You don’t have to cover your mouth when smiling, struggle with chewing the foods you love, or endure discomfort when going out in public. There are health risks associated with missing teeth, but what you’re truly missing when you have few or no teeth is your confidence. Thanks to modern dental procedures and materials, a complete restoration of your smile is possible with All-on-4 dental implants.
What is All on 4?
As the name suggests, All on 4 dental implants involve placing four* titanium implants into your jaw’s bone structure. Titanium is a strong, bio-inert material, meaning that your body will naturally accept it and bone loss will halt. From there, a permanent set of artificial teeth are attached to the implants, providing a permanent solution that is both functional and aesthetic.
The procedure can be done on both upper and lower jaws. In other words, you get your smile back – top and bottom.
*Depending on your unique mouth anatomy, you may require fewer or additional titanium implants to ensure a strong, lasting foundation for the artificial set of teeth to attach to.
During and After Surgery
A large majority of patients confirm that the All-on-4 surgery is painless, especially because they are put under with general anesthesia. You’ll likely wake up feeling that the procedure took no time at all, and may experience slight soreness and grogginess.
RTOS patients are provided with a semi-temporary tooth restoration the same day of the surgery, which affixes to the newly-placed dental implants. During the healing period, our partner prosthodontist gets to work creating a custom, lifelike set of teeth that will be with you for the rest of your life.
We may also recommend removable solutions, like acrylic overdentures or NobelProcera® Implant Bar Overdentures. RTOS will discuss the best options for you given your unique anatomy and desired appliance performance.
After the healing period, our partner prosthodontist will fit your permanent set of teeth. You’ll slowly get used to your new teeth over a few months, and progressively be able to venture into more of the foods you love.
Will Insurance Cover All-on-4 Implants?
The reality is that most insurance companies view this procedure as purely cosmetic. The final cost will depend on your individual bone structure, type of dental appliance placed, and whether you require both top and bottom full tooth replacements. This is an unparalleled investment in your oral and overall health. While bridge treatments are often a less expensive option, they do not provide the longevity and comfort that implant surgery does in the long run.
Your situation may not require both top and bottom denture arches. On the other hand, your bone structure may have deteriorated to the point that you require zygomatic implants, which reach further into your jaw to grasp onto bone that can support the structure indefinitely.
The team at Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery & Implant Center will determine an option that fulfills your needs while keeping comfort and budget in mind.
Reno Dental Implants: New Smile, New Life
There are several practices that perform All-on-4 procedures throughout the Reno area, and even worldwide. It is critical to be mindful of the level of experience the doctors have at these practices. If you stumble upon a quote that is far less than the average, know that they may be cutting corners – both in the area of expertise, and with the materials they use.
This procedure is not simple to undo if an overseas or less experienced team incorrectly places your dental implants. RenoTahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center’s maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Redlinger, has performed All-on-4 procedures on many patients. These are real people that have left our office with new smiles, and new lives. Take J. Ramociotti, for example, who had this to say about their procedure:
“My procedure consisted of bone grafts and 4 dental implants in my upper jaw. From the moment I entered the office, I was treated with compassion and total professionalism. Dr. Redlinger and his staff explained the complete procedure, and were very patient with me, I had lots of questions! The procedure from my perspective went perfectly. Of course there was swelling for a few days. I literally had zero pain, incredible! I am so grateful we have such a truly dedicated and incredibly knowledgeable Oral Surgeon in Reno. I can’t thank Dr. Redlinger and his amazing staff enough.”
Questions surrounding pricing and treatment plans for this procedure are common. Reno Tahoe Orthopedic Center’s knowledgeable staff will educate you on the options you have to receive this life-changing treatment. RTOS provides the highest level of professionalism, comfort, and final results. When all is said and done, getting to smile and eat your favorite foods is priceless!
Please call us today at (775) 238-9770 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you smile!