For those suffering from extensive tooth loss, damage, or poorly-fitted dentures, the cutting-edge “All-on-four” technique for full-arch dental implants offered at Mylifesmiles can deliver transformative smile restoration using four strategically placed implants. This innovative approach provides permanent tooth replacement with incredible stability, durability, and natural aesthetics that surpass traditional implant solutions.
Understanding the All on 4 Concept
The All-on-four protocol uses only four titanium implants to support permanent replacement teeth for an entire upper or lower arch. Two anterior implants are tilted at 30-degree angles to leverage greater bone volume and density, while two standard vertical implants anchor the posterior section. In most cases, this angled placement method provides immediate load-bearing capacity, allowing attachment of an entire arch of replacement teeth the same day as implant placement.
The non-removable prosthetic features 12 to 14 replacement teeth secured to a durable, custom-designed full-arch bridge. Constructed from high-grade dental materials and modeled to integrate with the implants flawlessly, this permanent prosthesis provides the natural look, feel, and function of real teeth. From chewing efficiency to speech articulation and smile aesthetics, All on 4 provides the stability and performance to restore total confidence.
Prime Candidates for All on 4 Implants
Patients dealing with any of the following dental issues can achieve comprehensive smile restoration with All-on-4 treatments identified at Mylifesmiles:
- Severely compromised or failing teeth due to decay, damage, or disease
- Significant tooth loss from injury, extraction, or advanced gum disease
- Loose, uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures that slip and cause sore spots
- Changes to facial structure, collapsed bite or shifted teeth from missing teeth
- Chronic dental pain, abscesses, or infection requiring multiple extractions
The Complete All-on-4 Implant Process
While techniques may vary slightly between practices, the complete All-on-4 treatment protocol usually encompasses six stages over 2 to 3 months:
Comprehensive Planning Consultation
The process begins with a thorough oral examination, dental imaging, and smile evaluation to develop a customized surgical and restorative plan based on your specific anatomy and needs. Precision planning is crucial to long-term implant stability and seamless integration with your facial structure and smile line for natural aesthetics.
Implant Placement Surgery
During this 2-3 hour procedure, the four titanium implants are placed in strategic areas of good bone density at optimal 30-degree inclinations. Integrated healing collars minimize bone and tissue loss during initial osseointegration. With advanced sedation dentistry, discomfort is well-controlled.
Following surgery, around four weeks are provided for complete bone healing and integration with the implant threads before teeth attachment begins. Medications usually control some residual swelling and tenderness. Good oral hygiene and diet modifications protect the integration sites.
Temporary Teeth Attachment
An adjustable temporary full-arch prosthesis is secured to the implants while the permanent bridge is engineered to initialize chewing function and smile restoration. Minor adjustments provide ideal contouring, space, and bite alignment.
Custom Smile Design
Computer-imaging and oral scanning technology are used to map your unique oral anatomy digitally. This data guides the design of the permanent bridge for precision implant interfaces, ideal tooth shape/color matching, and seamless integration with your smile line.
Permanent Bridge Attachment
The lifelike permanent full-arch replacement teeth are secured at the final visit to complete the reconstruction. With only four attachment points, oral hygiene is easier vs. standard implant dentistry. Renewed function and confidence in your smile are immediately evident.
Conclusion: Revitalize Your Smile and Life
For those who have experienced the frustration and embarrassment of missing, failing, or ill-fitting teeth, All-on-four dental implants at Mylifesmiles can provide the second chance you deserve. With just one oral surgery and a short integrated treatment plan, All on 4 offers a faster, less invasive, and more budget-friendly protocol for total smile restoration than traditional approaches. Consult our office to determine if this revolutionary solution may be the answer you have waited for to revitalize your health, smile, and quality of life all at once.