The All-on-4® Treatment Concept - a Multiple Tooth Implant
The concept of restorative dentistry has been around for centuries. One of the first implants were made of seashells and while not comfortable in the least, they lend themselves to the understanding that the stigma of tooth loss has been with us for centuries. Typically, patients do not want to be singled out or made fun of. The All-on-4 implant surgery is an excellent solution, for those missing several teeth and particularly for those patients who have limited bone tissue available. For those patients worried about denture placement, come see us to discuss the options at Middle Creek Dental.
Most people outside of the dental community are unaware of what All-on-4 treatment option is or how revolutionary it has become. Nobel Biocare invented the procedure in order to help those patients who were removed from consideration for traditional dental implants due to the lack of supportive bone structure. Because they are implanted at an angle rather than the traditional vertical position, there is less bone mass needed to complete the procedure. There is also far less time necessary to heal completely.
There are also only four implants necessary to allow for anchor points for the dental appliances. It allows for quicker fusion and far less time to heal. Also, unlike traditional dental implants, which take more than one office visit, the All-on-4 procedure can be completed in a single appointment.
Benefits of the All-on-4 Treatment
The effectiveness of the surgical procedure is not diminished by only requiring a single appointment. That is all that is needed to clean the decay and infected tissue and teeth and apply the appropriate dental implants.
It also opens up an entire group of patients who were refused for dental implants due to the diminished bone mass in their jaw bones. This is a perfect solution for these types of patients. When patients have tooth loss it can impact the way they look. Because the cheeks and lips no longer have the supporting structure of the teeth, they sag inward.
Who Needs the All-on-4 Treatment?
To some patients, the process may seem like a departure from the norm because everything is done in a single appointment. Just because it is done this way does not mean it is not just as effective as traditional implants. It is a much less expensive procedure and just as effective, as well as it can last for many years to come. It can also help maintain what remaining natural teeth the patient may have by providing the necessary pressure to the jawbone to ensure the bone and gum structure remain strong.
For those patients in need of an alternative to the improperly fitting dentures which can constantly shift and slip at the inopportune times, the All-on-4 procedure is a perfect fit. It is quick, efficient, and far less expensive than other dental surgery solutions.
Feel free to come in and see us at Middle Creek Dental so we can provide you with the information necessary to make an informed decision regarding your treatment for a multiple tooth implant. We are also available by phone. You can call us at (208) 505-9975 to voice your concerns or have your questions answered. Call us today.