If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then dental implants can offer the most comprehensive and lifelike solution to replacing them. However, if you’ve lost all of your teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge, then the prospect of dental implant surgery might seem intimidating. Fortunately, even a full row of replacement teeth, or a complete denture, can be supported on just a few implant posts, rather than an implant for each lost tooth. With All-On-4® implant dentures, though, you can enjoy the benefits of an implant-supported denture with only four strategically placed implant posts, rather than the customary 6-8.
All-On-4® implants are designed for patients who’ve suffered complete tooth loss and require one or a pair of complete dentures to rebuild their smiles. The idea is to allow patients to enjoy the long-term benefits of dental implants, even if they’ve lost a significant amount of jawbone structure due to prolonged tooth loss. Each of the four implant posts are positioned and angled to absorb a maximum amount of your bite’s pressure, effectively supporting an upper or lower denture while minimizing the extent of surgery needed.
The good news is that you can benefit from All-On-4® implant dentures whether you need to restore your upper ridge, lower ridge, or both. The innovative implant system is planned according to your specific needs, and the four implants can be placed in your upper and/or lower ridge, depending on the extent of your tooth loss.
Many of the benefits of All-On-4® lie in the fact that they allow more patients to enjoy dental implants without needing jawbone grafting beforehand. Because implant dentures are secured to lifelike prosthetic teeth roots, they are easier to maintain and keep clean than traditional prostheses. Also, your implant posts can life for life with proper care and maintenance, improving your long-term oral health and helping to keep your smile and facial structures full and vibrant!