“All-on-4” implants is an innovative, full-arch treatment that replaces all of your upper or lower teeth at one time. The hybrid design blends the durability of dental implants with the convenience of a streamlined yet permanent appliance. All-on-4 isn’t a dental bridge and it’s not a denture, but it does replace a full arch of teeth at one time with a single restoration.
Like other fixed dental implant treatments, All-on-4 is a permanently attached restoration that never comes in and out of your mouth.
If you’re considering updating your denture or restoring your smile, here are the must-have benefits that All-on-4 has to offer:
You Only Need 4 Dental Implants
Most adults have a total of 32 permanent teeth (wisdom teeth included,) with 16 on top and 16 on the bottom. Since dental implants are so strong and reliable, we don’t need to use a 1-to-1 ratio to replace all of your teeth that are missing. All-on-4 treatment uses just four dental implants to permanently anchor and support a full-arch restoration, which is usually the width of 14 teeth.
A Streamlined, Hybrid Design
The shape of All-on-4 implants is a curved “U” that traces the natural arch of your teeth. There’s no bulky “plate” that covers the roof of your mouth since suction isn’t used. The hybrid, slimmer design makes All-on-4 implants more comfortable on an everyday basis. And since nothing is covering the roof of your mouth, it’s easier for you to enjoy the tastes of all your favorite foods and speak without having to change the shape of your tongue. It’s truly the lowest profile full-arch restoration that’s available on the market.
No Removable Dentures
Once your All-on-4 implants treatment is complete, you’ll never have to worry about removing your dentures at night ever again. These appliances are permanently fixed to the four implants underneath and can only be removed with special instruments by an implant dentist.
Easy to Speak and Smile With
People who have worn conventional removable dentures know how hard it is to speak clearly. Even with intense amounts of practice, you might notice your letters sounding different than before you lost your teeth. Slurring, lisps, or other speech concerns are fairly normal for some people (especially if your denture doesn’t fit well.) That doesn’t even take into account the fear of your appliance slipping out of place when you’re smiling or talking.
All-on-4 implants are permanently set in place, so there’s no shifting, lifting, or rocking. But most importantly, the streamlined shape frees up the extra space you need to speak more clearly. Transitioning to an All-on-4 implant treatment doesn’t require much practice when it comes to feeling confident sharing a meal with your friends or colleagues.
Simplified Home Care
Living with All-on-4 implants doesn’t take much out of your time when it comes to daily home care. As long as you’re great about brushing and flossing, you’re set! The only thing you’ll want to keep in mind is that you’ll need to clean under the All-on-4 appliance, between it and your teeth, each day. While you could use a floss threader or tufted floss and weave it underneath, the easiest thing to do is to invest in a water flosser (such as a Waterpik.) After you brush your teeth, use the water flosser to clean underneath the All-on-4 and around each of the supporting implants. We recommend doing this at least once a day but twice is even better.
While you’re at it, be sure to schedule regular six-month checkups to have your implants evaluated and cleaned on a routine basis.
Strong Enough for All Your Favorite Foods
You can eat practically anything once you replace your missing teeth with All-on-4 implants. Technically speaking, implants are stronger than even the healthiest of teeth. If your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, then dental implants are the best way to restore your normal biting and chewing functions.
Once your new dental implants are fully integrated, you can count on them to take on whatever you throw their way. There’s no risk of something like steak or corn on the cob being too much of a challenge. You can literally eat whatever you want.
Predictable and Long-lasting
No tooth replacement lasts as long as dental implants in DFW. All-on-4 treatment is no different. By working with a specialist — and properly maintaining your implants each day — you can expect your implants to stay with you for the rest of your life. The predictable placement and overall treatment experience are both straightforward and comfortable. At ARCHPOINT we work with you one-on-one to plan a smile rehabilitation plan that delivers the best outcome for your lifestyle. All-on-4 is the preferred alternative over dentures when you need to replace all of your teeth at once.
Mimics the Look and Feel of Natural Teeth
When you’re smiling and eating with dental implants, it’s the closest thing you’ll have to natural teeth all over again. Selecting an All-on-4 implant treatment means you can go about your day without having to change your diet, focus on how you sound over the phone, or laughing around your friends. Each of your new “teeth” is custom-designed to look realistic yet attractive. Everything from your facial profile and physical characteristics to your personal preferences plays a role in the size, shape, and color of your new smile. When you feel great about the way your All-on-4 implants look, you’ll feel a renewed sense of both confidence and energy.
DFW All-on-4 Implant Dentists
ARCHPOINT Implant Dentistry is your choice provider for All-on-4 dental implants in Fort Worth and Dallas. As DFW implant experts, we’re able to provide the specialized care that individuals with tooth loss require. Even if you’ve been told in the past that dental implants aren’t an option, we may be able to help.
If you’re ready to restore your smile once and for all, contact ARCHPOINT to reserve an All-on-4 implant consultation with one of our DFW specialists.