All-on-4 Dental Implants in Hamilton, Ontario

Graftless, Full-Arch Prosthetic Teeth Solution

The all-on-4 technique is a dental solution to replace multiple missing teeth and restore a patient’s full mouth. A full dental bridge is permanently fixed in your mouth, using only four dental implants, offering you the look and feel of natural teeth. At Century Stone Dental, we are proud to be able to offer this implant dentistry option to our patients as an alternative to dentures or a full set of individual implants.

How are All-On-4 Dental Implants Different from Traditional Implants and Dentures?

All-On-4 dental implants differ from dentures in their permanence and stability. While dentures sit on the gums and may slip, All-On-4 implants are fixed securely in the jawbone, providing a more reliable and natural feel, without requiring any adhesives.

Unlike traditional dental implants that require a one-to-one replacement of missing teeth, All-On-4 uses just four strategically placed implants to support an entire arch of teeth. This method minimizes the number of surgeries, minimizes costs, and offers immediate results.

All-On-4 dental implants are beneficial for those with extensive tooth loss who are looking for alternatives to dentures or having many individual implants. This procedure is suitable for those who are unable or unwilling to undergo extensive dental implant processes, and can help those who have been told they would need bone grafting surgery before having a dental implant, since an All-On-4 procedure often eliminates the need for bone graft surgery. The implants are put in at an angle, to maximize the bone that is present, so patients with lower bone density and quantity can undergo the procedure without additional bone grafting. This makes All-On-4 a practical and efficient solution for a wide range of patients.

The All-On-4 Dental Implant Procedure and Aftercare

The All-On-4 dental implant procedure is an efficient way to restore a full set of teeth. Typically completed in a single day, four implants are optimally placed so they can support a full arch of teeth. Two implants are inserted vertically in the front, while the two implants at the back are angled strategically to maximize contact with your available bone. Using the right angle and position ensures the implants can withstand biting and chewing forces.

After the surgery, you will be provided with an immediate, temporary set of teeth, along with post-surgical care instructions. Your custom, final set of teeth will be placed during another appointment, after the implant sites have healed.

Afterwards, regular dental check-ups are important to monitor the healing process and address any concerns promptly. Good oral hygiene practices are also critical, including regular brushing, flossing, and possibly recommended antibacterial mouthwashes. Our dentists may also recommend special brushes or floss threaders to ensure thorough cleaning around the implants. While All-On-4 dental implants offer a durable, permanent solution, a proactive approach to oral health significantly helps with their long-term success.

Are You a Good Candidate?

All-On-4 implants are a solution for individuals with significant tooth loss who are seeking a permanent solution. Candidates should have good oral health to start with. All-On-4 is especially suitable for those frustrated with traditional dentures or facing multiple extractions. Whether due to decay, gum disease, or trauma, those desiring a permanent, stable, and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement option can find a transformative solution with All-On-4 implants. A thorough assessment by a qualified dentist ensures suitability for this dental restoration.
A dentist is performing an examination on a patient's teeth, specifically evaluating the suitability for All-on-4 Dental Implants.

Benefits Of The All-On-4 Dental Implant Process

All-On-4s offer the remarkable benefit of replacing a full set of teeth in one procedure, with only four strategically placed implants. This streamlined process provides an efficient and less invasive alternative to replacing all teeth with implants. The strategic positioning of these four implants provides a stable foundation for the complete set of teeth. This offers a compromise, with the security of implants, without having to have surgical implants for dozens of teeth.
All-On-4 dental implants offer greater stability and security compared to traditional dentures which can shift or become dislodged while you are eating or speaking, All-On-4 implants are fixed securely within the jawbone, with the prosthetic teeth permanently attached. This means common challenges associated with dentures, including shifting, discomfort and irritation, and other concerns.
The All-On-4 approach makes the most of your available jaw bone, by strategically angling the implants and leveraging your existing bone structures. This technique often eliminates the need for additional procedures, including bone grafts. This not only streamlines the process but makes this a viable option for a greater number of individuals with diminished bone density.
This method can help prevent bone loss and deterioration over time, compared to using dentures or not using a tooth replacement option. Dental implants stimulate the surrounding bone in the same way that natural tooth roots do, preserving its density and structure. This helps maintain your natural facial contours and prevent the sunken appearance that can accompany tooth loss.

Have a Consultation With Our Dentist in Hamilton And See if All-On-4 Is Right For You!

A Convenient Full-Mouth Dental Implant Process

If you have any questions about All-On-4 dental implants or your other tooth replacement options, contact us today. We’re committed to helping our patients restore their missing teeth and prioritize their oral health. Our friendly team will always take time to answer your questions, understand your personal needs and wishes, and work with you on solutions. In addition to developing a customized treatment plan, we can discuss payment alternatives to find a preferred option for you.