All-on-4 dental implants are an advanced tooth replacement solution that offers a fixed set of teeth for individuals who have lost most or all of their teeth in one or both jaws. At Smile Cafe, this innovative approach is designed to restore an entire arch of missing teeth using a minimal number of implants, offering a more efficient and cost-effective solution than traditional implant-supported dentures.
The Procedure for All-On-4 Dental Implants
The dentist evaluates your oral health, discusses your treatment goals, and takes diagnostic images (such as X-rays and CT scans) to assess the jawbone and plan the implant placement. The dentist surgically inserts four dental implants into the jawbone at specific angles during a subsequent appointment. These implants act as anchors for the replacement teeth. A temporary set of teeth is attached to the implants on the same day of the surgery. This allows you to have functional teeth while your permanent prosthesis is being created.
Over the next few months, the implants integrate with the jawbone in osseointegration, providing stability and strength. Once the implants have fully fused with the jawbone, the temporary prosthesis is replaced with a customized, permanent set of teeth designed to look natural and fit comfortably. With All-on-4 implants, you can enjoy a restored ability to bite, chew, and speak confidently.
The Benefits of All-on-Four Dental Implants
- Comprehensive Restoration
All-on-Four dental implants comprehensively restore an entire arch of missing teeth. With just four implants strategically placed in the jawbone, a fixed bridge or denture can be attached, replacing all the missing teeth in the arch.
The four dental implants used in the All-on-Four technique are strategically positioned to maximize stability and support for the prosthetic teeth. The implants are placed in areas of the jawbone with the highest bone density, providing a solid foundation for the restoration. This stability allows for confident biting, chewing, and speaking without worrying about the prosthesis shifting or slipping.
All-on-Four dental implants significantly improve oral function compared to traditional removable dentures. The fixed prosthesis improves chewing efficiency, speech clarity, and overall comfort. Patients can enjoy a wider variety of foods without restrictions, enhancing their quality of life.
- Avoidance of Bone Grafting
The All-on-Four technique is designed to use the available bone in the jaw, which often eliminates the need for bone grafting procedures. By placing the implants at specific angles and utilizing the existing bone, even individuals with some degree of bone loss can often be candidates for this treatment.
If you want All-on-4 dental implants, visit Smile Cafe at 45 Park Ave, Professional Unit 1, New York, NY 10016, or call (212) 779-3494 to schedule a consultation. Our dentist will thoroughly evaluate your situation, discuss the potential benefits and risks, and help you decide on the best course of treatment for restoring your smile.