Dental Implant Surgery

Dental Implant Surgery

More people are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are a long-term solution that is embedded in your jawbone, similar to your natural teeth. Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants will not affect neighboring healthy teeth or lead to bone loss in the jaw. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a life time.

Implants are made of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. There’s no shortcut to get around that process, and it usually takes several months once the implant is put into your jawbone. Osseointegration, however, is why implants never slip or make embarrassing noises similar to dentures, and why bone loss is usually not a problem.

After more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants first placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States continue to function at peak performance. More importantly, the recipients of those early dental implants are still satisfied they made the right choice.

What is All-On-4 on the "Teeth in a Day" treatment?

The All-on-4® treatment concept is a cost-efficient, graftless solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery. 

Characteristics include:

  • Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants 
    Two straight anterior implants and two implants tilted up to 45º in the posterior
  • Immediate Function (fixed provisional bridge)
    For patients meeting criteria for immediate loading of implants
  • Graftless procedure
    Bone grafting is avoided by tilting the posterior implants, utilizing available bone

Why 98% of patients recommend All-on-4 treatment?

Rapid improvement in quality of life

A fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery leads to improved patient satisfaction — with regards to function, esthetics, sense, speech and sel-esteem.

Shorter treatment time

Tilting of the posterior implants avoids time-consuming bone grafting procedures, while immediate loading shortens time-to-teeth.

Lower Costs

The concept is the least costly in comparision with conventional implant treatment modalities of the edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous jaw.