All-on-Four® Dental Implants Making New, Non-Removable Teeth a Reality in Just One Day
This article explains just how the All-on-4® implant technique makes it possible for New Jersey residents to get new, beautiful and nonremovable teeth in just one day. “New teeth in one day” is what specialists say the All-on-4® dental implant protocol is capable of and this is no exaggeration! To date, countless New Jersey residents and those from elsewhere in the world have been successfully treated and have since been enjoying the benefits of a full set of natural looking, immediately functional, nonremovable teeth. The ability to go from having failing or missing teeth or traditional removable dentures to having a full set of natural looking and feeling teeth in just one day may sound like fantasy rather than fact, but it is true. Every day, the specialists who treat New Jersey residents for tooth loss achieve outcomes that were previously thought impossible and it’s the stuff of dreams for those with a “terminal” or failing dentition and the already edentulous (those without any teeth at all). So, how does the All-on-4® work and how does it make this all possible?
Only Four Dental Implants The All-on-Four® technique differs from traditional dental implant techniques in a number of ways. First and foremost, it only requires only four strategically placed implants to provide patients with a new set of non-removable teeth in the form of a customized prosthetic dental bridge. Due to a lack of data and understanding, more “traditional” protocols would require anywhere between six and ten implants per jaw in order to give patients new teeth! This not only worked out to be prohibitively expensive for many people, but it would frequently require multiple surgeries, including bone grafting, as usually there wasn’t enough bone for that many implants! Fortunately, we now know typically none of that is necessary! This brings us to our next point…
Only One Surgery The All-on-4® is specifically innovated to be done all at once, with a single surgery and prosthetic session and in most cases it does just this. Instead of waiting for your implants to heal before you have your bridge (and new set of teeth) placed, you can get it all done on the same day. There are exceptions to this rule of course and your dental implant surgeon will discuss this with you. No Bone Grafting, In Most Cases Another key feature of the All-on-4® protocol is that it typically avoids the need for bone grafting, whereas older dental implant techniques would frequently require this additional procedure before a patient could receive implants. Tooth loss doesn’t only wreck your smile… it also causes the underlying bone to atrophy and shrink. Add the destructive effects of periodontal (gum) disease on bone tissue to the mix and you have a jawbone that simply doesn’t have the bulk necessary to support implants. This is why bone grafting would frequently need to be done beforehand. However, owing to the strategic placement of dental implants and careful treatment planning and mapping, the All-on-4® can, in most cases, bypass bone grafting and this saves patients many months of healing, not to mention the associated costs, pain and discomfort. And, of course, it makes it possible for New Jersey residents to get new teeth in one day! A Final Note For all these reasons, getting new, non-removable teeth in just one appointment is a very real possibility for the patients who have a failing dentition and who have lost most or all of their teeth. The All-on-4® is at the very cutting edge of the modern techniques for fixed oral rehabilitation.