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.
According to the American Dental Association, a staggering 20 million people in the United States are missing all of their natural teeth and a further 100 million are missing between 11 and 15 teeth. Tooth loss, which is most frequently a result of poor lifelong oral hygiene, smoking and the acute and chronic oral bacterial infection of the gums (periodontal disease), is a pervasive problem in the United States. The technology previously used to provide edentulous (not having a single original adult tooth left) and near-edentulous patients was removable dentures or ‘false teeth’ as they are colloquially known. Yet, in spite of the leaps that have been made in the treatment of tooth loss using dental implants - most notably the All-on-4
in Houston, a sophisticated surgical protocol for complete oral rehabilitation - millions of people still opt for dentures, which is an inferior tooth replacement technology that comes hand-in-hand with numerous challenges and repeated expenses.
In order to help patients needing new teeth understand the many benefits and advantages of dental implants as a comprehensive and long-term solution to rampant tooth loss and edentulism, qualified and experienced implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen, will provide the answers to your frequently asked questions in this four-part article series on the All-on-4 in Houston.FAQ # 1: What is the All-on-4 in Houston?Answer:
The All-on-4 in Houston is a surgical plan for the placement of dental implants in patients that have lost most, if not all of their teeth to oral bacterial infection, gum disease and decay. It enables implant dentists to provide these patients with a brand new set of immediately functional, comfortable and non-removable teeth that are virtually indistinguishable from a full set of natural healthy teeth.
FAQ # 2: Why is the All-on-4 in Houston considered to be a breakthrough in modern dental science?Answer:
The celebrity status of the All-on-4 in Houston
quite simply has to do with the fact that this implant protocol is capable of achieving the unprecedented. Patients can receive a brand new set of beautiful, functional and non-removable teeth in as little as a single day, with a single surgery! Prior to the conception of the All-on-4 in Houston, patients were looking at spending as long as a year-and-a-half in and out of surgery before they could enjoy a confident smile and functional bite. Furthermore, not everyone was a candidate for traditional dental implant techniques. And the cherry on the top: the All-on-4 in Houston saves the average patient a staggering $25,000 on oral rehabilitation and, for more complex cases, a whopping $45,000!FAQ # 3: Why is the protocol called the All-on-4?Answer:
The protocol essentially involves the affixing of a fully customized prosthetic dental bridge to four dental implants in the mouth. The name, “All-on-4”, refers to the fact that edentulous and near-edentulous patients can get a brand new set of teeth, which are supported entirely by only four dental implants per jaw (see image above). This is as opposed to traditional dental implant techniques, which frequently called for six, eight and ten implants to be placed per jaw.All-on-4 in Houston: Stay Tuned!
For more frequently asked questions on the All-on-4 in Houston, stay tuned for the second installment of this four-part article series, courtesy of qualified and experienced implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen
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.
In our previous article posts on the breakthrough All-on-4 in Houston, courtesy of experienced implant dentist, Dr. Wayne Brueggen, we discussed how this innovative dental implant protocol offers superior aesthetic and functional solutions to edentulism (not having a single original adult tooth left) and near-edentulism. Furthermore, instead of waiting up to a year or more for a complete set of teeth, patients are able to undergo oral rehabilitation in a single day with a single surgery! And this brings us to one of the greatest benefits of the All-on-4 protocol… Cost.
All-on-4 Dental Implants and Cost Concerns
Money, money, money; it makes the world go around and plays a fundamental role in most, if not all of the decisions we make. When it comes to your health, in an ideal world, cost should not be a core concern. But it is the harsh reality. People opt for inferior teeth replacement technology because they cannot afford the better, more advantageous alternative. Thankfully, while the All-on-4
protocol is the newer and more sophisticated method for the treatment of rampant tooth loss and edentulism, it actually works out to be far cheaper than traditional dental implant methods! In fact, with the All-on-4 in Houston, patients presenting with straight-forward cases are able to save as much as $25,000 on oral rehabilitation, while more complex cases can save a staggering $45,000! And this is not even to mention how much time, pain and discomfort this innovative procedure saves patients.
It’s at this juncture that most people ask: “Ok, so where’s the catch? A better and more sophisticated tooth replacement protocol and it’s cheaper? That just doesn’t make sense.” Well, when you consider a few important things, you will come to understand how the All on 4 in Houston
saves patients tens of thousands of dollars…How the All-on-4 in Houston Saves You Money
- The Number of Implants: If you have lost all of your original adult teeth to decay and gum disease and want to have a new set of teeth placed using dental implants, you would be looking at requiring up to 20 implants for both the upper and lower jaws. Now consider that each implant costs in the region of $3,500 to $4,500 and you can appreciate why oral rehabilitation using traditional implant techniques is so incredibly expensive! The All-on-4 on the other hand – as the name suggests – only requires four dental implants to be placed per jaw.
- The Number of Surgeries: In addition to the cost of requiring up to 20 implants comes the cost of multiple surgeries, consultation with specialists and time off from work. 12 to 18 months spent in and out of surgery can rack up a monstrous bill for patients. The All-on-4 in Houston almost never requires more than a single surgery for patients to go from being edentulous to having a full, beautiful and healthy-looking smile!
- Bone Grafting Surgery: The All-on-4 in Houston is capable of giving patients a brand new set of teeth almost always without the need for lengthy, painful and expensive bone grafting surgery beforehand. This not only saves patients months of recovery, it also saves them a lot of money!
A Final Note on the All-on-4 Protocol
The All-on-4 in Houston is the most sophisticated solution modern dental science has to offer people suffering from rampant tooth loss and edentulism as a result of decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Allowing your oral problems to go undiagnosed and untreated is a core part of the problem, so never allow a concern for cost to come between you and a much improved quality of life, thanks to the unrivalled solutions afforded by All-on-4 dental implants and 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!
In our previous article installment, courtesy of implant dentist Dr. Wayne Brueggen, we outlined some of the challenges posed by traditional dental implant techniques; challenges that rendered the road to oral rehabilitation a long and arduous one. Unlike the All-on-4 dental implant protocol, these traditional techniques could require a patient to wait as long as 18 months before they could get a full and healthy smile back. Now, with the innovation of the All-on-4, new, beautiful and non-removable teeth in an hour in Houston are no longer the stuff of science fiction… rather, they are a distinct possibility. And this applies even to patients that have previously been told that they are not candidates for older dental implant techniques. In this article, the second installment of a two-part series, we shall investigate exactly how the All-on-4 overcomes traditional challenges to give patients new teeth in an hour in Houston
.All-on-4 Dental Implants: How it Makes Teeth in an Hour in Houston Possible
The two greatest hurdles mentioned in our previous article post were the need for multiple surgeries to place up to 20 dental implants, and the need for bone grafting surgery. The All-on-4 is capable of bypassing both and in doing so, makes it possible for qualified and skilled implant dentists to give patients new teeth in an hour in Houston:1. All-on-4: New Teeth in an Hour in Houston with a Single Surgery
As the name suggests, the All-on-4
only requires four dental implants to be placed per jaw in order to support a fully customized prosthetic dental bridge (see image above). And four dental implants can quite easily be placed in a single surgery, unlike traditional surgical protocol, which require multiple sessions for the placement of up to 20 implants. With the aid of sophisticated computer imaging software, implant dentists are able to plan the surgery in minute detail, which renders the entire procedure much faster, more efficient and far less invasive. This not only makes post-operative pain and discomfort minimal, but it also means that patients are able to get new, beautiful, non-removable and immediately functional teeth in an hour in Houston.
2. All-on-4: New Teeth in an Hour in Houston without Bone Grafting Surgery
The next formidable hurdle on the road to oral rehabilitation is the need for bone grafting surgery. One of the greatest advantages of the All-on-4 is that it provides patients presenting with a substantial degree of bone loss in the jaw with the ability to get new teeth in an hour in Houston. Regardless of how old they are or how long they have been living without teeth for. Through the careful positioning and angulation of only four dental implants per jaw, enough support can be provided to permanently ‘anchor’ a prosthetic dental bridge in the mouth. And this can be achieved almost always without the need for bone grafting surgery beforehand. By skipping this time-consuming and painful step on the road to oral rehabilitation, experienced implant dentists such as Dr. Wayne Brueggen, are able to give patients new and non-removable teeth in an hour in Houston.
New Teeth in an Hour in Houston: Your Port of Call
The All-on-4 really is a breakthrough technique in the treatment of edentulism (not having a single original adult tooth left) and near edentulism. If you are tired of the endless challenges and repeat expenses associated with inferior tooth replacement technology, then don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Wayne Brueggen about getting new teeth in an hour in Houston; and of course, your quality of life back.
This article explains how the All-on-4 dental implant protocol makes it possible for patients to receive a new set of immediately functional and non-removable teeth in as little as a single day.
The possibility of getting new teeth in a day in Houston
may sound somewhat surreal, but the technology to achieve this incredible feat has been around for almost two decades! The All-on-4 is a surgical protocol for the placement of dental implants and it enables specially trained and qualified dentists to give patients a brand new set of immediately functional and non-removable teeth in a day in Houston! Previously, patients that required all of their missing and failing teeth be replaced, were looking at a road to oral rehabilitation that required multiple surgeries, countless consultations and as long as 18 months in and out of a dental implant facility. The All-on-4 protocol revolutionized the way implant dentists approached edentulous patients (not having a single original adult tooth left) and near-edentulous patients. The tens of thousands of successfully treated people speak very much for the success of the All-on-4 and its incredible ability to give patients new teeth in a day in Houston! New Teeth in a Day in Houston: A Look at Older Implant Techniques
Prior to the conception of the All-on-4, the implant dentist had to work with traditional dental implant techniques, which frequently call for as many as 20 implants in order to give patients a full set of teeth. The placement of these implants would be broken down into a series of surgeries and recovery periods, which can add up to over a year. But to make matters worse, the patients that required a new set of teeth frequently presented with a loss of bone volume in the jaw as a result of having gone without teeth for so long! In cases of advanced bone loss, the implant dentist would have to perform bone grafting surgery in order to augment and encourage the growth of new and healthy tissue in the jaw. The problem with this is that it requires months and months of healing before the jawbone is strong enough to support implants. With traditional dental implant techniques, obtaining new teeth in a day in Houston simply isn’t possible.
New Teeth in a Day in Houston: All-on-4 Overcomes Traditional Challenges
The conception of the All-on-4 forever revolutionized the fields of fixed oral rehabilitation and dental implantology. And the keys to the All-on-4 protocol’s success are:
• That it only requires four dental implants per jaw, as the name suggests, which can easily be placed in a single surgery (new teeth in a day in Houston),
• That it almost never needs bone grafting surgery beforehand. This is achieved through the careful location and angulation of only four dental implants in regions of the mouth that naturally contain a greater volume of atrophy-resistant bone tissue.
By avoiding the need for bone grafting, the implant dentist can place the dental implants and the non-removable prosthetic dental bridge – from start to finish - in a single surgery, giving patients a brand new set of teeth in a day in Houston!
New Teeth in a Day in Houston: A Final Note
Removable dentures and traditional dental implant techniques simply cannot rival the benefits and advantages afforded by the All-on-4 protocol. With the possibility of new and beautiful teeth in a day in Houston, patients no longer need to face a journey of over a year in order to get their confident smiles and full bite functionality back.
This article, part 1 of 2, describes the various steps a patient needs to go through before receiving a new set of teeth with the ‘All-on-4’ dental implant protocol.
So you’re considering the All-on-4 in Houston
as the solution to your multiple missing teeth or edentulism (not having any of your original adult teeth left). First of all, you need to be congratulated on your smart investment in the future of your oral health and smile aesthetics. It is no secret how successful the All-on-4 dental implant protocol has become and this is thanks in no small part to its innovative approach to smile restoration. The next important issue to address is what you can expect to go through on your journey to oral rehabilitation. How many consultations? How many surgeries? How long until I can smile with confidence again? These are all very important questions that just about every patient considering the All-on-4 in Houston has. So, from the initial consultation to post-operative care, this two-part article provides a sweeping account of the average patient’s journey to a confident and healthy smile. The All-on-4 in Houston: Initial Consultation
The first step in any patient’s journey is the initial consultation with a trained and qualified dentist or oral surgeon. During this consultation, you will undergo a thorough clinical examination so that the dentist can assess your problems and determine whether the All-on-4 in Houston would provide a viable solution for you. In most cases, this breakthrough dental implant protocol does! Then, you will have X-rays and CAT-scan images taken of your mouth and jaw, which aids in (1) the detailed planning of your surgery and (2) the skilled fabrication of the All-on-4 prosthetic dental bridge that will be fitted permanently in your mouth. Finally, all your questions and concerns will be addressed and a date for the All-on-4 in Houston set!
The All-on-4 in Houston: Surgery for a Smile in One Day!
On the day of your surgery, you will need to arrive at the dental implant facility in the morning. Two gentle sedative pills are administered to help you relax and feel completely at ease. It is completely understandable that patients feel some kind of anxiety before undergoing the All-on-4 in Houston and oral sedatives help immensely to manage this stress. Then, the dentist will begin to prepare your mouth to receive dental implants. This involves the extraction of the remaining failing teeth (if there are any) and the gentle cleaning of your mouth. The actual placement of the All-on-4 dental implants seldom takes more than two hours; so by lunchtime the surgical component of your journey will be completely over! Remember, all of this is performed under anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort at all.
For the next few hours, you will be left to relax while the prosthodontist puts the final touches on your new set of teeth. By late afternoon, you should have fully recovered from the sedative medication and will be ready to receive your customized prosthesis, which literally takes a few minutes to place. Once you are happy with the fit and feel of your new teeth, you are allowed to return home for a light meal and a good night’s rest. The All-on-4 in Houston really is that quick, straight-forward and painless! The All-on-4 in Houston: Stay Tuned…
Stay tuned for the second article installment on the All-on-4
in Houston and the journey patients take to smile rehabilitation.
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 1 of 2, provides the answers to some of the questions most frequently asked about the All-on-4 dental implant protocol.
All on Four implants have taken the fields of implant dentistry and fixed oral rehabilitation by storm. Where removable dentures were once considered to be the most sophisticated solution to rampant tooth loss and edentulism (not having any of your original adult teeth left), All on Four implants have stepped up to the very threshold of modern dentistry to assume the rightful title! With advantages such as instant smile aesthetics, immediate bite functionality and the preservation of one’s natural youthful facial contours, it’s no wonder the ‘All-on-4’ has been lauded as one of the most important breakthroughs to have been made in dentistry in recent decades. Here are some of the questions most frequently asked of dentists about All on Four implants
. Whether you are either already edentulous or are facing an immediate future of edentulism, armed with this information, you can make the important decision that will see you enjoy a much improved quality of life; one without removable dentures!Question 1 ~ What are All on Four Implants?
’ essentially refers to a dental implant protocol… in other words, a technique used to guide the placement of dental implants. As the name suggests, this protocol only calls for the use of four dental implants to which a fully customized prosthetic dental bridge is permanently affixed. This bridge is carefully fabricated using molds of a patient’s teeth as well as CAT scan images and X-rays of the mouth and jaw. Once the prosthetic bridge has been attached to the four dental implants, the procedure is complete and the patient is free to return home!
Question 2 ~ What makes All on Four implants more desirable than removable dentures?
All on Four implants provide a non-removable tooth replacement solution for those in need of a new set of teeth. This allows for the following benefits:
- The ‘All-on-4’ prosthetic bridge cannot shift around or accidentally fall out
- It does not require removal for cleaning and is in fact looked after just like natural teeth,
- The ‘All-on-4’ does not call for additional expenses such as messy adhesives, cleaning pastes, anesthetic gels and refitting every few years or so.
Furthermore, with All on Four implants, the prosthetic bridge is fabricated to fit the natural contours of the gums and underlying jaw bone ridge, making it feel natural and not like some uncomfortable and foreign piece of plastic. Because the ‘All-on-4’ prosthetic is supported entirely by dental implants, and not by the soft tissues of the mouth as is the case with removable dentures, it doesn’t cause any pain, discomfort or the development of sores that are not allowed to heal. All on Four implants do not harbor bacteria, causing bad breath, nor do they impede speech, taste and one’s ability to eat all the foods they enjoy.
Stay tuned for the next installment of this two part blog series to find out more about All on Four implants and the difference they could make to your quality of life.
This article explores the many benefits associated with the ‘All-on-4’ dental implant technique, including reduced costs and unprecedented treatment time.
All on 4 dental implants are one of the most significant innovations to have been made in dental science in recent decades. Hailed as a ‘breakthrough’ in the fields of dental implantology and fixed oral rehabilitation, the All-on-4 is bringing unprecedented solutions and benefits to thousands of edentulous and near-edentulous patients (those who have lost all or most of their original adult teeth). No longer do we need to consider removable dentures or false teeth as our fate when life-long indulgences, accident or disease, begin to take their toll on our pearly whites. The All on 4 dental implants protocol is the most sophisticated and advanced solution modern dental science has to offer those presenting with rampant tooth loss and edentulism. About All on 4 Dental Implants: Unprecedented Treatment Time
The ‘All-on-4’ protocol essentially consists of the permanent attachment of a rigid prosthetic dental bridge in the mouth. This prosthetic structure has been carefully custom fabricated to function, feel and look like a real set of healthy teeth and gums. A patient who has been determined to be a candidate for All on 4 dental implants
simply needs to arrive at the Implant Center in the morning, undergo a single surgery for complete oral rehabilitation and wake up in the afternoon with the entire procedure already complete! In other words, in just a few hours, patients are able to go from being toothless (and all the challenges, compromises and struggles that are associated with this state) to having a full set of beautiful, non-removable and immediately functional teeth! This unprecedented treatment time is what really sets the ‘All-on-4’ apart from traditional dental implant techniques. About All on 4 Dental Implants: Cost-Effective Treatment for Tooth Loss and Edentulism
Apart from being able to get new and beautiful teeth in a single day, candidates for the ‘All-on-4’ protocol are also looking at much reduced costs. Traditional dental implant techniques frequently call for the use of 6, 8 and even more implants per jaw; especially in those that have lost all of their original adult teeth to decay and gum disease. When you consider that each dental implant has a price range in the quadruple digits, complete oral rehabilitation, which can require as many as 20 implants and multiple surgeries, works out to be quite a financial burden for the patient. All on 4 dental implants, as the name suggests, only requires four implants per jaw in order to completely restore smile aesthetics and bite functionality. In fact, the discrepancy in cost between the ‘All-on-4
’ protocol and more traditional implant methods can work out to be more than $15,000.00!
All on 4 Dental Implants: Multi-Beneficial Protocol for Oral Rehabilitation
These two advantages offered by All on 4 dental implants are really the tip of the iceberg. Additionally:
- The dental bridge used in the All on 4 Dental Implants protocol is permanently attached in the mouth and as such, it cannot shift around or fall out like removable dentures tend to.
- The ‘All-on-4’ dental bridge is cleaned and looked after just like natural teeth.
- It does not cause bad breath, trigger the gag reflex or impede taste ability.
- The All on 4 dental implants and bridge are carefully fabricated to perfectly fit the natural contours of the patient’s mouth. As a result, it feels completely natural and doesn’t sit like a foreign object in your mouth.
- All on 4 dental implants promote long term oral health by preventing atrophy of the jaw bone. In doing so, a patient’s natural, youthful facial contours are preserved.
- Enables patients to eat all the foods they love, but previously couldn’t with missing teeth or removable dentures.
If you want your beautiful smile back and all the confidence that comes with having natural and healthy-looking teeth, All on 4 dental implants are the way to go!