What Are All-On-Four Dental Implants?
All-On-Four is a term used in reference to ‘all’ teeth being supported ‘on four’ dental implants. Also known as All‐On-Four and All‐in‐Four, the All-On-Four is a surgical technique typically performed on patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth, or compromised teeth due to gum disease. Using computer-guided technology, four implants are placed in the anterior maxilla where bone density is higher. Placing implants where there is higher bone density allows for a sturdy, secure, and long-lasting hold. The four implants support a fixed prosthesis with 10 to 14 teeth, and it is placed immediately!
Patients can receive treatment on the lower arch, upper arch, or both arches at once for a brand new, fully-functioning set of teeth in a single dental visit.
Benefits Of All-On-Four Dental Implants
There are many benefits to the All-On-4 procedure. It is a permanent and most importantly, secure solution to missing teeth. The All-On-4 does not move in the mouth like dentures, causing soreness and discomfort. They look and feel just like natural teeth, eliminating the discomfort and beautifying the aesthetic.
Let’s recap the benefits of the All-On-4:
- Fewer visits
- A new smile, immediately
- Reduced need for bone grafting
- Permanently restored smile