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What are All-On-4® Dental Implants?

Sep 26, 2022 | Dental Implants, Dentures

The All-On-4® Treatment Concept was developed to provide edentulous patients (patients with no teeth) with an efficient and effective restoration using only four dental implants to support an immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis.

Dental Implants Allow Stability

All-on-4 dental implants are a full set of implants designed to replace your entire upper or lower set of teeth. They act as a more permanent and natural-looking alternative to dentures.

By tilting the two implants in the back, longer implants can be used in patients who have lost quite a bit of bone in their jaw, increasing bone-to-implant contact and reducing the need for bone grafting. The tilted posterior (back) implants can be anchored in better quality bone, reducing any rocking that may occur and thus improving support of the implant-supported denture.

Traditionally, each dental implant has one small titanium screw that a surgeon inserts into the gums. Then, the dentist places a single false tooth to the screw. With an All-on-4 implant, you don’t need to replace each lost tooth individually. Instead, a dental professional will surgically insert four titanium posts into your jawbone as the main anchors. They can then attach a permanent denture at those four areas for a seamless look across your entire mouth.
The prosthesis will stay in your mouth permanently and look just as natural as your surrounding real teeth.

Is a Full-Mouth Restoration Really Worth It?

“All-on-4 implants are a fantastic option for people of all ages who have lost their full set of teeth,” says Dr. David Mugford of the Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants. “For many patients, All-on-Four is the perfect replacement for natural teeth.”

All-on-4 dental implants reduce the need for the painful and time-consuming bone grafting process. Many patients can receive a full set of new teeth in just one day.Once your mouth is healed, there is limited disruption to daily life and minimal dietary restrictions.

All-on-4 dental implants are securely attached and don’t cause pain from rubbing like the alternative traditional removable dentures do.

Studies indicate that 98% of patients who undergo the All-on-4 dental implant process say it is worth it and would recommend it to others.

Virtual Planning For Better Results

The All-On-4® Treatment Concept can be planned and performed using NobelGuide to ensure accurate diagnostics, planning and implant placement. The NobelGuide Software allows The Mugford Center to view detailed diagnostics such as identification of available bone, virtual implant placement according to the anatomical situation and prosthetic needs, and gives your dentist the ability to order an individualized surgical template. NobelGuide ensures guided and therefore exact implant placement.

Prosthetic Flexibility

With the All-On-4® Treatment Concept, our patients benefit from immediate implant-supported restoration, as a temporary tooth restoration is screwed onto the implants right after surgery. Final solutions for the All-On-4® Treatment Concept include both fixed prostheses, such as NobelProcera Implant Bridge Titanium with acrylic veneering, or individual NobelProcera crowns cemented to the bridge framework, and removable solutions, such as acrylic overdentures on a NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture.

Schedule Your All On 4 Consultation

The All-On-4® Treatment Concept allows The Mugford Center to streamline the time needed for dental implant treatment, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of in less time. To learn more, contact us today!