As people are living longer more active lives, losing teeth prematurely can be problematic and damaging to their overall health. While conventional dental implants offer an excellent way to replace missing teeth on a ‘one-for-one’ basis, they aren’t the most practical or cost-effective solution for those with multiple missing teeth. Likewise, non-surgical options such as conventional dentures have their issues too. So is there an alternative answer? Yes, and it’s known as All-On-Four.
At Beacon Smiles Dental we’ve successfully helped many people by using this revolutionary method. We believe that they offer the convenience and beauty of natural looking teeth without the hassle of conventional dentures; or the time consuming preparation that traditional implants need. In fact the All-On-Four method means that we can create a full arch of fixed non-removable, natural looking teeth for patients, in just one visit.
So how do they work?
Conventional implants have been advocated for decades, and rightly so. Once anchored into the jaw, they provide a strong foundation while stabilizing the bone loss process that occurs naturally when teeth are missing. The problems with standard implants are that:
• They need to be placed into sufficient bone mass
• They take time to complete (often up to 9 months) and finally…
• They can be costly for multiple replacements
For these reasons, patients who have experienced severe bone loss or those with multiple missing teeth, may have been discouraged from having implants in the past; or told they need to undergo time consuming and costly bone grafting. Now with the All-On-Four method, virtually anyone can have great looking teeth.
By placing just four implants into the mouth, All-On-Four are designed specifically to support a full arch of prosthetic natural-looking teeth. What’s more, two of the posterior (back) implants can be placed in a tilted position, so even those with virtually no bone can have stable and secure implants without the need for bone grafts. The placement itself is quick, precise, and comfortable, and using our in-office 3D imaging system, we can accurately position and place your new teeth in just one visit! So what does this mean for you?
• No individual lengthy surgical procedures placing posts or crowns
• No need for costly bone grafting
• No waiting months to receive your new teeth…. and
• The cost is less than it would for individual implants.