Is the all-on-4 implants the miracle from heaven you were hoping for? Replacing your natural teeth can be a long rocky road if you look for help in the wrong places. There are as many methods as there are dentists; but not every method is good, and even if they are, it doesn´t mean that it´s the best solution for you.
If for one reason or another, you´ve lost a few teeth, it might be a good idea to think about an all-on-4; here in Dental Solutions we are proud to have one of the leading experts in All-on-4, Dr. Xochipili Bojorquez, as well as the most advanced technology in the field, to provide you, our patient, the best care and a top notch quality for a full teeth replacement.
How do all-on-4 compare to regular implants?
As the name implies, the all-on-4 procedure places four implants throughout the arc instead of the traditional eight implants. It might sound counterintuitive, but this in fact provides better support while at the same time involves less work.
On the other hand, traditional implants may need a previous bone grafting procedure to prepare the jawbone. Due to how All-on-4 implants are placed, it is very unlikely that the dentist will ask or propose a bone transplant.
What is an All-on-4 dental treatment and how does it differ from dentures?
Some people call All-on-4 implants All-on-4 dentures, but that actually could lead to confusion; all-on-4 is a permanent solution to teeth replacement instead of the temporary or removable nature of dentures.
By affixing four implants the dentist can set a permanent denture which will act just as regular teeth would. Some of the main differences between an All-on-4 and temporary dentures are:
- No need to remove them
- No risk of slipping
- Same care as regular teeth
- Comfortable as they feel like normal teeth
- Easier and safer to bite any kind of food
Are All-on-4 more costly than normal implants?
Obviously the cost of any dental care procedure will depend heavily on your region and the particular fees of you dental care expert, but, the fact that All-on-4s are placed in one single surgery and requires fewer implants sually means that the cost tends to be less when compared to other replacement options. And even when that´s not the case, research has shown that All-on-4s tend to outlast other implant surgery, meaning that in the end you will be saving money in the long run.