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Thanks to All-On-4® dental implants, it is now possible to transform your smile in a single day!
Say “Yes” to the All-On-4®
What if you could radically refashion and remodel your entire smile? If you could reshape your teeth, refresh your mouth, and reinvigorate your lips into something like the image of yourself that you aspire to, would you do it? Perhaps more importantly, is it possible?
The answer to the latter is a resounding “yes”! The answer to the former will be a decision that you make for yourself; however, the barriers to obtaining the smile makeover you’ve always wanted have never been lower thanks to All-On-4® dental implants.
All-On-4® dental implants let you finally say “yes” to a brand new, brilliant smile, and a better confident you.
All-On-4® Dental Implant vs. Traditional Dental Implants and Dentures
The beauty of the All-On-4® procedure for total, full-mouth reconstruction rests upon its simplicity. The All-On-4® treatment treads the middle ground between complicated and costly conventional implants and old-school dentures.
Unlike traditional implants, which require each tooth to be individually and meticulously embedded into the jaw bone, the All-On-4® only need a total of four dental implants for each arch. (A full set of upper and lower teeth will require a total of only eight strategically located implants.) In other words, utilizing conventional dental implants would require 32 individual titanium screws for a full mouth reconstruction for the typical adult!
That’s quite a lot of screws, intensive labor, time, and cost.
The All-On-4 is substantially lower in costs
The All-On-Four® procedure offers much more than reduced labor and costs. It is also inherently less invasive, requires a shorter recovery period, and looks and feels even better than conventional implants. Best of all, the surgery portion of the procedure can often be completed in a single day and at one location in a relaxed spa environment. Many patients walk in our office and leave with a brilliant new set of perfect teeth the very same day!
When it comes to traditional old-school dentures the All-on-Four® dental implants even have a more significant advantage. Today's new technology make it easy to achieve natural looking teeth made from the best materials that provide you with years of comfort, confidence, and durability. Simply said the All-On-4® dental implants will blow your grandmother’s dentures out of the water!
Benefits of the All-On-4®
The functional benefits and practical day-to-day advantages of opting for an All-On-4® solution over traditional dentures are just indisputable.
All-On-4® is fundamentally designed to look, feel, and behave as your natural teeth would. You live your life with them in at all times without a second thought. That means you can eat with them in, sleep with them in, exercise with them in, and talk with them in. They are permanently embedded in and fused with the jaw bone itself. Think of your All-On-4® prosthetics as a natural extension of your mouth.
Traditional dentures sit on the gums and are held in place by suction. Far from acting as a natural extension of your mouth, old-school dentures are prone to shifting around, trapping debris, and in some cases, may even fall right out of your mouth at inopportune moments. Dentures also have severe physiological drawbacks. Unlike dental implants which are embedded in bone, dentures sit on soft tissue. That means that the force of the bite is not adequately transferred into the underlying bone, but rather dissipated into the gums.
To have healthy bones, it requires direct stimulation to maintain their strength and density. In the mouth, that means if the jawbones aren’t stimulated through regular chewing and biting forces, they will shrink over time. The same reason that astronauts who spend extended periods of time in space and then return to earth experience less dense, weaker bones also applies to your mouth. Not effectively exercising your jaw bones will result in bone loss or bone resorption. When a tooth goes missing due to edentulism, extraction, or trauma and is not replaced, as much as a quarter of the bone where that tooth once was may be a loss to resorption within the first year.
Now imagine the amount of bone loss that could occur in individuals with few or no teeth. Not replacing those missing teeth with an effective substitute in the form of dental implants could mean massive bone loss resulting in altered facial features. Lack of bone structure in the jaw results in a shrunken, older-looking face, and makes traditional implants impossible without bone grafts. Luckily for patients who may be suffering from advanced resorption, the All-On-4® may still be a viable solution because the All-On-4® procedure only requires four implants per arch, significantly less existing bone structure is necessary to ensure stability and an excellent outcome.
All-On-4® Dental Implants
Full mouth restoration procedures, such as the All-On-4® treatment, are long-term investments. Choosing a highly experienced dentist with a history of successful work is paramount. While an effective treatment for most patients seeking a complete smile solution, the first step in the All-On-4® process should be to consult with a dental professional who can make a proper evaluation as if the All-On-Four® is right for you.
Three BIG Reasons to Choose All-on-Four® Dental Implants
Opting for an All-On-Four® solution can potentially save patients thousands of dollars compared to more conventional reconstructive procedures, such as conventional implants, while still producing comparable or better results. The economics behind the cost savings are quite simple and can be summarized like this: It’s less complex.
Unlike a complete smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation surgery that utilizes many individual implants, an All-On-Four® application only requires four implants per arch. If both the bottom and the top arches of a patient’s mouth must be replaced, that still only requires a grand total of only eight embedded implants or screws. A conventional procedure would require a substantial 32 implants. The cascading effects of this simple switch from many implants to a simple system of four strategically placed implants supporting a prosthetic bridge, or arch, are many.
First, the material costs are reduced. Fewer implants mean less titanium and other expensive dental-grade materials. Secondly, fewer implants mean less labor. Procedures that require a highly-trained and skilled dental professional to precisely embed individual implants are going take longer and be more costly. Many patients also fail to take into account an important hidden additional cost: lost time for recovery. Because the All-On-Four® procedure typically takes less time for the patient to recover, there are significantly fewer opportunity costs in lost time due to recovery. Patients can often get in and out in a single day with a functional (albeit sometimes temporary) set of teeth by choosing the All-On-Four® route.
The All-On-Four® procedure is renowned for its abbreviated treatment and recovery periods. It is possible for a patient to come to Facial and Oral Surgery Institute and leave with a brand new set of both upper and lower teeth within a single day. You could call it a “complete smile makeover in a day.” Because the prosthetic bridges, or arches, can be designed and fabricated before surgery takes place, once the procedure to embed the All-On-Four® implants is completed, these new teeth can be attached, and patients are free to go home.
Recovery periods will vary from patient to patient and can be positively impacted by the level of skill and experience of the surgeon. Typically, patients will require at least few days to rest and adjust to their new teeth. That’s great news for patients eager to get out of the house, get back to work, or want to show off their brand new brilliant smiles.
All-On-Four Dental Implants are genuinely simple.
With All-On-4 dental implants, bone grafts are generally not required. That’s welcome news for many people who, as a result of aging, disease, or circumstance, may lack adequate bone structures to support conventional individual implants and other implant-based solutions. Unlike conventional implants which require a titanium screw for each tooth, the All-On-Four® system only needs, you guessed it, four implants per arch. That means significantly less bone structure is required for a successful operation, making All-On-Four® dental implants a great option for more elderly patients who may lack the necessary amount of bone necessary for conventional implants. Furthermore, each upper and lower arch can be very simply and very quickly attached or removed since each prosthetic is supported by these four titanium implants. That makes replacing an arch, should it sustain damage, or adjusting for fit a breeze. This implant-supported denture system combines the effective simplicity of dentures with the sophistication, resilience, and longevity of physical dental implants.
Looking for the leader in cosmetic dentistry look no further than Dr. Navid Senehi of Facial and Oral Surgery Institute in Woodland Hills, California. Call us at 818-805-0557 or click the Request Appointment button below. We look forward to hearing from you.