Dentures have become far more sophisticated and effective in recent years. Patients no longer have to worry about ill-fitting restorations that slip of place thanks to the advent of dental implants. All-on-4® implants are a variation on the standard implant. They support a full denture with four strategically placed implants. It is a great concept, but they are sometimes overused by dentists looking for a quick solution. At Winterset Dental, we do not take shortcuts when it comes to your oral health. Dr. Anil K. Agarwal will determine which treatment will provide the best long-term results before making an expert recommendation. To learn more about All-on-4® dental implants, contact our Chicago, IL practice and schedule a consultation.
Dr. Agarwal will conduct a complete evaluation to find out which dental implant solution is right for you.
What Are All-on-4® Dental Implants?
All-on-4® uses four unique dental implants for support. There are two anterior implants that stand upright, while the two posterior implants are placed at 45-degree angles. This placement method is marketed as a way for those who have experienced some degree of jaw atrophy to receive dental implants without first undergoing a bone graft. In most cases, All-on-4® implants can be restored immediately following placement.
Benefits of All-on-4® Implants
All-on-4® implants provide some benefits that make them an attractive option:
- Immediate results: Your dentist can attach your denture on the same day as your implant surgery.
- Strength: All-on-4® implants can support a full denture. Your oral surgeon will use advanced imaging to find the strongest and most suitable positions for the posts.
- Conservative treatment: All-on-4® uses the minimal number of posts to support a denture.
- Cost-effective treatment: Because you will only receive four posts, your treatment may cost less than if you received a denture supported by six or eight posts.
Disadvantages of All-on-4® Implants
While All-on-4® offers distinct benefits, the treatment also has significant drawbacks. Keep in mind that each tooth has its own roots. Therefore, when you undergo treatment, you will receive four implants in place of fourteen natural root systems.
Dr. Agarwal prefers five to eight posts for implant-supported dentures. The fact is that more posts can provide more lasting results, and Dr. Agarwal is committed to providing patients with long-term benefits.
Which Treatment Is Right for You?
Our mission is to determine the right restorative option for each of our patients. Dr. Agarwal or one of our other team members will conduct a complete evaluation to find out if All-on-4® implants or another solution is right for you. Among other factors, we will consider the force of your bite.
The health of your jawbone is another factor we must consider when determining candidacy for treatment. If you have suffered bone recession, All-on-4® can seem like a good option because it requires less bone tissue for support. On the other hand, we can perform a bone graft to replace lost bone tissue, allowing you to receive the optimal number of standard implants for longer-lasting results. At Winterset Dental, we are ready to take all the time necessary to provide you with a lasting solution that gives you the best possible return on your investment and a better quality of life.
Contact Us for Your Evaluation
If you are suffering with missing teeth, and wish to learn more about whether All-on-4® dental implants or another solution is right for you. we are here to help. Contact Winterset Dental to schedule an appointment.