December 13, 2022
Differences Between All-On-4 Dental and Traditional Implants
Dental implants are the best option when it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth.
Both All-On-4 implants and traditional dental implants provide a natural look and durability, but there are many differences between the two procedures. Let’s find out:
The All-on-4 is one of the most innovative teeth replacement options and it works as a kind of implant-supported denture that uses only four implants to replace an entire arch of lost teeth. While traditional dental implants require between four to eight individual implants.
Time and Efficiency:
Both are efficient procedures. All-On-4 dental implants may be more quick: the implants can be installed in a day, whereas traditional dental implants require multiple surgeries with a long recovery between each one.
Appearance and Practicality:
Both implants will give the patient’s smile a natural look and offer a permanent solution. The All-on-4 implants are removable. Traditional dental implants are not removable.
Traditional dental implants are inserted by screw into the jaw. Once the implants are in place, the jaw must heal and integrate the implants into the bone. In the All-on-4 procedure, the implants support a full arch of replacement teeth and are installed at an angle which is especially helpful for people who have experienced bone loss in their jaws.
Traditional dental implants may require at least two surgeries to install. While in the All-on-4 procedure, the artificial roots and replacement teeth are installed all on the same day.
Post Surgery Issues:
Bone grafting requires removing small fragments of bone from one area of your jaw and transferring them to the areas receiving the implants.
With traditional dental implants, bone grafting may be required. This is more common with traditional dental implant surgery and can add to the total treatment time. Bone grafting is rarely required with the All-on-4 procedure as the dentist selects the bulkiest areas of the jaw to place the implants.
With traditional implants, recovery time may be longer due to the different surgeries that the implant requires. With All-on-4, patients can expect a recovery time of approximately one week.
Patients suffering from severe tooth loss can find a great solution with these two procedures that provide excellent results. The treatment the patient chooses will depend on the unique needs of each individual. Contact Mexico Dental Implants to discuss which option is best for you.