Nov 23rd, 2015 by Pamela Doray, DMD
Thirty-five million American adults are without all of their teeth. Ninety percent wear dentures. The adverse effects of wearing dentures are many including:
- Deterioration of the jaw bone
- Impaired speech
- Premature aging in the face
- Difficulty eating
- Poor nutrition (due to difficulty eating)
- Negative self esteem
Most denture wearers don’t consider dental implants because they think treatment will be prohibitively expensive, time consuming and require complicated bone grafting procedures. This is not always the case.
Philadelphia cosmetic and implant dentist, Dr. Pamela Doray offers All-On-4®, a procedure that can replace all of a person’s missing teeth (on one arch) with four or more dental implants. This is a special technique for placing and restoring dental implants that saves both time and money. Dr. Doray collaborates with implant surgeons teaches other dentists this technique for their own practices.
What is All-On-4®?
All-On-4®, sometimes called “Teeth in a Day”, is the name for a dental implant procedure that maximizes the use of available bone and allows for the immediate restoration of missing teeth. As few as four dental implants will be placed to support a hybrid bridge or overdenture. Dr. Doray and her surgical team will secure the restorations to the implants on the same visit as the surgery so you never have to go without your smile.
Is All-On-4 New®?
While relatively new in the United States, All-On-4® is a tried and true dental treatment that has been successfully used throughout Europe for more than a decade.
How Does It Work?
Careful planning is key to the success of the All-On-4® procedure. The first step is to make a consultation with Dr. Doray to evaluate your condition and discuss the treatment options. In conjunction with the implant surgeon, three-dimensional scans and intraoral imaging will be done to diagnose your condition and start the treatment planning.
As few as four dental implants will be strategically placed at optimal inclinations to maximize support. By placing the dental implants at an angle, we can avoid areas that previously required bone grafting. Eliminating the need for bone grafting saves months in healing and thousands of dollars in treatment cost.
Schedule a Consultation for All-On-4®
Dr. Pamela Doray is one of the leading restorative and cosmetic dentists in Philadelphia and lectures to dentists from around the world on cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry treatments.
If you have lost or will be losing some or all of your teeth, contact us for a consultation. We will carefully review your condition and outline the various treatment options available to you. We offer several payment options to make affording your dental implant procedure easy and stress-free.
Call 215-395-6076 or request a consultation online.