All-On-4 Dental Implants allows the implantation of implants in one visit. It is, therefore, no longer necessary for people to wait months before regaining their smile. However, since tissue healing requires time, a “temporary” prosthesis is fixed at the beginning, since it exerts less pressure on the gums and any associated implants. It is only when the gums are healed and the implants are stable that the final dentition is set up. By being simpler, the All-on-4 procedure is very advantageous due to the following reasons.
- Applying only 4 implants, it is less expensive than traditional procedures.
- Bone grafts are usually not necessary, therefore, there is less discomfort and costs and above all, there is no need to wait months before the implants are laid.
- Everything is done in one day – the installation of the implants as well as the installation of prostheses with immediate function. Traditional techniques often involve several surgeries and take months to complete.
- It shows a success rate comparable to that of other implantology procedures. Indeed, as the posterior implants are placed at an angle, they offer better support, as they naturally rest on the bone of the jaw.
In fact, the All-On-4 implants can even treat patients with high bone loss without grafting. The result is a fixed dentition (not removable), which has the appearance of natural teeth. The All-on-4 treatment concept is one of the most advanced approaches for the treatment of complete edentulism. This protocol is one of the variants of treatments that dentists have used over the past 15 years for the treatment of complete edentulism, a serious handicap that affects more than one million baby boomers. The principles of this treatment are aimed at giving back patients a solid and comfortable smile, using only four implants to support a complete temporary fixed prosthesis. This prosthesis is installed the same day as the implants. The treatment is carried out in two stages, the patient receiving a few months later a permanent fixed or removable prosthesis. It is important, however, to never forget to choose a dentist with a history of providing quality service in this field. Lastly, implants are very hygienic; easy to maintain and clean.