The All-on-4 Implant technique will help you regain your quality of life.
If you have many missing or failing teeth and a lack of bone in either the upper or lower jaw, the “All-on-4” technique can be a life changing dental treatment. All-on-4 dental implants make use of the available bone by placing two of the implants at the back of the jaw in a tilted position for greater support and to protect the nerves. This implant method allows the placement of a full arch "immediate" bridge, and avoids the need for bone grafting procedures that would normally take months.
Over the course of 20 years, we have treated hundreds of patients who have had missing or compromised teeth that no longer function, as well as those who have been living with dentures that have become ill fitting as a result of diminishing bone in the jaw (resorption).
Some of our patients have come to us after having been previously told that their lack of bone made the jaw too fragile for implant treatment, and this made them feel that finding a solution was not possible for their unique situation.
At Dawood and Tanner there have been very few patients that we have not been able to help!
Why this treatment is often referred to as “Teeth in a Day”, “Smile in a Day”, or “Same Day Smile”.
If you are a suitable patient, the implants and a temporary full arch resin bridge can be fitted on the same day.
Prior to your surgery, you will meet with our prosthodontist who will begin the process of “designing your smile” so that, if appropriate to your treatment, you can have a functional bridge fitted a few hours after your implant surgery. These temporary resin teeth are usually fitted first to allow time for healing (we call this “biological integration”) which is usually about 3 months. During this period you will meet with your prosthodontist to further refine your final restorations which will be a definitive and robust bridge based on a ceramic or titanium structure.
Adapting All-on-4 Implants for Greater Longevity and Stability
We are pioneers in dental implant techniques, always combining technology and creativity in response to some of the very challenging cases we treat in the practice. Our 3D surgical planning and imaging tools make our dental implant procedures more precise, effective and less invasive in fewer appointments, and this has had a significant impact on all of our implant patients.
The All-on-4 technique works well with four implants if there is a lack of space or minimal bone available, but we prefer using up to five or six implants – especially in younger patients – as the additional implants offer greater stability and longevity, especially for implant retained bridges of 10 to 12 teeth.
This adaptation of the All-on-4 technique can be the most effective implant solution for a fixed bridge placement in patients who need full mouth rehabilitation.