Understanding Four-under-One (Full Arch Rehabilitation on 4 Implants)

By June 12, 2017Dental Implants
Four Under One (Full Arch Rehabilitation on four dental implants) at Dentures Plus
Four Under One (Full Arch Rehabilitation on four dental implants) at Dentures Plus

Permanent, stable, life-like teeth are now possible with the Four-under-One …

The Four-under-One Full Arch Rehabilitation technique has revolutionised the way dentists use dental implants. Using fewer implants than previous methods, it provides people with secure, permanent teeth in a short period of time. Dental implants are considered the gold standard for those with missing teeth, providing many benefits.

Many of us have found ourselves in the situation where we no longer have our natural teeth. Accidents, age, illness or medications are all reasons why we might have lost some or all of our teeth.

Up until now, if you were on the lookout for a replacement for your missing teeth, your dentist would recommend partial or full dentures. For some, this would suffice, while others found them annoying, uncomfortable or too unstable to wear. If this were the case, your dentist would then recommend dental implants.

Past methods using implants

All on Four Dental ImplantsOf course, implants are not cheap, but before the Four Under One procedure, the procedure was exorbitantly expensive: the patient would be given anywhere up to 10 implants (and sometimes more) for both upper and lower jaw. This was not only expensive, but required a lot of surgery – and a lot of healing time. It did the job though, and the bonus was that implants keep your bones strong and healthy. (Without implants or natural tooth roots, the bone wastes away or ‘resorbs’).

Fewer implants with the Four-under-One

Four-under-One Full arch rehabilitation is the very best option for those with missing teeth or those with badly deteriorated teeth that must be removed. And, if an individual has been told they don’t have adequate dense bone tissue for implants, often full arch rehabilitation all is still possible.

With the Four Under One, the technique is far more efficient, requiring only four implants to support the entire arch for the lower jaw. For the upper jaw, however, six implants may be required (Six Under One) due to the poor bone quality in the maxilla. This is still less than the previous system that could require up to 10 implants for the upper jaw.

Benefits of dental implants (in general)

Whether you’re having full arch rehabilitation or Denture Connect Plus, any procedure where you secure your denture with implants offers the following benefits:

  • No more loose dentures
  • Enjoy improved nutrition by being able to eat a greater variety of foods
  • Improved speech
  • No more mouth sores or ulcers
  • No more denture adhesive
  • Prevents your jawbone from shrinking (bone resorption)
Dental implants allow you to eat well again

Benefits of Four-under-One

In addition to the above benefits of dental implants, Four-under-One full arch rehabilitation offers the following benefits:

  • A permanent solution – the device is not removable
  • Fewer implants than traditional dental implant techniques are required
  • Fast – the entire procedure takes under three days
  • Reduced surgery time (& recovery time) as only four implants are required
  • Reduced cost compared to traditional procedures requiring eight or 10 implants
  • Better fit and comfort

Is this the same as your Dentures Connect Plus system?

No, Dentures Connect Plus is different again.

At Dentures Plus, we also offer an optional procedure to Four-under-One : the Dentures Connect Plus System. This system is unlike either the traditional implant system or Four-under-One.

Put simply, Dentures Connect Plus gives those without teeth more stability than conventional dentures, but at a lower cost compared to full arch rehab.

With Dentures Connect Plus, we use very few implants (only three implants are required for the lower jaw) and provide you with a removable implant-supported denture. This is convenient for those that wish to remove their denture whenever they please – and, again, it is significantly less expensive than full arch rehabilitation

However, it is not ideal for those that want the optimal amount of implants to retain bone density (although the few implants that are placed to help) or for those uncomfortable the idea of removing their dentures and having the stigma of occasionally appearing with no teeth. You can read more about the Dentures Connect Plus system here.

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