All-on-4 Treatment Concept
Restorative dentistry has come a long way in just a short amount of time. While there is a stigmatism associated with tooth loss and tooth neglect causing tooth loss, there is no reason to be ashamed or anxious to talk about it. The All-on-4 Treatment Concept is perfect for those people who are not excellent candidates for dental implants because of bone loss. If you have been reluctant to talk about dentures, now is the time. Come into our office at Skyline Implants & Periodontics so we can discuss the options with you.
Developed by Nobel Biocare, this procedure is perfect for those patients with limited bone mass in the jawbone. In the All-on-4 procedure, there are fewer implanted posts. This process needs less available bone to attach the implants to the jawbone. It also minimizes the amount of time needed to get the procedure done.
Rather than applying the implants to the bone in a strictly vertical position, the All-on-4 treatment screws them into the bone at an angle allowing for quicker fusion which means in a single office visit our patients can leave with a new set of artificial teeth. It saves time for both the office and the patient which means an increased level of efficiency.
Benefits of the All-on-4 Treatment Concept
While extraction and preparation of the patient’s mouth occur in a single appointment the effectiveness of the treatment is not diminished. Proper cleaning of the decay and infected tissue still occurs so there is no chance of post-procedure infection.
For those patients who were told they were not good candidates for dental implants because of needing more bone mass in their jawbones, this is a perfect alternative for them. When patients have extensive tooth loss it can greatly alter their appearance because their cheeks and lips no longer have the supportive structure to hold them in the natural position. Once this surgical procedure is done, their appearance will return to normal because the underlying structure will have been replaced.
Who Needs the All-on-4 Treatment?
While it may seem like this surgical procedure is very invasive and radical because it is finished in a single appointment, it really is not difficult to accomplish and is an excellent option for patients that cannot get dental implants. If a patient was considering dental implants and still has a few remaining natural teeth that needed to be removed, the All-on-4 treatment option is perfect. This low-cost option can help to rebuild bone mass by providing the necessary pressure to maintain the jawbones. This is important to maintain a high level of oral health.
Those patients who were worried about dentures not fitting properly and constantly slipping out of place will be delighted to know that does not happen with this procedure. The dentures fit perfectly in place and are secured to the four posts embedded into their upper and lower jawbone so they will not move out of place.
If you contact us as Skyline Implants & Periodontics, we can schedule an evaluation and talk about the options available. If you have any concerns about the procedure, please call us at (385) 888-7414.