On today's blog let's explore if the All-on-4 procedure is the right option for you.
Same-Day Implant-Supported Dentures in Dallas
The All-on-4 procedure is often called “teeth in a day” and is a way to attach a prosthesis to dental implants. Dr. Allen and Dr. Margolin use the All-on-4 system to replace traditional dentures, which can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and poorly fitted. It is a clinically proven, FDA-accepted treatment option for replacing missing or non-functional teeth.
Unlike other approaches that may use six, eight, or even more implants per arch, and often involve bone grafting, Dallas Dental Arts uses this proven technique that requires only four specially placed implants, usually without bone grafts or other ancillary surgical procedures, which means lower costs and reduced healing time. And the success rate of All-on-4 is superior to more traditional approaches.
The All-on-4 procedure includes the removal of all remaining teeth, bone recontouring, and implant placement. The surgery is then immediately followed with the attachment of a temporary prosthesis to the dental implants. The best part is that you will leave our office with teeth the same day as the surgery.
You can expect to be on a soft diet for two weeks followed by a reintroduction of harder foods with time. Healing with this procedure happens rather quickly if you are healthy. Four months after the initial surgery, we will remove the temporary prosthesis, verify the implants for integration, and attach your permanent prosthesis.
Like your natural teeth, your All-on-4 implant dentures need to be maintained by a dental professional. The prosthesis should be removed yearly, cleaned, and inspected by a member of the Dallas Dental Arts team.
Why All-on-4 at Dallas Dental Arts?
Dallas Dental Arts is a leader in delivering the life-changing All-on-4 procedure for patients throughout the Dallas area. The major benefit of the All-on-4 procedure is how quickly dentures can be replaced with permanent implants and fixed, non-removable, new replacement teeth.
All-on-4 implant dentures can be completed from beginning to end from the convenience of our Dallas dental office. Dallas Dental Arts offers a surgical/prosthetic team with Dr. Margolin (periodontist) and Dr. Allen (prosthodontist). Dr. Allen is not only a prosthodontist but also a trained lab technician, so your prosthesis will be made onsite in our dental laboratory under the supervision of an expert. In addition, the All-on-4 technique can now be used in collaboration with Anatomize 3D-planning software, also available at Dallas Dental Arts.
Is All-on-4 right for you?
The ideal All-on-4 patient should be able to tolerate lengthy dental surgeries for this procedure. Healthy individuals tolerate this procedure best and will have the best outcomes. Individuals with compromised immune systems, smokers, diabetics, and those with autoimmune issues, are slower to heal and need to be evaluated at our Dallas dental office prior to committing to this procedure. During your evaluation at our Dallas office, we will talk with you about realistic expectations and long-term goals, so you can feel confident choosing the dental treatment that meets your needs.
To learn more about All-on-4 implant-supported dentures, contact us today!