All on 4 dental implants is a technique of placing dental implants on the jawbone, and the corresponding teeth restorations within one dental appointment. This method uses four implants which are placed in precise points on the jaw, to maximise the existing bone quality eliminating the need for complicated procedures such as a bone graft prior to the implant placement.
All on 4 implants can be used within the same day that they are loaded, without the need to wait for a healing period to be completed, before the teeth restorations can be attached. This technique is beneficial for replacing all of the missing teeth on a given arch (the lower or the upper arch), or for securing dentures that have become ill-fitting or loose.
Advantages of All on 4 Dental Implants
Quick Appearance Improvement All on 4 dental implants offer immediate aesthetic improvements, as the dental implants and the teeth restorations can be used within the same day that the treatment is completed. The smile is made more complete again, without missing teeth that can make one look unhealthy and unattractive. This implant treatment also improves the appearance of sunken lips and hollowed-out cheeks the usual consequences of multiple tooth loss.
Minimally-Invasive Procedure The implants are attached to the jawbone using a minimally-invasive technique, which makes it possible for the whole treatment to be completed without the need for bone grafting or other complicated procedures. The strategic placement of the four dental implants takes advantage of the existing jawbone structure to eliminate the need for the complicated treatments prior to the implant placement.
More Affordable Implant Treatment The all on 4 dental implant treatment is generally less expensive compared to traditional dental implants, since this method can be completed without the need for more expensive bone grafting (or other advanced treatments). In addition, there are fewer dental visits involved with the completion of the all on 4 implant treatment reducing the expenses that come with multiple dental appointments.
Less Downtime/Recovery The treatment using all on four implants is completed within one dental appointment, resulting to a very short to zero downtime needed by the patient to fully recover from the treatment (compared to a traditional dental implant placement). There is also no need to wait for a healing period to be finished before the teeth replacements are attached to the implants, so that the all on 4 implants can be enjoyed immediately after their placement.
Jawbone Deterioration Prevented The implants replace the natural tooth roots lost with missing teeth, and stimulate the jawbone so that further deterioration of the bone quality is prevented.