Top 5 Reasons for Choosing the All-on-4 Dental Implant Concept

Top 5 Reasons for Choosing the All-on-4 Dental Implant Concept


Hello, my name is Dr. Steve Krakora. I’m a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Thank you for watching. This video is titled, Top Five Reasons Why the All-On-4 Dental Implant Concept may be a Great Option for Replacing Your
Dentures or Bad Teeth. Number five, all-on-4
avoids bone grafting. In the old days, surgeons were removing teeth, bone grafting the sockets and performing sinus lifts to re-establish the bone of the jaws. After grafting, patients would have to heal for four to six months before implants were placed. After the implants were placed, patients
would have to heal an additional four months before the teeth were attached to the
implants. As a result, patients would sometimes have
to wait two years before they were able to get their teeth. That brings to me reason number four. With the all-on-4 concept teeth can be placed on the implants the same day as surgery. This is called immediate load and is a huge advantage for patients. To avoid bone grafting, we place some of the implants on an angle to engage bone that’s
available and remaining. We then upright the implants by using
abutments that screw into the implants. Because we’re avoiding bone grafting
and utilizing the dense bone that remains, these implants are very well anchored in
the bone and have high initial torque values. As a result, teeth can be placed on these implants the same day the implants are placed as long as certain criteria are met. This brings us to reason number three. With all-on-4, fewer implants can be placed. Because we are utilizing the remaining dense bone, we don’t need as many implants. Also, the implants are splinted together by the teeth giving them more strength. Traditionally, surgeons
were placing eight to 14 implants in the jaws to support one arch of teeth. Research now shows that four implants can be used if the remaining bone is dense enough. This brings us to reason number two, all-on-4 is less expensive. This is because of all the reasons I just
mentioned, no bone grafting immediate load and fewer implants result in a lower cost for patients and finally, the number one reason why the all-on-4 dental implant concept may be a great option for placing your dentures or bad teeth is that there is a greater
than 98 percent success rate and therefore is just as successful as
single tooth implants. It’s amazing what dental science has
achieved. We can now replace all of one’s teeth quickly, inexpensively and permanently. Thanks for watching.

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