All-on-4 is a revolutionary tooth replacement method that anchors a full denture to dental implants. By drawing on the support of dental implants, which are rooted in the jaw, a denture can withstand the forces of oral function much better. This gives patients the ability to enjoy optimal oral function after total tooth loss.
Moreover, All-on-4 implant supported dentures look incredibly lifelike. This is because dentures appear more tooth-like when held permanently in place. Dentures will also look more natural when they fit properly and dental implants help ensure that dentures continue to fit by supporting bone health. Our oral surgeons offer this treatment option to accommodate the needs of edentulous persons.
How All-on-4 Works
All-on-4 works by anchoring dentures to strategically placed dental implants. A series of four dental implants throughout the jaw can support the weight placed on dentures during oral function. This treatment option involves oral surgery for the placement of the dental implants. Afterwards, custom dentures are made and attached to abutments on dental implants.
Benefits of All-on-4
With dental implants, All-on-4 can increase oral function more than unsupported, conventional dentures. Many patients with conventional dentures struggle using messy adhesives to keep dentures in place because unwanted denture movement makes eating tougher and chewier varieties of food very difficult. All-on-4 also helps keep bone active so that patients can retain as much bone mass as possible. Bone loss is a common side effect of tooth loss and significant bone loss will affect the way prosthetic teeth fit. Moreover, losing bone gives one an aged, “sunken in” appearance.
From an aesthetic standpoint, All-on-4 implant supported dentures provide a lifted, youthful appearance for the face. And since today’s prosthetics are made from high quality, natural looking materials like porcelain to mimic the appearance of teeth and pink-tinted acrylic bases to blend seamlessly into the gums, patients can enjoy a beaming, flaw-free smile.
If All-on-4 interests you, call EverSmile to reserve a consultation with our skilled oral surgeons.