If you have experienced substantial tooth loss or tooth decay, then you may be a good candidate for total restoration. There are many total restoration options such as dentures or dental implants. Our team at Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS utilizes these and other methods to develop the best treatment plan for your needs. One highly successful treatment concept that we utilize is the All-on-4 treatment concept.
We understand that every patient is different. That is why our team will work with you to pick the plan that will provide you with the highest success rate and best outcomes. The All-on-4 treatment concept provides us with added flexibility when guiding you on the journey to your new smile.
What Is the All-on-4 Treatment Concept
The All-on-4 treatment concept is a specific installation process for implant-supported dentures. This concept provides many benefits and serves as a good middle ground between traditional dentures and regular implants. When you receive regular dentures, they are molded to fit your gums and are not fixed in place. On the other hand, dental implants require that a titanium post be installed for each individual tooth that is being replaced.
With the All-on-4 treatment concept, our team only needs to install four titanium posts into your jawbone. These posts are larger than posts for regular dental implants but place far less stress on your jawbone due to the fewer number of posts. One post will be installed in each quadrant of your mouth and each will support one of four denture sets. When all four dentures are in place, they will provide you with a complete, natural-looking smile.
What Are The Benefits of This Concept?
There are many benefits to this treatment concept. Dentures installed with the All-on-4 concept are much stronger and appear more natural than traditional dentures. They will also provide more bite power and better function when chewing and speaking. Because these dentures are supported with titanium posts, they will not damage your gum line.
The All-on-4 concept can also provide many benefits not offered by regular dental implants. Regular dental implants often require a bone graft and lengthy healing time before the titanium posts can be installed. While a bone graft may be required using the All-on-4 method, it is less likely due to the reduced strain on your jawbone. The reduced number of posts also allow your gums and soft tissue to recover faster because they are subjected to less trauma during the installation of only four posts.
Dentures installed with the All-on-4 treatment concept will last for about the same amount of time as regular dental implants. The titanium posts will never need to be replaced. The dentures will last approximately ten years, according to Healthline. However, you can maximize the life of your dentures by practicing good oral hygiene and receiving regular dental exams.
If you are ready for a new smile, then you may be a good candidate for implants installed with the all-on-4 treatment concept. This concept is one of the many ways that our professionals at Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS strive to provide you with the latest and most effective care possible. If you are ready to learn more about this treatment concept, you can reach us by calling our office at 915-213-3455.