Many patients who are missing an extensive number of teeth are often fearful that they must live the rest of their lives hiding their smile. Others are afraid of treatment because they think it’ll be costly, time-consuming, and painful. A majority of these patients don’t realize that they have an option available to them that will restore their smile and their oral function in a cost-effective and timely manner. The All-on-4 dental implant treatment concept is a revolutionary solution for replacing an entire arch of teeth in one procedure.
How does it work?
The All-on-4 treatment concept uses dental implants and a fixed denture to restore a full arch of teeth all at once. Dental implants are uniquely designed to mimic the anatomy of natural teeth. The base of an implant, the titanium screw, integrates with the jaw bone and acts as a supportive foundation for the denture. Once the denture is snapped into place, you won’t ever need to remove it for cleaning or worry about it slipping or falling out. The dental implants keep it secure and stable, with the added benefit of maintaining the health of your jaw bone.
Dental implants originally weren’t an option for patients with extensive tooth loss because of the lack of bone support needed to place so many implants in the jaw. As the name suggests, however, the All-on-4 treatment only requires as few as four dental implants to create the support needed for the prosthesis. Many patients who feared there was no solution are actually ideal candidates for this treatment.