Los Angeles All on 4 Dental Implants


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Los Angeles All on 4 Dental Implants

A lot of people have heard about the All-on-4 dental implants technique. Let’s explain what’s involved in this treatment and why we do not recommend it.

The All-on-4 dental implants technique was designed by Dr. Palo Malo, a dentist in Portugal. It was designed to be a shortcut—to try to replace all a patient’s teeth in cases where there is bone atrophy, without resorting to bone grafting.

Our Concerns about All-On-4 Dental Implants

Photo of All-On-4 dental implants x-ray for Los Angeles implant dentist Dr. Robert Thein of Boston Dental Care.

Four angled implants for an All-on-4 case

This technique involves placing four dental implants placed in the anterior region of the jaw. In order to try to provide more stability when there is not enough bone to support regular implants, these four are highly angled. See the x-ray below for an illustration of this.

The best way to explain our concern with this technique is that it is a shortcut. There is a reason that bone grafting has become the standard of care in cases where there is bone atrophy. Studies seem to show that there is an increased level of risk with All-on-4 dental implants.

Another concern with this technique is bone atrophy.

Photo of All-On-4 dental implants from Los Angeles implant dentist Dr. Robert Thein of Boston Dental Care.Whenever teeth are extracted, your body reacts by resorbing the bone that used to be needed to support those teeth. When dental implants are placed, they stimulate the bone and prevent this atrophy. But with the All-on-4 technique, implants are only placed in the anterior part of the jaw, which leaves the posterior vulnerable to atrophy, weakening, and possible jaw fracture later in life.

All-On-4 Dental Implants Consultation

There are some situations where the All-on-4 technique may be appropriate for some patients. It’s possible that for you, the benefits may outweigh the risks. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thein, he would be happy to discuss the pros and cons of this treatment option with you. Dr. Thein is a board-certified implant dentist in Glendale, CA. He has earned diplomate status with both the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has as much expertise in this area as you will find.

Boston Dental Care in Los Angeles

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Dr. Thein serves patients throughout Los Angeles, CA, providing premium, high-quality dental implants with several years of experience. You will experience a full-service implant dentistry using advanced equipment & techniques for beautiful smiles. It is our goal to make sure our patients are always satisfied and smiling. Boston Dental Care 3730 Foothill Blvd. - Glendale, CA, 91214 Phone: (818) 248-1991
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