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All On 4 Dental Implants

Dental implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth and a full arch. Full arch cases are often referred to as All-on-4, or “Teeth in a Day.” What this means is, we are using 4 implants per arch to support a full arch of teeth; typically 12 teeth in an arch.

Why You Should Consider All-on-4 Dental Implants

Teeth in a Day refers to a procedure when we remove existing decayed or non-restorable teeth, place the dental implants, and an implant supported temporary prosthesis (teeth) all in one day.

The advantages of this All-on-4 procedure include:

  • Saving patient time and money
  • Getting fixed teeth in just 1 day
  • Preventing future bone loss
  • Leaving with fixed teeth instead of removable

Starting with a comprehensive evaluation and specific treatment plan, Dr. Templeton will coordinate with a top Edmond restorative dentist and a dental laboratory to complete the procedure. Precise planning and coordination among these specialists is critical to the success of this advanced treatment.

Let our patients tell you about their experiences with Dr. Templeton:

Why an Oral Surgeon is the Best Choice for the All-on-4 Implant Procedure

First and foremost, the only “surgeons” in the dental field are Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS). OMFS are trained to do real surgery on the facial bones and mouth. Oral surgery training programs are a minimum of 4 years and sometimes up to 6 years of surgical training beyond dental school. This is important information for the general public for several reasons.

The general public is often falling victim to creative advertising and being misled when it comes to the training and experience level of dentists related to the All-on-4 surgical procedure. Make no mistake, the All-on-4 is a real surgical procedure with serious risks and potential complications. This is true even when performed by well trained OMFS!

Another extremely important point is technology does not make up for a lack of surgical training or experience. A Cone Beam CT (CBCT) machine is a critical part of the overall treatment regimen related to All-on-4 procedures but it does not compensate for lack of training and experience. Advanced technology like the CBCT is just one of many tools an experienced surgeon utilizes to reduce risk, minimize recovery, and improve outcomes.

Another very disturbing trend in the U.S. dental industry is the grassroots movement sweeping the country encouraging general dentists to not refer patients out due to potential financial gain. It is often times the dental labs, consultants, equipment suppliers, and big implant companies sponsoring the weekend seminars and ‘training’ courses that encourage dentists to perform specialty type procedures in their own offices to increase annual revenue despite very limited training. The underlying motivation behind such practices is increased revenue with disregard to the best interest of the patient.

Patients searching for a qualified surgeon to perform the All-on-4 or any dental implant related procedure should do their due diligence. Ask questions related to training beyond dental school in accredited post-graduate and residency programs.

Google search and read patients comments and reviews online. Ask a lot of questions at the consultation. Experienced surgeons are well adept and more than willing to discuss treatment options, risk and complications, anesthesia options, and how a patient’s overall health status will potentially impact the outcome.

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are very well trained to perform surgery and manage complications related to advanced dental implant procedures such as the All-on-4. The Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon is usually the leader of the team consisting of the surgeon, restorative dentist and/or Prosthodontist, and the dental lab. Each member of the team plays a critical role in planning, performing, and finishing the All on 4 dental implant procedure.

Be a well-informed consumer. Do your research and feel 100% confident when it comes to the decisions you will make when evaluating your dental implant providers.

The health of your teeth and gums is of the utmost importance. Choosing the right professional to perform the procedure will provide you with a more pleasurable, positive experience. When it comes to dental implants, there are several advantages to choosing an oral surgeon like Dr. Ken Templeton over a traditional dentist!

  • Oral surgeons have more experience. These are professionals whose primary focus is performing oral surgeries, so they have more experience and expertise than a dentist.
  • Oral surgeons have a higher level of education than a dentist. In addition to a bachelor’s degree and dental schooling, oral surgeons complete an accredited residency program that takes at least four additional years to finish.
  • Oral surgeons are more familiar with dental implant procedures. With their additional training and expertise, oral surgeons perform more dental implant procedures than traditional dentists and are more at ease with advanced treatments like bone grafting.
  • Oral surgeons continually enhance their skills. Technologies and procedures in implant dentistry are constantly improving. Dr. Templeton undergoes extensive training throughout the year to ensure our patients get the most state-of-the-art dental implant procedures available today!

As you can see, compared to a traditional dentist, an oral surgeon has the experience, expertise and education necessary to provide a superior experience during your dental implant surgery.

Immediately Functioning Dental Implants

All-on-4 is based on Nobel Biocare’s pioneering Immediate Function™ capability that is specifically designed for people with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. All-on-4 qualified patients receive four Implants and a full set of new replacement teeth per arch, usually in just one appointment (after the initial consultation).

The major benefit to the All-on-4 procedure is how quickly dentures can be replaced with permanent implants and fixed, non-removable, new replacement teeth.

All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure

teeth-in-a-day-restorative-dentistryRevitalize Dental Implants is a leader in delivering Nobel Biocare’s All-on-4 procedure for restoring a full arch of upper and/or lower teeth. Other approaches can use six, eight, or even more implants per arch, and often involve bone grafting.

Revitalize Dental Implants uses the proven All-on-4 technique that involves only four specially placed implants – without bone grafts. This means lower costs and reduced healing time for you!

The success rate of this procedure is superior to more traditional approaches. The All-on-4 technique is FDA and CE approved, and can now be used in collaboration with NobelGuide™ planning software, also provided by Revitalize Dental Implants.

Patient Advantages of All-on-4:

  • An affordable and attractive solution for missing teeth
  • Immediate usability and functionality
  • Fixed, permanent denture
  • A beautiful smile
  • Renewed self confidence

All-on-4 Clinical Advantages:

  • Best procedure when missing all natural teeth on the upper and/or lower arch
  • Suitable for any jaw bone quality and quantity
  • Improvement in quality of life

The success rate of this procedure is superior to more traditional approaches. The All-on-4 technique is FDA and CE approved, and can now be used in collaboration with NobelGuide™ planning software, also provided by Revitalize Dental Implants.

The end result is a solid base to attach your new teeth that does not have to be removed. The procedure saves time and money all with minimal discomfort. The Revitalize Dental Implants staff are excited to make the All-on-4 option available because we want you to “Get Your Bite Back.”

Advanced Technology: Immediate Function™ Procedures

Revitalize Dental Implants is one of the few Dental Implant Centers in the Edmond area offering Nobel Biocare’s Immediate Function procedures for replacing missing teeth. With the Immediate Function procedure, a high resolution 3D CT Scan is used with virtual planning software to plan and facilitate the design and fabrication of the final replacement teeth. This procedure is completed after the initial consultation with the patient and before the scheduled implant placement itself.

We are committed to providing modern dental solutions to our patients in Edmond and surrounding areas. Call us today at (405)  216-3735 or schedule an appointment online!