The Many Benefits of All-on-Four Implants

Dec 12, 2023
The Many Benefits of All-on-Four Implants
All-on-Four implants offer you a second chance at a perfect smile. Read on to explore the advantages of this advanced restorative treatment.

All-on-Four dental implants are revolutionary. They provide a brand-new smile that fits your face perfectly. All-on-Four goes beyond traditional dental implants by replacing an entire row of teeth instead of just one. 

Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon John P. Freeman, MD, DDS, FACS, can craft your perfect set of implant-supported dentures to attach to four evenly-spaced titanium implants in your jawbone. During your treatment in his self-named practice in Katy, Texas, Dr. Freeman uses 3D scanning X-ray technology to plan and place your four sturdy implants. Depending on your circumstances, you can get immediate-loading Teeth In A Day using All-on-Four. 

All-on-Four implants have several surprising benefits. Here are some highlights of replacing your teeth with All-on-Four:

1. Bone maintenance and loss prevention

Bone loss is a significant concern for people with one or more teeth. The roots of your teeth don’t just anchor your teeth in place — they also stimulate and strengthen your jawbone. When you lose a tooth and its root, the underlying bone can deteriorate in a process called bone resorption

Your new dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of your teeth. With All-on-Four, you’re less likely to experience bone resorption and the resulting complications. 

You must have enough remaining bone in your jaw to accommodate the implants. If you’ve already experienced significant bone resorption, Dr. Freeman can discuss options for bone grafting before you consider All-on-Four. 

2. Restored appearance

For many people, this is the primary appeal of All-on-Four. Once your All-on-Four implants are placed, Dr. Freeman attaches a custom denture that compliments your natural features. Your replacement teeth are fabricated from durable materials like porcelain because it has an almost identical appearance to natural teeth. 

3. Quick results

With traditional restorations, you need to wait months for your new smile. But with All-on-Four, most people receive them in one appointment. 

He immediately places temporary prosthetic teeth and replaces them with your permanent porcelain set. That means you leave the office with a full smile on the day of your surgery. 

4. Restored function

Whether you’ve lost all of your teeth or just a few, you’ve likely noticed changes in how you chew and pronounce words. All-on-Four dentures are anchored to your jaw permanently and don’t shift like traditional dentures. They function just like your natural teeth, allowing clear speech and thorough chewing. 

You can eat the foods you love, but avoid chewing ice or hard candies. 

5. Low maintenance

Once your All-on-Four implants and restorations are in place, treat them like your natural teeth. You don’t need to remove fixed dentures to brush your teeth or gums — just brush and floss as usual. 

Book your consultation today

Dr. Freeman welcomes you to visit for an in-depth and personalized All-on-Four consultation. Schedule a visit online or over the phone at your earliest convenience.