The “All-on-Four” dental implant in Las Vegas has become pretty popular.
It combines the concept of a standard dental bridge with the strength of a dental implant, and while it doesn’t happen overnight, a few months is all our patients at Las Vegas Smile Center need to go from self-conscious to self-confident.
You may be familiar with the steps of traditional dental implants: if your jawbone is too weak for a post, a bone graft is used to thicken up the area. Once healed, a post is installed, and once ready, a fake tooth is attached to the post.
There are a few differences, one of them being the aforementioned jawbone density. While traditional posts have to be implanted into the bone, all-on-four’s posts are longer and strategically installed in the mouth at an angle, allowing for a greater variety of placements; traditional posts must be over the exact tooth it’s replacing, and sometimes as many as 8 are needed to replace entire archways. If your jawbone is too weak, it could take months before enough bone can be grafted for that many posts to be installed.
By contrast, the all-on-four method doesn’t need a bone graft and relies on just those longer four posts to attach a whole archway of new teeth. Their unique placement allows for a stronger bridge, with an even distribution of weight and strength needed to mimic healthy human teeth.
The results look so natural few people can tell they’re replacements, and since you’re only relying on 4 posts, this procedure tends to offer the quickest and best results when multiple dental implants are simply not an option. Las Vegas Smile Center can help you choose the best dental procedures for your mouth and wallet.