When it comes to dental implants, we prefer to use as few posts as possible to replace multiple teeth at once. If you’ve lost an entire arch, then it only takes four expertly position posts to replace it – and thanks to the All-on-4 technique, you won’t have to wait too long for new teeth after you’ve received your implants. Call Healthy Smiles Dental Care in Muskegon today to schedule a consultation and learn more about this life-changing treatment.
Like traditional dental implants, All-on-4 implants are inserted directly into your jaw so that they can form a bond with the bone and support replacement teeth – in this case, a full denture. The four implants used in the procedure are placed in carefully chosen spots, and the implants near the back of the mouth are inserted at a specific angle so that they can take advantage of the areas of the jaw where bone density is highest.
We’ll spend your first consultation determining whether or not you’re a good candidate for dental implants. If you don’t have gum disease or any other health issues that could cause complications, you are likely a candidate for All-on-4. The procedure is normally recommended for those who have lost most or all of their teeth, and it can be a viable option for those who have already experienced bone loss in their jaw and don’t want to undergo bone grafting as part of the implant process.
There are a number of benefits that you can only enjoy by choosing dental implants to replace your teeth. For example:
Full dentures can also be anchored to implants that were placed using traditional methods instead of All-on-4. However, there are several advantages to using All-on-4 instead. For one, All-on-4 can eliminate the need for bone grafts altogether, significantly shortening the overall length of your treatment. Also, the All-on-4 procedure can be done with just four implants; with traditional techniques, you might need as many as eight to support an entire denture. Finally, regular dental implants usually require you to wait a few months for new teeth. All-on-4, on the other hand, allows us to attach a temporary denture right away.