All-on-4® Treatment Concept - A Solution to Tooth Loss
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is truly revolutionary. Utilizing the innovative power of dental implants, Frank W. Sallustio DDS, MS, FACP can help patients who have lost all of their teeth leave our office with a brand new set of teeth.
All About All-on-4
Before understanding the All-on-4 treatment concept, it helps to understand a little bit about dental implants. What makes dental implants so different from other restorative options is that they do something that nothing else can - substitute for the tooth root that is now missing. The root of a tooth is critical to the health of your jaw. When this root goes missing, the jaw suffers as calcium is leached from the bone, causing rapid deterioration. Implants prevent this by substituting a screw made of metal that undergoes a process known as osseointegration where it actually fuses with your body.
The All-on-4 treatment uses four of these implants to support an entire arch. This is kind of like dentures, but instead of sitting on your gums and wearing them down, the prosthetic is affixed to the four implants. The All-on-4 implants are different from conventional ones though. Conventional implants require sturdy bone support, which means many patients need expensive and time-consuming bone grafts. With All-on-4, we can embed the implants in a way that makes the process graftless.
What Can the All-on-4 Treatment Do for You?
The All-on-4 treatment can do a lot of what traditional dentures can do, but with a number of advantages. For one, they are much better for your oral health. Dentures are great at allowing you to eat and speak with more freedom, but they can take a toll on your gums and bone by wearing them down over time. Another advantage of All-on-4 is that it is built to last. Dentures can wear out after only a few years, while All-on-4 implants will never need to be replaced.
Who We Recommend the All-on-4 Treatment For
We recommend the All-on-4 treatment for patients who need a complete arch replacement, and want something that will last longer than dentures, but who may not be able to qualify for conventional implants. This means if you are an older patient, or a patient that has lost facial bone mass due to long-term missing teeth, then the All-on-4 treatment can be the answer you are looking for.
The All-on-4 Treatment Process
Compared to traditional dental implants, the All-on-4 treatment process can be very rapid. Many patients who might normally need bone grafts, which can take a year or more, can instead have their implants placed immediately. You will get a temporary prosthetic that same day. Manufacturing your permanent prosthetic that we custom sculpt for your mouth will take a little bit longer, but the wait will be worth it since modern prosthetics are almost indistinguishable from real teeth.
We Are All for You!
At Frank W. Sallustio DDS, MS, FACP, we are all about helping you. The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a revolutionary way to help patients who may not normally qualify for implants receive high-quality replacement teeth. To start your All-on-4 treatment today, call us at (623) 975-0796.
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