ALL ON 4™
What is the “All on 4™” treatment?
The term “All on 4™” or “Teeth in a day” refers to a denture that is permanently attached to a jaw by four or more implants. This treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to replace teeth in patients who are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws. The name “all on four” comes from the fact that only four dental implants are used to secure a denture or hybrid bridge.
“Teeth in a day” on the other hand, means that you will have all of your teeth removed and replaced with dental implants in a single visit. The initial restoration will be a temporary denture or bridge which will stabilize the implants and facilitate the healing process. After some time, once the implants have successfully integrated into your jawbone, your permanent denture will then be secured in place.
All on 4™: The best dental implant solution for denture wearers and people with non-restorable teeth
In a Nutshell:
- Minimally invasive solution to replace teeth in patients who are missing all their teeth.
- Suitable for both upper and lower jaws.
- The new teeth are fixed to the jaw bone.
- No need for the teeth to be removed.
- Less expensive than other full mouth permanent implant options.
- No bone grafting is required.
- A great option to upgrade from a removable denture to permanent implant teeth.
- Faster healing and recovery time than other full implant options.
- Permanent teeth replacement that functions similarly to natural teeth.
- No more denture glue or food restrictions.
- Predictable esthetics.
How to get started with All on 4™?
Patients are first seen at the Maxillo 3 Lacs clinic for a one-on-one consultation where an in-depth oral exam and complete workup is done to determine if the patient is a candidate for the procedure. The maxillofacial surgeons at M3L, Dr. El-Hakim, Dr. Makhoul and Dr. Gigliotti will review in detail bone height, width and quality, space as well as the patient’s medical history. If the “All on 4™” dental implant procedure is agreed upon, on the day of the procedure, the patient will be able to leave the Maxillo 3 Lacs clinic with sparkling new teeth in place.
Typically, dental implant surgery is scheduled in the morning at the M3L clinic. The procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with the choice of additional sedation. The type of anesthesia chosen may depend on your underlying medical condition, whether other procedures such as teeth removal are required at the same time and number and type of implants being placed. This will be decided in conjunction with your surgeon and anesthesiologist well ahead of your procedure to make sure that on surgery day you are completely stress-free and can undergo a pleasant, painless experience.
The All on 4™ procedure
When needed, the oral surgeon will first prepare your mouth to receive dental implants. Performed under local anesthesia and optional sedation, this step is aimed at removing teeth that need to be extracted, as well as any diseased or infected tissue from your jaw and gums.
Your oral surgeon will typically place 4 or more dental implants, two positioned at the front of the jaw, and two near the back to provide the greatest possible support and strength. A temporary set of teeth is usually placed on the same day of surgery and will allow you to lead a normal life immediately after the procedure. Patients are routinely surprised by how little discomfort they experience after the procedure.
Short recovery with little discomfort
After this procedure, a patient will be given some time to recover until the healing is complete. Patients are asked to take 2-3 days off from work for recovery, however many resume normal activities in less time.
After the healing period, the M3L surgical team will be working closely with your dentist or a prosthodontist and an experienced dental lab, to fabricate and set your final prosthesis in place and complete your treatment. Your quality of life will be improved, your smile restored, and you will start enjoying your favourite foods again with renewed confidence.
Don’t wait, you can enjoy new teeth today!
The All on 4™ procedure offers permanent dentures in as little as a day, only requires a short recovery time, and makes caring for your new teeth an easy and simple process. Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. El-Hakim, Dr. Makhoul and Dr. Gigliotti share more than 35 years of surgical experience and are dedicated to helping you achieve your perfect smile.