Nobel Biocare® All-on-4™ (Implant Dentures)
This “All-on-Four” solution is attractive to patients wanting to get rid of their dentures, and to people with failing teeth in need of a full upper and/or lower restoration. This procedure, as the name implies, only requires four to five dental implants per jaw to support a fully customized set of replacement teeth. The entire “All-on-Four” treatment is completed while the patient is comfortably awake using oral sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and the best part is that the procedure is painless and the patient leaves with a preliminary set of teeth already in place when they leave the office.
Why choose All-on-4?
Modern implant-based dentistry has provided a solution to the edentulous ‘toothless’ patient that traditional dentures have never been able to deliver – immediate functionality with substantially increased quality of life. This is accomplished through a rosthesis held solidly in place by four dental implants which not only provides the comfort and security a patient is likely to be missing with removable dentures, but as importantly also preserves bone in the jaw.
In addition to receiving a fully customized set of replacement teeth in just one day, another tremendous benefit afforded by the “All-on-4” procedure is its ability to almost always bypass the need for bone grafting – a surgery frequently required by more traditional treatment for patients with substantial loss of bone in the jaw. The “All-on-4” procedure eliminates the day-to-day frustrations and discomforts of dentures, and patients can once again enjoy the dietary freedom of those with natural teeth. It is the most sophisticated solution there is to tooth loss and edentulism.
Why choose Southwest Smiles for All-on-Four?
- High volume provider of All-on-4 gives you the peace of mind that you are getting an experienced dentist that knows how to do this surgery exceptionally well
- Best price in the province-that’s a fact
- Unique partnerships with denturists in and around Edmonton, insuring the highest level of quality and fit of the prothesis
- Only the finest implants that money can buy are used-Nobel Biocare® Implants
- Full titanium bar supports the final restoration to ensure against breakage
- 3D Panoramic scan in office
- We are not a multi-location office or corporately owned, we are owned and operated by one dentist who has the patient’s best interest in mind
Traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of teeth usually involved bone grafts, six or more implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. That meant that a patient often would be without any teeth or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year.
With the All-on-four Dental Implant Procedure, the patient has one or two visits to our office to allow the dentist to gather information for a treatment plan (e.g., 3D Panoramic scan, X-rays, impressions, photos). Following this consultation, the patient is scheduled for surgery implantation and the new teeth are fitted and adjusted within 24 hours (even when extractions are necessary).
The patient will return for occasional check-ups over the next several weeks and months. After almost six months, when the gums have fully healed and the implants are fused to the natural bone, we will take new impressions of the patient’s mouth and prepare a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to a perfect fit. This helps ensure the longest life of the teeth, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.