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For a long time, replacing an entire arch of teeth meant dentures
. While dentures have come a long way over the years, and are still frequently used even today, they still have their drawbacks. Then came dental implants
. Using dental implants, Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry can meet many different types of tooth replacement needs. This includes replacing an entire arch of teeth.
In many cases, a brand-new arch of teeth is supported by 6 or 8 implant posts. This is not always possible, however. However, dental implants are still possible thanks to the All-on-4 treatment concept.
Supporting a Full Arch with Only 4 Posts
In many cases, using dental implants to replace a full arch of teeth is done using 6 or 8 implant posts. However, this is not the case with All-on-4. With this solution, you only need to have 4 posts placed into your jawbone. Even with just 4 posts, you get incredible stability and a long-lasting solution.
Not Enough Bone? No Problem!
There are many issues that develop when you suffer tooth loss
. One issue is bone resorption. Without your teeth, your bone no longer has stimulation and therefore begins to weaken. One of the biggest impacts on the success of dental implant treatment is the quality of your jawbone. A weak bone cannot properly support the implant posts, increasing the risk for treatment failure.
Typically, you would need a bone graft in this situation to increase the success of your treatment. This is not the case with All-on-4. Your implants are placed specifically within the bone to maximize contact with existing bone, which enables the optimal fusion of the bone to the posts. This placement includes angling the back implants at about 45-degrees, rather than putting them in vertically. This way, you do not need to worry about a bone graft.
Enjoy All of the Benefits of Dental Implants
Even with fewer posts, you still get all of the incredible benefits that a regular implant solution would provide. The All-on-4 treatment concept provides you with a gorgeous, natural smile. Your teeth are stable within your mouth. There is no worrying about whether or not your teeth will fall out during your family dinner or while you are in an important meeting. This can help boost your confidence, which others are sure to take note of. The posts help to put a stop to bone loss in your jaw. Moreover, you are provided with a long-lasting solution.
A More Cost-Effective Solution
A major concern about dental implants is how much the treatment costs. Costs vary depending on several factors, including how many posts are used, how many follow-up appointments are needed, and if a bone graft is necessary. With the All-on-4 treatment concept, your solution is much more affordable than a regular full arch replacement. You do not need a bone graft. You only need 4 posts. You undergo less surgery. You have fewer follow-ups. All of this equates to a more affordable treatment that still provides you with amazing results.
If you are interested in learning more about the All-on-4 treatment concept, and finding out if it is the right solution for you, call Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry at (715) 848-2435 today!