What are All on Four Dental Implants?
All on Four Dental Implants is the next step in the evolution of full-arch tooth replacement. It is a practical way to receive a full arch of non-removable replacement teeth in as little as one day. They look like natural teeth and fit securely without adhesives.
The concept of replacing many teeth using dental implants such that the teeth are fixed in place and not removed has been in place for many years. In the past, this often required significant bone grafting and placement of up to 8 implants.
Today, we know that it is possible to support an arch of up to 12 prosthetic teeth on as few as 4 implants. All On Four Dental Implants is a minimally-invasive approach that was designed to allow for replacement of your teeth without the need for bone grafting. If the implants are stable enough at the time of placement, an interim prosthesis can often be secured to the implants on the day of the procedure. When possible, this allows for immediate functional use, and an immediate boost in your appearance.
Benefits of All on Four
All on Four Options:
- Fixed (Non-Removable)
Unlike conventional dentures, All on Four technology allows you to have a full mouth of permanent teeth that feels and functions like real.
Unlike conventional dentures which are large in size and therefore could possibly affect your appearance over time, All on Four gives you the set of teeth that looks and acts like natural, healthy teeth.
- Same-Day Teeth (Teeth-in-a-Day)
Unlike dentures or locators that need lengthy transition period, All on Four procedure is often completed in a single day as the implants and teeth are inserted on same day.
- Immediate Function
Recovery process is minimized for All on Four technology. Eat, talk, and socialize as soon as you leave Chrysalis Implant Centre.
- Minimal Need for Grafting
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure often necessary in a process of building conventional implants. The missing tooth often causes loss of bone underneath and in order to restore this area the bone is taken from your chin or pelvis. With All on Four you only need minimum number of implants inserted and therefore in most cases bone grafting is not required.
- Bring The Cost Down
Unlike conventional implants that may require 8-10 implants and bone grafting that makes the entire process long and complex, All on Four has made a revolution by significantly bringing the cost down for more effective and satisfying results. The exact cost varies by patients and their condition but with less number of implants and simpler Teeth-in-a-Day procedure, All on Four is a definite solution for edentulism.
The Treatment Process
At Okotoks Cornerstone Dental, a provider, we are committed to provide the best possible result for our patients. We understand that each patient has different dental history and unique conditions that require attentive care. Please contact us for more information on detailed procedure, number of required visits, and overall cost.
Mini Dental Implants work using the same concept as the All On Four procedure above, but instead use very small titanium screws that are placed into your jaw directly. This allows us to securely snap a denture (or tooth) into place. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation that allows your implant to SNAP on tightly and securely.
An ideal candidate for a Mini Dental Implants has strong, healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. This is especially important as the Mini Dental Implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone structure in your mouth.
A major benefit of Mini Dental Implants is that they can be used immediately. Once your Mini-Implant is placed you can often attach your denture the same day. Another benefit is that they are highly affordable (often 50% less than traditional implants). And with over a 90% success rate, your “down time” is minimized. Mini Dental Implants are also very non-invasive and don’t require as much bone as conventional implants (to attach to). They also help preserve the bone that is left.
Why choose Mini Dental Implants?
- If you are experiencing instability with your dentures.
- Are you using denture adhesive?
- Do you find your lower denture uncomfortable?
- Are you having problems eating with your dentures?
- Do you want something that is more aesthetically pleasing?