Lytle, Tate and Stamper is an established oral surgery practice that offers a variety of effective, high-quality procedures, including the All-on-4® treatment concept. Pasadena patients choose our practice or are referred by their general dentist because of our advanced training in surgical processes and the excellent care we provide.
With the All-on-4® treatment concept, patients in Pasadena benefit from a new approach to dental implants. Implants have long been an effective means for replacing missing or damaged teeth with new, natural-looking teeth. However, the All-on-4® treatment concept reduces the cost and time involved in the process, is suitable for more people than traditional dental implants, and provides a same-day solution.
About Dental Implants and the All-on-4® Treatment Concept
With traditional implants, a surgeon creates a new, artificial tooth root. This root sits below the gum line and prevents bone resorption, which often occurs in the area of missing teeth. Patients wear temporary replacement teeth that attach to the implants. They return for a series of follow-up appointments, the goal of which is to connect the final replacement teeth to the implants.
This process can be lengthy for a patient who is replacing all of the upper and / or lower teeth. Also, patients who have already experienced bone resorption may not have enough bone mass to be good candidates for typical dental implants without bone graft procedures.
The All-on-4® treatment concept offers a new way. Like traditional implants, it also uses artificial tooth roots, but instead of attaching a single tooth to an implant, a surgeon creates four-to-five specially placed implants. These connect to an entire lower or upper set of teeth: a screw-retained, permanent replacement.
Actual patient treated with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept
The Patient Experience
To begin an All-on-4® treatment concept, Pasadena patients receive a preliminary consultation with their restorative dentist, who then works with Lytle, Tate and Stamper to decide the recommended approach for their procedure. After special guides and temporary teeth are made, patients schedule the surgery with our offices.
During an All-on-4® treatment concept, our surgeon removes the teeth from the patient’s dental arch and places the dental implants. The surgery takes about an hour and a half, and it can be performed under either I.V. sedation or local anesthesia. Our practice can offer the procedure through an outpatient surgery center for the patient’s comfort if needed.
The All-on-4® treatment concept offers Pasadena patients a same-day solution. A few hours after the implants are placed, the restorative dentist can connect new, transitional teeth, which patients will use for four-to-five months as their implants become stronger. At the end of that period, the dentist trades these teeth for a set of permanent hybrid ones.
If you want an answer for your missing or decaying teeth, the All-on-4® treatment concept provides a solution that looks and feels like your own natural teeth and that can last for years and years. To learn more and to schedule your initial appointment, contact Lytle, Tate and Stamper by email or telephone.
For more information, please give us a call at our office located in Pasadena at (626) 792-3161. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have! For out-of-town patients looking to get the All-on-4® treatment concept, we offer a convenient concierge package.