All-on-4/Implant is a relatively new technique in the United States but has been done for many years with great success in Europe. This technique uses fewer implants that are placed at mechanical inclinations to maximize support. Fewer implants means lower cost. The use of angled implant placement allows us to avoid anatomical areas that previously required bone grafting. Eliminating the need for bone grafting saves months in healing and thousands of dollars. As compared to the Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure, there is no waiting for the surgical guide to be made. We could perform surgery on Monday and place teeth later the same day if you wish. The All-on-4/Implant option provides a comparable long term outcome to Teeth-in-an-Hour by allowing a solid base to attach teeth that does not have to be removed. All-on-4/Implant saves time and money and we are excited to make this option available to our patients.
All-on-4/Implant for edentulous jaws is an exciting treatment procedure that take advantage of the benefits of tilting posterior implants. This facilitates an optimal prosthetic support for a high pressure molded acrylic bridge that can be fabricated and functioning within just a few hours after surgery. The protocol utilizes a simple guide for predictable and optimal positioning of four implants (six implants, if necessary, in the maxilla).
All-on-4/Implant is based on Nobel Biocare's pioneering Immediate Function™ capability.
The All-on-4/Implant dental implant treatment is done in 1 phase:
- Tooth extraction (if required)
- Implant post placement
- Make and Fit Prosthetics on implant
With the All-on-4/Implant dental implant technique, the teeth are extracted and the implant post is placed during the same surgical visit. A fixed acrylic bridge is fabricated and functioning within 1 to 2 days after surgery. The timeline for All-on-4/Implant dental implants is thus completed within one trip. Patients are able to opt to have the acrylic bridge converted into a porcelain bridge at a later stage.
Why All-on-4/Implant Dental Implant Treatment
- All-on-4/Implant dental implant treatment enables short treatment time
- Ease of transition in replacing poor prognosis to new function teeth
- Immediate function
- All-on-4/Implant dental implant treatments is suited for all bone quantities except for very severe restoration cases