The All-On-4® procedure involves the placement of four dental implants in the jawbone to support a complete set of upper or lower teeth (an arch). These implants are strategically positioned in areas of the jawbone where bone density is typically higher, often avoiding the need for bone grafting in cases where bone volume has been reduced due to tooth loss.
Immediate Function: In many cases, a temporary fixed denture can be attached to the implants on the same day of surgery, allowing patients to leave the dental office with a functional set of teeth.
Fewer Implants: Compared to traditional implant-supported full-arch restorations that may require six or more implants, All-On-4® uses only four implants, which can reduce the complexity and cost of the procedure.
Reduced Healing Time: Because the procedure often avoids bone grafting and involves fewer implants, the healing time can be shorter for many patients.
Improved Quality of Life: Patients can regain the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, as the fixed prosthesis provides stability and function similar to natural teeth.
Aesthetic and Functional Benefits: All-On-4® restorations are customized to look and function like natural teeth, providing an improved quality of life and enhanced appearance.