If you are missing more than one tooth, then you may have considered options like a dental bridge or dentures. Those can both be powerful solutions, but a new option is revolutionizing restorative dentistry. Known as the All-on-4 Treatment Concept, it is one of Full Implant Choice™’s best options for patients looking for a fast, effective, and hassle-free treatment.
“All on 4” and “Teeth in a Day” are terms used to describe a procedure that allows patients to receive replacement teeth in just one day. You may hear of other versions of this procedure such as “Teeth in an Hour,“ “Dental Implants in One Day,“ “Teeth In One Day,“ “Teeth In One Visit.” While they go by many names, all refer to a one-day implant treatment, which restores a full arch of replacement teeth.
Now, thanks to the All-on-4 Treatment Concept, dental implants are being used to replace more than one missing tooth. Instead of replacing each tooth with an individual implant, the All-on-4 utilizes arches supported by only four implants. The All-on-4 Treatment Concept utilizes four dental implants to attach your new set of permanent replacement teeth in a minimally invasive way. The dental implants used in this procedure are specially designed for immediate function and typically do not require bone grafting. This treatment is attractive for those patients with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower tooth restorations. If you are about to lose your teeth or have many missing teeth, the All-on-4 procedure can help you achieve a beautiful smile and teeth in just one day.
The All-on-4 Treatment Concept can make a huge difference to your quality of life, whether you have had dentures for years or if you are considering restorative options for the very first time. Many patients that need to replace multiple teeth opt for dentures, but compared to All-on-4 they come with a number of drawbacks. Dentures are supported only by your gums, which not only erodes your gums and jawbone but also makes it easier for them to slide around in your mouth. This limits the foods you can eat and can make talking difficult or awkward.
The All-on-4 Treatment Concept is different. Not only does it replace your missing teeth with new ones that are even stronger and more durable, but it actually helps maintain the long-term health of the rest of your mouth. Dental implants keep your jawbone healthy and stimulated, preventing bone loss that can prematurely age you. Plus, implants are far more durable.
Unlike other approaches that involve more laborious and costly techniques often requiring bone grafting, sinus lifts, and eight or more implants per arch, which can take up to three years to complete treatment, Dr. Hogan uses this proven technique of the All-on-4 Treatment Concept that involves only using four specially placed implants without the need for bone grafts and sinus lifts. Your new dentures can be completed in just one day.
The end result is a solid base of teeth that are fixed in place and are not removed. It means lower costs and reduced healing times allowing our patients to regain their original youthful smile and original function faster, more reliably. The All-on-4 technique is FDA approved and has a long history of success.
Every All-on-4 treatment is different because every patient is different. For some patients it will require follow-up visits to our office so we can monitor the development of the implant bonding process, while other patients will only need to come in for a single visit. Before we actually place the dental implants, one of our skilled oral surgeons will go over the process with you, performing an exam and taking scans so that we have a complete idea of what your mouth and the surrounding structures look like. Using this high-resolution data, Dr. Hogan will delicately place the implants within your jawbone. Some patients might need to have remaining unhealthy teeth extracted first to make room for the replacement teeth. Others might need a bone graft to give their jaws sufficient bone mass to support the implants, however this is rare with the All-on-4 Treatment Concept.