If you are missing all of your teeth, or are facing the prospect of tooth loss, all-on-four dental implants may be a good option for you. Implants are a type of replacement tooth that can provide a number of benefits over other options, such as dentures.
All-on-4® dental implants are just what they sound like – a set of four implants that are used to support a full set of replacement teeth. This type of implant is often used when all of the patient’s natural teeth need to be removed. The implants are placed in the jawbone and act as anchors for the new teeth.
What is All-on-4®?
All-on-4® is a minimal invasive technique of attaching full mouth of implants with the help of four implants only. All-on-4® allows you to have a complete set of teeth without having to go through numerous operations or replacements to put a complete set of implant in your mouth. All-on-4® is an amazing advancement in the dental industry that allows patients to have a full set of teeth during one office visit. This solution gives patients the kind of teeth that look real and act like the original teeth.
Who Should Get All-on-4®?
Rather than dentures, All-on-4® implants offer many advantages to patients. They take care of their implants in the same way they would brush their natural teeth each day, and can eat whatever they want without worry. With All-on-4 implants, you don't have to remove the implants when cleaning or eating--which is more comfortable. You also won't need wires or brackets to hold the implants in place like with other methods. And probably most reassuring for patients is that dental implants allow you eat whatever your heart desires without having to worry about hot and cold triggering discomfort like with dentures. On top of all this goodness, you can bite down up to 70% harder than before--so no avoiding those crunchy foods anymore! All-on-4® implants have many benefits, one of which is that they look exactly like your natural teeth. With All-on-4®, it is also important to note that you will be preventing bone deterioration in the jawbone and restoring your facial features. The implants encourage the jaw to send a message to the body that the jaw is once again supporting teeth. The bone will regain some of the mass it has lost previously as a result of resorption. Many of our patients who come to our practice notice an improvement in their facial appearance as a consequence of this process.