All-On-4 is an innovative system that allows us to place load-bearing dental implants in just one visit. This system is commonly used to replace a full denture by using 4-6 dental implants to support an entire arch restoration. Longer, angled implants are used instead of the short titanium screw implants to help speed up the treatment plan.
The longer implants allow us to place the denture on the same day, which means you won’t have to wait for the implants to heal before you enjoy your restoration. With All-On-4 implants, you can wear a fixed denture that looks, feels and functions just like your natural teeth. The force of your bite is distributed into your jawbone rather than your gums, which means you can enjoy restored function that cannot be replicated with dentures.
With All-On-4 dental implants, we can often complete the restoration in one day. This is why the treatment plan is sometimes referred to as “same day teeth”. This treatment uses longer implants that are placed at an angle in the jaw. If you’ve been rejected for dental implants in the past because of low jaw density, this treatment could offer a way forward.
We use between 4 and 6 implants per arch to support your denture. This will be a fixed denture that you can wear at night when you sleep. You will brush your teeth like you would your natural teeth, so you don’t have to remove the denture to clean it. You could replace your upper and lower dentures with All-On-4 dental implants for a complete restoration.
A good candidate for All-On-4 would be someone who is missing an entire arch and would like a permanent alternative to a denture. If you want to maintain your facial structure, dental implants can help to prevent your jaw from shrinking, leading to a sunken appearance that is common with dentures.
This treatment plan is intended to replace an entire arch, but if you have some of your natural teeth remaining, you could opt for multiple dental implants on a bridge. This would allow you to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
The dental implants are made from surgical grade titanium and are designed to last a lifetime. The bridge restoration on top will typically last for 10-15 years before it needs to be replaced or repaired.