The term All-on-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a surgical and technique prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth, or compromised teeth due to gum disease. It consists of the rehabilitation of either edentulous or dentate maxilla and/or mandible with fixed prosthesis by placing four implants in the anterior maxilla, where bone density is higher. The four implants support a fixed prosthesis with 10 to 14 teeth and it is placed immediately. For more information, please contact our office to schedule your consultation.
What to expect after All-on-Four?
After sedation, you may experience light-headedness, dizziness, and sleepiness following surgery. A responsible adult should stay with you for 12 hours after surgery. Please refrain from pulling on your lips or cheeks to inspect the surgical sites. This action could tear your sutures or delay healing.
How long does the All-on-4 surgery take?
In addition, the All-on-4 procedure requires no bone grafting for most patients, which is common in traditional implant procedures. Therefore, All-on-4 dental implants save both time and money. How long is the All-on-4 dental implant surgery? The surgery takes approximately 2.5 hours per arch.
How does All-on-4 implants work?
The All-On-4® is a screw-retained device, supported on as few as 4 dental implants, and replaces an entire arch of teeth. It is the most functional choice and performs like your natural teeth.
Are All-on-4 comfortable?
All-on-4 consists of a fixed set of prosthetic teeth, which fits in your mouth securely and comfortably because it’s permanently attached to four dental implants. This is the most efficient and comfortable way to get a fully functional set of teeth.
How long do All-on-4 implants last?
With All-on-4 implant dentures, the bones remain healthy and the gums are stable, so the implants are more likely to last 20 years or more.