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All-on-4 Implants vs. Traditional Dental Implants

All-on-4 Implants vs. Traditional Dental Implants

All-on-4 Implants vs. Traditional Dental Implants

There is no doubt that dental implants represent the best available method for replacing missing teeth, whether a patient is missing a single tooth, several teeth, or even all of the teeth in his or her mouth. For patients who are missing most or all of their natural teeth, however, there is a specific type of dental implant that can be used to secure their replacement teeth more effectively and efficiently than any other type: All-on-4® implants. For suitable candidates, All-on-4® implants offer significant advantages over traditional dental implants, although traditional dental implants produce excellent results in their own right.

Dr. Craig S. Kohler discusses the issue of All-on-4® vs. traditional dental implants at his Wilmette, IL general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry practice during consultations with patients who are missing most or all of their natural teeth. He carefully evaluates the condition of each patient’s mouth to determine his or her candidacy for the All-on-4® procedure and advises him or her of its benefits and risks.

Comparing All-on-4® Implants to Traditional Implants

Dental implants can be used to secure full-arch dentures for patients who are missing most or all of their natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures are the premier method of replacing all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch of the mouth. Unlike conventional removable dentures, implant-supported dentures will not slip or shift out of place. They restore full form, function, and health to mouths affected by missing teeth.

The only real disadvantage of dentures supported by traditional dental implants is that they could require as many as ten implants to secure per arch. This means that patients who want to replace the teeth on both the upper and lower arches might need to have as many as 20 implants surgically placed in their jaws. In many cases, these patients would also require bone grafting and sinus augmentation in order to replace the jaw bone that had eroded since the loss of their teeth, as well. This all adds up to a considerable amount of invasive surgery and recovery time.

With the All-on-4® dental implant system, full arch dentures can be strategically placed on just four dental implants. Through meticulous treatment planning, a full set of lower or upper dentures can be held in place with less than half the implants needed in traditional implant dentistry.

Furthermore, because the posterior implants are placed at an angle to maximize the bone-to-implant ratio, patients are often able to avoid bone grafting. Treatment and recovery times are reduced substantially, and patients are able to achieve the same outstanding results they would achieve with traditional implants.

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To learn more about All-on-4® implants compared to traditional dental implants, please contact our general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry practice today.