All-On-four® Implant Dentures
When patients lose a significant amount of teeth, implant dentures are often the most beneficial solution to replacing them. Unfortunately for many patients, severe tooth loss often means noticeable jawbone degradation, which can impact your candidacy for dental implant placement. To support a denture, you may require several dental implant posts, sometimes up to six spanning the length of your dental ridge. To make the procedure easier and improve your candidacy for implant dentures, your dentist may recommend All-On-4® dentures, which can be successfully supported with only four strategically placed implant posts.
Benefits of All-On-4®
The greatest benefit of All-On-4® implant dentures is that they allow patients with weakened jawbones to enjoy the benefits of dental implants without the need for extensive jawbone surgery first. By limiting the number of implant posts needed, All-On-4® reduces the amount of surgery that patients must receive to restore their smiles. The innovative tooth replacement system is designed specifically for patients who otherwise would not be candidates for implant placement due to reduced jawbone integrity. It is also beneficial for patients who experience health concerns that make it necessary to minimize the amount of surgery they endure.
Are You a Good Candidate?
To determine if you’re a good candidate for All-On-4® implant dentures, your dentist will perform a thorough examination, including digital X-rays and imaging of your jawbone and dental ridges. After measuring the health and integrity of your jawbone to ensure that it can successfully support the four implant posts, your dentist can refer you to an oral surgeon or other specialist to receive your dental implant posts.