All-On-4® Treatment Concept
People who wear dentures experience many problems, including pain in the gums and difficulty in eating. Your self-confidence can also be affected if you feel your dentures move while you talk. The advancement in dental technology has come up with a revolutionary concept to help people with failing, or missing teeth smile confidently. The All-On-4® Treatment Concept was developed to give an effective restoration option for people with no teeth. Restoring your teeth can be easier than you think with the All-On-4® Treatment Concept.
San Tan Oral Surgery can surgically retain your denture device, giving you a firm set of permanent teeth. Our team can show you how this system can not only restore your function but allow you to forget that you had ever lost your teeth.
This procedure looks and feels like natural teeth with the stability of fixed implants. It helps get a full set of new and beautiful teeth fixed into just four implants in your upper or lower jaw. Also known as teeth in a day implants, this technique offers both immediate and long-lasting benefits. Over time, the improvements in All-on-4® dental implants technique have led to shorter surgery time and lower cost. This treatment has helped transform many people’s lives by providing them an effective solution that is more comfortable, secure, and reliable than removable dentures. This procedure should only be performed by an experienced surgeon who has the required tools and expertise.
Who are the Ideal Candidates for the All-On-4® Treatment Concept?
All-On-4 is ideal for people who have failing bridges and crowns. Also, people who suffer from loose dentures or have been told they need bone grafting for implants, and suffer bone loss are also ideal candidates. If you have, or were considering, dentures it may help to learn about All-on-4 vs traditional dentures.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept Procedure
One of the most critical improvements to dental implant technology is the All-on-4® treatment concept. This procedure is for patients who need a full replacement of their upper or lower teeth. All-on-4® dental implants receive the name from how the devices are placed in the jawbone.
Patients receiving this treatment need four rods or anchors to hold the full device in place. In many instances, patients getting this type of treatment need other surgeries to prepare their jawbone to receive the implants successfully. With the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, these additional procedures aren’t required because the titanium rods are inserted at an angle, making the recovery time faster.
What are the Benefits of the All-On-4® Treatment Concept?
The most significant benefit for patients who choose this tooth replacement option is the reduced number of surgeries. With the All-on-4, the implants are inserted into the existing bone.
Another benefit of using All-On-4® is that it reduces the amount of time the patients spend. This adds to the general satisfaction seen from patients who opt for this procedure. In general, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept has been very well received by patients who have gone through it with our team.
Once you choose this treatment option, our professionals will go through a full evaluation of your oral and overall health. You will need scans and x-rays to determine your jawbone condition, and which size implants are best for you.
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How Does the All-on-4® Treatment Concept Work?
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept retains your dentures using dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium post that resembles a screw in shape and size. Our professionals surgically place the implants directly into the jawbone. This may sound extreme, but the science is fascinating. Before you lost your natural tooth, your tooth was retained, or held in place, with the tooth root. The root is the connecting piece between your tooth and jaw, and it was an important piece.
You should go for an initial consultation to get a better idea of what to expect from the procedure. Our professionals will first take an x-ray to fully examine your mouth’s condition to fully plan the actual procedure. This procedure uses the dense jaw bone in front of your mouth to place 4 implants. After the implants are placed, a temporary set of teeth is attached, allowing you to eat and smile straight away. The implants are then allowed to heal for three to six months. Once the implants are fully integrated into your bone, the final set of teeth is fitted. The new set of teeth, when properly cared for, can last a lifetime.
The success rate of All-on-4 dental implants is around 95%. This procedure offers patients an increased quality of life and a healthy smile. This treatment concept is a cost-effective procedure, decreasing the treatment times and morbidity and allowing a higher patient quality of life. Whether you are new to dentures or have been wearing them for years, our professionals can retain your dentures no matter the amount of bone available. For more information, and to find out how you can benefit from the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, call San Tan Oral Surgery at today.