Sedation Dentist serving High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and the Triad area.
All-On-4, Redefining Implant Dentistry
- Remove teeth needing replacement and adjust the jaw bone or graft as needed. Healing time: 6 months.
- Place implants into the jaw. Healing time: 4-6 months.
- Install implant teeth
Rather than multiple visits over the course of a year, the All-On-4 procedure can be completed in one visit that lasts about 4.5 hours!
How Does All-On-4 Work
The concept of All-On-4 is that rather than use an implant for every tooth being replaced, an implant dentist can use four strategically placed implants to secure a full-arch prosthesis. This can replace an entire row of teeth at once in one procedure.
By angling the two posterior implants, a lower bone volume is needed to attain a solid bone-to-implant contact. This reduces the need for bone grafts and gives better load-bearing support for the implants.
Though there is still recovery time involved afterward, the patient is never without usable teeth using this method.