All-on-4® dental implants offer a solution for people missing most or all of their upper or lower teeth. This advanced treatment is one of many available from Lea Planzos, DMD, MS, Penny Planzos, DMD, MS, and Thomas Planzos, DMD, of Impressive Dental Care in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Call the office to book a visit or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page to learn more about All-on-4 and make an appointment that fits into your busy life.
All-on-4 is a dental implant system from Nobel Biocare Services AG. It allows you to replace an entire upper or lower span of missing teeth using just four implanted posts. It’s an excellent choice for people who need to replace several teeth but don’t want a lot of individual implants.
This system allows you to restore your smile in a permanent, secure, and aesthetically appealing way. All-on-4 implants also preserve bone health because they’re anchored directly into your bone tissue.
Every time you bite down or chew, your implanted posts stimulate the underlying bone, keeping it healthy and strong. This goes a long way toward preventing bone loss and the accompanying changes in your facial structure.
Advances in dental technology have made today’s dentures far more comfortable and durable than they were even in recent decades. But dentures are still a removable teeth replacement choice that can’t match the durability and convenience of All-on-4 dental implants.
To begin, All-on-4 is a permanent treatment. Once your bone tissue fuses to the implanted posts and the span of crowns is attached, the restoration can last a lifetime. While dentures have a lower up-front cost than implant systems, even the best dentures will eventually need to be replaced.
All-on-4 allows you to completely forget that you’re wearing a prosthetic dental device. Because your implants remain in your mouth at all times, they quickly feel like they’ve always been there. There’s never a need to adjust to a new set or use an adhesive to secure them in place.
Many people are great candidates for the All-on-4 dental implant system. That includes the many people who’ve been told they lack the bone mass necessary for individual dental implants.
The posts that secure All-on-4 implants are placed at an angle, allowing them to be installed in areas with less bone tissue. Of course, bone grafts are also available to help build up a secure foundation for any kind of dental implant.
If you still have some natural teeth on the top or bottom, schedule a diagnostic exam to learn if extraction and replacement with All-on-4 implants might be a good treatment choice. Partial dentures can provide a degree of structural support to your bite. Leaving teeth without support can cause additional shifting and destabilize your bite.
If you’d like more information about All-on-4 dental implants, booking a consultation takes just a few moments online or over the phone.