All-on-4® Treatment Concept
Dental implants have been a great way for people who are missing one or more teeth to have those teeth replaced with permanent, artificial teeth. The problem is that with tooth loss also comes bone loss, and there needs to be a certain amount of bone for an implant to be effective. We will do a bone graft to replace some bone for a single implant or a couple of implants, but what if someone needs a whole new set of teeth?
Up until recently the only real choice for someone who needed a whole new set of teeth was removable dentures. Here at Taglia Advanced Dentistry, we are glad to let you know that there is now another alternative. The new option is known as All-on-4 Treatment Concept. It is giving people new permanent teeth that do not have the common problems associated with dentures.
What Is All-on-4 Treatment Concept?
Many people who wear traditional dentures complain that they are not comfortable and that they do not stay in place. That is why the All-on-4 Treatment Concept is a great new option.
With traditional dental implants, we will replace each tooth with a screw for the new root, and then a crown. This does not work when someone needs all of their teeth replaced, because there will most likely not be enough bone. While bone grafting is possible, that is not desirable for a full set of teeth.
With All-on-4 Treatment Concept, we will use a combination of implants and dental bridges. With this, we will only need four screws. That means that it will be easier on your mouth, and there will be a faster healing time. The screws are placed in your jaw ahead of time, and then you will need to take time to heal. We will give you a temporary denture for during this time. When you return, we will use both implants and bridges to give you a full set of new teeth. Your new teeth will be permanent.
You will not need to worry about All-on-4 being steady, because we will make sure that your new teeth will be set. We will place the four implants where you have the most bone. This will help to hold your new teeth in place. This will also mean that there will be less of a chance that you will need a bone graft.
Healing before you receive your new teeth can take several weeks. We will monitor your progress along the way. We will make sure that you have healed before you receive your final teeth.
With All-on-4 Treatment Concept, you can have new permanent teeth with less surgery and less healing. Your new teeth will look natural, and you will be able to enjoy foods that you might have given up years ago. Here at Taglia Advanced Dentistry, we would like to talk to you about your options for new teeth. Call us at (312) 757-6434 so that you can set up an appointment as soon as possible.