October 11, 2022

When Is All-on-4 The Best Option?

Each Dental Implant treatment is different, as each patient has different needs and circumstances. Even the most routine-looking restorative case can be affected by factors such as gum recession, poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, not to mention the budget.

Prior to providing treatment plans, it is important for clinicians to take into consideration their patient’s wants and needs.

Full-arch fixed implant bridges – also known as All-on-4 are quickly becoming a popular option among dentists and patients. These prostheses offer 4 to 6 implants, each made of custom materials such as an acrylic/titanium combo, monolithic zirconia or porcelain stacked on top of a cobalt/chromium frame. Some practices even endorse this technique as the best way to treat toothless patients because it simplifies procedure times while delivering quality results time and time again. Is it always the best option?

Most patients five or ten years ago would never have known that All-on-4 bridges were an option for them. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for people to request this treatment if they know about it; however, we need to wonder whether or not it will always be in the patient’s best interest given its limitations. Yes, All-on-4 bridges are a miracle of modern dentistry and can give you back your smile -but what do patients need to consider before moving forward.

Let’s take a closer look at some aspects to consider when researching All on 4 for you.

A faster solution

When is All-on-4 the best option?
In many cases, the All-on-4 procedure can be done as quickly as a day. It can take as little as one day to install the implants and attach the dental plates. After this, you would return a few days later to receive the permanent plates. Compared to other types of dentistry that involve multiple consultations and trips back-and-forth throughout treatments, you’ll likely find yourself completing your All-on-4 treatment in half or less time than what it takes for others.
Plus, there’s usually easier maintenance involved. Since implants are positioned exactly inside your mouth (via bone grafting), there won’t be any need for special oral care routines such as those required for dentures which must involve unique cleaning agents and adhesives just for their upkeep.


When is All-on-4 the best option?
To top it all off, the All-on-4 procedure is much more affordable than you may think. Compared to other methods of tooth replacement such as dentures or implants, the price is a bargain. You will not need to make constant visits to the dentist due to small parts constantly getting lost from your current set up or breaking down over time – which means less time and money spent out of pocket when something goes wrong. Overall, choosing All-on-4 can be good news for those who are budget conscious!
With All-on-4, you can walk into the dentist’s office without any teeth and come out with a beautiful smile. With these plate replacements, your whole mouth will finally appear healthy even during an exam.
It is time to stop hiding your smile from everyone around you! Call our office today for more information on All-on-4 and other tooth replacement options.