In the years since dental implants have become popular, numerous dental implant techniques and technologies have emerged, including the remarkable All-on-4 treatment. It is often able to help edentulous (missing all teeth) patients to regain a complete smile in just one appointment! The team at Greybull Dental is proud to be able to offer this innovative treatment. Continue reading this page to learn more about what All-on-4 is and how it may be able to help you.
As the name of the treatment implies, All-on-4 involves the use of as few as four dental implants to support an entire arch of prosthetic teeth. Two of the implants are placed at the back of the jaw at an angle. The other two implants are placed at the front of the jaw. A provisional (temporary) denture gets attached to the implants immediately after they are inserted into the jawbone. Patients are thus able to arrive at our office with no teeth and leave with a complete smile! After a healing period of several months, a permanent All-on-4 denture in Greybull replaces the provisional one.
Your dentist is the best person to determine whether you are a candidate for All-on-4 dental implants. They will be able to do so after a thorough exam. In general, candidates for this procedure:
The All-on-4 treatment offers numerous benefits, including:
As noted above, the All-on-4 process tends to be shorter and less invasive than traditional implant methods. That is because the precise placement of the implants often eliminates the need for a bone graft. Most patients require just one surgery as part of their All-on-4 journey. Of course, traditional dental implants also have their unique advantages. For example, they may offer even greater stability than All-on-4. Your dentist will help you compare all of your treatment options before you commit to anything.
Are you ready to regain a complete, healthy smile? Get in touch with Greybull Dental today to schedule your personalized consultation!