This four-part article series provides comprehensive answers to all the questions frequently asked about the All-on-4 dental implant protocol for complete oral rehabilitation.
In this article, the final installment of a four part series, we shall conclude by taking a look at some questions pertaining to All on 4 implants
in Houston and traditional dental implant techniques. All answers are courtesy of skilled and experienced implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen: serving the dental needs of Houston for over 30 years.FAQ # 8: What is the difference between All on 4 implants in Houston and traditional dental implants?Answer:
There are some very important differences between All on 4 implants in Houston and traditional surgical protocol. In fact, these differences result in average savings on oral rehabilitation of $25,000, and as much as $45,000 on more complex cases!
- All on 4 implants in Houston, as the name suggests, only require four dental implants per jaw to provide complete support for a customized prosthetic dental bridge. So, for a patient receiving both upper and lower teeth, this equates to only eight dental implants. Traditional surgical protocols, on the other hand, frequently require six, eight and ten dental implants to be placed per jaw, which, for both the upper and lower dental arch, equates to 20 dental implants! This not only works out to be incredibly expensive for the patient, but it requires them to go in for multiple surgeries, since such a large number of implants cannot be safely placed in a single sitting.
- Following on from the previous point, All on 4 implants in Houston can be placed in a single day, with a single surgery, whereas traditional protocols require multiple surgeries spread out over the course of 12 to 18 months.
- All on 4 implants in Houston are designed to be placed almost always without the need for bone grafting surgery beforehand. This procedure is frequently necessary in patients that present with advanced bone loss in the jaw; a result of atrophy of the hard tissue, which is in turn caused by tooth loss that has gone untreated for too long. Traditional implant protocol cannot bypass this challenge and so patients are looking at requiring yet another surgery and lengthy recovery period.
FAQ # 9: I have previously been told that I am not a candidate for dental implants. Does this apply to All on 4 implants in Houston?Answer:
Not necessarily, in fact, in most cases, no! All on 4 implants in Houston enable implant dentists to overcome many of the challenges facing traditional surgical protocol. As a result, patients of all ages and presenting with all kinds of oral problems are able to receive a brand new set of beautiful, immediately functional and non-removable teeth in a day thanks to All on 4 implants in Houston. Dr. Wayne Brueggen regularly sees patients well into their nineties, as well as those that have been previously told they are not candidates for traditional implant techniques. The best way to find out is to schedule an appointment.A Final Note on All on 4 Implants in Houston
With the incredible feats made possible by All on 4 implants in Houston, the millions of edentulous and near edentulous people in the United States (and abroad) now have a far more sophisticated solution to their oral problems. No longer do you need to struggle with the ceaseless challenges and repeat expenses associated with removable dentures. Contact Dr. Wayne Brueggen
today and you could begin the journey to getting your beautiful and confident smile back tomorrow!
This four part article series explores the various benefits and advantages afforded by the All on Four dental implant protocol as compared with traditional tooth replacement techniques and technologies.
All on 4 Implants: An Introduction:
There are currently tens of millions of people living without most or all of their original adult teeth; a state referred to as ‘edentulism’. In fact, according to statistics released by the Center for Disease control, the number of edentulous adults in the United States is a staggering 20 million, while another 100 million more have lost between 11 and 15 of their natural teeth to decay and gum disease. The traditional approach to treating edentulism and near-edentulism was to enable patients to be able to eat, speak and smile with a degree of confidence. However, removable dentures, or false teeth as they are colloquially known, go hand-in-hand with a whole suite of challenges and repeated expenses. And these obstacles and struggles can drastically lower one’s self-confidence and overall quality of life. Thankfully, there is a much more sophisticated tooth replacement solution available to patients who are in desperate need of a brand new set of teeth. So what is the comprehensive and long-term solution to multiple missing teeth and rampant tooth loss? All on 4 Implants
in Houston, of course!
What are All on 4 Implants in Houston?
All on 4 implants are specially fabricated dental implants that are able to provide immediate support for a fully customized prosthetic dental bridge. The breakthrough protocol behind their placement enables qualified and experienced implant dentists, such as Dr. Wayne Brueggen
, to give patients a brand new set of immediately functional teeth that are virtually indistinguishable – in feel and appearance – from natural, healthy teeth. Better yet, All on 4 implants in Houston are capable of achieving this in as little as a single day, with a single surgery, and almost always without the need for lengthy, painful and expensive bone grafting surgery beforehand!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. After all, it is the aim of this four-part article series to investigate in detail the various benefits and advantages offered by All on 4 implants in Houston
over traditional teeth replacement solutions and technologies. In this article, the first installment of the series, we shall perform a brief comparison between the results achieved by All on 4 implants and removable dentures.All on 4 Implants in Houston and Traditional Partial and Full Removable Dentures
The major advantages All on 4 implants have over removable dentures are that they provide patients with a beautiful set of teeth that are fixed in the mouth; in other words, they are non-removable. They cannot move around and will not fall out, which makes eating, speaking and smiling much easier! Furthermore, All on 4 implants in Houston reap full support from the jawbone and not from the underlying gums, as is the case with dentures. This makes the prosthetic dental bridge affixed to the implants feel like a natural set of teeth, which reduces the sense of self-consciousness edentulous and near-edentulous people tend to experience. The bridge also feels far more comfortable and doesn’t damage or compromise the underlying soft tissues. Other benefits of All on 4 implants include:
- They do not harbor food and bacteria, which can cause bad breath,
- They do not impede your ability to taste,
- They do not trigger the gag reflex,
- They are cleaned just like natural teeth,
- They do not incur repeated expenses, such as anesthetic gels, cleaning agents and adhesives.
All in all, All on 4 implants in Houston are vastly more comfortable and beneficial to your long term oral health, self-confidence and quality of life!All on 4 Implants: Stay Tuned…
To find out more about All on 4 implants in Houston and how it offers a comprehensive, sophisticated and long term solution to edentulism and near-edentulism, stay tuned for the second installment of this four-part article series, courtesy of implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen.
This two-part article series investigates how the All-on-4 dental implant protocol can make it possible for patients to receive a new set of non-removable teeth in as little as an hour!
All on 4 Implants and Teeth in an Hour: An Introduction
It doesn’t require much imagination to understand how incredibly challenging it must be to live a life without teeth. Sure, there are various dental technologies designed to enable edentulous (toothless) and near-edentulous people to eat, speak and smile with a degree of confidence. But just sit down with one of these people and the associated crippling challenges and repeated expenses they will tell you about will just about break your heart. Oral sores that will not heal, a limited diet, impeded taste ability, low self-confidence and endless visits to the pharmacy for anesthetic gels, adhesives and cleaning agents. Imagine then how incredible it would be to be able to get new teeth in an hour; and not just another set of dentures… no. We’re talking about a brand new set of beautiful, non-removable and immediately functional teeth in an hour
; teeth that are virtually indistinguishable in function, feel and aesthetics from natural teeth. Sounds like the stuff of science fiction doesn’t it? Well, new teeth in an hour are possible thanks to breakthrough All on 4 implants!Teeth in an Hour: Previous Challenges
In order to truly appreciate what All on 4 implants are capable of, one needs to understand the difference between this dental implant protocol and traditional techniques. Dental implants certainly do offer a far more sophisticated and long term solution to single, multiple and total tooth loss than removable dentures. But there are different surgical placement plans available and All on 4 implants refer to one that was innovated in 1993 by European implantologist Dr. Paulo Malo. This new protocol overcame the challenges that faced traditional dental implant techniques and in doing so, made it possible for qualified and experienced oral surgeons, such as Dr. Wayne Brueggen, to give patients a new set of ‘permanent’ teeth in an hour.• Multiple Dental Implants, Multiple Surgeries
Traditional dental implant techniques required 6, 8 and even 10 implants to be surgically placed per jaw in order for patients to get a full set of teeth. This equates to up to 20 dental implants, which simply cannot be placed in a single surgery. So, in addition to the incredible expenses associated with such a large number of dental implants, patients were required to undergo multiple surgeries, which of course go hand-in-hand with endless consultations with specialists, recovery periods, prescription medications and time off from work. New teeth in an hour? Far from it! A journey to oral rehabilitation could take a year and even up to 18 months with traditional dental implant techniques.
• Bone Grafting Surgery
Another hurdle on the road to getting a new set of non-removable teeth in an hour included bone grafting surgery. Many patients that have long lived with several missing teeth and/or removable dentures present with a substantial loss of jaw bone volume. This is a direct result of atrophy of the hard tissue, which actually relies upon the stimulation provided by the tooth roots to remain alive and healthy. Once this stimulation is lost, the hard tissue in the jaw wastes away resulting in a reduction in bone volume. Dental implants, just like natural teeth, require sufficient bone volume in order to remain permanently ‘anchored’ in the mouth. As a result, bone grafting surgery becomes necessary before dental implants can be used to provide a viable tooth replacement solution. The problem here is that bone grafting requires months of healing before the jaw is ready to support implants, thus making new teeth in an hour impossible.All on 4 Implants and New Teeth in an Hour: Stay Tuned
To find out how All on 4 implants
bypass the challenges posed by traditional surgical techniques and make new teeth in an hour possible, stay tuned for the second installment of this two-part series, courtesy of implant dentist Dr. Wayne Brueggen.
This article explains that no matter how sophisticated a tooth replacement technology is, it is always far better to have a full set of natural healthy teeth.
There is no doubt about it; tens of thousands of successfully treated patients are testament to the fact that All on 4 implants in Houston
offer the most comprehensive and sophisticated solution to patients that are either already edentulous (don’t have any of their original teeth left) or are facing an immediate future of edentulism. The procedure involves one surgery, a single day and a journey from endless oral problems and complaints to complete smile rehabilitation. Unlike removable dentures, All on 4 implants in Houston are placed permanently in the mouth; as such, they function, look and feel like a full set of natural teeth. And unlike traditional dental implant protocol, this breakthrough procedure only requires four dental implants per jaw, a fully customized prosthetic dental bridge and a single surgery; almost always without the need for lengthy, painful and expensive bone grafting first. Yet, in spite of the sophisticated solutions offered by All on 4 implants in Houston, nothing - absolutely nothing - can beat having a full set of your own original adult teeth. All on 4 Implants in Houston: The Causes of Tooth Loss
If there was a western style ‘wanted’ poster to represent the biggest troublemaker in the realm of oral health, it would have a sickeningly mean face and go by the name of ‘periodontal disease’. An acute and chronic oral bacterial infection of the soft tissues surrounding the teeth, periodontitis gone untreated is perhaps the greatest cause behind tooth loss in the United States according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control. While All on 4 implants in Houston can be used to provide a fantastic solution for the damage done by this disease, ultimately, it is best for everyone to simply avoid this condition in the first place! Prevention is better than cure. No one wants to witness their oral health deteriorate over the years and to slowly watch as one tooth fails after another, until eventually they face the need for dentures or All on 4 implants
All on 4 Implants in Houston: The Importance of Good Oral Health and Hygiene
Keeping your full set of natural teeth – and avoiding the need for All on 4 implants in Houston – means that you must maintain great lifelong oral health and hygiene. This includes regular brushing, flossing and gargling with an anti-bacterial mouthwash, as well as bi-annual check-ups with a trained and qualified dentist and an oral hygienist. It also means avoiding habits that increase your risk of developing an oral bacterial infection and periodontal disease, like tobacco-use, excessive alcohol consumption, drug abuse and a diet that is high in fats and sugar. By following these simple guidelines for clean and healthy living, you can make sure that you keep your original pearly whites in great condition until well into your late adulthood and beyond!
A Final Note on All on 4 Implants in Houston
So, remember, while All on 4 implants in Houston offer a sophisticated solution to rampant tooth loss and are a fantastic investment, it is smarter to look after your original teeth in the first place!
This article provides a brief introduction to the ‘All-on-4’ technique and then proceeds to explore the benefits and advantages of this innovative tooth replacement protocol.
If you still struggle with the endless challenges and repeated costs associated with removable dentures, or ‘false teeth’ as they are colloquially known, then it’s time you learned about the ‘All-on-4
’ dental implant protocol. With the ability to give youa new set of beautiful and non-removable teeth in as little as a single day, it is little wonder that All on 4 implants are being hailed as a breakthrough in fixed oral rehabilitation. But what really sets
the All-on-4 apart from removable dentures is that it offers a long term solution to edentulism (not having any of your original adult teeth left) and not one that requires refitting every few years or so. Let’s take a closer look at this incredible technology…Defining the All-on-4 Dental Implant Technique
Before the advent of the All-on-4 protocol in 1993, removable dentures offered patients that presented with advanced tooth loss and edentulism a passable way to eat and look as close to normal as possible. However, thesearchaic devices do nothing to promote the health of the underlying jaw bone, which gradually results in this vital tissue’s atrophy. Not only does this make it difficult for removable dentures to fit properly – requiring expensive refitting that eventually becomes impossible– but it also substantially changes the natural and youthful contours of the mouth and jaw, resulting in that aged appearance about the mouth we typically associated with the elderly and denture-wearers.
The All-on-4 dental implant protocol however – as the name suggests – with only four implants per jaw allows you to smile with confidence and eat the foods you enjoy. Because All on 4 implants replace the missing roots as well as the missing teeth, the jaw bone is kept healthy and alive, thus preventing its gradual deterioration. So, the All-on-4 protocol offers a comprehensive solution that almost always requires a single day, a single surgery and a single recovery period! The Benefits and Advantages of the All-on-4 Dental Implant Protocol
If you have worn removable dentures for any length of time, you are more than familiar with the challenges and repeat expenses incurred by this archaic technology. Here’s how All on 4 implants could be the end to all of these crippling hassles:
- A Beautiful Smile: False teeth carry extra mass to help keep them stabilized in the mouth. This mass – ‘flanges’ as they are called - applies pressure on your lips, causing them to appear stretched and thin. With All on 4 implants, the non-removable prosthetic dental bridge is permanently held in place using dental implants, so no flanges are required andthe results look and feel completely natural. They are designed to support the lips giving them natural fullness and contours. Furthermore, your new set of beautiful teeth willnot shift around or fall out!
- New Teeth in a Day: The All-on-4 technique can be completed in a single surgery, almost always without the need for lengthy, expensive and painful bone grafting procedures beforehand. In other words, patients are looking at being able to get new and beautiful teeth in a single day!
- Immediate Functionality: All on 4 implants can be immediately loaded, which enables patients to use them the same day they have them placed. In fact, the vast-majority of patients that have undergone the All-on-4 protocol enjoy a light dinner on the evening of the procedure and return to work within the following day.
These are really only a few of the advantages the ‘All-on-4’ protocol brings to patients in need of complete oral rehabilitation. In essence, they give you a second chance at a beautiful, functional smile. Removing the stigma of unattractive, missing teeth while restoring your self confidence and providing professional and social opportunities that you thought were gone. If you are tired of your removable dentures and the endless hassles they cause you, then perhaps it’s time you found out more about All on 4 implants and how they can vastly improve upon your quality of life!
This article, part 2 of 2, explores the key differences between the ‘All-on-4’ dental implant protocol and removable dentures as techniques for tooth replacement.
In our previous article post, we began exploring some of the key differences between All on 4 implants and removable dentures, or false teeth. In this, the second installment, we will continue to describe how All on Four dental implants in Houston
offer a far more sophisticated, long term, aesthetic and comfortable solution for edentulous (not having any of their original adult teeth left) and near edentulous patients. So, if you are tired of struggling with the endless challenges and repeated expenses associated with removable dentures, then you should know that All on Four dental implants in Houston offer a far more sophisticated alternative.
All on 4 Implants: No Breaking, Cracking or Need for Future Restorative Work
When traditional dentures become cracked or broken, chewing, swallowing and talking can be painful and embarrassing. Since the fully customized prosthetic dental bridge that is affixed to the All on 4 implants is not temporary and offers a permanent solution, there are no individual parts or components that are expected to fail. This also means that patients are not likely to experience as much future cost for repair and replacement once they have received All on Four dental implants in Houston.
All on Four Dental Implants in Houston: A Convenient and Comfortable Solution
All on Four dental implants in Houston offer specially-designed implants that allow for the immediate attachment of replacement teeth. Since there is almost always no need for bone grafting surgery with All on 4 implants, and with only four implants required instead of six, eight or even ten per jaw, patients are able to leave the implant facility with a full set of replacement teeth in only one day, in a single surgery. This is what also makes the cost of All on 4 implants so incredibly economical. Without the need for multiple surgeries, as many as 20 implants, lengthy recovery periods and time off from work, patients are able to get back their oral health, functionality and aesthetics with a one-time treatment, and at a cost that won't break the bank.
After one or two initial visits for radiographs, CAT scans and dental impressions, patients are able to come in to the implant facility in the morning with irreparably damaged, decayed or missing teeth. Thanks to All on Four dental implants in Houston, patients can leave in the afternoon on the same day with a beautiful set of non-removable, functional teeth and with an exquisite, new smile! With traditional dentures, the time involved in restoring the mouth to semi-normal function, including bone grafts and implants, can last as long as eighteen months, most of which is spent with an ill-fitting temporary mouthpiece that looks and feels unnatural.
All on Four dental implants in Houston: A Final Note
All on Four dental implants in Houston offers a perfect solution for the patient seeking an alternative to temporary and unreliable prosthetic dentures. Not only does this protocol provide a one-time treatment, but its costs are substantially lower than traditional dental implant techniques. For the best aesthetic, functional, comfortable and long term results, All on Four dental implants in Houston offers solutions befitting of our advanced 21st Century technology.