If you’ve been told you’re not a good candidate for traditional dental implants, or if you’re interested in an option that doesn’t take up to a year to complete, “All-on-4” dental implants may be the best solution for completing your smile. It’s a newer technique in implant dentistry that allows for a full arch of fixed prosthetic teeth to be supported on just four dental implants. With “All-on-4”, the implants are strategically placed and precisely angled to allow for greater strength, especially when the jawbone has experienced deterioration due to tooth loss. In this way, the “All-on-4” technique eliminates the need for bone grafts or sinus lifts prior to implant placement.
If you’re interested in an alternative to traditional dental implants but don’t want to miss out on the stability of this replacement option, keep reading to learn about “All-on-4” dental implants from the team at Remmers Dental.
To appreciate the benefits of the “All-on-4” alternative, you must first understand how the procedure for traditional implants works. With the conventional method, a single titanium post is inserted into the space left by each missing tooth. Sometimes, a bone graft or sinus lift is necessary to create a foundation for the implants. A recovery period of up to 12 months is necessary for the grafting, lifting, and implants to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone, and a temporary removable tooth replacement is worn during the interim. Once the dental implants and jawbone have fully integrated, the prosthetic teeth are secured with either screws or cement on top of the dental implants in the final restoration phase.
The “All-on-4” dental implant technique eliminates the need for this waiting time in between implantation and final restoration. With the “All-on-4”, we can place your dental implants and load a fixed prosthetic on the implants in the very same visit! And without the need for bone grafts or sinus lifts. Those are the results anyone who has lived with missing teeth can appreciate.
When you choose to complete your smile and replace your teeth with “All-on-4 dental” implants, you’ll benefit from the wealth of benefits offered by this tooth replacement option. Just a few of the most common are listed below.
Restoring smiles with the “All-on-4” technique since 2006, Dr. Stephen Remmers has travelled extensively across the country to lecture and teach other dentists this technique. Before you make any decisions about tooth replacement, please schedule a consultation with the team at Remmers Dental. Dr. Stephen and our other knowledgeable and experienced dentists will thoroughly discuss your options to help you understand dental implants, “All-on-4” and your current oral health needs. We use our modern dental technology, including cone beam (CT) scanning to draw up a comprehensive treatment plan and provide you with all the information you desire -- because we want to help you make the most informed decisions related to your smile. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today!