All-On-4® Treatment Concept
Today, patients looking for full arch replacement teeth have many options. One option, the All-On-4® treatment concept, is a revolutionary treatment that can give you a brand-new set of teeth in just one day. Patients who wear traditional dentures often deal will with discomfort, compromised aesthetics, and functional complications. At Prosthodontic Dental Group, we offer the All-On-4® treatment concept as a superior alternative. With All-On-4® treatment concept, you can enjoy a beautiful new smile that enhances your overall quality of life!
What is the All-On-4® Treatment Concept?
The All-On-4® treatment concept is considered a treatment technique rather than an invention. Nobel Biocare was among the first to identify and trademark the technique, as an effective alternative to other forms of implant treatment. Other implant supported dentures require the use of six or more dental implants. The All-On-4® treatment concept, as the name suggests, only requires the use of four. Each implant is precisely angulated to maximize support and capitalize on the natural strength of your existing bone.
A dental implant operates as the root appendage of a tooth. By surgically implanting four small screws into the jawbone, we trigger a process called osseointegration. Over a period of three to six months, each screw will fuse to the bone, and create a permanent bond strong enough to support an entire arch of teeth. Each implant is then attached to the restoration using a support extension known as an abutment.
The All-On-4® Treatment Concept Process
The first step to receiving your brand-new smile involves a consultation visit with our specialists. Your visit will include an oral evaluation and a series of diagnostic tests. X-rays and 3D CT scans give us a comprehensive view of your bone structure, and allow us to predetermine the precise placement of each implant, without the use of invasive procedures.
The All-On-4® treatment concept procedure takes place in a single appointment. On the day of treatment, we will eliminate any discomfort and anxiety with the use of anesthetic and sedation. Once you are comfortable, we will then make four small incisions (per arch) and place each implant below the gums. Two implants will be placed near the front of your jaw, and two near the back. The back, or posterior, implants are placed at a 45° angle to maximize support and avoid damaging the nerve canal (lower jaw) or sinus cavity (upper jaw). Once the surgery is complete, you will be given some time to relax and rest. After the effects of sedation have worn off, we will attach a temporary set of dentures and adjust for comfort, fit, and function.
In the months that follow, you will use the temporary restoration while your implants heal and fuse to the bone. Make sure to maintain a soft food diet and avoid activities that may strain or damage your implants. Once the implants have properly integrated with your bone, we will fabricate and install your final restoration, using durable and aesthetically-pleasing materials.
Benefits of the All-On-4® Treatment Concept
The All-On-4® treatment concept gives you immediate results. Your final restoration will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. The All-On-4® treatment concept allows you to eat and speak without reservation—no more slips, no more discomfort, and no more sticky adhesives. Because the All-On-4® treatment concept is a fixed denture, you will be able to clean and maintain your smile as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular visits will ensure your new smile last decades or even a lifetime.
One of the biggest benefits of the All-On-4® treatment concept is bone preservation. Once you lose your teeth, you lose the physical stimulation your jaw needs to remain healthy. Each implant prevents deterioration and promotes a strong future for your oral health.
Learn More About the All-On-4® Treatment Concept
If you would like to learn more, call (916) 264-9655, and schedule your consultation appointment today!
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