If you are missing several or all of your teeth, this option is perfect for you. The treatment is very similar to the general process of placing single dental implants. All-on-4 implants, though, are especially suited for patients who need multiple teeth replaced since it is somewhat less involved than placing many single dental implants. Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, Charlotte NC, has helped dozens of patients leave behind their uncomfortable, loose dentures and provided them with a solution that facilitates much more natural function and appearance.
Like single dental implants, the All-on-4 treatment consists of placing high-grade titanium posts in the jaw. As the name implies, only four posts are needed along with a metal bar that connects the posts. Once the posts have adequately fused with the bone, an entire custom-made arch of replacement teeth are fabricated. The arch securely attaches to the bar and can only be removed by a dentist.