All on 4 Dental Implants
In extreme cases when most or all of the patient’s teeth is loose, lost, or need to be extracted, there is a procedure that can restore the patients teeth in one appointment called All-on-4®. Basically the first appointment, Xrays, Catscan from the jaw, impression and records from the teeth and the jaw, and before pictures are taken so the lab can make an all around one piece bridge.
Second appointment, all the patients teeth are removed, smooth and level the patient’s bone; then 4 implants are placed strategically in the jaw ( just like a table needs 4 legs only ), then the pre-made temporary bridge is going to be screwed on the top of the 4 implants ( All on 4 implant ); so the patient can lead a normal life. After a short period of time, third appointment the permanent bridge will replace the temporary bridge.
Permanent All on 4 has more teeth, and stronger base.Patient can request to chanfe the shape and shade of the teeth for the permanent All on 4 bridge. This All on 4 treatment concept ( made possible by Nobel Biocare Implant company ) has revolutionized dentistry.
Before All on 4 Implants, patient had to get dentures, that was not secured, very unstable, continuous bone loss under the dentures ( needed to be relined or changed ), painful, with limited success rate. With dentures, chewing food is not enjoyable, and because the denture covers most of the gum, it diminishes the taste of the food.
All on 4 dental implants (All-on-4® treatment concept) are a registered trademark of Nobel Biocare Implant company. The All on 4 replaces your teeth with a Bridge that is permanently screwed to 4 implants. No more cavities, bad smell. All the patient has to do is do routine gum cleaning, and use water pick to keep the gums healthy. Because Implants are used in the jaw, it also stimulates the bone, reducing the bone loss. Since only 4 Implants are used, All on 4 implants cuts down on the cost, and time. The patient’s confidence will be back with a normal beautiful smile.
The All on 4 implant concept has many advantages:
- No bone grafting needed; specially when patients have a lot of bone loss in the back of the mouth. All-on-4 dental implantsmakes it possible for the majority of the people who are not candidates for the typical implants to get implants.
- Cost effective; because only 4 implant is needed per jaw.
- Saves lots of time; no time needed for implants to get integrated to the bone; no temporary denture needed for 6 months, and no wait for bone graft material to be hard.
- No more Cavities and bad breath; because the All on 4 implant bridge is made with titanium, acrylic, and porcelain which cannot get cavities.
- The only trip to the dentist is to maintain the health of the gum.
- In 98% of the cases, the All on 4 Bridge lasts a lifetime.
- If you are diabetic, you can still use the All on 4 implant bridge, because no bone graft is needed.