All-on-4® dental implants at our New York, NY, practice are designed to support a full-arch denture with only four strategically placed implants. Dr. Navid Baradarian is an experienced periodontist in the Manhattan area who can use advanced technology and skills to place your implants so you can experience improved speech, boosted confidence, and a rejuvenated appearance.
All-on-4 dental implants are made by one of the leading makers in the implant industry, Nobel Biocare®. This system is designed to hold an implant-supported denture with only four dental implants. Created in 1998 by Dr. Paulo Malo, All-on-4 dental implants provide an affordable and superior tooth replacement system for patients missing most or all of their teeth.
With careful treatment planning and placement, only four dental implants are needed to firmly hold a full denture in place.
All-on-4 treatment provides a cost-effective and quick solution to restoring missing teeth, compared to conventional dental implants. Traditionally, full-arch implant-supported dentures are supported by six to eight dental implants and require sturdy jawbone density and/or a bone grafting procedure. But with All-on-4, bone grafting can typically be avoided by simply tilting the posterior implants during insertion, using available jawbone. This provides patients with jawbone degeneration the ability to qualify for an implant-supported denture.
During the procedure, Dr. Baradarian will insert two straight implants in the front of the arch and two tilted implants up to 45º on either side of the anterior implants to create a solid foundation. In some cases, Dr. Baradarian can place the restoration on the same day the implants are inserted, to immediately restore dental function and aesthetics.
The best candidates for All-on-4 dental implants include:
Patients who are missing the lower and/or upper arch of teeth
Patients in good overall health
Patients with a healthy immune system who do not have chronic health concerns
Patients with healthy gums and adequate jawbone structure
Patients who do not smoke or use tobacco products
Patients who do not qualify for traditional implants
Patients looking to avoid bone grafting
These dental implants provide the same great benefits as traditional implants, such as improved aesthetics, better speech, boosted self-confidence, and long-lasting and natural-looking results. But where they differ is in their ability to provide a permanent and cost-effective solution to tooth loss for patients unable to qualify for traditional dental implants due to insufficient bone density.