Perhaps the most obvious benefit to the All-On-4 dental implants procedure is the ability to permanently replace one or both full arches of teeth in just one day. Dental implants have been used to replace missing teeth since the 1970s and have a success rate of 98%. Previously, in order to replace an entire arch of teeth, several dental implants were required until the All-On-4 procedure was developed to effectively secure an entire arch of teeth using just four dental implants.
Two implants are placed in the front of the arch and two longer implants are placed in the back of the arch at an angle. This strategic placement of the dental implant increases bone-to-implant contact which significantly reduces the need for additional procedures such as bone grafting, often required by conventional implant-fixed dentures. The use of longer implants in the back of the jaw also opens up procedure candidacy for patients with low jaw bone volume who may have been told they were not suitable candidates for permanent teeth in a day in the past.
Unlike traditional dentures, the permanent teeth in a day procedure do not require the use of adhesives. All-On-4 dental implants patients enjoy their smile results directly after their procedure.
Another incredible benefit to All-On-4 dental implants is the preservation of live jaw bone tissue. Just like the muscles in our body require stimulation to remain strong and healthy, the same goes for the bone tissue in your jaw. Dental implants are fused with the living bone tissue in your jaw and act just like natural tooth roots to prevent bone loss and preserve the facial structure.