An All-On-4® is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient, and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that patients once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with implant supported dentures.
The All-On-4® treatment concept replaces missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. An All-On-4® solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. All-On-4® is a set of teeth that is permanently fixed to the implants. Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allows patients to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After a healing period, the patient’s dentist will place the final bridge. A patient’s quality of life is improved and they can start enjoying their favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
All-On-4® offers many advantages:
- A cost effective solution. When compared to some other implant supported restoration methods, your new replacement teeth require fewer implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The location where the implants are placed is flexible, often making bone grafting unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and healing time. The replacement arch can be attached to the implants immediately after insertion.
Zygoma and Pterygoid Implants
Zygoma implants are long implants that attach to the cheek bone to help hold a bridge. Pterygoid implants are implants that attach to the very back of the top jaw. The implant surgeon may deem it appropriate to utilize a zygoma implant or pterygoid implant in conjunction with conventional implants to help hold the bridge or to avoid a bone graft.
Scientifically proven and documented. All-On-4® Ovedentures have had good clinical outcomes from decade long studies with favorable results.