Implants and Beautiful Teeth in a Day
There is a tooth replacement technique capable of giving patients that are suffering from tooth loss and edentulism (not having any of your original adult teeth left) beautiful new teeth in a day. The technique is called the All on 4 and it is the brainchild of Dr. Paulo Malo. This innovative European implantologist, in collaboration with one of the world’s leading implant manufacturers Nobel Biocare, came up with the design for a procedure that most patients missing all or most of their teeth would be candidates for and in most cases, regardless of age, gender and the advanced stage of periodontal disease, tooth loss and decay. Patients that have been previously told that they are not candidates for traditional dental implant techniques because they lack sufficient bone are now looking at being able to get complete oral rehabilitation with beautiful new teeth in just one day! So, what does the All on 4 dental implant procedure really involve and how is it giving tens of thousands of patients worldwide their dazzling and healthy smiles back?
New Teeth in a Day: The all on 4 Procedure
The dental implant technique making new teeth in a day possible is completely unique to traditional teeth replacement methods in that it provides a non-removable (fixed) and comprehensive solution to tooth loss and edentulism that can be implemented in a single dental appointment. The phrase is ‘new teeth in just a day’, but in reality, many of our patients walk into Smile Designs by Golpa Dental Implants Facility in the morning with complex oral problems and walk out again a few hours later with an immediately functioning, permanent (non-removable) and aesthetic full mouth of teeth! How is this possible?
The All on 4 dental implant technique derives its name from its integral design, which consists of a fully customized dental prosthesis (bridge) affixed to only four titanium dental implants. These implants act as ‘anchors’ for the bridge supporting the prosthetic teeth and are inserted in such a way so as to reap maximum support from the bone volume that exists. The two posterior implant screws are substantially angulated, not only to ensure the increased strength and stability of the entire dental prosthesis, but also to avoid damaging or compromising vital structures such as the sinus cavity in the upper jaw and the nerve canal in the lower jaw. It is because of the ingenious location of the four implant screws that the lengthy, costly and painful procedure of ‘bone grafting’ is almost never needed in preparation for the dental implants. And since bone grafting takes anywhere between three and twelve months for healing to properly take place, the innovative All on 4 technique really makes receiving beautiful new teeth in just one day possible.
A Final Note
More than 100 million people in the United States alone are missing between 11 and 15 (and more) of their permanent adult teeth. By the age of 60, a staggering 70% of these people are completely edentulous (no teeth at all) and in desperate need of complete oral rehabilitation. The comprehensive solution to edentulism and tooth loss, the All on 4 dental implant technique, almost always makes new teeth in a day possible for people across the age spectrum.