4 Advantages of All-on-4

Nov 10, 2023
4 Advantages of All-on-4
Over time, millions of people find themselves without teeth for various reasons, making basic tasks like chewing and speaking more difficult. All-on-4 dental implants are a great choice to help with missing teeth, and here’s why.

Tooth loss is something many people associate with getting older; however, according to statistics from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, most adults aged 20-64 have about 80% of their teeth, and 2% of adults in this age range have no teeth at all. The reasons for this vary across different economic, ethnic, and educated demographics, and other factors like smoking and dental habits affect the amount of teeth you keep over time.

Whatever the reason for losing teeth, there are plenty of options available, but if you’ve lost all of your teeth on your upper or lower jaw, you may want to consider all-on-4 dental implants. To understand why, let’s explore dental implants, the types of implants available, and the advantages of getting the all-on-4 implant instead of others.

If you live in Brea, Banning, Corona, or Hemet, California, and are looking for options to replace missing teeth, Dr. Ayed Hawatmeh and his team at the Bravo Dental Group can help you find the right choice.

Dental implant basics

A dental implant is a method of tooth replacement that bonds to your jaw through a process known as osseointegration and attaches an artificial tooth crown through a piece called an abutment. This dental appliance avoids the pitfalls of other methods, like dentures and bridges, in that they provide stability and longevity and behave like your natural teeth. This method takes longer than most other types of tooth replacement but lasts for years.

Different types of implants

Implants may be applied in the jaw (endosteal) or on or above your jaw (subperiosteal), and occur in several ways:

  • Single: If you’re missing one or two teeth in your mouth, this is a common and effective solution.
  • Multiple: If a few teeth are missing in one or multiple sections, a custom-made multi-tooth prosthetic can help to restore tooth function.
  • Full mouth: If you have no teeth or need to have all of your teeth removed for health reasons, we can produce a set of upper and lower teeth.

If you need a set of teeth to cover either the upper or lower jaw, all-on-4 implants are ideal.

Benefits of getting an all-on-4 implant

Unlike dentures or bridges, this implant is bonded to your jaw and provides better stability when chewing and talking with no fear of the appliance falling out. The all-on-4 implant also has other advantages, such as:

1. Optimal strength

Depending on the strength of your gums and jaw, putting on a full set of teeth can take six or more implants to keep things fully stable. The all-on-4 method only uses the four (hence the name), and because of how they’re placed (at an angle as opposed to straight in), they allow you to have a strong bite without as many implants.

2. Getting implants quicker

This implant process is far quicker than the six or so months typical of this process, making new teeth available as soon as the same day, depending on your needs.

3. Cost-effective

Because you’re not using as many implants in this procedure, you’re cutting overall costs, as each implant can set you back a pretty penny.

4. An option for people with bone problems

Patients with osteoporosis or other bone conditions can get this treatment without worrying about bone grafting or using fillers to help their jaw take the implants. The angle at which the implants get placed makes them more stable without relying on the same density necessary with other implants.

If you’re looking for ways to replace missing teeth without long wait times and at a lower cost, all-on-4 implants are the way to go. If you’re looking for this or other dental appliances, make an appointment with Dr. Hawatmeh and Bravo Dental Group today.