Thanks to years of advancement in dental medicine, individuals interested in replacing a full row of upper and/or lower teeth no longer have to settle for traditional dentures. At our practice, Dr. Colin Morton offers All-on-Four dental implants as an effective alternative, enabling patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence once again.
What Is All-on-Four?
All-on-four is an implant-supported dentures technique that utilizes four dental implants to secure a full set of upper or lower teeth. Using this method, each implant is strategically placed along the jawbone of the arch being treated, with the two posterior posts inserted at an angle to access more bone for optimal stability. Once secure, a customized denture restoration is attached to the top of the four implants for a comfortable fit and natural-looking results.
What Are the Benefits of All-on-Four?
The benefits of tooth replacement with All-on-Four are numerous. In comparison to traditional dentures, some of the most notable advantages of All-on-Four can include:
- A securer, more comfortable fit
- No need for messy pastes or adhesives
- No denture slippage while speaking, eating, or smiling
- Limited—if any—bone and tissue deterioration resulting from tooth loss
- Simpler maintenance
- Results that appear, feel, and function more naturally
In addition to these benefits, All-on-Four can often be an ideal solution for people who have been told they are not a good candidate for a full set of dental implants due to poor jawbone density. Since only four implants per arch are used, the degree of bone density required for All-on-Four is generally less than that needed to replace a full row of teeth with single-tooth dental implants.
What Is the All-on-Four Procedure Like?
As a certified provider of TeethXpress® implant dentures, Dr. Morton is generally able to perform the All-on-Four procedure during one office visit.* Implant placement typically takes about thirty minutes to an hour per arch and usually requires only local anesthesia to minimize any potential discomfort. Once each implant is anchored in place, the denture restoration is fastened securely for an optimal look and fit. Regardless of whether treatment consists of upper arch replacement, lower arch replacement, or full mouth restoration, most patients are able to leave with new teeth the same day.
For more detailed information about the All-on-Four procedure, please visit the teeth in a day section on our implant dentures page.
*This does not include the initial consultation and/or any preliminary dental work that may be required, such as periodontal care, tooth extraction, or bone grafting.
How Much Does All-on-Four Cost?
Pricing for All-on-Four dental implants varies greatly due to the customization of treatment. Apart from case-specific factors, additional elements that can influence cost include the particular technique employed, the skill and experience of the dentist, and the city or region of the country in which the practice is located. To receive a personalized price quote for All-on-Four, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Morton. During your visit, he can assess your unique needs/goals, formulate an individualized approach, and provide a detailed breakdown of all potential expenses associated with your treatment plan.
Contact Dr. Morton
For more information about All-on-Four, or if you are ready to find out if this innovative tooth replacement option is right for you, please feel free to contact our practice online or by phone today.