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St. Charles, IL 60175
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All-On-4 Dental Implants: Teeth in a Day

The All-on-4 ® or All-on-Four ® procedure, sometimes referred to as Teeth-in-a-Day, is a unique procedure that implants a permanent, same-day full dental prosthesis. This minimally invasive procedure may be performed on the upper or lower dental arches (or both). The term, a registered trademark of the Nobel Biocare implant manufacturer, is often used interchangeably with other terms such as “same-day teeth.”

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The Nobel Guide treatment concept is an exciting new implant treatment that enables Dr. Tanquilut and his team to transform carefully preplanned treatment into clinical reality in an efficient and effective way. The All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure uses four implants, with the back implants angulated to take maximum advantage of existing bone. This treatment is a great alternative to those with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. With the All-on-4 Procedure, qualified patients receive just four implants per jaw and a full set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment—without bone grafts! The real appeal is how quickly permanent implants can be placed so that patients can leave the same day with fixed, non-removable replacement teeth.

Traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of teeth usually involved bone grafts, six or more implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. That meant that a patient often would be without any teeth, or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year. Dr. Tanquilut will always make sure that ALL patients leave with teeth!

Advantages of All-on-4 New Permanent Teeth:

  • Looks and function like natural teeth
  • Comfortable and stable fit so you can eat with confident
  • Beautiful, secure teeth in same day
  • Uses Biocompatible material that is compatible with your body
  • No need to remove them for daily care
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Randallwood Dental is a leading provider of Nobel Biocare’s All-On-4  dental implants procedure for patients in St. Charles, Elgin, South Elgin, Geneva, North Aurora, and Chicago’s western suburbs.   

Call us to discuss whether All-On-4 dental implants are right for you!

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Frequently asked questions about All-On-4 Dental Implants:

 

1. How is the All-on-4 different from a traditional denture?

The All-on-4 Procedure provides patients with new teeth that are firmly fixed in place, and look and function as close to natural teeth as possible. A denture or partial denture is a removable appliance, and should be taken out every night for cleaning. Additionally, since a denture is not fixed in place, it will often slip or sometimes fall out, under even normal use. For this reason, a multi-billion dollar market for denture adhesives has developed, to try to hold dentures in place. Even with adhesives, many people find that eating, laughing, being active, and sometimes just talking can be a challenge with dentures. All-on-4 provides the patient with a set of teeth that are connected to the implants, and are solidly fixed in place (what we call an implant-supported fixed bridge). They may only be removed by the dentist, are bushed and cleaned like normal teeth (though flossing is different), and are the closest thing possible to natural teeth in terms of look, feel and function. The All-on-4 bridge also allows the patient to bite with much more force than dentures, since the stresses are transferred directly to the bone rather than to gum tissue as with dentures.

2. Will my implant supported teeth be uncomfortable and push on my gum tissue like a partial or a full denture does?

Absolutely not! And this is the best part of dental implant treatment vs. conventional removable dentures. Not only will your implant supported teeth be fixed in place, without slipping, lifting, rocking or needing to be removed for cleaning, but since your teeth are supported by the implants, they do not push down on the gum tissue and therefore do not create any of the discomfort common with dentures. In addition, since this pressure is eliminated, you also will not experience the destructive dissolving of the bone from underneath the denture. The implants will actually save your jawbone from dissolving away from under a non-implant supported denture.

3. My friend's procedure involved bone grafting to “build up” the bone before the implants were placed. Does the All-on-4 Procedure involve bone grafting?

In most cases, even the most difficult ones, we are able to place only 4 implants and restore a full arch of teeth without the need for additional bone grafting. This is accomplished by the special placement and the angulation of the implants, taking maximum advantage of your available bone, without the need for additional grafting.

4. Who is the best candidate for this procedure?

The ideal candidates for the All-on-4 or Dental Implants are those who are about to lose all of their teeth or those who are currently wear denture. However, each candidate is fully evaluated to determine the most appropriate plan of treatment to address their individual dental needs. Importantly, Dr. Tanquilut requires all candidates to be stable medically before entering treatment. That may entail contacting your physician about any existing medical conditions, and getting your doctor to provide medical clearance. In some cases, the All-on-4 Procedure is not the indicated treatment approach. Based upon dental condition, some people are better off being treated with conventional dental procedures done by other dental practitioners. Dr. Tanquilut and his team will initially determine the appropriate treatment approach.

5. What is the success rate of the All-on-4 Procedure?

Published studies indicate a 98.2% implant success rate when using the All-on-4 technique in the lower jaw. Similar studies show a 95% to 98% success in the upper jaw for the same procedure.

6. What type of follow-up visits is necessary?

For the all-on-four procedure, the implants are placed the day of surgery and follow-up checks are done at two weeks, two months and four months. At the end of the four month period, fabrication of the permanent teeth begins, and requires one or two additional visits over the next few months until the final teeth are delivered.

7. How much does it cost for the All-on-4 dental implants?

Cost of this procedure can vary depending on patient’s bone quantity and density, but on average, this procedure costs half the price of multiple dental implants. We understand that the All-on-4 dental implants may not be suitable for all. That’s why at Randallwood Dental we also offer other affordable alternatives for your dental treatment. We also offer in-house flexible financing and payment plans through CareCredit® , for those that prefer low monthly payments.

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