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All-On-4 is a popular treatment at our clinic. It gives patients who are not eligible for normal dental implants a possible alternative; this due to the nature of the treatment, in particular how the dental implants are implanted in the jawbone of the patient. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment, please read the information provided by the Malo Clinic below.

What Is All-On-4?

The All-On-4 dental implant procedure is a trademarked procedure from Nobel Biocare, invented through a cooperation between Dr Paulo Malo and the Nobel Biocare company. The principle of the treatment is that it uses less dental implants than a normal dental implant procedure.

With All-On-4 dental implants, patients could get an entire arch of teeth with as little as four dental implants. In some cases, patients might need up to six dental implants in the upper jaw; this due to a lower bone density in the upper jaw.

To ensure a sturdy foundation with less dental implants, the anterior (rear) dental implants are inserted at an angle. By doing this, dentists can guarantee a sturdier base and a stronger foundation to carry the dental implants.

Patients who would need a bone graft for a regular dental procedure might be able to eliminate this process through All-On-4. The implementation of these dental implants requires considerably less jawbone than a normal dental implant procedure, so patients who are not eligible for normal dental implants could find a solution with All-On-4.

Finally, patients who choose All-On-4 can count on an overall reduced treatment time. Since the treatment only requires four to six dental implants, the treatment can usually be applied over a shorter time period than regular dental implants.

What Are All the Different All-On-4 Techniques?

The techniques that can be used for All-On-4 are variable. While the basis of the overall procedure remains the same, small adjustments can be made depending on the needs of the patient. For example, some patients only require as little as four dental implants for an entire arch of teeth, while other patients might need six, this due to a low bone volume in the jaw.

To discover if All-On-4 is the best treatment option for you, it is always a good idea to speak to your dentist or oral surgeon. After an evaluation of your dental health and bone volume, a dentist can talk about your treatment options and the techniques that could be used to restore your stunning smile.

Is All-On-4 Expensive?

Most dental implant procedures are an investment; this due to the work involved and the dental supplies used during the procedure. However, compared to a regular dental implant treatment, All-On-4 is usually a lot more affordable for the patient.

With All-On-4 the dentist or oral surgeon only uses a limited number of dental implants for an entire arch of teeth. Naturally, this reduces some of the lab work that must be done for the patient in question. It also reduces the time the patient needs to be treated; this all translates in a reduced cost for the All-On-4 treatment.

Prices for All-On-4 may vary from patient to patient. It can be subject to the clinic you choose, but also to the number of dental implants that may be required to provide a sturdy foundation for the artificial teeth. Therefore, it is always advised to speak to your clinic and acquire a cost estimate for your teeth specifically. Even though there are estimates to be found online, they are less accurate than the estimate you will receive from the dentist.

How Long Does the All-On-4 Procedure Take?

The implementation of All-On-4 dental implants only takes a couple of appointments; this includes your evaluation, the implementation of the dental implants, and then a follow-up appointment. Therefore, most patients will leave the clinic with their dental implants on the same day as the procedure.

Traditional dental implant procedures can take as long as six months, so a couple of appointments over several days is a serious reduction in treatment time. The All-On-4 treatment does not have the lengthy recovery time that normal dental implant procedures have, which provides patients with nothing but benefits.

Of course, patients must take proper care of their new teeth to ensure a lengthy and long lifespan. Patients should care for their dental implants like they would care for their natural teeth; this includes a regular appointment with your dentist. Still, if you are willing to put in the effort, you can take full advantage of all the benefits associated with All-On-4.

Do you have a question about All-On-4 treatment? Or would you like an appointment with one of our dentists regarding this treatment? For more information, or to make an appointment for All-On-4, please contact our friendly receptionists by telephone or by email.

 

 

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