All-on-4® Treatment Concept
For some edentulous patients (people lacking most or all of their teeth), it’s more difficult than normal to perform an implant-supported prosthesis procedure without more complex and therefore often costlier methods. One preferable solution in such cases is the All-on-4 treatment concept. The term “All-on-4” means that “all” of one’s teeth are supported “on four” dental implants.
This surgery is common for full-arc treatment utilizing tilted implants, granting a reliable means of fully rehabilitating those living with teeth which are severely worn, damaged, diseased, decayed, or otherwise irreparable. It was in 1998 that Dr. Paulo Malo performed the first successful treatment with straight and angled multi-unit abutments, a method since used to help hundreds-thousands of patients.
If you or a loved one are thinking about getting All-On-4 treatment and have any questions or wish to schedule a visit, please call Lakewood Dental Arts today at (562) 384-1091.
What are All-On-4 implants?
An implant is a small (usually titanium) screw inserted into your jawbone in the space left from a missing tooth. Once in place, a false tooth or crown is positioned on top of this screw. An All-On-4 implant basically takes the same principle, but with four implants together.
What are the characteristics of All-On-4 treatment?
How are All-On-4 implants inserted?
Instead of replacing every missing tooth with an individual implant, we take a less complicated route by placing two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw as your teeth’s primary anchors. Our doctors will then connect a denture in the same locations, linking them together in a supportive structure.
What factors should be considered for All-On-4 treatment?
While All-on-4 treatment is a popular request among visitors, it’s important for professionals meeting with and examining a patient to first confirm whether he/she actually needs it. Furthermore, not every patient meets the criteria required to handle it without risk of complications. Areas to evaluate include:
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Remember, if you or a loved one are considering All-On-4 treatment and want to schedule a consultation with our doctors, call us at (562) 384-1091.