Full arch cases are commonly known as All-on-4 or “Teeth in a Day.” This refers to the use of four implants per arch to support an entire arch of teeth, typically comprising 12 teeth. The term “Teeth in a Day” describes a procedure in which decayed or non-restorable teeth are removed, dental implants are placed, and a temporary implant-supported prosthesis (teeth) is provided, all within a single day.
It is important to note that Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS) are the only true surgeons in the dental field. OMFS specialize in performing surgeries on facial bones and the mouth. Their oral surgery training programs require a minimum of four years and can extend up to six years of surgical training beyond dental school. This information is vital for the general public to be aware of for various reasons.
Many people are misled by deceptive advertising when it comes to the training and expertise of dentists performing the All-on-4 surgical procedure. It’s crucial to understand that the All-on-4 is a genuine surgical procedure with significant risks and potential complications, even when carried out by well-trained OMFS.
Another critical point to consider is that technology cannot compensate for inadequate surgical training or experience. While a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) machine plays an essential role in the overall treatment plan for All-on-4 procedures, it cannot make up for a lack of training and experience. Advanced technology like the CBCT is merely one of many tools that a skilled surgeon uses to minimize risk, expedite recovery, and enhance outcomes.
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS) are the only dental professionals trained to perform real surgery on facial bones and mouth, with 4-6 years of additional surgical training beyond dental school. The general public should be aware of this to avoid falling victim to misleading advertising regarding the All-on-4 surgical procedure, which carries serious risks and potential complications.
Technology, such as a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) machine, does not compensate for a lack of surgical training or experience. Patients seeking a qualified surgeon for All-on-4 or dental implant procedures should thoroughly research their options, read patient reviews, and ask questions about the surgeon's post-graduate and residency training.
Being well-informed and choosing the right professional will ensure a positive experience and better dental health. Oral surgeons offer several advantages over traditional dentists for dental implant procedures.
Oral surgeons possess greater experience and expertise in performing oral surgeries compared to dentists, as their primary focus lies in this area. They also have a higher level of education, completing an accredited residency program in addition to their bachelor's degree and dental schooling, which takes at least four additional years.
Furthermore, oral surgeons are more proficient in dental implant procedures and are comfortable with advanced treatments, such as bone grafting. They are dedicated to enhancing their skills by undergoing extensive training throughout the year, ensuring patients receive the most cutting-edge dental implant procedures available.
In summary, oral surgeons offer a superior experience for dental implant surgery, with their advanced experience, expertise, and education setting them apart from traditional dentists.
The All-on-4 treatment, based on Nobel Biocare's innovative Immediate Function™ capability, is designed for individuals with dentures or those requiring full upper and/or lower restorations. Qualified patients typically receive four implants and a complete set of new replacement teeth per arch in just one appointment (following the initial consultation).
A significant advantage of the All-on-4 procedure is the rapid replacement of dentures with permanent implants and fixed, non-removable replacement teeth.
Dental Depot DFW excels in providing Nobel Biocare's All-on-4 treatment for restoring a full arch of upper and/or lower teeth. Alternative methods may involve six, eight, or more implants per arch and often require bone grafting.
Instead, Dental Depot DFW utilizes the proven All-on-4 technique, which involves only four strategically placed implants, eliminating the need for bone grafts. This results in lower costs and faster healing time for patients.
This procedure's success rate surpasses that of traditional methods. The All-on-4 technique is FDA and CE approved and can now be used in conjunction with NobelGuide™ planning software, also offered by Dental Depot.
The success rate of All-on-4 dental implants surpasses that of conventional methods. The All-on-4 technique has received FDA and CE approval and can now be utilized in conjunction with NobelGuide™ planning software.
This procedure results in a sturdy foundation for attaching your new teeth without requiring removal. It offers a time-efficient and cost-effective solution with minimal discomfort.
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