Put a Permanent Smile on Your Face with All-On-4®
Have you lost all—or nearly all—your teeth to age, advanced periodontal disease, decay, or injury? Are your removable dentures failing and causing too many problems? Have you been told you are not a candidate for dental implant surgery due to bone loss in your jaw?
A good restorative dentistry alternative for patients seeking a different kind of dental implant is the All-On-4® method. This innovative dental implant procedure provides a permanent, stable, natural-looking upper and/or lower set of prosthetic teeth in just one day, for individuals who are not candidates for traditional dental implant surgery. The surgeons at Bergen Oral and Maxillofacial surgery will work with your current general dentist to achieve this goal.
Traditional dental implants vs. the All-On-4® Alternative
Dental implants have become the standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth. Hailed by the American Dental Association as “one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years,” they deliver a long-lasting result that affords the patient the look, feel, and functionality of real teeth. However, traditional implants are often not an option for patients missing all or most of their teeth (called “edentulism”), as significant tooth loss is often accompanied by substantial bone loss—and a patient must have adequate bone density in the jaw to support a traditional dental implant.
Furthermore, bone loss typically worsens the longer the teeth are missing. In these cases, the bone is unsuitable for traditional implants without doing bone grafts. In addition, this bone loss can cause an aesthetic issue for some, forming a hollowed out appearance as the jawline no longer gives the face the shape it once had.
With All-On-4® nearly anyone can enjoy beautiful new teeth, even if you have been told in the past that you were not a candidate for traditional dental implants. This breakthrough in dental implant technology that was invented by renowned European implantologist, Dr. Paulo Malo, with whom our oral surgeons trained on this technique. As the name implies, the All-On-4® is a non-removable bridge that carries a full set of prosthetic teeth on only four implants. These titanium implants are engineered so the oral surgeon can place them into the jaw at an angle, unlike traditional implants. This allows patients with virtually no bone to securely support a full upper and/or lower set of teeth without bone grafting. The four implants carry 12 to 14 teeth and are placed immediately after implant surgery. You can read more about this innovative procedure, including case studies, research and the technology behind All-On-4® here.
Benefits of All-On-4®
The All-On-4® method is a patented process with years of scientific evidence to support both the soundness and safety of the procedure. It is a long-term restorative dentistry solution and boasts extremely high patient satisfaction rates with regard to function, aesthetics, sense, speech, and self-esteem.
Here are just a few of the benefits to the All-On-4® method:
- Patients undergo only one, minimally-invasive surgical experience
- Implants are placed and bridge is fitted all in one visit
- Costs significantly less than other implant treatment options for toothless patients (no bone grafting)
- Predictable, long-term result
- Apparatus is easy to maintain in terms of basic oral hygiene
- Result is natural looking and patients report improvement in self-confidence, appearance, and speech
Also, All-On-4® will actually support NEW bone growth in your jaw and allow your face to resume a more full and youthful appearance (no more “sunken” look). Your smile will appear natural and your eating habits will be nearly restriction-free.
All-On-4® at BOMS
Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (BOMS) offers the All-On-4® method as part of our restorative dentistry services. All patients who are interested in the procedure will undergo a comprehensive, individualized consultation with our expert team to determine if All-On-4® is an option for you.
Should you choose the All-On-4® method, rest assured our skilled Board-certified oral surgeons will answer all your questions and help you prepare for this relatively quick, minimally-invasive procedure.
After your procedure, follow-up examinations with Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons and a your restorative dentist will take place to monitor your progress.
Call Bergen Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today to reclaim your smile and a quality of life you never thought possible, with the All-On-4® technique. Contact BOMS at one of our offices: Hackensack: 201.343.8297; Westwood: 201.664.5656; or Ridgewood: 201.444.4137.