Nobel Biocare’s All-on-4® Treatment Concept for Full-Arch Rehabilitation
When was the last time you bit into a crunchy apple? Do you dread public speaking because of problems with your teeth? Do you have a prosthesis that causes you trouble and discomfort instead of the much-needed support?
Our teeth play an important role in our daily life. An attractive, natural-looking smile is seen as a symbol of beauty and health. Also, a set of functioning teeth lets us enjoy the foods we love. They help us feel confident at work and allow us to stay active up until old age. Every tooth that’s missing can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Therefore, it’s important to find a good and long-lasting solution with your dentist. At Grimes Dentistry, we provide a state-of-the-art and scientifically proven solution.
Concerns with Dentures
Discomfort and inconvenient handling – Unsecured dentures usually move in your mouth while you eat and speak. This creates pressure on your gums and jaw bone and can eventually lead to painful inflammations.
Difficulties chewing and speaking- Plastic components covering your palate can have a negative influence on the way you experience and how you pronounce words.
Changes to your appearance- When your jaw bone is no longer stimulated by your own teeth and tooth roots, it starts shrinking. Missing teeth can further affect your appearance, because your lips are no longer supported from the inside.
The All-on-4® treatment concept
The major benefit to Nobel Biocare’s All-On-4 treatment concept is how quickly a bridge can be placed with permanent implants and a fixed, non-removable prosthesis for replacement of a full arch of teeth. At Grimes Dentistry, Dr. Mathur and the laboratory technician can deliver this life changing procedure for those patients who are “dentally exhausted”. Traditional approaches for restoring a full arch of teeth usually involve bone grafts, six or more implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. This means that the patient would often be without any teeth or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year. All-On-4 Treatment Concept involves only four to six specially placed implants, usually without bone grafts or other costly ancillary surgical procedures. This means lower costs and reduced healing time for you the patient. Rate of success for this procedure is also superior to more traditional approaches and is designed to last a lifetime.
Benefits of All-on-4®
Improved quality of life– Regain teeth that look and feel natural. And, depending on your situation, your dentist can connect provisional teeth on the very same day that implants are placed. Shorter treatment time.
Supported by science- Created by Nobel Biocare, a world leader in dental implant technology. Hundreds of thousands of people have benefitted from Nobel Biocare’s All-on-4® treatment concept, and it is scientifically proven by nearly 20 years of study and research. *
Invest in the rest of your life – Costs might seem high at first glance, but the high maintenance costs of other restorations can make them more expensive in the long run.4
With good maintenance, your implants can last you a lifetime.
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