When patients who are missing all of their teeth come to us thinking that their only resort is a set of dentures, they’re usually quite happy when we provide them with a more solid alternative. The All-on-4® treatment concept is a full set of upper or lower teeth connected directly to the jawbone through implants. All of your teeth are supported on four implants, hence the name “All-on-4®.”
“Teeth In A Day”
The All-on-4® treatment concept is also known as “Teeth In A Day” because the implants can be installed in a lot less time than it would take to install individual implants for each missing tooth, which is also a more expensive procedure. However, the greatest advantage of the “Teeth In A Day” system is its stability. The implant placement technique allows us to attach a fully functioning set of teeth to your implants on the same day.
If “Teeth In A Day” is an appropriate solution for you, we will schedule an appointment to place the implants and attach a temporary set of teeth to those implants. If you have any unhealthy teeth remaining, they will be removed at the same time.
A few months later, your temporary teeth will be replaced with a permanent set of teeth. A titanium bar encased in the permanent teeth reinforces them, providing both strength and longevity. The end result is a beautiful new set of teeth.
For more information on the All-on-4® treatment concept, call Dr. Crapo & Associates today.
A beautiful smile
Kathleen’s story is rather unique. She suffered a stroke in February 2011 and had to concentrate on pressing health concerns, which limited her ability to look after her oral health. When she first came to us, her fears of having all of her teeth pulled were quickly put to rest: we set up a plan that focused on properly caring for and supporting her existing teeth. She made her teeth a priority, and it payed off in the shape of a beautiful smile. All it took was the courage to make her first appointment, which she did on her own.
“I came to Dr. Crapo to see if I could save my teeth, and get my smile back basically. My job requires me to be in front of people, and speaking. So obviously… I was worried about my presentation… [The team has been] very helpful. They take care of you, right from the hygienists to the billing service: dealing with your benefits carrier. I wanted to get my smile back… I think I got my smile