Ask the Denture Wear Expert – Allen Hosack DD.
All on 4 Permanent Dentures in a Day
This technique was developed to provide patients with total tooth loss with an efficient treatment using only four dental implants to support a full denture.
Two dental implants are placed vertically in the front of the jawbone, with the remaining two dental implants placed at an angle at the back of the jaw thereby requiring less bone.
With the All-on-4™ technique, the bone to implant contact is optimised and the need for bone grafting is minimised. The angled implants can be anchored in much better quality bone found in the front of your jawbone. Tilting the implants also helps avoid vital structures, such as the sinuses and nerves.
Once the implants are in place, abutments are attached to which the new denture can be secured.
The denture is then fit on the abutments and the bite adjusted for comfort, and you are ready to head home with your new permanent and secure and beautiful smile.
Best of all, this whole procedure takes only one day. Walk in for surgery with no teeth and leave with a brand new set of permanently attached teeth. We have carefully selected the most caring dentists who have specially trained in the placement of dental implants to be part of our team, and to provide you with the best treatment possible. We work together with the dentist who places the implants, while we design, fit and fabricate the implant supported denture. Our team believes in providing the highest possible care and after-care to our patients.
The major advantages All on 4 Permanent Dentures in a Day have over removable dentures are that they provide patients with a beautiful set of teeth that are permanently fixed in the mouth. They cannot move around and will not fall out, which makes eating, speaking and smiling much easier! All on 4 Permanent Dentures In A Day are fully supported from the jawbone and not from the underlying gums, as is the case with conventional dentures. This makes dentures affixed to the implants feel like a natural set of teeth, which reduces the sense of self-consciousness conventional denture wearers tend to experience. The bridge also feels far more comfortable and doesn’t damage or compromise the underlying soft tissues.
-There is no need to remove a denture after meals or at night time. The full arch of teeth can be cared for and cleaned just like natural teeth
-The full arch of teeth fits the natural contours of your mouth and feels like a full set of natural teeth
-No compromise on taste as the full arch of upper teeth does not cover the roof of your mouth
enjoy the foods you previously could not
-Choose from a wider choice of food with a more varied diet for healthier living
-Promotes a healthy jawbone by preventing further bone loss
-The treatment is considered long term and can last for decades or a lifetime if cared for properly
-The entire procedure can be completed in just one day with an immediate loading concept that avoids multiple procedures
All-on-4™ is suitable for patients who want a more permanent solution than removable full dentures.
Other benefits of All on 4 implants include:
-They do not harbor food and bacteria, which can cause bad breath,
-They do not impede your ability to taste,
-They do not trigger the gag reflex,
-They are cleaned just like natural teeth,
-They do not incur repeated expenses, such as anesthetic gels, cleaning agents and adhesives.
-Higher quality of life, greater confidence.
-Better nutrition and less gastrointestinal disorders.
-Easy to maintain.
-Shortened treatment time.