Replace Your Denture with a Fixed Arch of Teeth
All-on-Four dental implants is a highly affordable solution for anyone wishing to replace their denture with a fixed arch of teeth. Our New York Dental Implants Center only uses a top quality dental implants in NYC center, components are from Straumann, the largest and most advanced dental implant company in the world.
Before all on 4 technique was developed, multiple dental implants were required to secure a complete arch of teeth.
With conventional dental implants also called single tooth implants, it’s often necessary to use anywhere between six and 10 implants to support a full arch bridge.
This can mean the cost of treatment is beyond the reach of many. Conventional or traditional dental implant treatments also increases the likelihood of requiring a dental bone graft prior to having the implants inserted. With all on 4 dental implants, just four dental implants are required to secure a complete arch of lower teeth, while six dental implants are generally needed to secure a full arch of upper teeth.
What are the Alternatives to All-on-Four?
Traditional dental implant surgery (single tooth implants) may be an option, but can be far more costly, particularly if bone grafts are required. Another option may be to use mini dental implants.
Bone grafting for dental implants might be required if there isn’t sufficient bone to support your new implant.
Who Can Have All-on-Four?
All on 4 dental implants is highly suitable for anyone who is facing complete tooth loss in their upper or lower jaw, or in both jaws.
It is also good for someone currently wearing full dentures and who would prefer to find an alternative and more permanent method of replacing their teeth in Midtown East.
This procedure is very well tolerated by most people and it may be suitable for patients with osteoporosis or well-controlled diabetes and who might be unsuitable for more traditional dental implants. There is no evidence to suggest the success of dental implant treatment is affected by age or gender.
What is the Procedure for All-on-Four?
An initial consultation with Dr. Navid Rahmani is needed to determine your suitability for All on 4 Dental Implants treatment. He will discuss the procedure with you in greater detail and will need to know your medical history.
The next step is to carry out a Cone Beam CT scan, a specialized type of 3-D dental x-ray that will show your jaws, muscles and other facial structures in great detail. This will allow Dr. Rahmani to closely examine the condition of your jaws and to assess the quality and quantity of available bone.
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This particular treatment requires patients to have good bone density towards the front of the mouth, where bone naturally tends to be thicker and stronger, which is why treatment can be so advantageous for patients who have lost significant amounts of bone over the years.
Using the CT scan, Dr. Rahmani will be able to accurately plan the position of each implant.
Planning treatment with Dr. Rahmani in Upper East Side, NYC dental implants center
A surgical guide is produced prior to the insertion of the dental implants, allowing Dr. Rahmani to accurately place the implants with minimal incisions. Once the implants are in place, they are immediately ‘loaded’ or fitted with your new teeth that will have been before the start of surgery.
These teeth are temporary, but will allow you to eat and talk without fear of embarrassment and we do take a great deal of care to ensure they will look good.
After the dental implants have healed and integrated with your jawbone, you can return to our dental office to be fitted for your permanent teeth.
What is Special About All on 4 Dental Implants?
The implants used are a little different, with two implants being placed vertically right at the front of the jaw, while the remaining two implants are placed either side but are tilted backwards at a 45° angle.
The advantage in tilting these implants is that it increases their strength and stability. The implants are longer than normal as they are being inserted into a greater amount of bone.
This helps to ensure they are held very firmly in place and once the bridge is placed over the top of these implants then they cannot move. This allows a temporary bridge of teeth to be fixed to the dental implants soon after surgery is completed.
Advantages and Disadvantages of All-on-Four
- This all on 4 treatment maximizes the use of the jawbone in an area where it is stronger and thicker as the implants are placed towards the front of the mouth rather than being located evenly across the whole arch.
- Treatment may be suitable for people who had previously been told they required a bone graft prior to implant surgery.
- The implants are easy to keep clean and hygienic.
- With all on 4 dental implants, it is possible to enjoy the feel and appearance of healthy and youthful teeth that are strong and stable.
- Not everyone is suitable for this treatment which is why an initial consultation is so important.
- Not every dentist has the skills to carry out this complex restoration so it is important to find someone with the proper qualifications and training.
What is the Success Rate for All-on-Four?
This All on 4 Dental Implants procedure is considered to be one of the most successful treatments for replacing full arches of teeth.
The techniques used were originally pioneered in the nineties and have been extensively tried and tested. Clinical research has found All-on-Four offers a good long-term solution for patients who have lost all their natural teeth.
All on 4 implants procedure can be a low-risk when properly carried out, but there is always a chance of the implants becoming infected if you fail to keep up with regular dental checkups and cleanings and if you fail to keep your implants meticulously clean.
What is the Cost of Treatment?
All on 4 is typically much more cost-effective as it only requires four to six dental implants. More traditional procedures often need bone grafts, which will add to the overall cost, but this is not generally necessary with All-on-Four due to the placement of the dental implants to maximize the use of available bone.
Dr. Navid Rahmani is an internationally recognized, Board Certified Periodontist and the best rated dental implant specialist in NYC. All procedures are performed on Upper East Side in our Midtown Manhattan NYC dental office. If you have any questions about All on 4 Dental Implants, mini dental implants or to make an appointment please call our NYC implants center:
NYC Dental Implants Center
225 East 64th Street Ste 1B
New York, New York 10065
(64th St. btw 2nd/3rd Ave.)