The All-on-4® dental implant concept is ideal for edentulous or soon to be edentulous patients. Fortunately, Dr. Chirag Patel offers All-on-4 dental implants at his Frisco, TX dental office. The All-on-4 treatment concept has been around for nearly 20 years. Most notably, the All-on-4 concept has been used to treat thousands of patients.
The All-on4 technique uses four dental implants to place a full-arch of teeth. With the All-on-4 technique, implant posts are placed at an angle. Hence, the surface area is maximized to hopefully avoid bone grafts. Even more, your implant-supported denture may be placed on the same day as your placement surgery. As a result, you can enjoy your new smile as soon as possible.
The All-on-4 concept offers unique benefits for the dentist and the patient over alternative options.
A single dental implant works well to replace a single missing tooth. However, one dental implant is not ideal for replacing a full arch of teeth. Furthermore, patients who have lost numerous teeth are not good candidates for traditional implants. Widespread tooth loss can weaken the jawbone, requiring bone grafts.
Placing an implant for each tooth is expensive. Not to mention, an invasive procedure. In the past, securing an implant-supported denture could require up to ten implants. Consequently, substantial investment and the recovery period was required.
There are several benefits for patients who are missing most or all teeth.
By providing patients with a full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery, patient satisfaction improves with regards to:
Dr. Patel typically recommends the All-on-4 method for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth and who may currently be wearing dentures. Because implant-supported restorations are anchored in the jaw rather than rest on the gums, the All-on-4 technique offers a number of significant advantages. Compared to traditional dentures, these benefits include:
Combined, these benefits allow Dr. Patel to provide patients with a more comfortable, lifelike restoration that can last for years with proper care.