The renowned All-on-4® method offers full replacement of the upper and/or lower teeth with only four strategically placed dental implants per arch. This innovative implant supported denture system offers superior security, stability, comfort, and esthetics that help patients smile, eat, laugh, and speak with confidence. All-on-4® is often a viable option for many individuals who are not good candidates for a full set of dental implants due to a lack of adequate jawbone density. In some cases, temporary fixed dentures can be placed the same day as the implant surgery, which eliminates the need to wait for implants to heal before restorations can be attached. Our experienced cosmetic dentist, John Cross, DDS, performs every stage of the fully customizable All-on-4®procedure at OC Lifesmiles, making the treatment process as convenient and consistent as possible.
For those interested in learning more about All-on-4® implant dentures , we invite you to explore the helpful information we have provided in the educational sections below. If you have further questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact OC Lifesmiles.
Benefits of All-on-4®
There are many different options available to patients who want to replace all of their upper and/or lower teeth; however the All-on-4® system stands out for many as the most ideal method for achieving all of their functional, aesthetic, and financial goals. All-on-4® offers the following advantages:
- Less expensive than replacing each missing tooth with dental implants
- Does not typically require bone grafts
- Viable option for those who lack bone density for single implant restorations
- For some patients, temporary dentures can be fixed in place on the day of surgery
- High rate of patient satisfaction
- Natural-looking aesthetics
- Denture stability, security, and comfort
How Does All-on-4® Work?
Once any remaining teeth have been extracted, four titanium implant posts must be surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw to secure each full arch of replacement teeth. Two implants are placed at the front portion of the mouth and two are angled toward the back; however, the exact positioning is customized to suit each patient’s unique dental needs. Dr. Cross plans and implements every stage of the procedure and custom-designs the full-arch restorations that attach firmly to each set of four dental implants. The result can be a new set of replacement teeth that surpasses the functionality of traditional dentures and offers a strong, natural-looking alternative to full-restoration with individual dental implants.
During placement of the dental implants, Dr. Cross prioritizes the safety and comfort of every patient, providing the appropriate level of sedation each individual requires. Dr. Cross has extensive training in both implant dentistry and sedation dentistry techniques and has a reputation for delivering successful outcomes using the All-on-4® method.
Candidates for All-on-4®
Wondering if you are a good candidate for All-on-4®? The best way to find out if All-on-4® is a solution for restoring your missing teeth or replacing your removable dentures is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cross. He will perform a thorough dental exam, discuss your goals, and, if you are a good candidate, he can develop a customized treatment plan that suits your needs.
To schedule your All-on-4® consultation, please contact OC Lifesmiles and speak to a friendly member of our team!