All on 4 dental implants

All on 4 dental implants have fundamentally changed the way oral healthcare professionals approach the treatment of patients who have lost most, if not all of their original adult teeth. A process that formerly required up to 18 months and multiple invasive surgeries can now be completed in as little as a single day, with only one surgical procedure. And this procedure is called the “All-on-4™”.

About All on Four Dental Implants

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The “All-on-4™” is a protocol for the treatment of patients who are on the verge of losing their remaining upper and /or lower teeth, or have already lost most or all of their teeth. Through the precise placement and angulation of only four dental implants in regions of the jaw that contain sufficient bone volume, enough support can be provided for a fixed (non-removable) prosthetic dental bridge. This bridge is custom fabricated from molds that are taken of a patient’s mouth and is virtually indistinguishable – in function, feel and aesthetics – from a complete set of natural teeth.

Comparing the All-on-4™ and Traditional Dental Implant Techniques

What sets All on FourTM Implants apart from traditional teeth replacement techniques is that it enables patients to get a new set of fixed teeth in as little as a single day with a single procedure, as opposed to spending up 12 to 18 months in and out of surgery. This protocol also almost always avoids the need for painful, invasive and expensive bone grafting, which is why it’s considered to be such a breakthrough. With a much shorter treatment time, far fewer surgeries and a lesser number of implants, the “All-on-4™” saves patients tens of thousands of dollars on fixed oral rehabilitation!

Comparing All-on-4™ Implants and Dentures

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Most of the differences between All on 4™ Implants and removable dentures arise from the fact that, in the case of the former, the patient’s replacement teeth are fixed in the mouth. In other words, they are non-removable and cannot slip around or fall out. Because of this, many of the challenges and repeat expenses associated with dentures are eliminated:

  • No removal after meals for cleaning,
  • No need to remove teeth and soak them overnight,
  • No need for messy adhesives to prevent teeth from slipping.

Furthermore, because a patient’s replacement teeth are anchored in the mouth with implants, they do not need to be bulky, as is the case with dentures, which rely upon their bulk to prevent them from slipping around in the mouth. This also contributes to a whole host of Benefits over and above dentures:

  • No triggering of the gag reflex,
  • No taste impediment,
  • No uncomfortable, painful gums,
  • Beautiful and natural smile aesthetics,
  • No oral sores caused by dentures rubbing against the gums,
  • Much improved self-confidence.

But, perhaps the most important of all the benefits afforded by “All-on-4™” dental implants are: they promote the health of the jawbone, enable patients to eat all the foods they love and, in general, support a much greater quality of life.

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With the availability of such a sophisticated teeth replacement solution, patients no longer need to opt for inferior, challenging technologies, such as dentures. Even if you have been wearing dentures for many years, you can make a change. Speak to our specialists about the choices you have by filling out our Contact Form or calling us directly at 201-549-8804. If you have any further questions about “All-on-4™” dental implants, please check out our FAQ Section or speak to us directly.