All-on-4 Procedure

 

The All-on-4 is a procedure that uses the fewest implants possible, avoids bone graft surgery, and provides high-quality restorative results in the shortest time possible. This procedure is not for every patient. Dr Dorfman will explain every option to his patients to allow them to make an informed decision.  

Dr. Dorfman has successfully performed the All On 4 procedure hundreds of times over the past several years.  Our office has one of the highest success rates and the happiest patients in the U.S.A.

 
 
The All-on-4 Procedure uses four implants, with the back implants angled to take maximum advantage of existing bone. This treatment is attractive 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 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 Dorfman's All on 4 patients most always leave with teeth!
image All four titanium dental implants are placed so that the maximum amount of patients bone is utilized without any bone grafting needed. With only four implants, there is much less invasive and lengthy surgery.

image Once the implants are in place Dr. Dorfman attaches abutments to which the patient's new teeth are be secured.

The doctor then fits the replacement teeth on the abutments and adjusts the bite for comfort and a beautiful smile.
 
 
With the All-on-4 Procedure, the patient has one or two visits to the office to allow Dr. Dorfman and his team of restorative dentists to gather information for a treatment plan (e.g., CAT scan, x-rays, impressions, photos). Following this consultation, the patient is scheduled for surgery and the new teeth fitting , all in one appointment (even when extractions are necessary). The patient comes to the office in the morning with unhealthy (or no) teeth, and leaves in the afternoon with a beautiful set of fixed, functional teeth.

The patient will return for occasional check-ups over the next several weeks and months. After about six months, when the gums have fully healed and the implants are fused to the natural bone, Dr. Dorfman and/or the restoring dentist will take new impressions of the patient's mouth and prepare a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to a perfect fit – at no additional cost. This helps ensure that the teeth will last for decades, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.