All-on-Four® can be considered the third way for placing dental implants. All-on-Four represents a compromise solution. This is especially true for patients missing all or most of their teeth in either the mandible (lower jaw) or maxilla (upper jaw).
Implants are essentially titanium rods drilled into a patient’s jawbone, fitted with artificial teeth visible above the gum line. Thanks to titanium’s unique ability to fuse with natural bone, the resulting fusion establishes an extremely stable artificial tooth root – on par with natural roots.
For standard implants, each implant is intended for one individual tooth. While this approach ensures the maximum stability and functionality it’s important to remember the old adage: “don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” Or in this case, the enemy of the great!