What is the All-on-4 Treatment Concept?
All-on-4 is a dental treatment technique which stands for all teeth being supported on four dental implants. This procedure intends to rehabilitate patients who have lost their teeth, partially or completely (called edentulous patients) or whose teeth are badly damaged, broken or compromised due to gum disease.
Your dentist will strategically place four titanium implants into your upper jaw and these will support 10 to 14 teeth as a fixed prosthesis. If warranted, the lower jaw can have its own All-on-4 as the upper.
Sometimes patients will opt for a full mouth fixed bridge that can be made up of zirconia or a combination of acrylic teeth over a titanium framework which is durable and repairable. There might be additional procedures that need to be carried out before implant placement – things like additional teeth extraction or gum disease treatment or more extensive lab work that will better ensure good treatment outcomes.
The great news is, you can have a set of brand new teeth in only one day – on the day you decide to have the surgery. It is quick and a great time-saver and money-saver than choosing to have several implants over a period of time. Recovery period is also shorter for All-on-4 dental implants. You reap the benefits of this amazing procedure right after you walk out of your dentist’s office. You will be able to chew your food better, speak better, have your confidence and self-esteem back, look natural and smile once more.
One Visit: New Smile
Entrust this delicate procedure to an experienced and qualified professional, such as Dr. Yu, your Bellevue dentist at Overlake Dental. See her for a consultation and find out more about All-on 4.