What is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
Dental ImplantsThe All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a revolutionary way to restore your teeth when you have no healthy teeth remaining. We can work with you to provide an immediately loaded fixed prosthesis supported by 4 implants in either the top or bottom arch. With a greater than 99.6% long term rate of success, this system is increasingly gaining popularity when retaining natural teeth is no longer an option. At Mountain Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, our first goal is your comfort, and the loss of teeth is one of the least comfortable places to be. Your teeth are important to your oral health, your mental health, and your ability to engage socially.
Though dentures are an alternative to teeth in aging adults, they have never been noted for their ease of use or equivalent function. If you wear dentures, you likely have to make drastic changes in the foods you eat and in the way that you engage in social situations. Dissatisfaction with dentures is high. Some of the most common complaints include areas or spots of pain from where the dentures have rubbed, uncomfortable to wear, poor stability and staying in place, difficulties in eating or speaking, and lack of retention, or becoming loose in the mouth. We can help you improve all of these aspects with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.
How The All-on-4® Treatment Concept works
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept takes your customized denture, either one that you already have or one that is created at the time of treatment for you, and permanently attaches it to your jaw bone with four dental implant posts. Unlike other implant replacement options, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept does not require specific amounts of bone width or depth because the posts are longer allowing them to reach more dense bone and placed at an angle for stability. Following placement, you will be required to eat soft foods and be easy on your new teeth for about three months to allow for healing. After the implants have bonded with the bone, you can begin eating the foods you love.
No shifting, no loose teeth, no clicking, just permanently placed teeth that you can feel confidant in. Having immediately loaded dentures retained with implants allows you to proceed with function and confidence. Upper dentures are often designed to cover the roof of their mouth, decreasing the sensation of taste, implants allow you to have the roof of your mouth uncovered. With your denture securely in place, you can have more control over chewing and your tongue.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept Results
Following the placement of your All-on-4® Treatment Concept dentures, you will experience very limited discomfort. Within a few days, you will likely be feeling normal once again and begin to grow used to the new freedom of having teeth. You may find that you need to adjust to eating and speaking with your permanently placed teeth. Healing can take time, but overall the All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a less invasive procedure compared to other surgical restorations because it does not require a bone graft procedure, reducing the time and cost of the procedure. You will likely find that immediate fixed dentures allow for significantly less disruption to your daily life. The aesthetics of this treatment are considerably more favorable. Overall, studies have demonstrated a consistently high level of patient satisfaction.
If you have been considering dentures or looking at alternatives to dentures, please give us a call at (303) 422-2990.
NOTE: This information does not represent the medical advice of our dental office, always refer to your personalized information given to you by Dr. Ryan or call us at (303) 422-2990 for dental advice.