The Revolutionary All-on-4® System
If you need to replace all of your upper or lower teeth, you may be a candidate for All-on-4® implants. Like all dental implants, the All-on-4® system requires a certain degree of bone density. Insufficient jawbone tissue could lead to implant failure, since the restoration will not have enough support. At the same time, however, this innovative treatment is often more appropriate for patients with some degree of bone recession. Since the implants are smaller and the placement so precise, Dr. Lorents can take advantage of the strong areas of your jaw, allowing him to place implants without a preparatory bone grafting procedure.
To ensure proper positioning of your implants, Dr. Lorents will take precise images of your jaw, using 3D CT scans and other advanced technology. With these remarkably detailed images of your mouth, he will then place four small implants in your jawbone. He will access the bone through small incisions in your gums, which he will close with dissolvable stitches. Immediately after your surgery, he will attach a custom-made denture. Your restoration will be temporary, but also very lifelike. Since it will snap directly onto the posts, it will not slip while you are eating or talking. You will receive your final denture in four to six months, once you have fully healed. This restoration’s incredible strength will be almost comparable to your original teeth.
The Benefits of All-on-4®
The All-on-4® system differs from standard implant placement in several ways. First, Dr. Lorents will use fewer posts. In contrast with traditional dental implants, he would typically need to place six posts to support a denture. Further, traditional implants are larger, thus impacting more of your jaw. All-on-4® offers the same benefits as traditional implants, including stability, durability, and a realistic look. If you have standard implant surgery, you will not receive your restoration right away. Instead, you will have to wait four to six months. However, when you choose All-on-4®, you will have a stable, fully-functional denture after just one appointment. All-on-4® offers the same benefits as traditional implants. These include stability, durability, and a realistic look. Additionally, the implant will counteract jawbone recession, allowing you to protect your facial structure and promote better oral health.