All-on-4 can be a solution for patients who need dental implants but want to avoid the damaging effects of traditional treatments, such as dentures or a dental bridge. With All-on-4 dental implants, patients can receive implants even if they have little available bone mass. There are a number of benefits of choosing this treatment rather than traditional treatments. These include:
- Shorter recovery period
- Traditional dental implants cost more
- There is generally no need for bone grafting surgery
- Easy maintenance and care
- It is easier to eat and speak clearly than with dentures or a dental bridge
- Long term sustainability
- Preservation of bone and surrounding gum tissue
- A more attractive appearance than traditional dentures.
Before receiving the dental implants, patients are administered a local anesthetic to keep pain and discomfort to a minimum. We then place four implants in strategic locations based on where bone volume is the highest. Afterward, a temporary set of fully functioning dentures is attached until the implants become fully integrated.
The All-on-4 method is designed specifically for use with just four implants. With All-on-4 dental implants, patients do not require bone grafting surgery. This is because of the positioning and angle of the implants. The front two implants are placed at a 90 degree angle while the two back implants are placed at a 45 degree angle. Because of the angle of the back implants, we are able to maximize the use of available bone tissue. This also makes dental implants a cost effective solution for patients with a limited budget. For more information about All-on-4, contact our office today!