Do your dentures slip and cause embarrassing situations? Have you avoided getting dentures because you’ve heard only bad reviews? All-On-Four® is an innovative procedure for replacing a full arch of teeth with reliable, solid dentures. All-On-Four is named such because it involves placing four dental implants strategically in the jaw, so they stabilize a complete denture. All the weight of the denture rests on the four implants. Traditional dental implants may require six implants to build stability. With All-On-Four, your denture will not move, so you can eat, smile, and live your life confidently, without worrying about how your teeth will perform.
Visit the Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry in Skokie, near Chicago, to find out if All-On-Four is a possible solution for your oral comfort and function. A respected prosthodontist, Dr. Abraham Stein offers a range of options for tooth replacement.
Benefits of All-On-Four Dental Implants
Most appealing of all benefits is that you will look and feel great once your smile is stable. Your mouth won’t hurt. No more slipping, sliding, or unseating of your dentures – ever!
The procedure is short and precise. Within a matter of hours, Dr. Stein will secure your All-On-Four implants and a temporary denture, so you’ll immediately enjoy a new smile. You’ll actually leave our office with a full set of teeth! Any speech and taste issues caused by ill-fitting dentures will disappear.
All-On-Four requires no bone grafting, a procedure that’s often a prerequisite for dental implants. Bone grafting involves taking donor bone from the roof of the patient’s mouth (or a graft bank) and placing it around the area prepared for each implant. The grafted bone integrates with natural bone to create a more solid foundation. After the mouth heals, implants can be placed. All-On-Four eliminates the need for bone grafts because of its tilted insertion method, which maximizes implant strength.
Compared to other implant-retention methods, All-On-Four often proves lower in cost, as well. Imagine having a great new smile and saving money! How is this possible? By reducing the number of patient visits and time spent in the chair, overall implant costs go down. All-On-Four will prove convenient for you and Dr. Stein.
With good oral health and proper daily home care of your dentures, All-On-Four can last decades.
When is All-On-Four recommended?
Denture wearers who endure mouth irritation from constantly shifting dentures should explore implant stabilization. Oftentimes, an upper denture remains stable secured only by natural suction, but lower dentures tend to move. As the natural bony ridges of the jaw flatten, relining a denture becomes less effective. This is the ideal situation for All-On-Four to solve a denture patient’s stability problems.
All-On-Four is also great for people making a transition to dentures. If you’ve lost most of your teeth or most of your teeth are in poor health, Dr. Stein may suggest dental implants. All-On-Four is just one type of denture-retention procedure. Dr. Stein will present his findings and the reasoning behind his treatment suggestions. You’ll feel reassured as he answers your questions because knowledge is power.
Some patients require bone grafting prior to a traditional implant procedure. If you don’t want to undergo grafting or suffer from a condition that prevents the option, Dr. Stein may suggest All-On-Four. If you have diabetes or osteoporosis, you may have been told that implants aren’t an option. Even so, All-On-Four might work well for you.
Schedule your consultation and assessment today!
In the Chicago area, Dr. Stein has a reputation for excellence. Call the Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry today at 847-676-3500 and schedule your consultation to talk with Dr. Stein about your denture concerns. He will answer all of your questions and help you make a wise decision about your oral health.