Instead of replacing every tooth individually, a full denture can be supported by four strategically placed dental implants. This way, you aren’t experiencing any of the downsides of traditional dentures, like unexpected slippage and noises when speaking. It’s even possible to get your new smile in a single day! To learn more about All-on-4 dental implants, give us a call to schedule your consultation with us!
Dental implants are an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. Unlike any other tooth replacement option, implants replace the entire tooth, including both the root and the crown. However, to qualify for this procedure, it is crucial that you have adequate jawbone density for a sturdy foundation. All-on-4 dental implants use four dental implants to provide maximum support. Strategically placing implants in the thickest areas of the jawbone minimizes the need for bone grafting. Once your implants are placed, abutments are attached and used to secure a denture into place. This way, it is anchored firmly in the jawbone.
Most patients who have suffered from tooth loss on one or both arches are good candidates for All-on-4. Even patients who have suffered from bone loss may be eligible because of the angle placement. Patients who would typically need bone grafting prior to getting traditional dental implants may not need it to get All-on-4, but it is still necessary to be in good oral health and committed to practicing excellent oral hygiene.
For All-on-4 denture implants, there are a variety of advantages that you can look forward to. Here are just some of them:
All-on-4 and traditional dental implants have lots of similarities, but there are some key distinctions between them: