All on 4 dental implants is a method of restoring a full arch of teeth, using just four dental implants. This implant treatment is less-invasive compared to a traditional dental implant treatment, and also involves a shorter overall treatment period. Patients who wish to secure loose dentures will benefit from this method, as the implants are used to firmly attach the dental restorations to the jawbone. All on 4 is also suitable for those who have lost all of the natural teeth in a given arch (the lower, or the upper arch).
The four dental implants are placed in specific points of the jaw, to maximise the existing jawbone. The strategic placement of the four implants makes it possible for the implant treatment to successfully be completed without the need for a bone graft procedure even if the jawbone has deteriorated, or is considered as insufficient for a traditional dental implant placement.
All on 4 Dental Implants Benefits
Less-Invasive The All on 4 implants are placed using a minimally-invasive procedure. Without the need for more complicated treatments such as a bone graft, the patient will be exposed to much less discomfort. Recovery period is shortened as well with the minimally-invasive treatment, enabling the patient to go back to normal activities without the long downtime. The gums, jawbone, and the oral cavity are also exposed to less trauma with the less-invasive All on 4 method.
Immediate Improvements The implants can be used immediately after their placement; there is no need to wait for a long time for the implants to be healed before they can be attached to the dental restoration (dentures or dental bridge). Improvements on the use of the permanent dental restoration can be enjoyed within the same day that the All on 4 dental implants are loaded. The appearance of the smile is also immediately improved with this implant placement method.
Cost Reduction An All on 4 dental implant treatment is generally more cost-effective compared to a traditional dental implant placement. Since the implants take advantage of the existing jawbone structure, there is no need to go through a costlier procedure such as a bone graft. The overall cost of the whole treatment is also reduced because the implants are loaded and attached to the dental restoration within the same day. The additional expenses that are associated with multiple visits to the dentist (for the treatment to be completed) can be avoided.