All-on-4 is a revolutionary tooth replacement method that involves placing 4 dental implants in the jawbone to support a full arch of prosthetic teeth. Unlike traditional dental implants which require one implant per tooth, All-on-4 uses strategic implant angulation to maximize stability with just 4 implants. At Novudentics in West Palm Beach, Florida, we provide some of the best All on 4 work in the area – if not the best.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is an innovative dental implant protocol that offers the opportunity to replace all of your upper or lower teeth using a minimum of four implants. As the first graftless, full-arch dental replacement system, All-on-4 sets the standard for top-quality restorations.
In most cases, you can walk out with your new smile in just one visit in a very predictable way using the latest dental technology. Your dentist explains what to expect in terms of treatment timeline and expense during your one-on-one consultation.
More than 250,000 people have restored their smiles and confidence through All-on-4 dental implants, and as many as 95% of patients report feeling satisfied with their treatment outcomes*.
All-on-4 type prosthesis vs. dentures
All-on-4 creates beautiful, natural-looking smiles and provides the psychological benefit of a fixed restoration. When you feel confident about your smile, you’re likely to show it more often. This enhances your success in the workplace and in social settings.
Because All-on-4 type prostheses anchor within your natural bone tissue, they help preserve bone health. Options like dentures could help you achieve an esthetically pleasing smile, but they do nothing to prevent bone loss over time and their retention and stability could be compromised. That’s why many people who wear dentures eventually develop a sunken appearance in the lower portion of the face.
Fixed implant prostheses create a secure bite that mimics natural teeth. There’s no need to worry about your teeth shifting or slipping, which is a concern even with the best dentures.
Am I a good candidate for All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a wonderful treatment option for most people. The unique post placement angle means even people who’ve experienced bone loss in their jaw can still move forward with implant dentistry. It is a viable option but it has to be performed by dental specialists that can plan and execute the treatment option for the patient and can also predict and deal with any potential complications that can arise.
During your initial consultation, your dentist uses advanced digital imaging (regular X-rays and 3D computed tomography called CBCT) to explore the specifications of your bone tissue. You learn if All-on-4 is a good fit for your needs and can even see what your restored smile might look like after treatment. As with any dental restoration, the key to a successful experience is right planning and detailed communication to the patient of how the functional and esthetic expectations will be met.
When you’re ready to explore All-on-4 in more detail, reach out online or by phone to schedule a visit at Novudentics.