All-on-4® Treatment Concept
There are several different treatments available if you are in need of complete dental restoration. One of the treatments utilized by our professionals at Advanced Dental Specialty Group is the All on 4 Treatment Concept. This concept serves as a good option for our patients that want more stability than is provided by traditional dentures but may not be eligible for or interested in regular dental implants. This concept may even allow our team to complete your restoration faster than some other methods.
What Is the All on 4 Treatment?
The All-on-4 Treatment Concept is a specific method of installing implant-supported dentures. This concept involves the installation of four titanium posts into your jawbone. One post is installed into each quadrant of your mouth. These posts are larger than the posts used for regular dental implants because each post is supporting a group of teeth.
After these posts are installed, our professionals can affix implant-supported dentures onto these posts. These types of dentures are in four separate pieces that fit seamlessly together to provide you with a natural, beautiful smile. During the installation process, our team will adjust them to ensure that they fit together properly and are securely attached to each post.
How Does This Treatment Benefit Me?
This treatment concept provides several benefits to you when compared to regular dentures. Regular dentures use a mold that fits over your gum line and can cause gum damage over time. Traditional dentures must also be put into place daily and require a lot of additional home care other than brushing and flossing. Regular dentures also provide less bite strength than implant-supported dentures installed with the All-on-4 concept.
Dentures installed with the All-on-4 concept also offer several benefits over regular dental implants. Dental implants require that a post be installed for every individual replacement tooth, which places a significant amount of strain on your jawbone and soft tissue. Due to the high number of posts placed using that method, you will have a prolonged healing process.
The All-on-4 concept places less strain on your jawbone and gums, which could substantially shorten your healing time. The reduced number of posts utilized in the procedure may also eliminate the need for a bone graft. If you do not need a bone graft, you will be able to obtain your implant-supported dentures much faster.
In addition to these many benefits, dentures installed with the All-on-4 concept will look and function like natural teeth. The average person will not even be able to tell that they are dentures because of how well they fit and function. This installation process also provides a long life to your dentures. The titanium posts will last for the rest of your life and the dentures will last approximately ten years, according to WebMD.
This treatment method can boost your confidence and improve your quality of life by allowing you to enjoy foods you love. If you would like to learn more about the All-on-4 treatment concept and how it can benefit you, it is time to come see our team at Advanced Dental Specialty Group. You can schedule your appointment today by calling our office at 385 381-6464.