Dispelling The Myths About All On 4
All On 4 dental treatment
All On 4 is a revolutionary restorative dental treatment whereby a whole arch of teeth is supported by only 4 implants. Sounds too good to be true right? Wrong! It is indeed possible and though this treatment has been a game-changer in the field of restorative dentistry, there are plenty myths surrounding it.
All On 4 is Expensive: False
Quality restorative dentistry is by no means cheap. However, this treatment is a whole lot more affordable than a full arch of traditional dental implants! Traditional implants require treatments to take place over several months, and in some cases, require bone grafts. The way in which All On 4 is placed allows this treatment to overcome bone deficiencies, meaning that it can save the time and expense of a bone graft. It can also be placed in as little as one to three days, saving you time and money.
All On 4 can be placed in under a week: Fact
As mentioned before; this restoration can be placed in as little as one to three days. With All On 4, a whole arch of teeth is supported by four implants. Two implants are placed vertically in the front of the jaw and two back implants are placed at an angle of up to 45 degrees. Since each implant is not individually placed, the procedure time is reduced to a fraction of what the traditional method would require.
All On 4 does not affect taste: Fact
When replacing a full arch of teeth with dentures, your sense of taste will be affected. This is because with this method, the roof of the mouth is covered with acrylic. When replacing teeth with the All On 4 method, no acrylic is placed on the roof of the mouth, preserving your sense of taste.
All On 4 is difficult to clean: False
When it comes to cleaning your restorations, All On 4 is a breeze! Clean your restoration as you would your natural teeth: brush twice a day for two minutes at a time. Floss once a day (you could use a proxabrush or traditional floss) you may also use mouthwash if you like. What could be easier?
All On 4 makes replacing an entire arch of teeth easy, affordable and comfortable. If you are interested in this restoration, give us a call and book a consultation today!