What is the All-on-4 procedure for teeth? A complete guide!

When it comes to tooth restoration, there are a number of solutions today that not only improve the functionality of your teeth but also ensure a beautiful smile. One of these treatments is the All-on-4 treatment. This new and advanced technique for complete teeth replacement is the specialty of Dr. Frank Vanhove, renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This article will tell you everything you need to know about the All-on-4 treatment.

What is the All-on-4 treatment?

The All-on-4 treatment is a surgical solution for patients who have lost all their natural teeth or whose natural teeth cannot be saved. The concept involves placing a full fixed bridge of 10 or 12 teeth on only 4 implants. 

What is unique about this technique is the angled placement of the posterior implants. This strategic positioning increases the spread between the implants, avoiding important anatomical structures such as the sinus in the upper jaw or the nerve in the lower jaw. In addition, the angled placement improves the stability and anchoring of the prosthesis.

What are the benefits of the All-on-4 treatment?

  • Immediately a new smile: The all-on-4-procedure can be combined with immediate placement (also known as “immediate loading”) of teeth, allowing patients to have (temporary) fixed teeth on the same day of the procedure. This way, you don’t have to worry about a period in which you are temporarily without teeth. You will walk right out with a brand new smile! 
  • No bone remodeling required: No additional bone remodeling is usually required thanks to the angled placement of the implants, making the procedure more accessible to more patients.
  • Broad applicability: The All-on-4-procedure is applicable in both the upper and lower jaw. The treatment is a highly predictable surgical technique suitable for almost anyone who needs a full denture replacement. Regardless of whether you already wear dentures or need to replace your natural teeth.

How does the All-on-4 treatment go?

  • Personal consultation: The treatment process begins with a personal consultation to discuss your needs, followed by a 3D scan and clinical examination to determine treatment options.
  • Digital measurements: After your decision to proceed with treatment, detailed measurements necessary for the placement of the implants and your new teeth will be taken.
  • The procedure: The procedure is done under general anesthesia. If necessary, existing teeth are removed and the implants are placed. In most cases, temporary teeth are immediately placed on the implants. So you walk out with temporary fixed teeth. 
  • Final prosthetics: After about three months, you will receive your final prosthetics, with adjustments in shape, color and bite. Adjustments are easily realized thanks to the digital design process.
  • Aftercare: Regular oral hygiene and checkups are essential to maximize the longevity of your new teeth and implants. You can visit our team or your own dentist for these, provided they are certified by Alto Dental. 


The All-on-4-procedure is a revolutionary step in tooth restoration. You no longer have to worry about periods without teeth or without a full smile. Thanks to the combination of the All-on-4-procedure and the immediate loading technique, you will have beautiful teeth right away. With Dr. Frank Vanhove’s expertise, you can rely on safe, effective treatment that restores your smile and confidence.

Are you looking for professional advice on dental implants or would you like to discuss the options of the All-on-4-procedure? Contact specialist Doctor Frank Vanhove here!

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