What is the recovery time for All-on-4 dental implants?

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How long does it take to recover from All-on-4 dental implants?

Dental implants have come a long way in recent years. They look better than ever, and they’ve never been so affordable. Now, more people than ever are abandoning removable dentures and getting fixed, permanent dental implants that provide the look and functionality of natural teeth.

However, some prospective patients are fearful that the dental implant procedure will inevitably entail a long, painful recovery. Those fears can deter them from life-altering procedures like All-on-4 dental implants that can:

  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Facilitate natural eating
  • Improve oral hygiene
  • Look just like real teeth

Are those fears justified? How long does it take to recover from All-on-4 dental implants, and how painful is the recovery period? To help you make an informed decision, we’ve assembled the following information about All-on-4 recovery.

When the procedure is performed by qualified professionals, All-on-4 implants can be installed with a minimum of discomfort and short recovery times. Find out more about the services we provide at The Point Dental.

What are All-on-4 dental implants?

All-on-4 is an advanced dental implant technique that replaces an entire row of teeth. The name ‘All-on-4’ is an apt description of the process: four implants are inserted into the jaw, and then an entire row of teeth is attached to those implants.

How many surgeries are required for All-on-4 dental implants?

Some dental procedures happen in stages, and patients endure several periods of healing and recovery. Somebody undergoing conventional dental implants that require bone grafting, for example, will likely have to undergo several surgeries.

For All-on-4, however, the procedure is carried out over three consecutive days. There aren’t lots of stages, each requiring recovery time, that eventually culminate in a successful implant. Rather, the four implants are put in place, and then the new row of teeth is attached. There’s just one block of recovery time, after which you’ll have a beautiful, functional set of teeth.

How do All-on-4 recovery times compare to other dental implants?

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Other kinds of dental implants require bone grafting. Bone grafting is a technique that stabilises the jaw’s bone tissue, but it can be quite arduous for the patient. Pain and discomfort can impair quality of life, and recovery can go on for months and months.

All-on-4 dental implants do not require bone grafting. Recovery times are far shorter and the discomfort pales in comparison. After an All-on-4 procedure, the affected area will be swollen as the body recovers, but this only lasts for around three days.

Is all All-on-4 recovery very painful?

There is a common misconception that the recovery from All-on-4 implants is very painful. This is not the case: there is a dull ache over a few days from the swelling, but the discomfort is comparatively very low compared to other dental implants.

The pain and discomfort following on from the procedure can be effectively treated with paracetamol, ibuprofen, or stronger painkillers if necessary.

What can you expect when recovering from All-on-4 dental implants?

The recovery for All-on-4 dental implants is usually straightforward, especially when compared to traditional dental implants. Because implants have been inserted into the jaw, you can expect some swelling and soreness for a few days. This should quickly subside, and within three days you should be left with teeth that look great and work perfectly.

We recommend that our patients take at least one to two days off work after the procedure. Throughout that time, it is important to stay hydrated and get lots of rest.

Are there ever any delays to recovery for All-on-4 dental implants?

The vast majority of All-on-4 dental implants are successful. Because so much time is spent fitting and planning, it is often the case that only minor adjustments are necessary to the implant, and this does not hamper recovery times.

For the best shot at a good, fast recovery from All-on-4 dental implants, make sure you work with a qualified team of dentists. At The Point Dental, we’ve worked with countless patients and guided them through speedy and effective recovery.

At The Point Dental, our team of highly trained dentists can use MALO institute approved techniques to provide All-on-4 dental implants. Start the journey toward your perfect new teeth by finding out more about our All-on-4 services.

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