The Definitive Guide to All-on-4 Dental Implants: The Full Arch, Teeth in a Day Solution

Since you’re doing your due diligence on dental implants and landed on this page, you’ve probably heard of the “All-on-4” dental implants treatment concept.

After all, while traditional dental implants can improve your smile and self-confidence, they can come with a laundry list of challenges for some patients (including sinus lift issues, bone grafting issues, long recovery times, and more).

Sure, you may want the results that traditional dental implants provide, but do you really want to go through all of that trouble if you don’t have to?

Until now, patients have essentially had two options for replacing several missing teeth:

● Loose fitting dentures that don’t stay in place, and aren’t a very good long-term solution

● Individual dental implants that, while a great solution for many, can be a lengthy, drawn-out process that isn’t ideal for many patients who “want new teeth and want them now.”

If you’re looking to replace several missing teeth, and think that dental implants may be the best option for you, you’re going to want to keep reading, as we’re about to share some life-changing information with you that can help you make an educated decision as to whether or not All-on-4 (or even All-on-6) dental implants are right for you.


Traditional Dental Implants

First off, there have been advancements in the field of restorative dentistry as dental implants (and the process to plan, evaluate, and place them) have improved in functionality, aesthetics, and popularity.

For a person that is missing a tooth (or multiple teeth), and wants a solution that will most closely mimic the look and feel of a healthy, natural tooth, a dental implant is a fantastic solution.

What the All-on-4 dental implants concept is doing is simplifying the dental implant process for patients who need to replace multiple teeth (in most cases a full upper or lower arch).

So it’s not that the All-on-4 treatment concept is replacing traditional dental implants, far from it. When a patient needs to replace several teeth and has other issues (such as not enough healthy jawbone for the implant to adhere to), the All-on-4 concept can provide the solution they need, while minimizing the risk of implant failure or other complications.


What are Computer Guided All-on-4 Implants Anyway?

While traditional dental implants require a dental implant for every tooth that is being replaced (in most cases), All-on-4 implants allow you as the patient to get a complete arch of new teeth that give your smile a healthy, natural look while only using a total of four dental implants.

This technique works because the back implants are placed at a 45-degree angle, giving them the ability to offer a wider range of support.

While each patient is different, it’s not uncommon for the All-on-4 procedure to solve a major problem for many patients who want implants, which is lack of bone in the jaw.

Since less “stress” is put on your jawbone during the osseointegration process with tilted implants, patients are able to get the results they want (a secure, full set of beautiful new teeth), without all of the headaches that are often associated with traditional dental implants.

Also, at Premier Dental Center we use computer-guided All-on-4 technology, which means that we leverage CT Scans to ensure that all conditions are favorable for the placement of your All-on-4 dental implants before we begin your surgery.

Every aspect of your surgery is completed mapped and planned out by Dr. Nazarian (using the latest in dental implant technology). All obstacles, issues, and potential hurdles are accounted for ahead of time, which should give you peace of mind!


What are the Benefits of the All-on-4 Procedure vs Regular Dental Implants?

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For many patients, the All-on-4 procedure is the equivalent of having “built a better mousetrap” when compared to traditional dental implants. Based on feedback from our patients, here are seven specific benefits the All-on-4 dental implants procedure can provide you with:

The self-confidence to smile again (restores aesthetics and function)

A new full upper or lower arch supported by All-on-4 dental implants can be life-changing, if for no other reason than it gives you something that is invaluable; self-confidence and the ability to smile big and bright!

Many patients that come to Premier Dental Center haven’t smiled in years, due to the condition of the teeth they have, and all of the teeth they are missing. For Dr. Nazarian, there is nothing better than seeing a patient walk into his office with low self-confidence due to missing or damaged teeth, only to be transformed into a confident individual with a perfect smile.

In addition to restoring the aesthetics of your smile, the All-on-4 procedure also offers functional value by improving your facial structure. Missing teeth are a common reason that someone’s smile may look “sunken” or “caved in,” but dental implants can instantly make you look years younger!

New teeth in one day

The dental implants procedure can be a long, drawn-out process (typically taking between 9-18 months due to grafting procedures, healing, etc.).

With All-on-4 dental implants from Dr. Nazarian, you can have your dental implants placed the same day as your extraction, meaning you’ll be able to walk out of our office the same day of your procedure with a fixed temporary restoration.

This restoration will closely mimic your final restoration, and the only thing people will notice is how great your new teeth look!

Easy to clean and more cost-effective to maintain

If you take care of your all-on-4 dental implants, they will take care of you! You clean your new teeth by brushing and flossing daily, just like you would take care of your natural teeth.

Dental implants are also cost-effective to maintain, provided they do not fail.

A shorter treatment window

One of the things patients love most about All-on-4 implants is that they can walk out of the office with a professional, temporary restoration on the same day.

No one wants to wait months to heal before implants can be placed, and with the All-on-4 procedure and technology used by Dr. Nazarian, you don’t have to.

While traditional implants can take 9-18 months from start to finish, you can walk out of our office with new teeth on the same day your implants are placed!

Avoiding bone or sinus grafting

One of the primary reasons the process of getting dental implants can take so long is because many patients require some level of bone or sinus grafting. Due to the design of All-on-4 implants (with the back implants placed at a 45-degree angle), patients can often avoid the grafting that would be required with traditional dental implants.

The result is you get the fixed support and comfort you need, without some of the headaches that normally come with getting dental implants. You’ll have new teeth, and you’ll them much faster with the All-on-4 procedure!

Eat what you want

We’ve all seen the dental implants ads of the older gentleman biting into an apple. While it may seem a little cliche’ it’s absolutely true. All-on-4 dental implants mimic strong, natural tooth roots, which means you can eat anything you want.

We don’t advise that you chew on hard candy or ice all day and abuse your new teeth, but you will have the confidence to bite into foods without any shifting or movement (which is what many patients who have dentures experience).

Avoid health issues down the road

By replacing your missing or decaying teeth with dental implants, you’re improving not just your oral health, but your overall health and well-being.

All-on-4 dental implants, combined with routine dental visits and proper oral hygiene, can help ward off gum disease which has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, and other chronic illnesses.


What is the Average Recovery Time and How Long do All-on-4 Implants Last?

While recovery time varies for different patients, it’s typically minimal, however we do advise that you take a few days off of work to relax and recover fully.

The currently studies on All-on-4 dental implants evaluate their survival rates over 5 and 10 year periods. The dental implant survival rates were 98 and 95% respectively.

Of course routine care and maintenance is important, as well as ensuring that you are a good candidate for the All-on-4 procedure in the first place. Dr. Nazarian does not push patients toward a particular treatment, and will only perform the All-on-4 procedure if he is confident that it will give you the long-lasting results you are looking for.


What is the Cost of All-on-4 Dental Implants? What about Financing and Payment Options?

Many patients assume that because the All-on-4 procedure uses the latest technology and surgical techniques that it is actually more expensive, but in many cases that is a myth!

For your convenience, we’ve put together a chart that compares dentures, regular dental implants, and the All-on-4 procedure. If you essentially need a full lower or upper arch of teeth replaced, the All-on-4 dental implants procedure may be your best option (which you can confirm during your consultation with Dr. Nazarian).

Even though our All-on-4 implants are competitively priced, we know that the cost of All-on-4 dental implants is still a hurdle for many people who desperately need the procedure.

This is why we offer a variety of financing options, which include Lending Club and CareCredit, as well as accept all major credit cards. We don’t want money to be the obstacle between you and your dream smile.


So If You Want All-on-4 Implants, Why Should You Choose Dr. Nazarian and Premier Dental Center? (A Few Results)…

We can talk all day long about results, but it’s really the before and after photos that will do the talking. Here are a few photos of patients at Premier Dental Center in Troy, Michigan who have undergone the All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implant procedure all under one roof by Dr. Ara Nazarian:

In addition to these beautiful smile transformations, Dr. Nazarian is also an international lecturer on the topic of full mouth dental implant reconstruction and is able to provide everything you need for a successful all-on-4 procedure.


One Final Thing: Dr. Nazarian and his Team Handle Everything Under One Roof!

One of the reasons All-on-4 dental implants are so appealing is because of how quickly the procedure can be completed. If you have to visit several different providers, each of which has “one piece of the puzzle,” that makes what should be a convenient, efficient process the exact opposite.

At Premier Dental Center, everything you need for a successful full mouth dental implants restoration is provided under one roof. Since Dr. Nazarian is internationally known for his depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to dental implants, he can navigate any situation that may arise before, during, or after your procedure.

So if you really want to experience the convenience the All-on-4 implant procedure has to offer, seeing Dr. Nazarian is your next step.


Is it Time for Your All-on-4 Dental Implants Consult?

Ensuring that your All-on-4 procedure is completed by a highly trained specialist in full mouth dental implant reconstruction is essential, as doing it right the first time will save you a lot of trouble, headaches, time and money down the road.

That’s why patients from around Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and even as far as the West Coast travel to see Dr. Nazarian for their All-on-4, full mouth dental implant procedure.

If you’re looking for more information on the All-on-4 procedure (including a consult, which can be done by video conferencing if you are out of the area), and would like to learn more about Premier Dental Center and check Dr. Nazarian’s availability, please give us a call or contact us here.

We look forward to meeting you, discussing your wants, needs, goals, and providing you with the perfect dental implants solution to restore your smile, self-confidence, happiness and overall wellness!