If you’re missing most or all of your teeth in an arch, your doctor can use dental implants to secure a fixed denture, restoring your smile and preserving your oral health and function.
All-on-4 is a great tooth replacement option for patients who have extensive tooth loss and decay and require replacement of an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. The All-on-4 can provide patients with a newer, healthier smile in as little as one procedure.
All-on-4 is an innovative procedure designed for patients experiencing severe tooth loss and decay. Using as few as four dental implant posts, your oral surgeon can place a permanent and natural-looking prosthesis to restore an entire upper or lower arch of teeth.
The surgical procedure involves your oral surgeon implanting the dental implant posts into the jaw bone. The dental implant posts are strategically placed for optimum strength and stability. The dental implants will need to heal over the next several weeks as they fuse with the jaw bone. During this time, a temporary prosthesis may be worn.
Dental implant-based tooth restoration, such as the All-on-4 treatment concept, can be performed at our state-of-the-art practice located in Boulder and Longmont, Colorado. Our board-certified oral surgeon will meet with you during your first visit to our office to discuss your oral health goals. You will receive a customized treatment plan, review your options for anesthesia, and have your questions and concerns addressed so you can feel confident about your decision to receive oral surgery treatment. To prepare for your consultation, we encourage you to explore our First Visit page.
There are many reasons why patients and oral surgeons are smiling about All-on-4. Not only is the final prosthesis secure, but it is also permanent because the dental implant posts have fused with the jaw bone. This also means that the dental implant posts act as the tooth’s new root, which works to stimulate the bone in the jaw and preserve bone loss. The All-on-4 also tends to result in a faster recovery, and additional procedures may be reduced or avoided entirely.