We don’t have to replace each missing tooth with a separate dental implant post. In fact, if you have lost all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, four dental implants are all it takes to completely restore your grin! Thanks to All-on-4, you can enjoy new teeth that won’t slip at unexpected moments and allow you to eat whatever you want – all with a minimal number of implant posts. Find out if All-on-4 is right for you by calling Heck Family Dentistry of Lawrence today to schedule a consultation.
Dental implants are inserted into your jaw so that they can act as new tooth roots. With the All-on-4 procedure, four dental implants will be placed in the parts of the jaw where the bone is the thickest. The implants toward the back of the mouth are inserted at a 45-degree angle so that they can fuse with the parts of the jaw that have higher bone density. Thanks to the stability of your new dental implants, you can look forward to enjoying a comfortable new smile that will always stay in place.
All-on-4 replaces all of the teeth in a single arch, making it an excellent choice for people who have lost all or most of their upper or lower teeth. Since the All-on-4 procedure requires less jawbone density, it may even be a good fit for people who have already experienced bone loss due to missing teeth; in some cases, it can eliminate the need for a bone graft.
Bear in mind, though, that you still need to be able to maintain good oral health. If you don’t take care of your mouth, you might end up developing gum disease, which is a major cause of dental implant failure.
The popularity of All-on-4 and other dental implant procedures can be attributed to the many benefits of having new teeth supported by implant posts, such as:
When comparing All-on-4 to traditional implant procedures, it’s important to note that there are several key differences: