Eating with All on 4

If you read our most recent blog post, you are aware of the many advantages that come with All on 4 Surgery. The process is truly revolutionizing the world of dental implants, allowing people to receive a beautiful uniform set of teeth. The Farber Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants believes it is important for patients to be knowledgeable about the procedures we offer. Knowledge is power, and as a patient, we want to make sure you feel in charge. Many patients who inquire about the procedure want to know more about Eating with All on 4, so we thought it would make for a great topic!

Eating with All on 4

Post Procedure

Immediately after the surgery, as you might expect, most people aren’t particularly hungry. Chances are you will be on medication, and your diet will be very simple.

For the first six days, it is recommended that a patient sticks to soft, cold foods. Soft food is suggested to minimize the chance of food particles getting trapped and contaminating the wound. Extremely hot food or drink should be avoided as well to ensure the incisions are not agitated. After each meal, a patient should thoroughly rinse their mouth with mouthwash prescribed by the doctor.

Things to Avoid

  • Avoid food like popcorn, seeds (sesame, poppy, seeded fruit, etc.); as they can become stuck and lead to an infection.
  • Avoid using a straw for the first week or so; as the straw may dislodge a blood clot and delay healing.
  • Avoid smoking. Smoking will also delay healing and interfere with regeneration.

After the Initial Period

The healing process differs for each person, as such it is difficult for us to give an exact timeframe for when you can return to eating normally. When speaking with Dr. Farber or any Farber Center periodontist, don’t be afraid to ask questions. We are here to help! For more information visit our website: LongIslandPerio.com or call 800.616.7010.

All on 4 Procedure: A reason to smile

If you are unfamiliar with the All on 4 procedure, it has revolutionized the dental implant process. All on 4 procedure can replace an entire row of teeth with only 4 implants! Not only does the method lessen the number of implants needed to replace a full row of teeth. It also eliminates the need for bone grafting. With over 35 million people, in the US alone, missing all of their upper or lower teeth, All on 4 gives a lot of people something to smile about.

What is All on 4 exactly?

The latest dental implant innovation requires minor surgery to insert 4 titanium implants into either the upper or lower jawbone. Titanium is used because of its unique ability to fuse to living bone. These implants will serve as the base for the crown, which is then attached.

All On-4 tooth replacement can cover an entire row of teeth

With the All On-4 procedures we can replace an entire row of teeth

Why is All on 4 better?

  • While the procedure itself seems pretty simple, the advantages that come with it are numerous. The application of only 4 screws means that each tooth does not need its own implant, saving you time and money!
  • As we mentioned the titanium can fuse to living bone meaning it will gradually become part of your jaw. The idea of titanium fusion may seem scary, but it means the implants will not be able to shift as well as ensuring there is no future bone loss in the jaw!
  • A singular row of teeth replacing what previously took multiple implants guarantees a uniform appearance of incredibly realistic looking teeth that would not be available with other options.
  • All on 4 will also remove the inconveniences that come with dentures.

 

Is the All on 4 procedure right for you?

If All on 4 sounds right for you call The Farber Center 631.265.4442 for our Hauppauge office or 631.758.3700 for Medford. After scheduling a consultation we can advise you and get you ready to smile again! To learn more about the services we offer visit our website: https://longislandperio.com/blog/