Dental Implants

What makes All-on-4 dental implants such a revolutionary procedure?

The All-on-4 treatment concept is a relatively new procedure that was developed and perfected by Dr. Paulo Malo in the last few decades in collaboration with Nobel Biocare, a leading dental implant manufacturer. It has since garnered widespread popularity worldwide with many dental clinics, dentists and oral surgeons adopting Dr. Malo’s methods because of the many benefits it offers over conventional dental implants and removable dental prosthetics like dentures.

All-on-4 owes its name to the fact that it requires only four implants per arch to properly support the bridge that will replace a patient’s missing teeth. Conventional implant supported bridges typically require six to eight implants per arch, while individual dental implants require one implant per tooth. Compared to these conventional methods, All-on-4 provides similar results, takes less time and is a less invasive procedure overall. It also has very high success rates that rivals or even exceeds that of traditional dental implants.

What are the benefits of the All-on-4 dental treatment?

Let’s take a quick look at all the advantages that All-on-4 dental implants have to offer.

No Bone Grafting Required

Dental implants are normally placed directly underneath the teeth that need to be replaced. However, most patients who have already lost several teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease will also have likely already suffered from bone loss in the jaw as bacteria eats through the underlying jawbone. Since dental implants cannot be placed in areas where there isn’t enough bone volume, patients must first undergo a bone graft and wait for new bone growth before the dental implant procedure can take place.

With the All-on-4 treatment concept, the two dental implants in the rear are surgically placed at an angle so that it can be placed in areas of the jaw where there is adequate bone volume – eliminating the need for bone grafting.

Immediate Results

Since All-on-4 dental implants do not require bone grafts, patients who would not normally be considered ideal candidates for conventional dental implants due insufficient jawbone volume can immediately get treated without waiting months for new bone growth. Typically, after the initial consultation is done, patients can get their remaining teeth extracted, have the All-on-4 dental implants surgically placed and receive a temporary bridge in a single visit. This means that as soon as the All-on-4 procedure is done and you walk out of the clinic, you can immediately start enjoying the benefits of your new set of teeth. The temporary bridge looks and functions just as well as the permanent bridge, and provides you with a perfect looking smile. Once the All-on-4 implant surgery has completely healed, patients can have the temporary bridge replaced with a permanent bridge.

Long Lasting

All-on-4 dental implants are designed to last for the rest of your lifetime. The procedure uses titanium dental implants, which will eventually become part of the jawbone as new bone tissue grows around the implants. This gives the implants more strength to support the permanent bridge. The All-on-4 bridge is also made of an extremely resilient ceramic material that is designed to last a very long time even with minimal care.

Low Maintenance Costs

Compared to other tooth replacement options, All-on-4 dental implants require very little maintenance and can be treated and cared for the same way as your natural teeth. All-on-4 implants don’t require any special cleaning solutions or adhesives like the ones used with removable dentures. They also don’t have to be removed overnight while you’re sleeping, and only need to be brushed regularly followed by regular visits to the dentists for a more thorough cleaning.

Compared to other permanent options like traditional bridgework, which are typically attached to the natural teeth, All-on-4 doesn’t weaken your remaining natural teeth because the implants are designed to replace the roots of your teeth. Over time, most types of traditional dental bridges will need to be replaced or readjusted since the supporting natural teeth are not designed to support the pressure from the replacement teeth.

How can one benefit from All-on-4 dental treatment?

All-on-4 provides patients with a quick and long-term solution to replace their missing or decaying teeth. It is a full arch replacement which means you’ll get a new set of perfect looking teeth that look and perform just as well as your natural teeth, if not better. The replacement teeth are made using advanced CAD/CAM technology which ensures fit and alignment, giving you a perfect looking smile. With All-on-4 dental implants you can speak, smile, eat and chew normally and not have to feel embarrassed or worry about your teeth falling off at the most inopportune times.

 

 

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