All on Four Information:
The All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure uses four implants, with the back implants angulated to take maximum advantage of existing bone. Special implants also were developed that could support the immediate fitting of replacement teeth. This treatment is attractive to those with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. With the All-on-4 Procedure, qualified patients receive just four implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment. The real appeal is how quickly permanent implants can be placed so that patients can leave the same day with fixed, non-removable replacement teeth. With the All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure, the patient has one or two visits to his/her general dentist office to allow them to gather information for a treatment plan (e.g., X-rays, impressions, photos). Following this consultation, the patient is scheduled for surgery implantation by Dr Khoury and the new *temporary fixed* teeth are then fitted and adjusted by your dentist, all in one appointment (even when extractions are necessary). The patient comes to the office in the morning with unhealthy (or no) teeth, and leaves in the afternoon with a beautiful set of fixed, functional teeth. The patient will return for occasional check-ups over the next several weeks and months. After almost six months, when the gums have fully healed and the implants are fused to the natural bone, your general dentist will take new impressions of the patients mouth and prepare a final, stronger, *permanent * set of teeth. This helps ensure that the teeth will last for decades, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.
Fixed Denture Content-More than Four implants
Traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of teeth usually involved bone grafts, and six or more implants. This method is preferred due to increase stability of the denture.