The All-on-4™ Immediate Implant Procedure has revolutionized implants in dentistry over the past few years. It permits the replacement of an entire arch of teeth using four anchor implant fixtures. All-on-4™ Immediate Implants are a minimally invasive and cost-effective treatment available for patients with all missing or heavily compromised teeth, or patients who have dentures. Furthermore, implants can also replace teeth on the same day.
Before the All-on-4 Immediate Implants™ were available, patients would be subjected to one year of preparation before implants could replace their teeth. The process would begin by extracting all the teeth. During the six-month healing process, the patients would wear dentures. Once the gums heal, the patients would most likely need a bone graft done, which takes another six months to heal. After about a year of preparation, we finally place the implants. It takes six months for conventional implants to become effective under the gums and indentures.
Before 3D CAT scans were available, dentists had to attempt to recreate bone, graft more often, and do more invasive procedures due to the lack of information from dental imaging. Now, 3D CAT scans allow dentists to search for existing bone and place the implants accordingly. This process helps save the patient costs by reducing the number and length of procedures required to prepare the implant sites.
Although implants have been around since the 1960s, the idea of “same-day” implants is truly revolutionary. From extraction to implant placement to fixed teeth, You can complete the entire process in one day. Immediate Implant Procedures require preparation for the dental office. Everything from the arrangement of the clinic to an on-site implant team is necessary to perform high-quality Immediate Implants. We have also found that placing the implants can immediately improve your procedure res Patients are safe to start a usual diet in just six weeks after the placement of implants. Our understanding of implants has changed significantly over time, and we are proud to be on the cutting edge of dental treatment and technology.
The philosophy behind the All-on-4™ Immediate Implants is similar to other implant procedures, like hip replacements. Modern-day hip replacements are performed entirely in one day, and it is even recommended that patients start assisted walking and exercises as soon as they can. This has been found to help the healing process and overall health of the patient. A similar idea has been applied to the All-on-4™ Immediate Implant Procedure. In a single visit, the patient can get their teeth extracted, their implants placed, and walk out with a prototype bridge that can be used like their normal teeth. On the contrary, conventional implant protocols would require about a year of preparation before the implants could be placed.
Apart from the tremendous time commitment of conventional implant procedures, it was once believed that placing more than 6 implants was the ideal way to ensure long-term success. Since then, we have discovered that 4 implants are just as effective at holding the load. Instead of placing the implants parallel to each other, we place them at steep angles. This helps the implants distribute the load better than conventional methods, while also proving to be less invasive, and saving costs for the patient.
Implants are not new in the field of dentistry. However, performing the entire procedure in one day is a significant advancement, and it requires specialized training for professional results. The nature of dental specialists is that they tend to work independently. Patients may need to visit multiple dentists to complete complex procedures, which can be difficult.
At Major Dental Clinics, we have designed our practice to provide patients with all of their implant needs in just one place. Our implant specialists team consists of oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and lab technicians who work together on every case. We designed our clinic with a separate surgical suite. Having a separate surgical room is known to improve the prognosis of surgeries. We also have an in-house lab, which helps save the patient time and money. The extensive attention to detail allows us to offer our patients the complete implant treatment, in one convenient location.
The All-on-4™ Immediate Implant is made from multiple components. The implant fixtures are made from titanium, which is designed to replace the root portion of the tooth. Titanium has unique biocompatible properties that allow the bone to attach to its surface. When it comes to something as important as placing an implant, the quality of materials used is of the utmost importance. Major Dental Clinics holds a proud “diamond partner” status with Nobel Biocare, the manufacturer of the NobelActive implant and a world leader in dental materials.
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