All-on-four Dental Implants
All-on-Four dental implant technique is a good solution for patients who have lost or are about to lose all upper and/or lower teeth. With this procedure, four dental implants are usually placed on each arch. Using five dental implants as the actual all-on-four dental implant system is the preferred way to go as the all-on-four dental implant system doesnt follow the actual anatomy of the mouth like it should. The mouth is broken up into five areas. All-on-Four implants do tend to fail more often than five-on-five. With this procedure patients can get a new set of permanent teeth in the least amount of time.
Patients that want to replace dentures with All-on-Four dental implants dont have to remove their teeth daily for cleaning as patients new set of teeth can be maintained and cleaned like natural teeth.
Choosing All-on-Four dental implants instead of dentures patients never have to experience the crippling effects of loose dentures, bone loss, being unable to eat the foods you enjoy, the embarrassment of dentures slipping during speech or smiling.
Approximate cost upper or lower arch - $25,000 - $35,000
Approximate cost for both arches - $45,000 - $55,000
All-on-Four Dental Implants Technique
The All-on-Four technique utilizes four dental implants by some oral surgeons and others use five dental implants. These implants will attach your new set of permanent replacement teeth. Patients sometimes will need bone grafting depending on the patients bone loss.
Your oral surgeon will usually use iv sedation to assure each patients maximum safety and comfort throughout the procedure. Usually, the entire implant process, including any extractions, can be completed in one day. The teeth portion attached to the implants is usually completed by a cosmetic implant restorative dentist and usually completed after healing. The end result will be a fully functional set of teeth.
Benefits with All-on-Four
Requires minimal recovery time without compromising implant failure
Can reduce overall cost over single implant placement
Allows for easy maintenance
Restores the ability to eat all types of foods
Relieves the many frustrations of removable appliances
Ensures long-term results with the potential to last a lifetime
Renews a youthful appearance through bone level stabilization
Enhances self-confidence and overall quality of life
Stops bone loss that contributes to the old age look
by: Devin Gilliland