All-on-4® New Teeth in One Day
Beautiful, Fixed-In New Teeth in a Single Day
Dr. Warren uses an advanced procedure known as “All-on-4®” to provide you with a full arch of new, fixed-in teeth. Using this method, the need for bone grafting is eliminated in most patients, even in those who experienced extensive bone loss. Your new teeth will be highly aesthetic and totally stable and will not slip or move around in your mouth. They will give you a high degree of chewing power and will look very natural.
The special techniques used in the All-on-4 procedure make it possible for you to receive any necessary extractions, have your implants placed and walk with a new set of teeth all on the same day.
Dr. Warren loves giving patients new smiles and the increased confidence that comes with that. His standard of care is: “When you smile, no one will know that your teeth are not your own!”
How All-on-4 Works
With the All-on-4 procedure, four specially designed implants are used to support a full set of replacement teeth. Dr. Warren will use high-tech diagnostics to locate areas in your jaw where there is sufficient bone volume and density for your implants to be placed. Your implants will be precisely angled for maximum stability, so that they will be able to function as stable anchors for your new fixed-in teeth.
All-on-4 replacement teeth can be crafted from a variety of high-quality materials. Dr. Warren will go over the various options with you and make recommendations based on your situation and budget.
Advantages of All-on-4
There are a number of advantages to full-arch replacement using the All-on-4 technique:
No need for bone grafting
Patients who are missing all or many of their teeth will experience deterioration in their jawbone due to lack of stimulation normally exerted through chewing pressure. In the past, many patients needed their jawbone rebuilt using bone graft material before any implants could be placed. Bone grafting would add considerable time to the over implant treatment length, as the grafted area could take several months to fully heal.
The All-on-4 procedure uses four specially angled and positioned implants to take advantage of dense areas of bone that are present in almost all patients, even in those who have experienced extensive bone loss. This eliminates the need for lengthy and costly bone grafting treatment in most cases, and makes implant placement minimally invasive for most patients.
Superior chewing power
Traditional dentures only give you about 10 percent of normal chewing and biting power, while implant-supported removable snap-in dentures can increase chewing forces to about 60 percent. Comparatively, the All-on-4 procedure raises chewing power to between 80 and 95 percent of that of natural teeth.
No annoying false palate
Your new teeth will be firmly fixed to your implants, and do not require a false palate at the roof of your mouth to be held in place. A false palate inhibits your sense of taste and can affect your speech, so you will be able to enjoy your food fully and speak without any hindrance.
Prevention of further bone loss
Normal chewing and biting provide our jawbones with the necessary stimulation to induce continuous repair and regrowth. When teeth are missing, the loss of healthy stimulation causes the surrounding bone to gradually reabsorb back into the body a process known as bone resorption. This loss of structure makes the lower part of the face “collapse” inward, giving the face a shrunken, aged look.
Traditional dentures do nothing to prevent bone loss, and actually accelerate this process. They fail to provide healthy stimulation of the jawbone. Additionally, as the patient carries out normal activities such as speaking and swallowing, the denture constantly rubs against the bony ridge supporting it, causing irritation and deterioration to the underlying bone that speeds up the bone resorption process.
All-on-4 replacement teeth will provide you with the vital chewing pressure and jaw stimulation that preserve your jawbone, keeping it healthy and regenerating.
The All-on-4 Procedure
Dr. Warren will take great care at every step to ensure your All-on-4 procedure is efficient, minimally invasive and comfortable, and that you will be thrilled with the results. For full-arch implants, Dr. Warren teams up with a trusted local implant placement specialist to give you the best care available, while continuing to oversee every step of your procedure.
In addition to a comprehensive oral exam, Dr. Warren will take 3D X-rays of your teeth, skull and jaw using our state-of-the-art 3D CT scanner. The detailed, 360° images produced by our scanner provide valuable information which Dr. Warren will use to ensure accurate, precise placement of your dental implants.
In certain instances, Dr. Warren may determine that four implants would not provide adequate support for your denture. When that is the case, Dr. Warren will add additional implants for extra stability and support.
Working with the 3D images from our CT scanner, Dr. Warren will use special 3D software to digitally map the placement of your implants. He will determine which type of implant best suits your needs based on your available bone volume and density.
Implant placement and new teeth in the same day
If any extractions are needed, Dr. Warren will be able to gently take care of those and place your implants as part of the same procedure. He will provide you with a new set of temporary teeth, which will strongly resemble your final teeth, and which you will wear until your implants have fully healed. Dr. Warren will give you instructions as to how to care for your new teeth and what you can eat during the healing process.
Your beautiful, high-quality final new teeth
As soon as your implants have fully integrated with your jawbone and the surrounding gums have healed, Dr. Warren will be able to place your permanent new teeth.
Dr. Warren is one of the few dentists in the area who can craft your new teeth from all-porcelain materials, which makes your new set of teeth look extremely beautiful and lifelike. He can also use high-quality, medical-grade acrylic as a more economical alternative. Dr. Warren partners with a high-quality lab in Chicago whose highly skilled technicians will handcraft your teeth, ensuring that they are strong, natural-looking and long-lasting. You will leave our office with beautiful, permanent new teeth and a rejuvenated smile!
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
Come in and see Dr. Warren to learn more about the All-on-4 procedure. He will consult with you and answer all of your questions.
- Visual oral exam
- Consultation with the doctor
- Find out more about dental implants
- Discuss your treatment options
- Get all your questions answered
To make an appointment, call 817‑241‑2820 or click here to request an appointment online.