What is an ALL ON FOUR?
Often used to replace dentures or missing teeth, the branded procedure All-on-4 uses four titanium dental implants to anchor the upper and lower jaw. This provides a strong foundation for prosthetic teeth, which are added afterwards to complete this permanent procedure. It is sometimes advertised as the "smile and a day" procedure. All on four is simply a treatment option for replacing all of your teeth on the upper or the lower with just four dental implants. It is possible to replace all of your teeth in just 1 day. Another tremendous benefit afforded by the "All-on-Four" procedure is its ability to almost always bypass the need for bone grafting-a surgery frequently required by more traditional treatment methods for patients with substantial loss of bone structure in the jaw.
The "All-on-Four" procedure eliminates the day-to-day frustrations and discomforts of dentures, and patients can once again enjoy the dietary freedom like those with natural teeth. It is the most sophisticated and effective solution available for tooth loss and edentulous.
Some advantages are:
No bone graft usually
Spreading fewer dental implants more towards the back with purposeful angulation
Dental implants can possibly be placed on the same day as an extraction