The A-Z of All-on-4 Stamford Dental Implants: Everything You Needed to Know, PART 2 ®” This four-part article series provided a detailed description of the “All-on-4 All-on-4®” dental implant technique and how it can typically provide patients with new, non-removable teeth in just one day. Welcome to the second installment of this four-part article series on the revolutionary dental implant protocol that is able to give Stamford residents new, non-removable teeth in as little as a single day, with a single surgical procedure. We concluded Part 1 by discussing the fact that traditional dental implant protocols were too expensive, lengthy and traumatic for many patients to consider a suitable teeth replacement solution. The only alternative was removable dentures, which come with a host of daily challenges and repeat expenses. Now, let’s take a good look at just how the “All-on-4®” is able to offer most Stamford residents a dental implant solution that can last them decades, or even a lifetime! ™ and How Does it Work? What exactly is the All-on-4 All-on-4™
The “All-on-4®” is a dental implant protocol that involves the strategic placement and angulation of four dental implants in the upper and/or lower jaw. These implants are then used to provide a strong and stable foundation for a custom-made prosthetic dental bridge, which in turn supports a full set of ceramic or acrylic teeth. This is where the “All-on-4®” gets its name from – a full set of replacement teeth supported by only four dental implants (as you can see in the image above).
The success behind this procedure lies in the very precise and strategic array of dental implants used to support the non-removable bridge. “All-on-4®” professionals treating Stamford dental implant patients spend many hours scrutinizing X-rays, photographs and 3D CT scans of a patient’s mouth, dentition and jawbone and working with computer imaging software programs to determine the exact implant sites that will yield the best support for the set of replacement teeth. These sites are also chosen for their “safe” distance from vital structures near the oral cavity, such as the nerve canal in the lower jaw and sinus cavity above the upper jaw.
Once the implant sites are chosen and a patient’s treatment is fully mapped out, a date for the procedure is set. The “All-on-4®” involves the placement of: �
Two dental implants near the front of the mouth: it is here that the bone is typically exists in greater bulk or volume due to this portion of the jaw being more resistant to atrophy, which is caused by tooth loss.
Another two dental implants towards the back of the mouth: The angulation of these posterior implants reaps greater support from the underlying jawbone, while avoiding damage to the nerve canal and sinus cavity.
Okay... so why all the need for strategy? 1.
It minimizes the number of implants necessary to provide Stamford residents with new teeth. 2. It reduces the number of surgeries, since placing a large number of dental implants in a single sitting can increase the risk of complications, such as infection and failure. 3. It almost always enables Stamford dental implant patients to avoid the need for bone grafting surgery, even those who have lost a lot of bone volume in the jaw as a result of tooth loss and gum disease. Stay Tuned for Part 3 Stay tuned for the third installment of this four-part article series in which we will discuss how the “All-on-4®” dental implant technique typically avoids the need for bone grafting surgery and what the associated benefits of this are with regards to treatment time and cost.
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