All-on-4® Treatment Concept
A Complete, Immediate Solution for Restoring a Smile
Lehman & Menis Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Specialists is proud to offer the All-on-4 treatment concept to restore confidence and smiles. For patients who are missing multiple teeth in one or both arches, the All-on-4 treatment concept can drastically improve their lives with fixed, nonremovable, and lifelike new teeth.
Modern dentistry has made an incredible leap with the invention of full-arch implant-supported bridges. This treatment concept replaces missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by four or more dental implants. With fewer implants needed, the overall treatment time and cost are reduced, and the end result is the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
A Groundbreaking Concept From Nobel Biocare™
Our practice is proudly partnered with Nobel Biocare, a leading manufacturer of dental implants and tooth restoration solutions. Combining years of clinical research and advanced technology, Nobel Biocare has been a pioneer for dental implant restorations; hundreds of thousands of patients have been treated with the All-on-4 treatment concept using Nobel Biocare implants. You can learn more about Nobel’s clinical studies and read additional patient reviews on Nobel’s official website.
4 Benefits of the All-on-4 Treatment Concept
Most often, traditional dentures are uncomfortable and unstable. They can make chewing foods difficult and embarrassing, limit the foods you can eat, and they may even keep you from engaging fully in your life because you may not feel comfortable eating or speaking in public.
All-on-4 treatment concept offers many advantages, including:
- A cost-effective solution. All-on-4 treatment concept requires 4 to 6 implants for each jaw. Fewer implants are needed, and the cost for treatment is lower.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The special way the implants are placed in the jaw ensures a secure and stable anchor for the prosthesis, which often makes bone grafting unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and healing time. Your replacement teeth can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion.
- Scientifically proven and documented. These types of implant solutions are supported by over a decade of good clinical outcomes.
How Does the All-on-4 Treatment Concept Work?
The All-on-4 treatment concept can restore a smile in just one procedure during which a fixed prosthesis is placed into the upper or lower arch and secured with four or more dental implants. The results are natural-looking, comfortable, and fixed to your jaw. Furthermore, this solution offers greater stability in the bone, which reduces the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. This means that even our patients with advanced bone loss in their jaws can be candidates for this life-changing procedure.
The procedure begins much like a single dental implant placement procedure, and we will likely take 3D CBCT scans of your face and mouth during the consultation. Your oral surgeon will administer the anesthesia or sedation that was discussed and selected during your consultation appointment, and once you are completely at ease, your oral surgeon will place multiple dental implants into your jaw. Typically, your surgeon places a temporary set of teeth on the same day of surgery. After a short healing period, your restorative dentist will place the final prosthesis.