If you need to replace an entire upper or lower arch of missing teeth, All-on-4® offers an outstanding solution. One of many services available from Ellen Brodsky, DDS, Andrew Schliep, DDS, and the team at Art and Dentistry in Bethesda, Maryland, All-on-4 has transformed the smiles of many. Book your visit online or over the phone today to learn more.
All-on-4 is a dental implant system created by Nobel Biocare™. While the system has received a lot of attention lately, it’s been around for more than 25 years. Over that time, All-on-4 has restored the smiles of more than 250,000 people.
The system uses four implanted metal posts to secure an entire upper or lower arch of artificial teeth. The end result is a strong, secure, and natural-looking smile.
Don’t let missing teeth make you feel uncomfortable about the appearance of your smile. Don’t accept a limited diet and changes in speech patterns as inevitable. All-on-4 is a wonderful treatment option that can restore your smile.
The four metal posts used to secure All-on-4 are situated in the front portion of your jaw and are angled differently than individual implants. This means you don’t have to have the same bone density required for multiple individual implants.
All-on-4 is a great option for people who have suffered a degree of bone loss yet still want to pursue dental implants. Most people don’t need any form of bone grafting to have All-on-4, and your dentist can complete the entire process in just one day.
Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently affixed within your natural bone tissue. Very few people need to have the crown portion of their implants repaired or replaced. For most, All-on-4 is a one-time, lifetime dental restoration.
Taking great care of your All-on-4 dental implants is simple. You simply brush your teeth normally, removing all food particles. While the artificial teeth used in All-on-4 treatment cannot decay, plaque and bacteria can still accumulate, leading to bad breath and increasing your risk of gum disease.
You’ll also need to floss the area where your implant arches meet your gums. This ensures you remove all traces of food and bacteria. Soft dental picks can also help keep this area clean.
Brushing your tongue should also be part of your daily routine. This removes additional bacteria and helps keep your breath smelling fresh.
Your dentist checks your implants during your routine dental exams. If there are any areas of concern, your dentist will explain your options. When you’re ready to learn more, call the Art and Dentistry office to book a visit or schedule online in just a few clicks.