The All-on-4 is a dental implant treatment concept designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth using only four dental implants. This innovative approach provides a stable and permanent solution for individuals who have lost most or all of their natural teeth.
At Mega Dental, we perform the All-on-4 treatment to restore an entire arch of missing teeth with a fixed implant-supported dental prosthesis. It utilizes four strategically placed dental implants in each arch to support a complete set of replacement teeth. Our dentist or oral surgeon will surgically place these four dental implants in the jawbone during the treatment. These implants are strategically positioned to maximize the available bone density and provide optimal support for the prosthesis.
The Benefits of All-on-4
- Immediate Loading
One of the significant advantages of the All-on-4 restoration is that it allows for immediate loading of the dental prosthesis. This means a temporary or provisional set of teeth can be attached to the implants on the same day as the surgery. This immediate functionality provides patients with immediate aesthetic and functional improvements.
- Enhanced Stability
The strategic placement of four dental implants provides a stable foundation for the dental prosthesis, minimizing movement and improving biting and chewing capabilities.
The All-on-4 prosthesis is designed to resemble natural teeth, improving the smile's appearance and facial aesthetics.
- Bone Preservation
Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, helping to preserve bone density and prevent the bone loss that commonly occurs with tooth loss.
What Makes All-on-4 Restorations Different?
Unlike dentures, which can be removed at night for cleaning and sleeping, the All-on-4 procedure requires the patient to have their implants permanently affixed to their jaw. Compared to traditional dental implants, the All-on-4 process is different for a few reasons:
All-on-4 utilizes four dental implants to support a full-arch prosthesis, whereas the conventional All-on-6 concept uses six dental implants. In All-on-4, two implants are placed vertically in the jawbone's anterior (front) region, while the other two implants are positioned at an angle in the posterior (back) region. This angled placement helps to maximize support and stability even in areas with limited bone volume.
Like All-on-6, All-on-4 also allows for immediate loading, where a temporary prosthesis is attached to the implants on the same day of the surgery. This provides patients with primary teeth and avoids needing extended periods without teeth.
All-on-4 is designed to minimize the need for bone grafting procedures. The angled placement of implants in All-on-4 takes advantage of the available bone, reducing the need for additional bone augmentation.
All-on-4 provides a fixed and permanent solution, eliminating the need for removable dentures. This can boost self-confidence and improve the quality of life. For the best dental care tailored to your needs, visit Mega Dental at 10510 FM 1464 Suite 100, Richmond, TX 77407, or call (832) 930-7723.