in Albuquerque, NM
What Are All-On-4s?
What Are All-On-4s?
If you’re missing teeth and searching for an effective and practical solution, All-On-4 could be what you need. This dental procedure involves the placement of four or more dental implants to replace an entire arch of the upper or lower teeth. The term “All-on-4s” refers to the fact that there are four implants. Our team may recommend four, five, or six implants, depending on your situation. While each number has unique benefits, the best option depends on several factors.
All-on-4: This procedure uses four titanium posts implanted in the jaw to support a complete arch of fixed dentures. All-4s typically require less bone volume than other implants and are less invasive, reducing treatment time, healing, and discomfort. They are also suitable for patients who can’t undergo bone grafting procedures or who have reduced bone density. However, All-on-4s may not be ideal for those who need more support and stability, as they place a higher load on limited implants.
All-on-5: This option uses five implants to support fixed dentures, resulting in more stability and better chewing ability. Essentially, All-on-5s provide an even distribution of force across the jaw, ensuring long-lasting durability and removing the need for bone grafting. All-on-5s also offer more flexibility in terms of positioning, providing a custom fit that is perfect for your mouth. While All-on-5s are another great option for those who don’t have enough bone for conventional implants, they do require more space in your mouth than the All-on-4s.
All-on-6: Using six implants, this restoration provides maximum support, stability, and de facto reconstruction of your teeth. In addition to an excellent chewing ability, All-on-6 can replace natural teeth without compromising your gum’s support, jawbone, or maxilla. This type of restoration allows your new teeth to function like your original teeth, giving you confidence that your smile will last you a lifetime. It is important to note that All-on-6s require adequate jawbone or maxilla density.
Strong and Durable Solution
Improved Oral Health and Hygiene
Maintenance of Your Facial Structure
Did you know that missing teeth can cause your facial structure to deteriorate over time? This is because the jawbone and maxilla need constant stimulation from your teeth to maintain their shape. However, dental implants can help prevent facial structure deterioration by stimulating the jawbone or maxilla and keeping it strong and healthy.