The All-on-4® dental implant technique means you can receive a full set of dental implants in 1 day. Call Dr. Christopher Pottorff at Advanced Dental & Implant Care to make an appointment to discuss the All-on-4 technique for dental implants since it can save you time, money, and discomfort. Not everyone is a candidate, so contact the office if you are a resident of Algonquin, IL to discuss your implant options today. We also service surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.
All-on-4 Q&Aby Christopher R. Pottorff, DMD
How is an All-on-4 different from typical implants?
The All-on-4 method uses only 4 implants per arch. Traditional implants use anywhere from 6-8 implants, or more, in each arch. The implants of the All-on-4 procedure are placed at an angle. This allows increased contact by using the natural support of your bone. The All-on-4 procedure requires no bone grafting for most patients, which is common in traditional implant procedures.
The All-on-4 technique was developed in the 1990s as a more efficient way to use implants with patients who need full upper and lower teeth restored, or those with dentures who don’t want removable teeth.
What are All-on-4’s benefits?
All-on-4 creates “beautiful teeth in a day” and:
Reduces the standard healing time in most cases
Requires fewer incisions in the mouth
Allows for the immediate fitting of replacement teeth which are fully functional, non removable, and look and feel natural
Has lower costs compared to single implants
Requires easy maintenance
Stabilizes the bone, creating a more youthful appearance while preventing further bone loss
All-on-4 also eliminated the need for bone grafting in most cases because of the way the implant screws are positioned and angled. Two are inserted in the front jaw, where greater bone density is usually present. The other 2 are inserted at a 45-degree angle in the back of the jaw to avoid sinus grafting while providing stability and support. All-on-4 implants can be placed on just the upper or lower arch. Dr. Pottorff evaluates your circumstance before recommending the procedure as not everyone is a candidate for the All-on-4 procedure.
How long does the All-on-4 procedure take?
Most patients check-in early morning and leaving for home by mid to late afternoon. Dr. Pottorff and his staff are committed to making your experience at Advanced Dental & Implant Care a comfortable one, without the stress and worry associated with trips to the dentist. The atmosphere in Dr. Pottorff’s practice is welcoming. However, they know that there’s really “no place like home” and will do their best to serve you and get you out the door on time. Times may vary slightly due to the circumstances of your case.
We service surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.