Patients who want the best possible outcomes when restoring their smiles should consult with an oral surgeon to learn more about All-on-4 and the many benefits it offers. This unique treatment approach supports an entire denture with just four dental implants.
All-on-4: An Overview
All-on-4 offers patients all of the benefits of implant-supported dentures without requiring the use of a large number of dental implants. In fact, with All-on-4, an oral surgeon inserts only four dental implants into the patient’s jaw. The outpatient procedure is completed in a matter of hours.
The outer two dental implants are angled beneath the gumline, which better facilitates their capacity to support the weight of the denture’s entire rear section.
Additionally, because the oral surgeon places those dental implants toward the front of the patient’s jaw, bone loss is less likely to be an obstacle to osseointegration. Jawbone tissue is thicker at the front of the jaw and erodes more gradually.
Conventional Dentures Vs. All-on-4
Patients have a number of treatment options for restoring their smiles, and they should deliberate on various characteristics of those smile restoration methods when choosing their preferred treatment, including:
The unique qualities of dental implants help All-on-4 outshine its competitors in all of these areas. For example, the bond between the bone and the implants allows All-on-4 to withstand strong forces, making implant-supported dentures far more effective at chewing.
All-on-4 patients also report great satisfaction with the lifelike feeling of their new smiles as well as the ability to chew virtually all of the foods that they enjoyed when they had their biological teeth.
We understand that our patients also are concerned about their restored smiles looking just as beautiful as their natural ones, and All-on-4 delivers on that goal, too. State of the art materials are used to create the appliance that is supported by the four dental implants, and they mimic natural enamel.
Do you want to learn more about how All-on-4 measures up with conventional dentures? Visit our team at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates for an educational session and evaluation.