What is All-on-4?
For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth, All-on-4 dental implants offer a durable, long-lasting solution in a single surgery. Despite its misleading name, All-on-4 can be used to securely attach an entire upper or lower set of replacement teeth. In other words, it is an effective method to replace for 4, 6, or even 8 teeth by MOSAIC Maxillofacial Surgical Arts & Implant Centers in Tampa, FL. Every case is different, and the amount of implants needed is variable and will be determined by one of our surgeons during your consultation. In doing so, our team will develop an oral surgical treatment plan custom to your needs.
For over 20 years, patients have benefitted from the stability, efficiency, and long-term cost savings provided by All-on-4 implant treatment. This economical tooth replacement alternative allows patients to get back to eating and speaking more confidently.
How is All-on-4 Different from Dentures?
With All-on-4 implants, replacement teeth are cared for just like natural teeth and do not need to be removed for cleaning or sleeping. Dentures often need to be readjusted to maintain a good fit, but All-on-4 implants do not need to be reshaped. Plus, All-on-4 offers a strong hold, so teeth do not slip when talking, eating, or laughing.
Ideal Candidates for All-on-4 Implants
If you are frustrated with the fit or upkeep required for traditional dentures, or want a more permanent, hassle-free solution right from the start, All-on-4 dental implants may be a beneficial choice for you. During your consultation, our doctors will carefully examine your mouth, review your dental history, and determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Here are some factors to consider with the All-on-4 treatment:
Because All-on-4 dental implant treatment replaces a full arch of teeth, ideally, you should already be missing all or most of your teeth. If you do have some natural teeth remaining, they can be extracted during the same surgery to place the implants. Our doctors can explain how this works during your consultation.
Before undergoing any surgery, it is important to have good overall health. This can reduce your risk of infection or other complications and promote faster recovery. Part of being in good health for All-on-4 surgery is having quality bone available to support the implants, which act as artificial tooth roots for your replacement teeth.
If you have some areas of bone loss or poor density, that does not have to prevent you from getting All-on-4 dental implants. Our doctors will evaluate your jaw health and can identify where there are parts of your jaw that do have adequate bone structure to hold the implants.
What is Involved in the All-on-4 Implant Process?
One of the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants is that the procedure can be completed in a single day, so you do not have to come back for multiple surgeries. Our doctors will create a comprehensive treatment plan to remove any remaining teeth and insert the four implants all at once. Your mouth will be thoroughly cleaned throughout the process, and sutures may be used to close any incisions and help hold the implants in place. Before you leave, a temporary set of teeth will be attached to the implants giving you a full, beautiful smile while the implants heal. Your permanent teeth will be attached a few months later.
What are the Benefits of All-on-4 Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants allow you to get back to enjoying the foods you love and socializing with others without fear that your teeth might slip out of place. They have been a trusted solution for restoring smiles for decades and offer a wide range of benefits, including:
- No limitations on what you can eat or drink.
- Surgery is performed in one day.
- Restore your full arch all at once.
- Cared for just like natural teeth.
- Fit precisely to your mouth.
- Teeth do not slip out of place.