Following the loss of a full row of teeth, we know our patients have already heard enough bad news. The Legacy Trails Dental of Plano team is here to help you fill in the space in your mouth with All-on-4 dental implants. You can enjoy a full grin again thanks to personalized dentures supported by just four strategically placed dental implant posts. If you’re interested in using the innovative All-on-4 procedure to revitalize your smile, reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.
With traditional dental implant surgery, up to eight posts are required to support a full denture. However, the All-on-4 procedure only requires half that number. This is because of the way that the posts are placed. The posts near the back of the mouth are inserted diagonally so that they can take advantage of the bone tissue near the front of your jaw. As a result, your implants will provide your denture with the strength and stability it needs to function like your natural teeth.
You might want to consider getting All-on-4 implants if you’re missing most or all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. As with any implant procedure, your mouth needs to be free of gum disease, which is a leading cause of implant failure. Even if you are currently suffering from gum disease, you might still be eligible for All-on-4 once it has been properly treated.
All-on-4 can be an especially good option for patients who have suffered from bone loss. The procedure takes advantage of the areas of the mouth where bone density is naturally higher. As a result, you can have dental implants placed while minimizing the need for bone grafts.
Some of the benefits of All-on-4 implants that make them the best choice for many patients include:
There are many reasons why patients who have suffered extensive tooth loss might want to consider All-on-4 instead of traditional implants. For one thing, it typically requires fewer implant posts, which means less surgery and a lower cost. It can also eliminate the need for bone grafting and other preparatory procedures that could potentially add months to the treatment timeline. And in many cases, All-on-4 makes it possible to place a temporary denture on the same day as your implant surgery; with traditional dental implants, you usually need to wait to receive new teeth.