Full Mouth Reconstruction and All-on-4

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All-on-4 is a popular full mouth reconstruction technique in which all the artificial teeth are aligned on just four dental implants.

Many dentists find All-on-4 to be the best and most affordable method to conduct full mouth reconstruction on patients who require extensive treatment and complete teeth replacement.

All-on-4 full mouth reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction refers to the process of completely reconstructing all the teeth inside the mouth. While not every instance of full mouth reconstruction requires complete replacement of all teeth, many times, it is necessary to do so, and All-on-4 is a preferred full mouth teeth replacement method.

The following is all the most important information about All-on-4, including what it refers to, who can benefit from it and alternative options.

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a dental restoration procedure in which all replacement teeth are supported through four dental implants, which are methodically placed for maximum support.

Dental implants are metal posts that fuse into the jaw and support replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges and permanent dentures. With the All-on-4 full mouth reconstruction technique, either a series of dental bridges or dentures are applied to the abutment of the implant to replace the missing teeth.

Individuals who need full mouth reconstruction often need every single tooth in the mouth replaced, which can be a relatively invasive and expensive procedure. Fortunately, All-on-4 provides patients with a safer, less expensive alternative to various other full mouth reconstruction options.

Who can benefit from All-on-4?

Anyone who needs an entire row of teeth or both rows of teeth completely replaced is a viable candidate for All-on-4 full mouth reconstruction. Since All-on-4 is mainly intended to replace all teeth, extraction of severely damaged teeth may be necessary to start treatment.

If only a small section of teeth need complete replacement and the rest of the remaining teeth can be repaired through other full mouth reconstruction methods, then all-on-4 may not be the best option. However, those who have most of their teeth missing or have any remaining teeth damaged beyond repair can benefit from All-on-4 treatment.

Alternatives options

When most or all teeth in the mouth need to be replaced, there are several options available. While All-on-4 has gained in popularity in recent years, there are other viable options as well, including partial or complete dentures.

Removable dentures are an affordable way to restore the appearance and function of missing teeth. While it is not permanent in the way All-on-4 treatment is, removable dentures are far less invasive and often more affordable than other full mouth reconstruction methods.

If the majority of teeth can be repaired, dental veneers may be able to be applied, instead of completely replacing the teeth through implants or dentures.

To determine whether All-on-4 is a possible treatment for you or another form of full mouth reconstruction is recommended, contact us and schedule a time to come in for a visit to discuss all options available.

Request an appointment here: https://drkarbasi.com or call Lake Ridge Dental Care at (703) 651-1942 for an appointment in our Woodbridge office.

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