What are “All on 4®” and “All on 6®” Same Day Dental Implants? See this FAQ!

20 Apr 2015 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

In the skilled hands of Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in Suffolk County, the All on 4® same day dental implants procedure provides edentulous (without teeth) and soon-to-be edentulous patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.

The patient leaves the office the same day with a permanently affixed set of four implants and a full arch of 12-14 teeth. The teeth are temporary and will be replaced by a permanent set of teeth in six to eight months once the arch is fully integrated into the bone. An All on 6® procedure is similar but adds two implants for increased stability needed in certain cases.

The patient receives instant gratification, a heightened sense of self-esteem, vastly improved function, and improved facial structure.

What’s the difference between All on 4® implants and traditional implants?

The important breakthrough of the All on 4® procedure was to be able to find a way to replace an entire arch of teeth (upper or lower) with only four implants. To accomplish the same feat with traditional implants would require the placement of six to eight titanium posts in each arch. The patient is spared expense, discomfort, and extended healing time, while the possibility of infection or complication is greatly reduced if not eliminated altogether.

Another significant advantage of the All on 4® procedure is that no bone grafting is required for most patients, a common occurrence in traditional implant procedures.

Who are the best candidates for same day dental implants?

The procedure is best for patients with significant tooth loss or decay, denture wearers or those who may soon need a full set of dentures, and those who’ve been turned away from traditional implants due to bone loss in the jaw area. It is recommended that candidates for same day dental implants be in generally good health. 

Do I have to replace both my upper and lower arches?

The All on 4® procedure can be done on either the upper or lower arch or both. Suffolk County cosmetic dentists Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot will examine both arches and make a determination as to whether it makes sense to perform the procedure on one or both arches if they are equally compromised. This may yield better results and can also be a cost and time saver. In any case, cost considerations for the patient need to be taken into account in any discussion.

What is the success rate for All on 4® same day dental implants?

The procedure was developed by a Portuguese dentist in conjunction with Nobel Biocare, the Swiss firm and leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations. The techniques and technology have advanced to the point that published studies now describe a 98% success rate.

What maintenance will my new teeth require?

You should treat your new teeth the same way as you would your natural teeth. A regular regimen of flossing and daily brushing is recommended for best results. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot and their staff will prepare an oral hygiene program for you to suit your individual needs.

What are the costs for my same day dental implants?

One of the benefits of All on 4® dental implants in Suffolk County are that they are less costly and more time effective than traditional implants.  Like any procedure, the staff at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry will help you structure a payment plan that fits into your budget.

Call us anytime at 631-296-0549 to arrange a free consultation.


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