For people that have lost an entire row of teeth, Dr. Robert Cain offers a revolutionary new concept that will replace those teeth using dental implants. The All-on-4® technique involves using four dental implants to anchor a fixed denture that can replace a row of teeth. This innovative procedure allows people who once did not qualify for teeth implants to enjoy the benefits they offer. Dr. Cain welcomes patients from Maryville, TN that are looking for a functional and natural-looking solution to missing teeth. If you are missing all of your lower and/or upper teeth and want a complete smile again, the All-on-Four implant treatment concept may be the right solution for you.
About All-on-4® Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants require that the patient have a sufficient amount of bone to secure the implants. If the patient experienced bone loss, they would need to have a bone graft to ensure the success of the implants. With the All-on-Four technique, Dr. Cain can place the implants utilizing the bone the patient has, even if they have experienced bone loss. The All-on-4 treatment concept is actually a great option for patients who have already experienced some level of bone loss, possibly from wearing dentures for many years.
This treatment technique works by surgically placing four dental implants; two anterior implants that are vertical and two posterior implants that are placed at a 45 degree angle. These angled implants maximize the use of the available jawbone. If the patient qualifies, Dr. Cain can immediately secure a temporary denture. In just one day, a patient missing all their teeth can have them replaced using the All-on-4 implant treatment.
Benefits of All-on-4® Implants
- An entire row of teeth can be replaced and functioning in one day during one surgery
- Cost less because it uses less implants, shorter treatment time, and does not require a bone graft
- Only requires four dental implants
- Bone grafting is not necessary due to angle of implants
- The implants preserve the jawbone
- Offers better biting force compared to traditional removal dentures (about 95%)
- Will not shift in mouth or fall out
About the Procedure
Before the day of your surgery, Dr. Cain will spend a significant amount of time planning the placement of your implants. He will utilize 3-D technology to an accurate picture of your mouth, gums, and teeth in the planning phase.
Your surgery will take place at our Maryville, TN area dentist office. Dr. Cain will begin by extracting any necessary teeth. Next, based off your treatment plan and 3-D images, he will accurately place the four implants at specific angles to utilize the available bone. Finally, he will attach a temporary denture to the four dental implants.
Healing time for All-on-Four dental implants is typically shorter compared to the three to six months it takes for traditional implants to heal and fuse. From here, Dr. Cain will work with your general dentist to fabricate and secure your permanent denture.