The All-on-4 dental implant treatment offers a permanent tooth replacement alternative for patients who have lost many teeth. It offers advantages compared to removable dentures and large dental bridges. The advanced All-on-4 procedure begins with as few as four permanent titanium implants that support a custom dental prosthesis for your entire dental arch. All-on-4 reduces cost and the need for many individual implants to support individual teeth. The All-on-4 option can reduce the number of surgical procedures leading to less complications and a shorter treatment time.
The All-on-4 implant treatment is a permanent set of teeth that looks and feels like natural teeth:
Like natural teeth, they are brushed and cleaned
Unlike dentures, All-on-4 treatments do not have to be taken out
Unlike dentures, All-on-4 treatments do not need adhesives for retention
Your new set of teeth is stable and comfortable because the prosthesis does not press down on your gums
All-on-4 allows you to bite with increased force, so you can eat many of your favorite foods again
Correct placement of the implants will limit complications
Replacing missing teeth with All-on-4 will help restore your facial features, enhance lip fullness and reduce wrinkles
If you have lost many teeth and have experienced bone loss in the upper or lower jaws, All-on-4 can provide a stable, full-mouth restoration of your teeth.
All-on-4 treatments provide added stability and retention even in limited bone volume as compared to removable dentures. In situations with reduced bone height in the jaws, the back implants can be tilted. With the tilt, longer implants can be used, which reduces the need for vertical bone augmentation.
All-on-4 Clinical Results:
Excellent clinical results have been documented. A recent study from the Journal of Prosthodontics in February of 2014 reported greater than 95% implant survival rates with the All-on-4 treatment for both the upper and lower jaws. Prosthesis survival was 99%. Balshi et al. Journal of Prosthodontics. 2014 Feb;23(2):83-8
Biomechanical measurements show that tilted implants, when part of prosthetic support, do not have a negative effect on the load distribution. The tilting of implants has been used in clinical practice for over a decade and has shown good results. ( Source: Nobel Biocare )
All-on-4 Treatment Duration:
Shorter treatment duration can be achieved with an efficient, streamlined All-on-4 plan and treatment process. Prosthodontists are specialists in restoring the function of your teeth. An experienced Prosthodontist like Dr. Adam Geach is able to correctly plan your All-on-4 treatment for lasting results. Geach Dental even offers you options to select the best All-on-4 prosthesis material depending on your needs and preferences.
All-on-4 – learn more about this amazing alternative:
If you are interested in understanding the advantages and disadvantages that different All-on-4 materials exhibit, read “Preventing Tooth Fracture with All-on-4 and Teeth-in-a-day treatments.
ALL-on-4 Prosthodontist expert Dr. Adam Geach
To avoid complications with All-on-4 implant treatments in the greater Los Angeles area, contact Dr. Adam Geach and Geach Dental in Los Angeles, CA 90071. As an experienced Prosthodontist, with patients from California, Arizona, Nevada and New York, Dr. Geach has the expertise and experience to help you re-establish proper dental function.