The All-on-4 treatment concept involves using four dental implants to support a full arch of upper or lower replacement teeth. With this treatment option, patients can enjoy the functional benefits of full arch replacement.
During the procedure, four dental implants are surgically placed into jawbone ridges on the patient’s upper or lower arch. This method allows for a full denture to be easily snapped into place over the implants. The implants are placed at an angle that will allow for maximum stability. This restoration method is ideal for patients who are missing all of their teeth on the top or bottom arch and want to restore their smile with a permanent solution.
If a patient is missing teeth on multiple arches, they may want to consider All-on-X restorations instead. These procedures require six or up to eight dental implants. The number of dental implants needed depends on the number of teeth that need to be replaced on each arch. The more teeth that are being replaced, the more dental implants are needed. These restoration methods help patients avoid the need for bone grafting because the jaw is already strong enough to support the implant post-placement surgery. After the surgical placement of the implants is complete, the patient will need to heal for a few months before receiving their new set of permanent dentures. The new set of teeth will be custom-made to fit each patient’s unique oral anatomy and aesthetic preferences. Patients will be able to enjoy all the benefits of dental implants, including improved oral health, easier speech, eating restored facial aesthetics, and more confidence in their daily lives.
Patients should also maintain good oral hygiene practices to maximize the success of All on 4 implants. Avoidance of smoking is also recommended because it can impact the success of implant procedures. Smoking increases the risk of complications like bone graft failure or bacterial infection at the implant site.
If you’re missing all of your teeth, then you may be a good candidate for All-On-4 dental implants. However, there are some situations where you may still need more implants placed for an optimal fit. For example, if you have had significant bone loss in your jaw or you have large sinuses that haven’t been surgically altered – you may need additional implants to support an All-On-4 denture.
For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit Lone Star Dental Care at 11500 State Highway 121, Suite 210, Frisco, TX 75035, or call (972) 779-6207. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile!
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