With the All-on-4® treatment concept, Pasadena patients can replace their entire set of upper and / or lower teeth. The procedure provides patients with strong new teeth that look, feel, and chew like natural ones. Plus, the procedure offers significant advantages over traditional methods.
If you are considering dental implants, learn more about your options and about the work of Lytle, Tate and Stamper. An established oral surgery practice, we serve patients with a variety of needs, from dental implants to wisdom teeth removal. Pasadena relies on our work because of our experience and advanced oral surgery techniques.
Below, get answers to common questions about the All-on-4® treatment concept. Pasadena patients can then contact our practice for an initial appointment.
Is the All-on-4® treatment concept right for me?
If you have major tooth loss or decay, you should consider the All-on-4® treatment concept.
The approach replaces the entire set of upper and / or lower teeth. It uses four-to-five specially placed implants to attach a set of permanent, screw-retained hybrid replacements in your mouth. Since surgeons use fewer implants than in a typical dental implant surgery, even patients with bone loss in their jaw can benefit from the procedure.
What is the process for an All-on-4® treatment concept?
Consultation. A Pasadena restorative dentist will analyze your dental arch, teeth, jaw, and smile to evaluate whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Planning. The restorative dentist and the surgery team at Lytle, Tate and Stamper will decide the best approach for replacing your teeth. They will also create special guides and temporary teeth for the day of your procedure.
Surgery. During your surgery, the surgeon will remove the existing teeth and replace them with dental implants. The procedure generally lasts an hour and a half under either I.V. sedation or local anesthesia.
Attachment. On the same day as your surgery, the restorative dentist will connect your new teeth to the implants. These are transitional teeth that the dentist will replace in four-to-five months, but they offer an attractive and functional short-term replacement.
Follow-up. During the integration period, your implants will have a chance to grow stronger and more stable. Your dentist will exchange the transitional teeth with permanent hybrid teeth after the integration period is over.
What advantages does the All-on-4® treatment concept offer?
Like many patients, you want a tooth replacement option that looks and feels like real teeth. The All-on-4® treatment concept helps achieve this goal with teeth that are meant to last for years and years.
The procedure offers other advantages as well. Because it uses fewer implants than typical dental implants, it is generally less expensive. The All-on-4® treatment concept works even for patients with bone loss in their jaw, and it does not require bone grafts. Finally, you can expect to get a new, attractive smile within hours of your surgery with the All-on-4® treatment concept.
To explore the All-on-4® treatment concept, contact the Pasadena office by email or telephone.
For out-of-town patients looking to get the All-on-4® treatment concept, we offer a convenient concierge package.