Understanding the All-On-4 Procedure

There are many innovations in dental technology that has transformed tooth replacement solutions so that you can restore your smile and improve your quality of life. One of the innovations is the all-on-4 procedure where you can have a permanent solution for significant or complete tooth loss in lower or upper jaw.

The all-on-4 dental implants can replace a full arch with only four strategically placed implants. And this can support a complete set of fixed prosthetic teeth. The traditional dentures sit on the gums and you will need to use clasps or adhesives to retain them. But as all-on-4 implants are anchored into the jawbone directly, you will have superior stability and functionality. There are many benefits of this procedure over traditional tooth replacement options. Aesthetics, oral function and comfort are improved with all-on-4 implants. This procedure requires the surgical placement of four dental implants in the jawbones. The locations for the implants are predetermined. They will be angled strategically so that bone contact can be maximised. This will also help provide optimal support for prosthetic teeth. When the implants are in place, a customised set of prosthetic teeth will be attached to the implants. And this can restore the smile of the patient in a single appointment. The prosthetic teeth are made from durable materials like porcelain or acrylic. 

Traditional dental implant procedures will need months of healing

So that the prosthetic teeth can be attached. But with the all-on-4 implants, you can see immediate results. You will be able to leave the dentist’s office with a fully restored simile on the same day the surgery is done and this can be very convenient. The prosthetic teeth are anchored directly to the implant so that a high level of stability and functionality can be achieved. This is far superior compared to removable dentures. You will be able to smile, eat and speak with confidence as the prosthetic teeth are anchored securely in place. Your bone structure will also be preserved as the underlying jawbone is stimulated. This can prevent bone loss that can come with tooth loss. The integrity of your facial structure will be maintained with this all-on-4 implant technique and the need for additional bone grafting procedures can be minimised.

As the all-on-4 implants

Are customised to blend in seamlessly with your natural facial features given that it can be made to resemble the colour, texture and shape of your natural teeth, it will give a more natural appearance. This will boost your confidence in your smile. With traditional dentures you will need to remove them daily to clean and maintain them. They also need special adhesives. You can also care for all-on-4 implants like you do with natural teeth, brushing and flooring the prosthetic teeth so that maintenance can be made simpler. There are certain factors you need to consider before undergoing all-on-4 treatment. You need to have good oral health to ensure the success of the all-on-4 implants. If you have existing oral issues, they have to be addressed before you proceed with treatment.

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