All-on-4 Treatment: How Dental Implants with Dentures Can Help You

Written By Picacho Family Dental on November 2, 2018

Even though the All-on-4 method has been used since 1998, it is a completely new concept to most. That’s because the procedure itself seems too good to be true.

To combat the over 35 million US adults missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws, dentists developed the technology to replace all teeth in a minimally invasive procedure with only four dental implants on the top and bottom of your mouth.

It can even be completed in one day.

Dental Implants and the All-on-4 Method

After you’ve lost a tooth or teeth, dentists use implants to replace them. A dental implant is a small screw that is fitted to your jawbone. This acts as the new root to your replacement tooth once the crown is attached.

In the past, an implant was used to replace each missing tooth. The trouble came when people lost multiple teeth and sometimes all of their teeth. An implant for each and every tooth would not only add up cost-wise but also be an extensive amount of surgery for your mouth.

The All-on-4 treatment method solves this issue by only utilizing four implants to affix dentures. The dental implants are made from titanium which can fuse to living bone, preventing future bone loss and acting as an effective substitute for your missing tooth.

How Do the All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?

Unlike dentures which need to be removed, the All-on-4 method is a permanent solution to missing teeth.

The procedure, which is minimally invasive, requires dentists to attach two straight implants to the anterior and two at a 45-degree tilt to the posterior of your mouth. These four implants become an anchor for a dental bridge that can be customized to fit your mouth exactly. 

All-on-4 dental implants are a more convenient alternative to dentures, which often need to be removed when eating certain foods. They are the most comprehensive way to ensure a true fit to your unique mouth.

Are You Considering the All-on-4 Dental Implant Method?

If you have already lost most or all of your original teeth, the All-on-4 method may be the answer to restore your smile.

It’s not enough to have healthy-looking teeth. You need fully functional teeth as well. Dr. JasonLemmon, head of Picacho Family Dental, knows the importance of a healthy smile. Learn more about your denture options including the All-on-4 technique by calling the office at 928-318-6359 or scheduling an appointment.

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