All on 4 dental implants refer to the method of placing four dental implants to replace the teeth in a given arch (the upper or the lower arch of teeth). These four implants are strategically placed in specific jaw points to take advantage of the existing jawbone material, with no need for further treatments such as a bone grafting procedure. The implants are attached to the corresponding teeth restorations on the same day and can be used immediately with no need to wait for a healing period to be finished. All on 4 implants are also used to secure dentures that have become loose or ill-fitting.
What are the Advantages of All on 4 Dental Implants?.
Immediate Cosmetic Improvement A greatly-improved smile can be enjoyed within the same day that the implants are attached to the jawbone (and connected to the teeth restorations). There is no need to endure temporary restorations that can look and feel awkward, or go toothless for a period of time while waiting for the healing period to be finished.
Shorter Treatment Period A single dental appointment is all it takes to attach the implants to the jawbone, and connect the implants to the teeth replacements. The benefits of an implant treatment can immediately be enjoyed, with no need to go to for numerous dental appointments to finish the entire treatment. The need for complicated procedures such as a bone graft is also eliminated when using the All on 4 implants method.
Minimally-Invasive Procedure The implants are attached to the jaw using a minimally-invasive procedure, exposing the patient to less discomfort when compared to a conventional dental implant treatment. The simplified procedure also translates to a decrease in overall expenses, since there is no need for more complicated treatments.
Minimal to Zero Downtime As the implants are attached using a minimally-invasive procedure, the patient will experience very minimal to zero downtime and can go back to doing normal daily activities immediately after the All on 4 dental implants treatment.
Prevention of Jawbone Deterioration Jawbone deterioration is prevented as the implants replace the function of lost tooth roots, which provide the stimulation needed for the jawbone to maintain its healthy structure.
Improved Denture Use Loose dentures are secured with the implants, eliminating embarrassing and uncomfortable situations when the dentures move uncontrollably inside the mouth. The dentures are held firmly in place by the implants, and the wearer can confidently use the teeth replacements without fear of embarrassing and painful denture use.