What is All-on-4?

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4, also called Teeth Replacement in a Day, is a revolutionary dental procedure that is dramatically improving the quality of life for people who require advanced dental reconstruction. This amazing operation involves the replacement of a full upper and/or lower arch of teeth and the subsequent insertion of a fully customized fixed denture which is held firmly and permanently in place by 4 medical grade titanium dental implants.

Targeted specifically toward patients who have significant tooth loss or decay, or whose bone loss prevents other types of implant therapy.

The benefits of the All-on-4 procedure

The first benefit of this specific procedure is that you will have a full set of functional teeth on the same day, with minimal recovery time. Prior to surgery, we will take a CT scan so that we can develop a specific treatment plan for your situation. Using state-of-the-art design technology, we will personally oversee the fabrication of your denture in our in-house lab to ensure a precise fit and natural look. On the day of surgery, typically done under general anesthesia, we will insert four implants and your customized fixed denture, immediately restoring your smile and ability to eat all types of food.

Another benefit is cost. To achieve the same result with traditional implant therapy, cost would typically be at least $60,000 for each arch – even more if bone grafting is necessary. The All-on-4 procedure is usually done without the need for bone grafting and at less than half the cost. We let you know the cost, up-front, with no hidden fees or add-ons. We also have financing options available.

Again, the benefits here are clear – reduced pain and trauma will naturally benefit your oral health, and you will be able to return to normal function almost immediately.

What to look for when selecting an All-on-4 practitioner

As with any complex surgery, the All-on-4 procedure should be done by a qualified oral surgeon or surgical prosthodontist. Questions to ask:

  1. What training have you had that qualifies you to do the All-on-4 procedure?
  2. How many All-on-4 procedures have you done?
  3. What type of dental implants do you use, and why? (Implants are not all created equal! We use only implant systems which have a proven track record and years of research to back them up.)

With improved speed and accuracy, reduced prices and more patient-specific treatment, it is no wonder that the All-on-4 procedure is taking the world of dentistry by storm. Contact us today to find out more about how we can make you smile again!

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