What is an All on 4 ?
If you are missing teeth (or are soon to lose all your teeth) because they have broken down, you have several options for your full teeth replacement. One of the most common techniques is to use an All on 4 dental implant techique to support a set of new, manufactured teeth. If you have lost all your upper or lower teeth, a full arch fixed implant prosthesis, may be a good option to restore your smile’s health, function, and aesthetics, instead of a traditional denture.
All on 4 is a treatment technique, where ‘all on 4’ refers to “all” teeth being supported by 4 titanium dental implants. This is a procedure for the replacement of a patient’s badly broken-down or terminal teeth, decayed teeth or compromised natural teeth. The four implants support a new set of teeth, on a fixed full-arch prosthesis displaying around 10 to 14 teeth.
The All on 4 implants concept itself, allowed the total rehabilitation of a full set of teeth (a full teeth replacement), supported by as few as four fixtures. This allowed clinicians to avoid bone-deficient areas by placing implants into healthy bone dense areas ,where the implant fixture could successfully osseointegrate into the jawbone.
Two implants are placed at the front, with two at the back, placed at a slight angle, providing enough structural support to hold a full, fixed set of new prosthetic teeth. As there are fewer implant fixtures placed, it provides a faster and less invasive option. The new natural-looking teeth are fixed to your jawbone enabling you to not only look and feel good but also function very similar to natural teeth.
All on 4 are for less complex cases and are typically made using an Acrylic-made arch. If you have a more complex oral requirements and require restorative dentistry, Learn more about Full Arch Rehabilitation here.
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