When a patient needs a full mouth restoration for their smile, but wants the benefit of individual dental implants, there’s only one surefire solution: an All-on-4 device. This unique device combines the best of both dentures and dental implants, allowing patients to improve their quality of life. It’s a one-time investment that has changed the lives of many of our patients, and we want you to feel the same satisfaction with your smile.
What Is All-on-4?
It’s a combination of a denture and dental implant, lending the support of implant fixtures to a full denture restoration. It provides the same support as a full denture, enabling patients to chew and speak with confidence again. With the help of the implants, the patient’s jawbone can regenerate and heal. Since the denture is fixed, there’s no risk of the device shifting out of place or needing an adhesive to stay in place.
We typically reserve this treatment for patients who are currently missing a full arch of teeth or are at risk for losing that many teeth.
“Can I Replace My Dentures With All-on-4?”
Absolutely! We have helped many patients make the switch from removable dentures to All-on-4, sometimes placing the permanent denture within a single visit. This way, patients can get back to eating the food they love and speaking normally again. Keep in mind that there may be a few prerequisites needed before you can progress with the treatment.
“What Is A Graftless Procedure?”
Nobel Biocare highlights All-on-4 as a treatment that doesn’t need a bone graft to be placed (which can often be the case for individual dental implants). The implants can be placed at an angle in order to reach more dense bone and be secured, a technique that can’t be done with individual dental implants.
How Does It Work?
Four implant fixtures are placed into the bottom or top arch of your smile at strategic points. After this placement, a full denture is placed over the fixtures and screwed into place. You have a complete smile again!
What’s even more convenient about this device is that it doesn’t require any special tools or cleaning utensils to keep clean. Removable dentures have to be scrubbed daily and soaked in a cleaning solution, but this isn’t the case with All-on-4. Instead, patients can simply brush their All-on-4 device like they would their natural teeth. Be sure to also attend regular hygiene appointments with Dr. Hughes to check that you All-on-4 is in good working order.
Advantages Of All-on-4
- Improved Quality of Life: A full-arch prosthesis is not only stable and durable, but it also provides attractive esthetics, full functionality in less time, and an improvement in self-confidence.
- Shorter Treatment Time: Dental implants often need a period of healing before the treatment can be completed, but the genius of All-on-4 is their immediate loading time under the right circumstances. So long as a patient has sufficient jawbone volume, the device can be placed almost immediately, with full functionality ready to go.
- Low-Cost Investment: All-on-4 dentures are a one-time investment, saving you from costly treatments and replacement devices in the long run. Instead of being treated with many individual implants, All-on-4 could be the best route for you.
See If You Qualify For All-on-4 In Christie Park
All-on-4 has changed the lives of many patients in Toronto, providing full-coverage smiles for years beyond what removable dentures can provide. If this sounds like your kind of treatment, contact us today to schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Andre Hughes. We can’t wait to restore your smile and ensure an improvement in your quality of life.