Elk Grove Smile Center

How All on 4 Can Restore Your Smile

October 27, 2022
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Posted By: Vishal Advani

How All on 4 Can Restore Your Smile

Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth. But what about when you’re missing a lot of teeth? Say, if you need dentures? All on 4 is the solution for you.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small screws that are implanted into the jaw where a tooth root used to be. They fuse to the bone, and can be used as an anchor point for a restoration. A single crown on a single implant is about the closest we can get to having a natural tooth in our mouth.

 

This is the only method of replacing a tooth that addresses the root itself, offering greater support and utility of the replacement tooth.

 

Two or three teeth can be replaced using one dental implant and a bridge. But what if we need to replace an entire arch of teeth? Replacing each tooth with a dental implant would be time consuming and prohibitively expensive.

What is All-on-4?

The answer to the problem? Use dental implants to support a full arch denture.

 

All on 4 is a technique that uses as few as four dental implants to support an entire row of teeth. The location of the implants is carefully planned and selected to provide the most support while avoiding nerves and sensitive structures. 

 

Implant-supported dentures are more stable than traditional dentures. They aren’t likely to fall out at embarrassing moments, and they can be used to eat and chew tougher foods than traditional dentures.

 

Implant-supported dentures also do not irritate the soft tissues of the mouth like traditional dentures, improving oral hygiene and overall oral health.

 

Can I get All on 4?

Your dentist will need to assess whether you can get All on 4. They will look at things like how much bone volume you have left and other oral health factors.