We understand that the simple act of biting into an ear of corn or enjoying the crunch of an apple can be an unpleasant ordeal for patients with poorly-fitting dentures. According to recent estimates, the Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 15,000 Americans over the age of 65 have experienced complete tooth loss due to dental diseases. This astounding statistic does not include the growing number of adults who may have lost teeth due to injuries and health conditions.
Quality of Life Restored
To improve the comfort and quality of life for patients who are without a complete set of sturdy and secure teeth, we often recommend the All-on-4 or Teeth-in-an-Hour™ procedure. This unique tooth replacement method involves the use of four dental implants to establish a permanent foundation for a complete denture.
By using a computer enabled restorative system we can complete much of the planning and design before you arrive on the day of surgery. With all of the logistics and fabrication completed in advance, the actual surgical portion of the procedure can be performed in approximately one hour. During your pre-surgery visit, we will gather the information that will enable us to plan and design your new teeth:
- CT Scan of the jaw
- Computer-aided design (CAD) and Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) of the implants and dentures
- Length and width of the bone will be measured and assessed
- Position of each dental implant will be determined
- Clinical documentation will be forwarded to the lab for processing
In about two short weeks, your clinical case will be completed, including a surgical template and your pre-designed restoration. This level of precision, accuracy, and advanced preparation will enable us to perform your surgery quickly with minimal invasion. After surgery, your healing time will be dramatically reduced and you’ll be able to get back to your normal life right away.
The All-on-4 denture/implant system makes it possible to have a full set of permanent teeth secured by four dental implants without additional bone grafts or invasive surgery. If you are interested in a strong set of teeth that can outperform a traditional denture, please contact us for a consultation today.