All-On-4 Dental Implant Straumann® Pro Arch

All-On-4 Is an Ideal Solution for Those Who Need Full-Arch Tooth-Replacement.

Optima Dental is pleased to offer the All-On-4 dental implant treatment option! We can replace your teeth in the same day, providing you with a brand new set of teeth in either your upper or lower jaws, or both.

All-On-4 dental implants provide a revolutionary solution for restoring a full set of teeth, with just four implants per arch. Studies have shown this technique to have a success rate of up to 98%. The procedure itself is fast and relatively straightforward, with each arch taking around 2.5 hours to complete. As the implants are placed at an angle, there is no need for bone grafting in most cases. All-On-4 is a great option for those looking for a quick, cost-effective solution for their tooth replacement needs.

The All-On-4 dental implant treatment is designed to make the best use of existing bone in the front of the jaw and enable Immediate loading of the teeth by angling the back implants.

All-On-4 Dental Implant Can Be Placed In 1 Phase:

  • Tooth extraction (if required)
  • Implant post placement
  • Make and fitting the (denture) restoration on the implants implant

The All-On-4 dental implant procedure allows for teeth to be extracted and implant posts placed during just one surgical visit. A high-strength acrylic denture is then made and ready for use within 1-2 days after surgery. This means the entire process is completed in one dental implant procedure appointment. We can also provide an option for a porcelain denture bridge instead of the acrylic restoration at a later stage.

Why All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatment

  • The All-On-4 dental implant treatment provides an efficient solution with a shorter treatment time.
  • Immediate loading of the teeth
  • All-On-4 dental implant treatments can be used for all bone quantities except in cases of extreme bone loss.

All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatment Plan:

  1. Determining if All-On-4 Implants are Suitable for a Candidate: Diagnosis and Planning.
  2. Create a pre-operative template for dental implant surgery.
  3. Extraction of any teeth (if required) and placement of dental implant posts.
  4. Fit final (denture) restoration on dental implant posts as well as making final adjustments to fitment and bite.

Factors To Consider For All-On-4 Implant:

  • Dental implant stability
  • There are no major external forces that would contribute to treatment issues such as bruxism (tooth grinding).
  • There are no teeth in an upper or lower arch (or both) for All-On-4 dental implant treatment to be considered
  • From canine-to-canine: There must be with a minimum bone width of 5 mm and a minimum bone height of 10 mm.
  • Jawbone clearance of the mental nerve: Minimum bone width of 5 mm and minimum bone height of 8 mm.

All-On-4 Dental Implant FAQs

What is a Dental Implant?

When we talk about dental implants, we are referring to the three components that make up a dental implant. (1) the dental implant itself is made of titanium and is what is securely placed into the upper or lower jawbone. (2) and abutment is then placed on top of the dental implant and is what your new teeth will be secured to. (3) the restoration (teeth) that are secured to the abutment make up the final part of an implant. Together, these three components make up a dental implant and artificially replaces your natural teeth making it possible to speak and chew normal.

What is the Success Rate for Dental Implants?

According to a ten year study, Straumann dental implants yielded a 97% success rate where no major issues reported in regards to the dental implant or surrounding bone.
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Why All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatment?

If you are someone who is experiencing day-to-day issues with dentures such as soreness, inability to eat the foods you love, missing teeth, 'soft' teeth that decay easily or become infected then the All-On-4 dental implant treatment may be for you. The All-On-4 dental implant treatment aims to bring both a natural beautiful-looking smile AND its function back all within minimal trips to our office.

What Typed of Replacement Teeth Are Used with All-On-4 Dental Implants?

Generally speaking, an acrylic denture arch is used and secured to your new dental implants. There are hybrid options that also incorporate a titanium frame as well as porcelain bridge options. We will discuss the options during the treatment plan.

What are the Risks Associated with All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatment?

As with any invasive surgery, there are risks such as infection, swelling and with dental implants specifically there is risk the dental implant does not successfully bond with the bone. These risks are greater for people who smoke, have diabetes or have other health factors. Our office will do everything we can to help ensure an ideal outcome and tailors treatment specifically to your unique situation and goals.

How Much Time is Needed For the Complete All-On-4 Implant Treatment?

For ideal candidates with good oral health, the All-On-4 Implant Treatment is usually completed within a two week time span. This includes everything from the initial consultation, x-rays, treatment planning, surgery and final placement of your permanent denture.

How Long Do All-On-4 Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. The implant itself is made of biocompatible titanium that is designed for your natural bone to heal/fuse around it. The "teeth" restoration fixed atop your dental implants are designed to last many years under normal conditions.

What Can I Expect DURING the All-On-4 Dental Implant Surgery?

While we make your comfort a top priority, there will likely be some minor discomfort associated with your All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatment. We will administer anesthesia and sedation for your procedure when required to minimize discomfort.

What Can I Expect AFTER the All-On-4 Dental Implant Surgery?

As with any surgery, you may experience some swelling and/or bruising as well as soreness or tenderness to the affected areas following your All-On-4 Dental Implant surgery. This is all considered normal and we will prescribe medication to help treat any discomfort. Typically, our patients are able to carry on with their daily routines the day following the All-On-4 dental implant treatment.

How Do I care For My All-On-4 Dental Implants?

The best practice is to care for your All-On-4 dental implants as if they were your natural teeth. This includes daily brushing and routine visits to your general dentist.