your smile in all the right ways.

What is All on Four?

All on Four is an implant solution that can be completed in a single day. The process involves strategically placing four implants to hold an upper or lower dental plate. The plate looks just like a full set of upper or lower teeth.

Many people ask “when is all on 4 the best option?” Anyone who no longer has natural teeth is a candidate for this solution. Patients who would have to undergo a series of procedures before getting individual implants can often go with All on Four with a minimum of preparation. Anyone who has difficulty with conventional dentures will also find this solution to be the best approach.

How is This Better For Me Than Individual Implants?

Individual implants are great, but they do take a longer period to complete. It’s possible to spend weeks or months going through a cycle of installing the implants, being fitted with temporary caps, and then returning to receive the permanent caps. In between each cycle, it’s necessary to allow time for any swelling to subside and for the gums to heal.

By contrast, opting for All on Four implants means you will have the implants and temporary dental plates in position during a single visit. You will go back in a few days to receive the permanent plates. The recovery period is considerably shorter and you can literally go into the office with no teeth and emerge with a full set.

Will I Like Them Better Than Dentures?

Many people find that they prefer All on Four implants to traditional dentures. There is no need to remove them at the end of the day. You don’t have to purchase messy adhesives, and forget about having to soak the plates. Since the All on Four solution allows you to brush and use mouthwash like you did in years past, the daily dental hygiene routine is less complicated.

All on four implants also feel better to many patients. With nothing to rub against the gums, you can forget about sore spots. The fact they stay in place so easily also means you can eat what you like, smile as much as you want, and in general forget you have anything other than natural teeth.

What About the Expense?

It’s true that the All on Four cost that you pay up front may be a little more than other solutions. That is more than offset by the savings in the years to come. You could go the rest of your life without having to replace the dental plates. You certainly save money on dental hygiene supplies in comparison to traditional dentures.

Will They Last Longer Than Other Choices?

With reasonable care, All on Four in North York should last much longer than an average set of dentures. Repairs to the plates are relatively easy, and they will hold up to a lot of wear.

Can I Expect Any Issues?

All on Four problems are few and far between. There is the possibility of damaging plate, just as you could crack a real tooth. In general, any issues that arise can be remedied with a quick visit to a dental professional.

Is this the solution for you? Talk with your dentist today. It won’t take long to make the right decision.

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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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