The Numerous Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants By Kevin Trotter, DDS on November 14, 2021

Graphic representation of All-on-4® dental implantsPatients with low bone density don’t qualify for traditional dental implants and often think they are resigned to a lifetime of slippery dentures. Luckily, All-on-4® dental implants let more people enjoy the benefits of a denture held securely in place by implants. All-on-4 dental implants can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth using only four implants, which is ideal for patients with less bone density. Many patients can even start enjoying their new smile the same day! 

Dentistry at The Heights in Brooklyn, NY, wants you to have a lifetime of laughter, smiles, and tasty food without worries about your teeth casting a shadow over every moment. Our office has forty years of experience providing our neighbors with dental care they trust. Using the latest technology, our dentists offer solutions with your goals in mind. Learn how our Brooklyn Heights practice can change your life with All-on-4® dental implants.

Benefits of All-on-4 at a Glance

Traditional dentures simply rest on the gums, leaving open the possibility that they will slip or fall out and embarrass you. Another option is a traditional implant-supported denture. Unfortunately, these require you to have enough bone throughout your mouth to place six, eight, or more dental implants. 

With All-on-4 implants, our practice can securely hold an entire denture in place using just four implants. This newer method offers numerous benefits: 

  • Improved dental function. You can chew, speak, and care for your dentures as you would your natural teeth.
  • Faster results than dental implants. Typical patients need only one surgery to place implants and attach a denture. Traditional dental implants require multiple surgeries. 
  • Broad candidacy for treatment. Patients with weak jawbones are more likely to qualify for this procedure. 

Improved Dental Function

Traditional dentures simply rest on your gums. While you can use messy adhesives to make them more stable, they are still prone to slipping and sliding when you eat, speak, or smile. A denture secured in place by All-on-4 implants gives you the freedom to enjoy your social life with confidence. A denture supported by All-on-4 implants also strengthens your bite, letting you enjoy the foods you love.

Faster Results than Dental Implants

Because the All-on-4 method uses fewer implants, the surgery is less invasive than other techniques. The All-on-4 technique may also allow patients who lack bone to skip getting a bone graft, a procedure leaves you waiting for months for your denture. With fewer insertion sites in the jaw there is less risk of infection and surgery takes less time. All-on-4 implants even help to slow further bone loss. 

Broad Candidacy for Treatment 

Jawbone density means everything when it comes to implant-supported dentures. Unfortunately, patients who have been missing teeth or wearing traditional dentures for a long time often have lost too much bone to qualify. Fortunately, the All-on-4 method uses fewer, strategically placed implants so less bone density is needed. This allows more people to qualify for this life-changing procedure.

Schedule Your Appointment

No one should have to live worrying that their dentures may slip out of place nor the limitations that missing teeth have on your quality of life. If you’re ready to learn how All-on-4 dental implants can change your life for the better, contact our office in Brooklyn. Give us a call at (718) 625-2116 or schedule an appointment online today to book your consultation. 

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Dentistry at the Heights is a family-run dental practice that has been proudly serving the community for over 40 years. Since taking over his father's practice over 15 years ago, Dr. Kevin Trotter has made it his mission to provide uncompromised excellence in dentistry. Dr. Trotter is a member of various prestigious dental organizations: 

  • New York State Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association

Equipped with the latest dental technology, our team can create beautiful, custom dental restorations in one appointment. To schedule an appointment at Dentistry at The Heights, request a consultation online or call us at (718) 625-2116.

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