Benefits of All on 4 Dental Implants over Traditional Implants
Dental implants are an ideal way to restore proper function to the mouth while preventing bone loss and tissue degeneration. Traditional implants involved placing one metal rod into the jawbone for each tooth that has been lost. The All-on-4 dental implant method is much newer and only requires four dental implants per plate to provide stability and a firm fit.
Here are some benefits of All-on-4 dental implants over traditional implants:
While it can cost several hundreds of dollars for each implant, the All-on-4 implant system is much more affordable. It only requires four evenly placed dental implants to secure an upper or lower plate. With only four implants being used, there is less risk of infection and less aftercare. As soon as the implants have healed and are secure, the denture plates can be added.
Doesn’t Require Bone Grafting
Because only four dental implants are required, no bone grafts are needed to build up the bone tissue. Your dentist will place each implant in areas where there is enough bone to properly stabilize it and hold it in place while it heals. As the bone remodels around the graft, new bone will continue to grow, creating a stronger, more resilient jawbone.
The All-on-4 implant system takes much less time to put into place. There are fewer incisions that have to be made and much less trauma to the gum tissue. Not only does the procedure take less time, but the recovery period is also much shorter than with traditional implants.
The four implants used in the All-on-4 system offers increased stability as well. While traditional implants also offer a degree of stability, too many implants can seem bulky, making it difficult for them to fully heal properly.
Traditional implants make a great choice for one or two missing teeth. When you are preparing to be fitted for an upper or lower denture plate, consider the All-on-4 implant system instead of traditional dental implants. They are a more affordable option with much shorter healing time.
Dr. Orest Frangopol is the Owner of OC Dental Implants, a leading dental office in the Orange County area. Dr. Frangopol is an expert in providing comprehensive implant services that include: single tooth dental implant, bone grafting, dental implants and full mouth reconstruction. He along with his team has a reputation of offering affordable dental implants combined with customized treatment for all his patients.