This article explores one of the biggest problems associated with traditional teeth replacement techniques; bone loss in the jaw as caused by periodontal disease. It then continues to explain how the All on Four overcomes this.

All on 4 Dental Implants: Introduction

‘All on 4 dental implants’ are an incredible innovation in dental science that enables people who have lost most or all of their original adult teeth to periodontal disease to receive a brand new set of fixed teeth in as little as a single dental appointment. Quite sensational, isn’t it? Well, the procedure has already brought complete oral rehabilitation to tens of thousands of patients around the world; people that have long suffered the many challenges and repeated costs of removable dentures or false teeth. The All on 4 dental implants technique is a step above traditional teeth replacement techniques owing to its unique applicability to cases of advanced and acute periodontal disease as well as the fact that the results are fixed and non-removable. In order to fully appreciate these benefits, let’s take a look at one of the main causes of rampant tooth loss… periodontal disease.

The All on 4 Dental Implants Technique: Overcoming Bone Loss

Periodontal disease is characterized by an acute and chronic bacterial infection of the soft tissues encasing the jaw, namely the gums. If left untreated, these nasty pathogens migrate down deep into the gingival sulci, or tooth sockets and create deep pockets of toxin and decay between the teeth and the gum wall. Over time, the bone of the jaw becomes deteriorated to such an extent that the teeth can no longer be supported. Consequently, they fall out. If this sounds extreme, then know that a staggering 80% of all Americans present with some form or stage of periodontal disease! How is this possible? It is because this oral affliction does not have any painful or obvious symptoms in its early stages. Bleeding gums when brushing, some tooth discoloration, gum inflammation and bad breath can easily be ignored, especially if you are one of the many people with an illogical fear of the dentist. Possibly by the time you are a candidate for All on 4 dental implants, the damage to your gums and teeth is irreversible.

Traditional dental implant techniques generally require bone grafting surgery in order to augment and encourage the growth of new healthy hard tissue so that the dental implants themselves have the support they need to remain anchored. The problem here is that this procedure requires several months of healing before oral rehabilitation can be commenced and no one wants to wait up to nine months before they can freely smile again. The All on 4 dental implant technique almost always avoids bone grafting through the unique positioning and angulation of only four dental implants in regions of the mouth that naturally contain a greater volume of bone. A fully customized prosthetic dental bridge is then affixed to these implants giving patients a complete set of beautiful and functional teeth in as little as a single dental appointment of a only few hours!

All on 4 Dental Implants: A Final Note

Thanks to the unprecedented time in which these incredible results are attained, the All on 4 dental implants technique has been awarded ‘breakthrough’ status in the medical fields of dental implantology and fixed oral rehabilitation.

This article describes the All on Four dental implant technique, how it works and how it is capable of complete oral rehabilitation in a single dental appointment.

All on 4 Implants: An Overview

According to the Center for Disease Control, 30% of adults over the age of 60 have lost all of their original teeth and are in desperate need of All on 4 Implants; the procedure making complete oral rehabilitation in a single dental appointment possible. The All on 4 Implants technique is the brainchild of European implantologist Dr. Paulo Malo who, together with the world’s leading dental implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare, devised a comprehensive system for teeth replacement that offers a non-removable (fixed), long-term, immediately functional and highly aesthetic solution to tooth loss. Now, if you are reading this, chances are you or someone close to you is personally considering a future of tooth loss and edentulism (not having any original teeth left). This could be for any of a number of reasons, however, the most pervasive being advanced and acute periodontal (gum) disease. While removable dentures or false teeth have long been the solution to tooth loss, the challenges associated with this traditional teeth replacement technique have compelled dental science to delve deeper for a more comprehensive and permanent solution. That solution is ‘All on 4 Implants’. So what are they and how do they work?

All on 4 Implants: The Procedure

All on 4 implants, as the name suggests, essentially consists of the affixing of a fully customized prosthetic dental bridge to four specially placed and angulated dental implants. It is this location and angulation that enables the prosthetic bridge to receive the support it needs to remain fixed in the mouth for many years and often decades; functioning and looking just like a full set of beautiful and natural teeth. Furthermore, the placement of the All on 4 implants enables the procedure to be completed almost always without the need for bone grafting surgery beforehand, which is how complete oral rehabilitation in a single dental appointment is possible. You see, periodontal disease causes tooth loss through deterioration of the underlying jaw bone. Since the hard tissue cannot support teeth, bone grafting surgery is often required to augment the existing bone and encourage the growth of new, healthy, hard tissue before dental implants can be inserted. This can take anywhere between three and nine months. The All on 4 implants technique bypasses this entirely through the unique positioning and angulation in the anterior (front) and posterior (back) portion of the jaw bone where:

•    The bone exists in a naturally greater volume,
•    The bone is more resistant to atrophy,
•    They avoid damaging vital structures such as the nerve canal (lower jaw) and sinus cavity (upper jaw).

The result of this is ample support for the prosthetic dental bridge with minimal incisions and sutures, which means very little post-operative pain and discomfort for you, the patient.

The All on 4 Implants Technique: Unsurpassed Results

Going from complete edentulism and the ceaseless challenges associated with removable dentures to a mouth full of non-removable, functional and beautiful teeth is what the All on 4 implants technique is making possible for patients in countries all over the world. The results are unsurpassed and are changing lives!