There are several options that can be considered when the time comes that you are unable to keep most if not all of the original teeth. In most cases, dentists would often prescribe traditional dentures which are not only ill-fitting and cumbersome but also make chewing difficult.
All-on-4 dental implants provide the functionality expected of natural teeth and provides a replacement to a full set of teeth with a reliable and effective solution.
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The All-on-4 implant system is used as a treatment option to replace all the teeth on the upper or lower jaw with only four implants. It uses 4 titanium dental implants to anchor the lower and upper jawbone providing a sturdy base for the addition of prosthetic teeth.
This surgical procedure is usually recommended to people whose teeth are almost failing or to those who wear dentures.
Since the All-on-4 system can provide a similar structural support with a lesser number of implants, it’s bound to reduce overall recovery and treatment time. The procedure utilizes only four implants unlike traditional procedures that require six or more.
One advantage of the All-on-4 implant system is that it does away with the need for bone grafting or any other associated ancillary procedures. Because of this, the costs are lower, the recovery time is less and the procedure is quicker. It also involves minimal invasive procedures that provide a full functioning set of teeth that unlike dentures which limit on chewing, with All-on-4 implants, you don’t have to avoid some foods that require crunching and hard chewing.
All-on-4 procedure provides a full set of natural teeth replacement that is possible in just a single clinical time. Normally, the procedure can be done on the same day as the extraction.
The All-on-4 procedure saves money since it requires only 4 implants. For those who won’t seek any treatment for failing teeth, the cost may be higher in pain, embarrassment, the use of adhesives and cleaning products and general health.
Some of the disadvantages of the All-on-4 implant system are that it is under-engineered because of the use of only four implants in place of 14 upper natural teeth. No implants are also put on the molar areas of the mouth where chewing is the most.
With the All-on-4 dental treatment, you will have an overall teeth improvement and teeth stability leaving you with a permanent smile that you have always wanted.