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All-on-4®
Dental Implants
All on 4 Dental Implants are a full mouth solution for patients tired of spending money on dentistry that does not last, who have soft, missing, or broken teeth, and those who regret wearing a denture.
How does All on 4 cost less than other treatment?
Historically dentists believed full mouth reconstruction required 8-12 implants to replace the teeth in a patients jaw. Research has discovered that full mouth reconstruction can successfully accomplished and supported "All on 4 Dental Implants." This is how the procedure received the its descriptive name All on 4 Dental Implants.
Even though the name is descriptive in nature, it is confusing for many people because its often misused and misrepresented by marketers.
 It can be really confusing to understand so lets help you and give you clarity. What are the different components when people speak of All-on-4 dental implants? Lets dissect out the parts of the name.
“All on 4 Dental Implants”.
Lets start with the term "ALL" and what it is referring to and encompasses.
  “All”
 is referring to everything you see in your smile such as all your front and back teeth with accompanying gums being replaced by ONE continuous BRIDGE. Although it has the appearance of 12-14 individual teeth, it is one long unit that spans from one molar all the way to the front and around to the other side. When doing an All on 4 procedure, no natural teeth are left in the mouth. Every tooth is extracted. This is in contrast to what we are given at birth, which is 14-16 individual teeth that are supported by a jaw bone but are not rigidly connected as one unit.
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“on 4”
is referring to the number of implants and accompanying locations to support/connect the one solid unit that makes up "All" of your smile in each jaw.
Note: All on 4 dental surgery is jaw specific and does not require/infer it is being done on both arches. Many patients have the All on 4 surgical procedure done on just one arch that opposes natural teeth.
An example that is NOT the same as All-On-4®
Multiple Bridges within one jaw on implants. 3 on 6® dental implant treatment requires 3 separate bridges (as opposed to ONE with All on 4 Treatment). Each of these three bridges (as opposed to ONE) require 2 implants (3 Bridges x 2 implant each = 6 total implants) but here is the difference we want to get at. These 3 separate bridges generally DO NOT replace All of your smile because they only replace the teeth which lie up close to your very own gums. This isn’t a problem early on but as time go’s on, many patients return dissatisfied with their smile because these bridges show dark triangles where the patients gums have receded and left a black void. The only way to fix this is to have them completely removed and the complete process redone. This is ALWAYS frustrating and financially stressful for the patient.
Limitations of the term All on 4
The name describes the surgical technique of replacing All your teeth, and gums with one bridge supported by 4 implants but it does not define what the bridge material is made out of but only that it is one unit or at least has a sub structure connecting the bridge together. This is why so many patients (and even doctors) get confused.
10 Phases to SUCCESSFUL ALL-ON-4 Dental Implant Treatment
we can divide the All-on-4® treatment into different phases.
 1. Discovery via consultation with CT, facial scanning, photos, and Blood work
 2. Financial, time, health, Soft diet Commitment with Documents
 3. First set of calculations
 4. Surgery including extractions and implant placement
 5. First set of teeth 4months
 6. Second set of calculations
 7. Printed Tryin
 8. Final fitting of Zirconia teeth
 9. Delivery of final Teeth
 10. Ongoing maintenance
The first phase is surgical and often requires extractions
Lets first talk about the implants. Simply put, dental implants are a special type of screw with the purpose replace the root portion of your teeth. Most dental implants are made of titanium with zirconia being a rare exception WITH SINGLE ANTERIOR IMPLANT/CROWNS. Dental implants function to replace ONLY the root of your teeth. This is the critical connection into your jaw bone which provides retention and compressive strength as you chew. Its comparable to the foundation of a house or a trunk of a tree. Within the All on 4® treatment process, we place at least 4 implants that will function solely to support all of your teeth. These implants are unique from other regular implants because they provide more prosthetic options and have sharper edges as it cuts the bone, squeezing itself below the surface. This creates a stronger and tighter connection to the bone allowing a interim set of teeth to be connected. These All-ON-4 type dental implants can be placed in patients that have little bone volume and bone loss.
All on 4 Bridge (one continuous bridge)
This is the one piece bridge built on top of the implants. This includes both the gums and teeth and can be made from a large variety of materials. All on 4® Bridge materials can be divided into two categories; monolithic and polylithic.
Monolithic means that its made of only one material making it very strong and less likely to fracture into separate pieces. To make one large bridge requires special milling machines that are very expensive. The primary material in this arena considered to be a permanent prosthesis is zirconia.
Polylithic means its made of two or more materials and glued together to make one bridge. Materials used in this arena include Titanium, PMMA, Resin Acrylic, Denture Teeth, Trilor, Trinia, graphine, and Pekkton, porcelain, zirconia, composite. These styles of devices don’t generally require an expensive milling machine and so many doctors gravitate to these solutions until problems become a regular pattern. The primary problem with polylithic bridges is that under certain conditions or simply long term wear over time, these parts de-bond. For example the most common call to get from a patient 3-5 years out is ,”My front tooth just broke off.” which creates stress for the patient as well as the doctor.

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What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?
As few as 4 Implants can replace all of your teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth! This is why they call it All-on-4® Dental Implants.

After having implants placed, a bridge that is  screw-retained, and supported on 4 or more dental implants, replaces your entire smile. It is the most functional choice and performs just like your natural teeth. It is a permanent solution that doesn't cover the roof of your mouth. You will gain back up to 95% of your chewing ability compared to traditional dentures. What this means is you can eat foods like apples, corn on the cob, and steak effortlessly with the All on 4® Dental Implant procedure!
Sierra flew in from Hawaii to get her All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure done with Dream Dental!
Why Choose this Treatment?
  • Replaces more than just teeth including your full smile with gums and improved facial features
  • Feels and Functions the most like your Natural Teeth
  • ​Permanently secured into mouth
  • ​Eat all the foods that you crave
  • ​Preserves your jawbone and helps maintain a more youthful facial structure
  • ​Can last a lifetime with proper maintenance and care as well as good general health 
  • ​Don't look fake like other options
  • Gives you back your confidence 
  • ​Dont ever let your smile hold you back again!
All on 4 Dental Implants in Salt Lake City, Utah
Here at Dream Dental Implant Center, we've limited our practice to only dental implant-related and focuses on All-on-4® Dental Implants. We offer a variety of payment and financing options for your comfort and convenience. Because of Dream Dental’s unique setup, which includes an in-house lab, we are able to fully customize your new smile all under one roof in as little as one day!

If you are currently struggling with your dentures, or are missing teeth, then All on 4® is for you! It is unfortunate, but losing teeth is actually a common happening among adults. In the United States alone, there are 25 million people missing all of their upper and or their lower teeth. Because of dental implant technology, there is no need for the discomfort and hassle that comes with dentures. Instead, opt for All-on-4 dental implant restoration. With the use of just four implants, all of your teeth on either the top or bottom of your mouth can be replaced. Teeth aren’t just for eating, they’re for smiling, talking, laughing, and we know how hard it can be to do many of those things comfortably when you have missing teeth. Get back your confidence and call us today!
At Dream Dental
  • Experience: Dr. Hendriks and his staff place thousands of implants each year. His practice is limited to only dental implant related procedures and focuses on the All on 4® Dental Implant treatment, making him an expert. Our state of the art facility, which includes an in-house lab, makes Dream Dental an industry leader. Many doctors look to Dr. Hendriks as an expert in implant dentistry, many of which have traveled from across the country to be mentored by him in these life-changing techniques.
  • In-House Lab: We don't ship your teeth out to a lab somewhere, we do everything in house at our fully-equipped Prosthetic lab, saving time and making sure the quality of your Dream Smile is up to our high standards.
  • Free Quote No Hidden Fees: You will find that Dream Dental is the best value. Financing options are available for your comfort and convenience. In most cases we can save our patients significant cost long term while giving them a beautiful smile, that is functional and permanent.
Elsewhere
  • Not Focused solely on Dental Implants: Most general practice dentists do not perform full mouth reconstruction. If they do, it will only be a couple of times per year. This limits the ability to see patterns and refine their skills to give the patient their best possible smile. Performing a full mouth restoration procedure requires a lot of specialty equipment and machines, and many dentists are not outfitted enough to give the patient the best experience possible. 
  • No In-House Lab: Sending out teeth can sometimes take weeks! And if there is an issue, they have to be sent back out. Be sure to ask your potential provider where he has the teeth made.
  • No Financing Options: If financing is available, be careful with the provided lenders, read the fine print on interest rates they may offer you. There are offices that have hidden fees for sedation, extra needed implants, and any additional needed visits.
All-on-4® Dental Implants vs. Traditional Dentures
Difference Between Dentures and All on 4 Implant Bridge
Regular Dentures Supported on Gums
  • Made of a Plastic Acrylic - Poly Methyl Methacrylate 
  • They ​Feel Bulky in the mouth and often change the shape of the face 
  • They ​Rest on top of your gums and rely on suction to stay in
  • ​Dentures move up and down and side to side as you eat
  • ​Only generate 30% of Original Biting Force, which limits your selection of food.
  • ​Speech is much more difficult during first year
  • ​Food lodges underneath the denture causing soreness
  • ​Taste buds are impaired so your Ability to Taste Food is limited
  • ​Rapid to moderate bone loss over time because the denture has no implants in the bone, which act as anchors to maintain bone
  • ​Will require to be relined (refitted) with additional acrylic every couple of years due to the void created by the bone loss
  • ​Often requires denture adhesive like polygrip or polydent to help glue down the denture so it moves less
  • ​Often are misplaced or carried away by pets
All-on-4® Dental Implant Supported Bridge
  • Made of stronger materials like titanium and zirconia which can last a life time when maintained properly
  • ​Look and feel natural in the mouth and support the face like teeth
  • ​They are Supported by dental implants that are anchored in the bone 
  • ​Dental implants allow the force generated by the masseter muscles of the lower jaw directly into the bone and consequently into the the bridge restoring 100% of your clinical biting force. 
  • ​Speech adapts quickly due to the teeth always staying in one place and not being bulky
  • ​Very little food gets under the bridge when daily hygiene maintenance is controlled
  • ​The implants preserve the bone height and width, which leads to your face and smile looking the same
All-on-4® Dental Implants
  • Feels Like Natural Teeth
  • ​Fixed in Place
  • ​Preserves Bone
  • ​Can Last a Lifetime
  • ​Ability to Taste Food
  • ​Gain up to 95% of your natural biting force
  • ​Eat Foods Like Apples, Steak, Corn on the Cob, etc.
Traditional Dentures
  • Bulky, uncomfortable appliance
  • ​Can cause Denture Sores
  • ​Can fall out
  • ​Bone loss will occur under the denture
  • ​Will continually need to be refitted and replaced, which can end up being costly
  • ​Requires adhesive to secure and may affect the clarity of speech
  • ​You are limited on what you can eat
All-on-4® Dental Implant Cost
At Dream Dental Implant Center, we offer financing options with low monthly payments. All on four® dental implants is a procedure that we do offer financing for. If you are interested in seeing if you qualify for financing please fill out the credit-application on our financing page. In addition to offering to finance, we will provide paperwork and do our best to help you to work with your insurance company. We will tell you up front all of your expected costs, with no hidden fees. Our FREE estimate comes with a FREE 3D CT Scan! Schedule yours today!
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