All-on-4 Dental Implants
Missing an entire arch of teeth can make it difficult to chew, speak, or smile, especially if think you don't qualify for dental implants.
With All-on-4® dental implants, the team at Colorado Premier Dental can help you replace an entire arch of teeth in just one treatment.
Why is the All-on-4 technique becoming increasingly popular for patients at our Lakewood, CO, dental practice?
3 Noteworthy Benefits of All-on-4 over Other Dental Treatments
There are many advantages for candidates of the All-on-4 dental implant technique, including:
Prevent Bone Loss
When a dental implant is placed, it acts just like natural tooth roots and sends signals to your jaw to encourage new bone growth. Implants can also prevent bone degeneration that naturally occurs after tooth loss so you can avoid an aged, sunken appearance.
Traditional dentures can slip out of place or cause irritation. With All-on-4 implant-supported dentures, you can rest assured that your restoration will never slip out of place while you are speaking or eating.
See Immediate Results
Traditional implants often require patients to go without replacement teeth for some time. But with the All-on-4 technique, you can leave the dentist's office the same day as your surgery with a natural-looking temporary prosthetic in place.
All-on-4 is a dental implant placement technique developed by Nobel Biocare®, a leader in implant dentistry, to help patients restore an entire arch of teeth in just one day.
Before the inception of All-on-4, patients who were missing a full row of teeth had to choose between uncomfortable removable dentures or expensive implant-supported dentures, which require a minimum of six to eight implants. Meanwhile, the All-on-4 technique requires just four implants, making it a more comfortable, affordable, and efficient treatment option for patients with extensive tooth loss.
Dentist Brian J. Polidori can perform this advanced treatment at his practice for patients seeking improved stability and security for their dentures without the extensive healing time required by traditional implants. In many cases, patients are able to leave our office with their new smile on the same day.
All-on-4 also has high patient satisfaction rates and excellent long-term success rates. To ensure positive treatment outcomes, the implants are strategically placed within the jawbone in the precise location where they can provide the most support. Other features of this procedure include:
- Two straight implants placed in the anterior, or front, of the jaw and two implants placed at an angled position in the posterior, or back, of the jaw.
- Immediate function thanks to a fixed temporary bridge that can be attached to the implants in patients who meet the necessary criteria.
- Bone grafting can typically be avoided with the All-on-4 treatment since the implants are strategically angled in order to best utilize the available bone.
Strategically placed All-on-4 dental implants can support a full-arch restoration.
Are You a Good Candidate for This Surgical Treatment?
Each patient has a unique set of needs, so it is important to attend an initial consultation with Dr. Polidori to determine if the All-on-4 technique is right for you. A series of x-rays and scans will be taken of your jawbone to measure your bone density and if you are eligible for treatment, to determine where your dental implants should be placed.
You may be a good candidate for All-on-4 implants if:
You are missing all of your teeth on the upper arch, the lower arch, or both arches.
You currently wear traditional dentures, but are interested in gaining more stability and function.
You do not have a sufficient amount of bone tissue to support the placement of traditional dental implants.
You want to avoid bone grafting or more complex dental implant surgery.