The All-On-4® Treatment Concept means you can come into our office with no healthy teeth remaining and leave with a full mouthful of teeth that are permanently in place. We can provide you with dentures that are attached directly to your jawbone, no adhesives, no covering the roof of your mouth, no shifting or wiggling. The All-On-4® Treatment Concept means strong, permanent dentures that allow you to resume chewing the foods you love and to be able to show off your beautiful smile. Our team at Excellent Dental Specialists can show you the difference in comfort, beauty, and function that the All-On-4® Treatment Concept can give.
What is the All-On-4® Treatment Concept?
The All-On-4® Treatment Concept uses the placement of four dental implants in your upper and/or lower arch to secure your denture device permanently in place. Because the implants are longer and placed at an angle, available bone density is often not a concern for placement. Patients love the All-On-4® Treatment Concept option for many reasons, including:
A Minimally Invasive Solution: We say minimally because there is no bone grafting preparatory work that needs to be done before placement.
Short Time-to-Teeth: Dental implants can take significant time to completion, but with the All-On-4® Treatment Concept, we can provide you instant teeth after creating a full treatment plan.
Quality of Life Increase: Both missing teeth and dentures require a significant life adjustment. Patients have to make changes in what they can eat, and how they speak. By replacing your missing teeth with the All-On-4® Treatment Concept, you can resume the use of your teeth as you did before the trouble began. Chew the foods you want without your teeth becoming loose or wiggling around in your mouth. Most dentures cover the roof of your mouth limiting your ability to taste, with this system this is never a worry.
Lower Cost: Cost is subjective, and there are cheaper options, but, to get the same permanent solution of implant retained teeth, there is no cost comparison.
Placement of All-On-4® Treatment Concept
The placement of your All-On-4® Treatment Concept dentures begins with an examination by one of our dentists. Together, you will decide on a treatment plan that is best for you. This implant retained denture system takes your denture, either one that you already have, or one that we can create for you, and surgically attaches it to your jaw with four titanium posts placed directly into your jawbone. We use titanium because it is biocompatible. Titanium is used for repairs by surgeons all over the human skeleton, including knees and hips, because your body will not reject it and will actually grow around and on it, incorporating the titanium into your bone, bonding it to the bone for a strong and firm hold.
Though the patient can use their newly retained dentures immediately, they will need to take caution for about three months after placement. We will advise the patient to eat soft foods and to avoid anything crunchy or hard while the bond, known as osseointegration, is occurring. Once the implants are firmly in place, you can resume eating the foods you love without fear of your teeth coming loose or shifting.
Give us a call at (210) 598-8933 with any questions you may have about the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.