All-on-4® Treatment Concept
If you’re one of the many people in the Tulsa, OK area who have lost a full arch, or perhaps full mouth, of teeth, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept might be the solution you’ve been looking for. The All-on-4 Treatment Concept uses just four dental implants to support a full arch of permanent prosthetic teeth and restore your smile.
What is the All-on-4 Treatment Concept
The All-on-4 Treatment Concept is a clever treatment method we at Smiles of Tulsa offer our patients who seek to restore a full arch of missing or failing teeth. All-on-4 typically restores a full row of teeth on just four titanium implants. Your new teeth will be sturdy, permanent, and look completely natural. The All-on-4 treatment method boasts more than two decades of successes and thousands of happy patients.
Benefits of the All-on-4 Treatment Concept
Before the All-on-4 Treatment Concept was developed, patients with missing or failing teeth had to settle for removable dentures or the time, expense, and discomfort of individual implants to restore their smiles. While dentures work for some, they can slip out of place, and affect diet and speech. Dentures also need to be relined every few years as your jaw and face change. While individual implants provide strong, long-lasting restorations, replacing every tooth with an implant is a long and painful process.
All-on-4 uses just four implant screws made of titanium to anchor the full arch restoration. Titanium easily fuses to bone, and while you heal from the procedure, the implant will revitalize and strengthen your jawbone. This creates a strong base for your new smile which can handle the regular impact of chewing and eating.
Because the All-on-4 Treatment concept places the two back implants at an angle, it increases the bone-to-implant contact, which further strengthens it. Even if you’ve already experienced some bone loss, placing the implants at an angle makes it possible to support the restoration.
Once you’ve fully healed, your new smile provided by the All-on-4 Treatment Concept will look and behave just like your natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile confidently. We can typically perform any necessary extractions, place the implants, and fit you with a temporary prosthesis all in one visit, so you’re never without teeth.
The All-on-4 Treatment Concept Procedure
Once we’ve determined the All-on-4 Treatment Concept is right for you, we’ll schedule an appointment to take x-rays and use digital treatment planning software to plan the exact placement of your implants. On the date of your procedure, Corbyn VanBrunt, DDS will place the implants and either fit you with a fixed temporary denture attached directly to the implants or a temporarily removable denture, depending on your specific needs. You’ll never be without teeth during the All-on-4 Treatment. After you’ve healed from the procedure, roughly four months later, we’ll invite you back and secure your new, permanent smile in place.
Call us today at (918) 891-3059 to find out more about the All-on-4 Treatment Concept and schedule a consultation.