A Reason to Smile Again
Looking for a minimally invasive solution for missing teeth? Then the All-on-4 procedure could be for you. Highpoint Dental Care offers this convenient procedure for anyone looking to replace their missing teeth. If you live in the Aurora, CO area then we encourage you to give us a call and we can happily discuss your options. Although dental implants are great for missing teeth, using them to replace an entire smile may not always be viable for some patients. That is where the All-on-4 procedure comes in handy. You’ll get the results of a full smile without all the hassle that would go into a regular dental implant procedure.
What is All-on-4?
Believe it or not, tooth loss is extremely common among adults, especially as we age. In fact, more than 35 million people in America are missing most of their teeth. Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people are opting for what is called All-on-4 dental implant restoration. All-on-4 is a cost-efficient, graftless solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery. In 1998, Dr. Paulo Malo successfully treated the first patient with the All-on-4 treatment concept. Since then hundreds of thousands of patients have been treated with this procedure. The procedure characteristics are:
- Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants
- Two straight anterior implants and two implants tilted up to 45º in the posterior
- Immediate function
- For patients meeting criteria for immediate loading of implants
- Graftless procedure
- Bone grafting is avoided by tilting the posterior implants, utilizing available bone
In a regular dental implant procedure you typically need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth, but with All-on-4 all you need is four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of All-on-4, and because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of the jawbone. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth. Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it prevents future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure and better oral health. Perhaps the biggest surprise about All-on-4 is how quickly it can transform your life.
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Benefits of All-on-4
Get Immediate Results: With as few as four dental implants, you can replace your dentures and have a permanent implant-supported bridge in as little as one day. Experience a dramatic improvement in chewing ability, teeth stability and overall comfort right away.
Improve Your Appearance: The All-on-4 procedure takes 20 years off of your smile. The procedure helps preserve the jawbone and prevent further deterioration of the facial structure associated with missing teeth and a lack of the root system that supports them. Dental implants decrease wrinkles caused by missing bone and tooth structure, which helps you look younger.
Eat What You Want, When You Want, Where You Want: Your overall eating habits will improve with the All-on-4 procedure. You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods again, instead of avoiding them in public or at home.
Get a Long-Lasting Smile: The All-on-4 dental implant procedure creates a permanent set of teeth with a non-removable implant-supported retained bridge. Your dental implants never have to be removed, and your teeth can last a lifetime.
Enhance Your Overall Quality of Life: With All-on-4 dental implants, your new teeth will feel and function just like real teeth. You’ll have greater comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. Overall you’ll look better, feel better, and have a renewed outlook on life.
Easily Care for Your Teeth: Another All-on-4 implants benefit is ease of care. With daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to your dentist, your new teeth will stay clean and healthy.
Who is eligible for All-on-4?
For patients who have lost all their teeth or may need to have the remaining teeth pulled due to decay, this is an amazing advancement that allows them to have a full set of teeth without undergoing multiple procedures. Simultaneously, this solution gives patients the kind of teeth that look real and act like the original teeth. It offers people a chance to live a full and healthy lifestyle by replacing the teeth with implants over removable dentures. The ideal candidate is someone who already wears dentures or is already missing multiple teeth. Additionally, this is an ideal procedure for someone that does not have the bone density to support a full set of individual implants, the time to have individual implants placed, or the budget to pay for them.
A Quick Comparison
Traditional implant therapy at other dental clinics often requires:
- Multiple visits to both surgical and general dental offices
- Six or more implants per arch
- Months of extended healing time
The All-on-4 dental implant solution is superior to conventional implant methods because it…
- Reduces or eliminates bone resorption (bone atrophy)
- Has a lower overall cost than conventional implant procedures
- Significantly reduces healing time
- Has proven predictability with highly-successful outcomes
- Allows for brand new replacement teeth in as little as one day
- Is permanent and will keep you smiling for a lifetime
How are All-on-4 Dental Implants different from dentures?
All-on-4 dental implants differ from dentures because they are a permanent solution for missing or severely damaged teeth. They are secured directly into your own jaw, so they look, feel and function just like natural teeth.
How long is the All-on-4 dental implant surgery?
The surgery takes approximately 2.5 hours per arch.
What is the success rate with All-on-4 Dental Implants?
According to their website, All-on-4 shows a 98% success rate.
Will my results look natural?
Absolutely. The All-on-4 dental implant technique gives you permanent teeth that look, feel and function just like real teeth. No one will know you have implants unless you tell them.
What type of cleaning is required after an implant is placed?
Since dental implants should be treated like your natural teeth, daily brushing and flossing are recommended. Our team will review oral hygiene instructions with you and recommend the most appropriate daily oral hygiene plan to fit your needs.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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