Benefits of All-on-4 Implants

By Penny Creek Family and Implant Dentistry
November 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: All-on-4   Tooth Replacement  

All-on-4 implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement option. This method relies on a minimal number of dental implants to securely hold dentures in place. Rather than the usual six to eight implants needed to hold a full denture, All-on-4 requires just four strategically placed implants. All-on-4 is available at Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry in Mill Creek, where Dr. Chad Slocum or Dr. Sara Lundgaard can determine if you are a candidate for this cutting edge tooth replacement method.

All-on-4 Tooth Replacement

Implant dentistry has made it possible to securely and permanently replace lost teeth. Small metal posts called dental implants are used to anchor prosthetic teeth, such as crowns or dentures, in place. One of the reasons dental implants are so secure is that they are inserted directly into bone tissue. Over the course of a few months, the metal implants and bone tissue naturally fuse together.

Six to eight dental implants are usually needed to secure a denture. However, All-on-4 technology has made it possible to hold a denture in place with just four implants. Each dental implant is placed in the bone at an angle. The result is more contact between the implant and bone tissue, which makes for a stronger hold.

To be a candidate for All-on-4 implants, patients must have good oral health, including healthy gums, and adequate bone tissue to support the dental implants. The skilled dentists at our office in Mill Creek can determine if All-on-4 is an option for you.

The Benefits

There are several benefits associated with needing fewer dental implants to secure dentures in place. Since only four implants are required, fewer surgical incisions are made, which means less discomfort for patients. Placing fewer dental implants is also more cost-effective so you’ll save money.

Another benefit of All-on-4 implants is that they help preserve bone tissue. An unfortunate side effect of tooth loss is bone loss and conventional dentures can contribute to the problem. Traditional dentures tend to place pressure on the jawbone as they are constantly pressing down into the gums. This pressure can cause bone tissue to gradually disappear. When dentures are secured in place with dental implants, there is no additional pressure on the gums or jawbone. Additionally, the fusion of metal implants and bone helps retain bone tissue.

All-on-4 implants are an exciting and revolutionary solution to tooth loss. You can securely restore your smile, as well as regular tooth functioning, with just a few dental implants.

Schedule a consultation with Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry in Mill Creek at (425) 337-7300.

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