What Are All-On-4 Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants refers to the replacement of all the teeth in one arch by four implants. Replacement of either the upper or lower arch is possible with the All-on-4 system.
This is a newer concept where only four implants are used to support the entire dentition in the arch as in a replacement to a full denture.
Usually dental implants are titanium fixatures that are inserted in the jaw bone to replace a tooth or bridge. With All-on-4, there is no need to put an implant under every tooth, whether it’s an upper jaw bone or lower. With the newer concept, there are two implants in the front and two implants at the back. Together, all this supports the prosthesis and serves as a great base.
How does it work for you
Usually there is a lot of bone loss or sinus space (upper jaw) in the posterior region of the jaw due to there being not much bone to place a vertical implant. To place an implant vertically in the posterior bone loss region, doctors must put in a bone graft. The All-on-4 implant system rids the need to put a bone graft in the bone loss region. The two implants in the posterior region of each side are tilted at an angle of about 45 degrees.
By using fewer dental implants, there is a smaller number of components, thus more versatility to design the most optimal function and aesthetics. Importantly, there is also less in the way of cleaning, which helps simplify the hygiene and maintenance over time. It uses progressive technology and dental care methods to deliver a revolutionary replacement solution for the treatment of advanced tooth loss conditions.
The All-on-4 concept involves the immediate fitting of the prosthesis to the implant fixtures, also known as Immediate Loading. This is a highly advanced surgical procedure that offers many advantages to older methods of teeth replacement, and which has a remarkable success when performed by our doctor at ProSmiles who have received special training.
Don’t let bone loss, severe tooth loss, or periodontal disease turn you off from having you a beautiful fuller smile and provides major functional benefits.
Gone are the days where a removable denture was the option of replacement to your severe tooth loss, as they functioned very poorly and caused a lot of patient discomfort. In short, All-on-4 can turn your toothless grin into the beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted!