We’re proud to offer the highest standard in dental implant treatment for patients who have lost all their teeth on their upper and/or lower arch or will soon be losing all of their teeth.
This remarkable solution is called many things, but “All-on-4” or “teeth in a day” are the most popular. That’s because an entire row of teeth can be fixed onto four implants, which is often called a hybrid denture. Some patients may require more implants, but the concept of using fewer implants can still be a revolutionary way to replace an entire set of teeth.
The entire process of inserting the dental implants and attaching the hybrid denture can be accomplished on the same day.
Am I a candidate for the All-on-4® treatment concept?
Candidacy for this treatment concept depends on a number of health factors. Some of the factors we evaluate include overall health and bone density.
Patients who have been missing teeth for some time may suffer from bone loss. Due to the unique aspects of the All-on-4® treatment concept, patients can often receive this treatment without the need for costly bone or sinus grafting.
Both the upper and lower arch can be treated using this concept, although patients are generally more eager to replace their lower removable denture with a hybrid denture. This is because removable lower overdentures have a greater tendency to slip and become dislodged while speaking and eating.
Many patients who currently have loose or ill-fitting dentures that rub their gums and cause painful sores are also great candidates for this treatment.
Advantages of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept Versus Removable Dentures
Dental implants preserve jawbone quality and bone density, which means they also protect your facial structure and appearance. You don’t have to look 80 years old when you are 50 years old! You don’t have to wear typical dentures either.
A very common complaint among denture patients is that they had no idea they would lose upward of 75% of their taste when the roof of their mouth was covered with a traditional full upper denture.
The All-on-4® treatment concept eliminates the need to cover your palate and greatly improves quality of life. The strength of your bite will increase, and you can drink more water without worrying about loosening your dentures. With these hybrid dentures, you will once again be able to fully enjoy the foods you love and need for a nutritious diet.
You will no longer need to use messy creams or adhesives to secure your denture in place.
Dentures fixed on implants do not move, which eliminates slippage and gum tissue irritation.
Hybrid dentures are so stable they feel and function like natural teeth. You’ll even floss and brush them like natural teeth. With proper care, hybrid dentures that are supported by implants can last the rest of your life.
Ready to Talk About the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
If you are missing all of your teeth on an upper or lower arch or will soon lose them, your dentist will evaluate you for a hybrid denture using the All-on-4® treatment concept and let you know if you’re a great candidate for it.
You can regain full function and a confident smile! Call Tabor Dental Associates today for your free implant consultation.