Efficient, affordable, and providing excellent results, the All-on-4 dental implant in Dallas is an increasingly popular option in tooth replacement. What is an All-on-4 dental implant? And is All-on-4 right for you? Dr. Chilcoat takes a look at these and other question related to this type of tooth replacement in this installment of the Texas Wisdom blog.
All-on-4 Dental Implants: What Is It?
The All-on-4 system is a strategic method of placing dental implants that provides maximum support for replacement teeth on as few dental implants as possible. With traditional dental implants, as many as eight to ten devices are necessary for retaining the denture that sits on top. But, just as the name suggests, All-on-4 supports a whole row of missing teeth on just four dental implants.
Who Is a Good Candidate for All-on-4 Dental Implants?
Most patients who have lost a whole row of teeth in the top or bottom of the mouth are good candidates for All-on-4. Because the method eliminates the need for bone grafting, All-on-4 is an especially attractive alternative for those who would require bone augmentation preceding the procedure for traditional dental implants.
How Does All-on-4 Compare to Traditional Dental Implants?
There are four key differences between the method for traditional dental implants and that of All-on-4 dental implants.
- Same-day tooth placement is possible with All-on-4
- Shorter treatment times
- All-on-4 eliminates need for bone grafting surgeries
- With fewer dental implants necessary, All-on-4 is the most affordable option
Same Day Tooth Placement
Unlike with traditional dental implants, your top or bottom denture can be placed on the very same day as your All-on-4 procedure is completed. With immediate loading, your time to teeth is drastically reduced — for greater self-confidence and easier speaking, eating, and smiling.
Shorter Treatment Times
With immediate loading possible thanks to strategic tilting of the dental implants, you’re able to enjoy your teeth with fewer visits to the dentist. And because All-on-4 eliminates the need for bone grafting, even weak or diminished jawbones can accept dental implants — without undergoing lengthy bone augmentation procedures, first.
The Most Affordable Option in Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are priced per implant. That means when a whole row of teeth has gone missing, retaining a denture with traditional dental implants can be prohibitively expensive for many patients. But when all of your missing teeth can be supported on just four dental implants, the cost of implant dentistry is greatly reduced. Actually, All-on-4 is the most affordable option in dental implants available today.
Learn More About Dental Implants in Dallas
Are you interested in All-on-4 or traditional dental implants? Depending on the number of missing teeth, you’re probably an excellent candidate for one of the methods. Please contact our office to discuss your options in tooth replacement today!