All-on-4

Dental Implants & Work in Winston-Salem, NC

“All-on-4” is a state-of-the-art concept that has revolutionized the way we think about replacing a full arch of missing teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations such as a lack of retention that leads to denture looseness.  Many times, this instability can create chronic soreness as well as making you less confident in your smile. Additionally, this can make chewing foods difficult and limit the foods that you once enjoyed. Doctors Pruitt, Miller, Stowe, Steinbicker and Taylor can help you with this unique prosthetic design. This treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants.  It is referred to as a “hybrid” prosthesis in that in combines elements that are both removable and non-removable.  More specifically, this prosthesis can only be removed by a dentist when needed for cleaning or repairs but otherwise stays in permanently.  With fewer implants needed, overall treatment time and cost is reduced. This unique solution also ensures greater stability in the bone and reduces the need for bone graft surgery that is sometimes needed to increase bone volume. For most patients, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. These transitional prostheses allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery.  Following a short healing period, your dentist will place the final restoration. 

“All-on-4” offers you many advantages:

  • A cost effective solution. Your new replacement teeth require only 4 implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
  • Reduced need for bone grafting. The special angled placement of two of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, often making bone grafting unnecessary.
  • Faster treatment and healing time. Your replacement arch can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion in most cases.

This cutting edge prosthesis offers a significant quality of life improvement that allows you to enjoy your favorite foods again and smile with renewed confidence.  Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation and find out whether this treatment option may be right for you.