When all your teeth have been removed, you will need to replace them with artificial tooth crowns. Instead of wearing dentures that do not fit well or are difficult to get used to, you might consider a specialty implant system called All-on-4. The All-on-4 system uses proven implant technology with a state-of-the-art attached prosthetic to replace all your teeth.
How Dental Implants Work
When all your teeth are removed, your dentist may surgically place a titanium post into your jaw, which is the implant. With the All-on-4 system, you will get four of the titanium posts implanted into your jaw. Your body will grow new bone tissue that will integrate with the posts to form a strong foundation for holding the artificial tooth crowns.
All-on-4 has been in use since 1998. In this system, a customized, fixed full-arch dental prosthesis is placed on the same day as the implants. Two of the implants will be vertical and the other two will be tilted at a 45-degree angle. Only dental prosthesis made by the Nobel Bio Care corporation can be used for this system.
Advantages of the All-on-4 Implant System
The All-on-4 implant system is ideal for patients who do not want or are unable to receive a bone graft to support traditional dental implants. They are also ideal for people who want to have the artificial tooth crowns placed into their mouths on the same day as the implantation of the posts. This procedure is also lower in cost than the placement of multiple separate implants and artificial tooth crowns.
Contact the dental practice of Donald Tormey, DDS, today to learn more about the All-on-4 implant process and find out if this treatment could work for you.