The All-on-4Ⓡ Treatment Concept
- Posted on: Mar 24 2020
At the Clock Tower Dental practice, in Franklin Square, we call it Smile in a Day but in the professional dental community, it is known as the All-on-4 treatment concept. But, what is the All-on-4 treatment and where did it start?
All-on-4 is a minimally invasive dental implant treatment that was developed and perfected in 1998 by Dr. Paulo Malo. It is a graftless solution, meaning that you do not have to have a bone graft to take place, as you do with other dental implant procedures so that your implant can be placed. Instead, it is a fixed full-arch restoration that uses just 4 tilted implants instead of the usual one implant for each tooth that is being replaced.
The All-on-4 has two straight implants towards the front of the dental prosthesis and two tilted implants in the rear of the prosthesis. The 45º tilt to the implants helps our patients avoid the bone graft procedure, which is so time-consuming for our patients, using the bone that is available.
The All-on-4 has two phases of treatment, a surgical phase where a temporary or provisional bridge is placed, and the second phase, which is the prosthetic phase of treatment. The dentists at the Clock Tower Dental have been specially trained in the All-on-4 implant method and want to help you smile again with this virtually painless procedure. The All-on-4 treatment will give you back a smile that allows you to talk, bite and chew just like you did with your natural teeth.
The All-on-4 is less complicated than other dental implant procedures and it results in benefits to both our patients and our dentists because there is less surgical time for our patients with this procedure and fewer products used. The prosthesis that is created is less intricate to make which means that there is a quicker turnaround in producing your prosthesis. In addition, there is an improvement in your long-term oral health.
Patients who are considering the All-on-4 treatment should be in good health. It is contraindicated for those patients who have received significant radiation to their jaw, have a compromised immune system, or are on IV Bisphosphonate therapy.
The cost of having a Smile in a Day can vary depending on the material that is used to create your teeth and how many teeth need to be replaced. We do take your dental insurance into consideration. We also know how important this procedure is and because of this, we offer CareCredit® so you can get the care you need, and we also offer dental financing so you can make payments that are affordable.
If you are interested in Smile in a Day dental implants, please contact us to arrange a consultation. The dentists at Clock Tower Dental will discuss your dental history and your concerns and explain treatment options so you can make an informed decision.
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