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Understanding the All-on-4® Treatment?
The All-on-4® treatment is a teeth replacement method that combines the greatest benefits of dentures and dental implants. It is sometimes referred to as a hybrid because it is a hybrid between dentures and single tooth implants. The amazing thing is that it avoids all the problems of dentures and the extreme costs of single implants. This one-day procedure involves the placement of a full-arch prosthesis with anywhere from four to six implants, restoring your ability to smile, eat, and speak with confidence.
How Does All-on-4® Compare to Dentures and Dental Implants?
Both dentures and dental implants have downsides that the All-on-4® treatment serves to eliminate. In combining the best attributes of both treatment options, All-on-4® offers a convenient, comfortable, immediate, and functional alternative to dentures.
In comparison to dentures and implants, All-on-4® is a more convenient treatment option in that, you never worry about messy adhesives because the treatment is permanently anchored to the jawbone. And they don’t require many visits to the oral surgeon or a prolonged recovery time.
The All-on-4® treatment only takes a few hours ¬– or less ¬– and is complete in a single day. When it comes to cleaning and maintenance, you can simply brush and waterpik. Dentures often slide around when eating and include dietary restrictions, whereas All-on-4® functions like your natural teeth.
The All-on-4® treatment offers superior comfort to traditional dentures. Traditional dentures can be uncomfortable because all your bite force is placed onto the gums.
Like dentures, All-on-4® involves a full-arch prosthetic, however, the prosthetic arch anchors into the jawbone. Additionally, it is streamlined to custom fit in your mouth instead of the extra bulky plastic on the palate and under the lips which is needed by dentures for retention.
The All-on-4® system fuses to the jawbone more quickly and easily than traditional dental implants because with 4 or more implants, they strengthen each other. The procedure takes between one to four hours over one day. And the recovery time for an All-on-4® treatment is usually around one week. Traditional dental implants require several surgical sessions over months and often cannot be loaded with teeth immediately.
Traditional dentures are removable and require daily cleaning, whereas the All-on-4® system is permanently fused to the jawbone. The result is a prosthetic arch that functions just like your natural teeth. And they often last for decades, since, unlike your natural teeth, the All-on-4® system doesn’t rot or get cavities. With basic maintenance, the long-term success rates have been shown to be above 95%.
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