How do All-on-4® Implants Prevent Bone Loss?


An All-on-4® dental implant is a treatment that entails placing four implants in the jawbone. The implants support prosthetic teeth. To understand how the implants prevent bone loss, one has to know how they work first.


Once a patient is declared suitable for the procedure, they undergo surgery where a screw-like titanium implant is placed in their jawbone. Four implants are strategically placed in the mouth to support all the prosthetic teeth in the jaw, both upper and lower. The implant mimics a natural tooth root. An abutment is then placed that connect the implants to the prosthetic teeth. The prosthetic teeth are made up of porcelain or acrylic.


The most common cause of bone loss is tooth loss that is not replaced, especially after losing multiple teeth. The jawbone is preserved through chewing, and if chewing doesn't happen, the jawbone deteriorates. When a tooth is lost, chewing doesn't occur in the region. Hence the bone is reabsorbed into the body.


How do All-on-4® Implants Prevent Bone Loss?

Bone loss is prevented by giving the jawbone a tooth replacement. The replacement can happen immediately after tooth extraction using a dental implant or fixed implant-supported dentures.


All-on-4® dental implants are a long-term solution to teeth replacement. When one uses them to chew, they apply similar pressure to the natural teeth; hence, the jawbone will be stimulated, preventing bone loss.


All-on-4® dental implants prevent bone loss in such an incredible way. They are also permanent, so you will not have to worry about bine loss ever again.

aIf you’re considering undergoing the All-on-4® procedure, talk to one of the qualified dentists at Next Smile™ Brisbane. We will guide you through every step of the way and answer any questions you may have. For more information, visit our website or contact us.