The All-on-4 dental implant technique, developed by Dr. Paulo Malo, has existed for over a decade. During that time, thousands of patients, including many who lacked the bone density for traditional implants, have been given a brand new smile. They're an excellent alternative for patients who already have dentures or who've been thinking about getting them, and because it only takes one appointment to complete an All-on-4 procedure, patients can look forward to immediate functionality, often without any bone grafting and with a much shorter recovery time. In fact, patients can often enjoy a light meal with their family that same night.
What makes All-on-4 dental implants different from traditional implants is the number of implant posts required to secure a patient's fixed bridge and the angle at which they're placed. With traditional implants, it can take as many as eight implant posts to secure a restoration. With All-on-4s, on the other hand, securing a new bridge only takes four posts, with the back two posts angled to provide extra support and to avoid either the sinus cavity in the upper jaw or the nerve canal in the lower jaw. It's because of these sharp differences between traditional and All-on-4 dental implants that Dr. Saso can complete an entire procedure in one appointment, protecting patients from bone grafting and a lengthy recovery.
Committing to traditional dentures often means putting up with dentures that don't properly fit or require messy adhesive creams. Speaking and eating can be difficult, too. But with All-on-4 dentures, improved functionality and appearance can be yours in a single day, with the added benefit that they can be cared for exactly as you would care for your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. If you're seriously considering dental implants and want to know if you're a candidate, don't hesitate to give our Ottawa office a call today. Dr. Saso would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you might have, in addition to completing a thorough oral exam that will tell him everything he needs to know about what form of treatment is most right for you.
Call today if you or someone you know needs comfortable dentistry from a dental anaesthesia specialist. Dr. Saso provides Ottawa and Gatineau-area patients with extensive dental reconstruction and advanced anxiety control.