Here is a surprising statistic – adults between the ages of 20 to 64 average about 25 remaining teeth out of a possible 32 teeth. That is to say that missing teeth is a widespread problem that can affect anyone. If you have lost some or all of your teeth and are looking for an effective restorative procedure, you can trust Texas Oral Surgery Group and our expertise with the All-on-Four® implant solution!
All-on-Four® is a technique whereby we can place four implants in the upper and/or lower jaw to support a fixed prosthesis (replacing a full complement of teeth in the arch). In other words, ALL of the teeth in the arch are retained by or attached to only FOUR implants (thus the name All-on-four). The teeth are not removable and there are no flanges or coverage of the roof of the mouth like with a denture.
This means that the patient can have implants placed and new teeth the same day! This innovative procedure was developed in Europe and has attained worldwide acceptance as the “standard of care” for implant-retained full arch replacement. The refinement of dental implants and their components has allowed us to bring this technology to our patients.
There are two main types of patients that are ideal candidates for this procedure. One is a person who has multiple failing teeth who does not want a removable denture. The other is a person who has existing removable dentures that would like to have more stability.
In other words, whether you think that you may have to get dentures, or have existing dentures in place, this may be a desirable treatment alternative for you.
We have seen our parents and grandparents struggle with dentures, and now we have options to avoid these problems! Dr. Michael and Dr. Stewart, with their background in surgery and years of experience, can evaluate you to determine if you would be a good candidate for the All-on-Four® technique.
The procedure has been around long enough to have 15+ years of published data that shows success rates for All-on-Four® in excess of 98%. There is no other dental restorative procedure that has documented higher success rates. As with any dental implant procedure, All-on-Four® is designed to be a permanent restoration, with the goal being to have the prosthesis for the rest of your life.
Our team at Texas Oral Surgery Group has the experience, skill, and expertise to bring your smile back to its full glory. Get in touch today to learn more about your options!Contact Us Today!