All-on-4 Treatment Concept
in Montgomery County, PA
Many patients who are missing an extensive number of teeth are often fearful that they must live the rest of their lives hiding their smile. Others are afraid of treatment because they think it’ll be costly, time-consuming, and painful. A majority of these patients don’t realize that they have an option available to them that will restore their smile and their oral function in a cost-effective and timely manner. The All-on-4® dental implant treatment concept is a revolutionary solution for replacing an entire arch of teeth in one procedure.
How does it work?
The All-on-4® treatment concept uses dental implants and a fixed denture to restore a full arch of teeth all at once. Dental implants are uniquely designed to mimic the anatomy of natural teeth. The base of an implant, the titanium screw, integrates with the jaw bone and acts as a supportive foundation for the denture. Once the denture is snapped into place, you won’t ever need to remove it for cleaning or worry about it slipping or falling out. The dental implants keep it secure and stable, with the added benefit of maintaining the health of your jaw bone.
Dental implants originally weren’t an option for patients with extensive tooth loss because of the lack of bone support needed to place so many implants in the jaw. As the name suggests, however, the All-on-4® treatment only requires as few as four dental implants to create the support needed for the prosthesis. Many patients who feared there was no solution are actually ideal candidates for this treatment and our trained staff in King of Prussia is ready to give them the smile they’ve always wanted.
Our All-on-4 Procedure in King of Prussia, PA
One of the many things that make All-on-4 such a revolutionary treatment is that it can be completed in just one procedure. This time-efficiency is key for patients who worry about being stuck undergoing surgery for lengthy periods or who are scared to undergo multiple surgeries. It also keeps costs down when there are fewer procedures and appointments.
The first step of the process is the consultation appointment, during which your doctor will assess the health of your mouth and jaws. This visit is a vital step because it allows your doctor to examine your health and medical history and get to know you. It is also a chance for them to get X-rays and/or 3D scans to ensure that the All-on-4 is a viable treatment option. It is a good opportunity for the patient to ask questions and get more information about the process.
After your consultation, your doctor will develop a treatment plan specific to our needs, and then we will schedule your surgical appointment. At your surgical appointment, we will administer anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Most patients choose IV anesthesia because it allows them to sleep until the surgery is over. Once the sedation has taken effect, your doctor will carefully and strategically place the dental implants into the jaw. A temporary denture will then be attached, meaning you will leave your appointment with a complete smile.
After several months of healing, which gives the implants the time they need to fuse with the jaw bone and your restorative dentist enough time to make your custom permanent denture, you will return to the office. We will snap on the fixed denture, and you will immediately have a natural-looking and fully functional set of permanent teeth.
If you suffer from extensive tooth loss, we encourage you to consider the All-on-4® treatment at our office in Montgomery County. Even if you were previously afraid of treatment, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation. We will ease your nerves and answer all your questions.