Thanks to modern dental implant techniques, it’s possible to replace multiple missing teeth with just a few posts inserted into the jaw at strategic points. With the help of All-on-4, our team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care in Lansing can replace all of your teeth at once with four implant posts, and you’ll even be able to get a temporary denture right away. To learn more about the advantages of All-on-4, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dental implants need an ample amount of jawbone density to support them once they’ve been placed in your jaw. If your teeth have been missing for a long time, there’s a good chance that you’ve already suffered from some level of bone loss. But with the All-on-4 procedure, that doesn’t have to be an obstacle to getting dental implants. The implant posts are placed in specific spots and angles so that they can join with the parts of the jaw where the bone is thickest. That way, you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants while minimizing the need for bone grafting.
If you are missing most or all of your teeth and your mouth is in good health overall (meaning you aren’t suffering from gum disease or another condition that might lead to dental implant failure), you might be a candidate for the All-on-4 procedure. Since the procedure is viable even for those who have already lost some bone density in the jaw, it’s often a good choice for those who would be unable to get traditional dental implants. We can confirm whether All-on-4 is the right treatment for you at your initial consultation.
There are several distinctions between All-on-4 and traditional implant dentures. With traditional implants, it can take up to eight posts to support a full row of teeth; with All-on-4, you only need half that amount. Also, implant dentures often can only be placed after bone grafting, which can add months to your treatment time. All-on-4, in contrast, can typically be performed without having to add bone tissue to the jaw. Finally, with traditional implants you usually have to wait for your mouth to heal before you can get new teeth; with All-on-4, you can receive a customized denture on the same day as the implant surgery.