The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a unique tooth replacement option using dental implants. It offers patients in need of a full arch of teeth replaced a highly efficient treatment option that usually involves a faster healing time and a lower cost than many other replacement options involving dental implants. Dr. Kunkel can restore an entire arch of teeth by inserting four specialized dental implants in the patient’s upper or lower jaw. After a brief period of healing, a final fixed denture is placed to restore patient’s beautiful white teeth.
Why choose the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
When you have lost most of your teeth, some restorative options like removable dentures or numerous individual dental implants can tend to be extremely time-consuming and may require a longer healing process in some cases. The All-on-4® Treatment Concept provides an excellent alternative. When conventional dentistry has failed, and teeth are continually deteriorating despite care, this may be an ideal and less expensive replacement option that fully restores both aesthetics and function to your mouth.
Since the entire surgical procedure is usually completed in one visit, this allows the amount of post-surgical discomfort, swelling, and bruising that many patients experience with other replacement options to decrease. Additionally, this procedure is a cost-effective replacement for an entire arch of teeth and allows patients to solve both their functional and aesthetic problems much more quickly.
There are two primary benefits of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept:
- Flexibility. The new replacement teeth can be attached to the four implants in the same appointment. This helps to avoid the delay that comes with many other surgical procedures used to replace teeth. Patients can start enjoying the benefits of their new teeth right away.
- Functionality. The All-on-4® Treatment Concept anchors the implants at an angle to provide the highest ratio of implant-to-bone contact. This method offers replacement teeth that are secure and supported.
Am I a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
Many patients who are unable to receive traditional replacement options, such as a fixed bridge, can still be considered as candidates for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. If you are in the process of losing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth, or you have already lost most of your teeth, and you currently wear a prosthesis such as dentures, you may be a candidate for this unique procedure. If you want to learn more information about the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, we encourage you to call and schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Kunkel at Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center.