The “>All-on-4 dental implant method is sold by Nobel Biocare. It’s a brand name of both the actual posts and the implantation technique. Four implants are placed in one jaw (upper or lower). The four dental implants support the anchored (non-removable) denture.
How is the All-on-4 system different than conventional implants?
The main difference is that it uses fewer posts to support an appliance that replaces all the teeth on one arch. To replace all of your teeth (upper and lower) with a conventional set of tooth implants, you would need 16-20. That’s 8-10 per arch.
The way the posts are set in the jaw bone is different as well. With this service, the rear posts are surgically implanted at an angle.
What are the advantages of All-on-4?
All-on-4 is more economical than a full set of implants.
All-on-4 can often be placed in one day. Because of this, they are also called “smile in a day” or “same day teeth.”
Who is a suitable candidate for All-on-4?
Success with any tooth restoration procedure depends on many considerations. An important decision is whether the patient has enough healthy bone to support the implant. Patients with jaw bone recession in the back of the mouth may only be able to have this type of dental implant procedure.
What are the potential drawbacks of All-on-4?
Not all Murray dentists offer this procedure. There are various reasons. Some believe four implants don’t provide enough strength. It stands to reason that more implants provide more support. Another concern is that if a dental implant fails in the All-on-4 configuration, it may require that all tooth implants be replaced.
Dr. Blackwood is a dental implant specialist. At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we have performed hundreds of dental implant procedures. If you are thinking about tooth implants, schedule a consultation. We look forward to discussing your dental goals.