All-on-4 is a method of securing dentures to sturdy dental implants. This revolutionary method for stabilizing prosthetics can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life after tooth loss. All-on-4 is also beneficial to patients who have worn conventional dentures for years. Our oral surgeons have experience placing dental implants for both single and multiple tooth replacement.
How All-on-4 Works
Conventional dentures rest on top of the gums. They are supported by the curvature of the jaw. All-on-4 takes a different approach to stabilizing dentures by utilizing dental implants. Since dental implants are embedded into the jawbone, they can replace the lost root system of teeth so that prosthetics like dentures are able to improve comfort and oral function. Four dental implants are placed throughout the jaw in specific locations so that the weight of a full arch of teeth can be supported.
Dentures tend to fit poorly with time due to bone atrophy. Many folks complain of denture movement during oral function and some people resort to using messy adhesives to keep their prosthetic teeth in place. Dental implants eliminate the need for messy adhesives and keep the jaw stimulated so that bone atrophy is less severe.
The Basics on Dental Implants
A dental implant is a small titanium rod with a ridged texture. Only a few millimeters wide, a dental implant is loaded into the jawbone through a surgical procedure. With time, the bone surrounding the implant will fuse to it, holding it in place. The fusion between bone and a titanium implant is what makes dental implants an ideal replacement for the roots of teeth and a sturdy base for prosthetic teeth.
With implants, prosthetics that replace visible tooth structure will not budge during eating or speaking, allowing patients to enjoy a healthy, balanced diet and a better quality of life.
Schedule a Tooth Replacement Consultation
If you have suffered with tooth loss or currently wear unsupported dentures that you are unhappy with, we invite you to schedule a tooth replacement consultation with one of our skilled oral surgeons. At your appointment, we will perform an oral examination to determine your unique needs and the appropriate treatment plan that is right for you.
Call our team at EverSmile today to reserve an appointment.