What are All on Four Dental Implants?
All on Four dental implants aren’t actually a type of dental implant. All on Four is actually a technique or protocol rather than a type of dental implant. The technique was developed in Europe by Dr. Paulo Malo together with Nobel Biocare ™ for the placement and restoration of full arches of upper and/or lower teeth. It can be an ideal tooth replacement solution when a patient has numerous teeth in either their upper and/or lower arches that are missing or un-restorable. Four or more dental implants are placed in the jaw bone. The full arch of replacement teeth is then secured to these dental implants. Doing so allows for the replacement of your complete arch of upper or lower teeth on the day of your procedure. The teeth are non-removable, look and feel like natural teeth, and can provide the added benefit of preserving the bone structure of your jaw. Many people refer to All on Four Dental Implants but they should really be referring to the All On Four or All-On-4 technique.
Using the All On Four technique, we can provide our patients with beautiful, functional non-removable teeth. There is no requirement of a lengthy wait of six months for implants to integrate. Moreover, this technique usually allows us to avoid bone grafting. Bone grafting can add an additional year to the timeline. Patients also report significant discomfort from procedures such as hip grafts. On the day they receive their All on Four dental implants, patients typically leave with entire arches of non removable teeth.
Full arch replacements are an excellent alternative to wearing conventional dentures. These protocols can alleviate so much of what people dislike about the more conventional appliance. Some of the benefits of all on four dental implants include:
- No slippage or sore spots
- The look and feel of natural teeth
- Regaining almost all of your natural chewing and biting ability
- The ability to eat the foods you want to eat instead of the foods your dentures will allow you to eat.
- The preservation of the bone in your jaw
- Not having your dentures removed if ever checking into a hospital
Chrysalis Dental Centres focus on providing same day, all on four dental implants. Our head office was founded in 2006 by Dr. Steven Bongard in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to this flagship location, Chrysalis Dental Centres are located in cities all across Canada.