The All-on-4 dental implant system is a periodontal technique that can replace all of your upper and lower teeth without the need for individual dental implants. The system anchors a span of crowns on just four posts implanted into your bone tissue.
One of the great things about All-on-4 is the opportunity to transform the smiles of individuals who don’t have sufficient bone tissue to secure a full set of traditional dental implants. Because only four implants are required, you can achieve a fully restored smile even if your bone density is lacking.
All-on-4 dental implants are often referred to as “Teeth-in-a-Day.” That is because the practitioners at Implants and Periodontal Arts - Endo Arts can often complete the implant process in one day, allowing you to head home with your new smile.
The idea of a full arch of crowns supported by just a few implants is not new. Throughout the 1990s researchers worked on developing a system that would enable a full arch restoration without the need for individual dental implants for each tooth.
The first person to receive All-on-4 implants went through the process in 1998. Since then, advancements in implant technology have further refined the All-on-4 approach, and today’s patients benefit from advanced digital imaging, implant planning, and materials.
The key to making it possible for a full arch of crowns to anchor with just four dental implants is the angle at which the rear implants are placed. By positioning the back implants at a 45-degree angle, practitioners can access stronger and denser bone tissue than might be available if the angle was more in line with the crowns themselves.
One of the few negatives about having so many tooth replacement options is the risk of feeling overwhelmed when trying to choose a treatment path. The team at Implants and Periodontal Arts - Endo Arts understands that these are important decisions that have a major impact on your day-to-day life and your budget.
When you come in for your personalized consultation, you’ll receive a thorough dental exam. You’ll be asked to share your treatment goals and to express any concerns. Before you leave, you’ll have all the details needed to make an informed decision about your treatment plan.
If you’re ready to learn more, make today the day you move one step closer to your ideal smile. Reach out to the office online or by phone to book your visit.