This technique allows patients to receive a full fixed (non-removable) bridge on as few as 4 dental implants, all in the same day! Even those patients who have been told, “You are not an implant candidate because you don’t have enough bone,” are now able to routinely be treated by utilizing this technique. Today, virtually all denture patients, those with failing crown and bridgework, and even those with severe bone loss from periodontal disease can have the answer they have been seeking with this revolutionary procedure.
By taking advantage of the dense bone that remains in the front part of the jaws and by placing the two posterior implants on an angle to avoid the sinus cavities in the upper jaw and the nerve canal in the lower jaw, this procedure has virtually eliminated the need for costly and time consuming bone grafting, along with the discomfort and prolonged healing time which often accompanies these additional procedures. Today, thanks to the All-on-4TM technique, it’s now possible for patients to have a non-removable bridge placed the same day they receive their implants, and almost always without the need for bone grafting. The “All-on-4” technique is almost always an excellent solution for replacing all the teeth in the mouth, regardless of age.