The ALL-ON-4 approach provides edentulous patients with an efficient restoration using only four implants on the upper or lower jaw to support a full-arch prosthesis (denture) that is installed permanently.
The procedure involves screwing four titanium implants into the edentulous jaw. A temporary prosthesis is then installed on the implants immediately after surgery, and a complete final prosthesis installed a few months later.
The advantage of this method is that the implants can be placed at an angle so as to ensure optimal hold in the bone and avoid touching the sinus (upper jaw) and nerve channels (lower jaw). Often, bone grafts can be avoided with this approach. What’s more, as the denture is attached to the implants right after surgery, the patient leaves with a full set of teeth, on the very same day.
Consult a Lapointe Dental Centre professional to see if this option is right for you.