All-on-4® Treatment Concept
Losing teeth, while quite common, can absolutely be uncomfortable and detrimental to one’s self-confidence. This is largely due to the profound negative effect that losing your teeth has on an individual’s smile. Many people especially struggle with anxiety and discomfort with talking, eating in public, and laughing if they have suffered extensive tooth loss. Fortunately for patients who have sustained tooth loss, we here at Atlantic Dentistry, are pleased to provide our valued patients with a lasting and reliable means to restore your smile: the All-on-4 Treatment Concept.
What is the All-on-4 Treatment Concept?
The All-on-4 treatment concept is a more natural-looking alternative to traditional dentures. They are designed to replace a complete set of upper or lower teeth. Instead of having to rely upon the placement of a single screw, which would be placed for each individual tooth that is meant to be replaced, an All-on-4 dental implant reduces the amount of implants that need to be placed.
During this procedure, our highly trained dentist can insert just four titanium posts into the jawbone. These will act as the anchor for the implant, upon which the permanently fixed restoration can be placed. By placing four titanium screws directly into the jawbone, it helps to create a seamless transition between teeth, which can otherwise be an aesthetic issue when multiple teeth are implanted individually. Additionally, the All-on-4 dental implants are permanent, which means that you will not have to deal with recurrent visits and copious replacements throughout your lifetime.
What Are the Main Advantages of the All-on-4 Treatment?
Just like losing your teeth can have a negative effect on your confidence, having realistic and aesthetically pleasing replacements can go a long way in helping a dental patient regain their confidence. The benefits of an All-on-4 dental implant are not solely psychological, however. One of the main benefits enjoyed by patients is the fact that the All-on-4 Treatment Concept replaces all of the missing teeth with just four implants, removing the need for recurrent trips to fill in different missing teeth.
Furthermore, this kind of dental implant is permanently affixed inside a patient’s mouth. This means that the restoration will not shift or move around, which is surely welcome to any patient that may have struggled with these issues with conventional dentures in the past. The All-on-4 Treatment Concept is also significantly more economical than replacing each tooth individually, and bone grafting is also a procedure that is not usually necessary, as can be the case with other kinds of dental implants. The All-on-4 Treatment Concept also cuts down on the recovery time a patient experiences, while also providing them with improved stability. All-on-4 treatments are not just a treatment for missing teeth, but they can actually help promote jawbone health as well, keeping a patient’s jaw healthy longer than it may have been without the procedure. Picking the right dental procedure for you can be a stressful process, but with the right guidance, you can rest assured you will be making the right decision for both your smile and your dental health.
To learn more about the All-on-4 Treatment Concept, please call us today at (904) 644-3020 to consult with our dentists here at Atlantic Dentistry.