All-on-4® Treatment Concept – Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head
Dental Bridge Supported By Dental Implants
The All-on-4® treatment concept is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with implant-supported prosthesis. This photo shows a maxillary porcelain hybrid bridge. It is NOT a denture, since it is screwed into either four or six implants. The palate is open (no material covering it) and the patient, when in place, can eat whatever food they normally would.
The All-on-4 treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants procedure. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and the dental implants cost is reduced. The All-on-4 solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. All-on-4 bridges stay connected with a screw-retained method of attachments. Dr. Mohler will determine the ideal placement sites for the implants following a comprehensive clinical and radiologic examination early in your treatment. Typically, a temporary set of teeth will be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After a short healing period, your dentist will place the final bridge. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
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The All-on-4 treatment concept offers you many advantages:
- A cost-effective solution. When compared to some other implant-supported restoration methods, your new replacement teeth require fewer implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The special angled placement of two of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, often making bone grafting unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and healing time. Your replacement arch can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion.
Scientifically proven and documented. The All-on-4 treatment concept has had good clinical outcomes from decade-long studies with favorable results.