At Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, Indianapolis, we offer the All-on-4 Dental Implants procedure for patients that are looking for a convenient way to replace missing teeth. If you live in the Indianapolis area and have experienced tooth loss, we encourage you to visit our Indianapolis Dental office to discuss the options available to you.
You Don’t Have to Live with Tooth Loss
There are distinct advantages to living in the modern world. One of these, from the dental perspective, is the ability to live without the stigma and challenges of tooth loss. According to the Periodontics Association of America, roughly 175 million people, of all ages, have lost one or more teeth and this number is actually expected to grow larger over time. What this has done is spurred growth in the replacement tooth industry and the revolution of dental implants. Dental implants are a way to get the most natural looking and behaving replacement teeth. However, the standard implant procedure is not always physically viable or convenient. In this situation, the All-on-4 Implants procedure can be a better solution.
Over the past decade, an exciting development in implant dentistry has helped thousands of people who are missing all of their teeth, or whose remaining teeth cannot be saved, by providing an affordable alternative to traditional dentures and dental implant treatment. This procedure, called All-on-4 Implants can provide a full arch of replacement teeth, supported by just four strategically placed implants, usually without the need for bone grafting.
All-on-4 Implants is a minimally invasive method of placing a full mouth of dental implants only using four implants to support a full arch (upper or lower) fixed non-removable replacement teeth. All-on-4 Dental Implants allows you to have a full set of teeth without having to undergo multiple surgeries and replacements to place a full set of implants in your mouth.
The greatest thing about All-on-4 Implants is that the procedure we can typically complete it in our office during one appointment under local anesthesia. For our patients who have lost all their teeth or may need to have the remaining teeth pulled due to decay, this is an amazing advancement that allows them to have a full set of teeth without undergoing multiple procedures. Simultaneously, this solution gives patients the kind of teeth that look real and act like the original teeth.
Although many patients have no problem wearing an upper denture, some people find it difficult to wear and eat with lower dentures. Several implant-supported replacement options are available if you are missing all of your lower teeth.
>> Ball Attachment Denture with 2 Implants
One option is to have two implants placed in your lower jaw and a denture made that snaps onto these implants. This option allows your lower denture to be more stable while chewing than without implants. However, there will still be movement of your lower denture, and sore spots will occur if any food particles, especially seeds, are caught under it. As with all removable replacement teeth, you still will need periodic appointments for denture adjustment.
>> Ball Attachment Denture with 4 Implants
Another option is to have 4 implants placed to retain the denture. This will not put pressure on your gums and will give you the best of both worlds. A denture that is removable and can be cleaned easily and a solution that feels as close to being permanent or fixed as possible. 4 implants for the upper jaw works equally as well.
>> Bar Attachment Denture
Another option involves placing four to six implants, depending on your jaw size or shape, into your lower jaw. After healing is complete, the implants are connected with a custom-made support bar. Your denture will be made with special internal retention clips that attach onto the support bar, enabling the denture to snap firmly into place. This is called an “overdenture.” The advantage of this option is that it is much more stable than the first option and allows very little denture movement. Your denture is still removable for easy cleaning and maintenance. With the recent advances of dental implants and technology, this option is being used less and less these days.
>> Screw Retained Denture
A third option involves placing four or more implants (All-on-four) in your jaw and attaching a permanent denture. Your denture is held in place by screws or clasps that secure it to the support posts or bar. It doesn’t touch the gum tissue, which allows you to clean under the denture without removing it. This denture will replace all your missing lower teeth and will not be removed except at maintenance visits. Although cleaning under your denture without removing it is more time consuming and requires more dexterity, many patients who want a permanent denture prefer this option. This is the most popular option to replace all of your lower and even upper teeth.
>> Individual Implants
The final option is to have all your teeth individually replaced so that they will appear to be growing out of your gum tissue and will most closely resemble the appearance of your natural teeth. This option usually requires eight or more implants. Separate abutments or support posts for each one of these implants will be made and crowns for each missing tooth will be placed. The teeth are often joined together for sinus grafting to replace bone height strength and support. Overall, this is the costliest option because it requires the most implants and individual replacement tooth fabrication, however, this will give you the most natural look and feel of your teeth.
With All On 4 Dental Implants
- You can say goodbye to dentures forever.
- You can avoid denture adhesives and pastes forever.
- You can taste foods properly often for the first time in years.
- You can feel years younger without a plate in your mouth.
- It’s amazing the confidence that just having your own teeth can bring.
- You can brush your teeth in your mouth instead of in your hands.
- You can eat all the foods you love again without cutting them into small pieces.
- You can kiss and laugh and smile without being concerned about your teeth.
It`s an amazing feeling…
All On 4 Dental Implants is the latest and revolutionary permanent implant solution, offering the ability to easily replace missing teeth. These modern developments have changed the way we look at the mouth and allows us to achieve what was once impossible. Until recently, dentistry was about taking things out. Dentists would frequently take out any teeth that were causing problems, and left many people without teeth and with little comfort. False Teeth Implants that functions as your natural permanent teeth in a Day. and they are an investment in your future. Nobody wants to live with missing teeth and an uncomfortable denture that may become loose and cause discomfort.
With Dental Implants we are able to give people teeth and encourage the growth of jaw bone. We want to restore our patient’s confident smiles and allow them to live their lives in comfort. It’s a fantastic time to be in dentistry and a great time to be changing lives. Choose dental implants at Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, Indianapolis, IN as the right investment in your oral health.
- Dental Implants are a tried and tested method of tooth replacement.
- They are the ideal choice for most people who are missing teeth.
- Dental Implants are the only way to preserve jaw bone which is otherwise lost over time.
- Dental Implants will help maintain your appearance as they stop facial collapse.
- They do not damage neighboring teeth unlike Dentures or Bridges can.
- They can make loose dentures secure.
- They are Tax Deductible.
- They may be partially or fully covered by Insurance.
The simple answer is that All on 4 dental implants is highly suitable for anyone who is facing complete tooth loss in their upper or lower jaw, or in both jaws and wants to have a permanent good-looking set of replacement teeth will benefit from dental implants. The All-on-4 Implants systems offer people a chance to live a full and healthy lifestyle by replacing the teeth with implants over removable dentures.
The ideal candidate for All-on-4 dental implants is someone who already wears dentures or is already missing multiple teeth and who would prefer to find an alternative and more permanent method of replacing their teeth in Indianapolis.
Additionally, this is an ideal procedure for someone that does not have the bone density to support a full set of individual implants, the time to have individual implants placed, or the budget to pay for them. The All-on-4 Implants procedure is faster and more affordable.
This procedure is very well tolerated by most people and it may be suitable for patients with osteoporosis or well-controlled diabetes and who might be unsuitable for more traditional dental implants. There is no evidence to suggest the success of dental implant treatment is affected by age or gender.
Many patients find dentures to be less than ideal because they may slip or shift in your mouth. Patients also find it inconvenient and embarrassing to remove their dentures for cleaning and to apply adhesive. Dentures can also cause difficulties in chewing, eating, and speaking. Ill-fitting dentures can cause a significant amount of discomfort and pain. Indianapolis’s, Marion County Best Oral Surgeon – Dr. Lawrence G. Falender located at Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center in Indianapolis wants to help you find a solution that is more comfortable, more attractive, and more durable: All-On-Four Dental Implants.
In the not-so-distant past, patients had few options for replacing lost or missing teeth in adulthood, and the most widely available method for replacing lost teeth was with dentures. Today, however, patients have options like Custom-Made Dentures, Implant Supported Dentures (All on 4), Bridges, and Dental Implants. For those afflicted with total tooth loss, the most common methods for prosthetic teeth include All on 4 or fixed permanent dentures. Our team offers important information to help you better understand your options.
Immediate Function- Have The Ability to Eat the Night of Your Surgery.
The All on Four Implant Procedure, is a protocol where in one day with one surgery teeth are removed, 4 implants are placed, and (most likely) a fixed temporary bridge is placed. This surgery and restoration takes place in our office in about 3 hours. The final result is a great natural looking prosthesis, that is fixed to the implants at the time of surgery. It will be palate-less, comfortable, and secure. This will be worn for 4-6 months, then the final prosthesis is made. The final has titanium reinforcement and is meant to last a very long time. All on 4 Implant is a permanent solution to missing or lost teeth. It is essentially a fake teeth implant that feels, functions and looks like your natural teeth.
You Can Gain Your New Celebrity Smile Back with The All-On-Four.
When it comes to weighing your options with tooth replacement, many people today are not seeking replacements with their Grandparents Dentures. No they are seeking out options to rebuild what was lost, regain the ability to speak and chew with the same ability as they had with their natural teeth.
You can check out below the differences and the advantages of the All on Four permanent dental implant solution compared to traditional dentures.
Permanent Fixed Bridge.
This is not your grandparent’s denture. The all on four, is very slim, with very minimal pink acrylic. It lacks the flanges or “wings” that traditional dentures have. Because it is screwed into the implants, they hold the teeth in. The All on Four does not rock, does not move; it simply is rock solid fixed TEETH. You do not remove the All on Four, it is retrievable by us or your dentist, but not by you. This gives you the ultimate in security and a peace of mind.
Excellent Ability to Chew-
You Will Be Able to Generate the Same Force You Were with Natural Teeth
Conventional dentures rest on the gums – which by their nature move. It is well known in the dental literature that with conventional dentures patients are only able to function at 10%; with teeth patients are able to function at 100%. Much of a difference. With full mouth dental implants, they provide a stable foundation for which we can build a “superstructure” – the Fixed Bridge of the All on Four Implant concept. This arrangement of dental implants and prosthesis, transmit the forces the jaws generate directly to the food- translating in the ability to eat steak, etc. Much of the force is lost at the gums with conventional dentures.
Please note, in the 90 days after surgery, we ask that you maintain on a soft diet – this is the constancy of a 3 Musketeers bar. The bone around the implants during the first 3 months undergoes some changes and if overloaded, could be at risk of failure.
No Need for Adhesives
Denture creams and adhesives are a thing of the past when your denture is screwed in! There is absolutely no need for the goop!
Have A Great Natural Looking Smile.
The All on Four Implants is a great procedure for you to smile about. Replacing an entire arch of teeth can allow us to uniformly create a beautiful and bright smile in a day. You can feel free to smile, eat, drink, and speak knowing there is no slippage or chance for any embarrassing moment if your teeth slip or fall.
One of the side effects of missing teeth is bone loss. When teeth are absent, the jaw bone begins to deteriorate. Traditional dentures do nothing to stop or slow this deterioration, but dental implant dentures provide the necessary stimulation to help you maintain your jaw bone. If you have been wearing dentures for a while, your jaw bone has already begun to deteriorate. The beauty of All-on-4 Implants is that it allows Dr. Falender to place the dental implants where the bone is strongest, reducing the need for bone grafting. All-on-4 Implants provides a stable, comfortable bite and helps prevent further bone loss.
All-on-Four dental implants is a highly affordable solution for anyone wishing to replace their denture with a fixed arch of teeth. Our Indianapolis Dental Implants Center only uses a top quality dental implants in Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center.
Dr. Lawrence G. Falender is one of the best dental implant specialists in Indianapolis, IN and a Board Certified Indianapolis Oral Surgeon accepting patients from Carmel, Fishers, Columbus, etc.
Before all on 4 techniques was developed, multiple dental implants were required to secure a complete arch of teeth.
With conventional dental implants also called single tooth implants, it’s often necessary to use anywhere between six and 10 implants to support a full arch bridge.
This can mean the cost of treatment is beyond the reach of many. Conventional or traditional dental implant treatments also increases the likelihood of requiring a dental bone graft prior to having the implants inserted. With all on 4 dental implants, just four dental implants are required to secure a complete arch of lower teeth, while six dental implants are generally needed to secure a full arch of upper teeth.
There are several ways in which All-on-4 implants are better than dentures.
- Patients take care of All-on-4 implants in the same way they care for their natural teeth by brushing each day.
- The implants also operate in the same way as natural teeth, so the patient does not have to be cautious of what he or she eats.
- Along with the fact that patients do not have to remove All-on-4 dental implants when eating or cleaning the teeth, there is also no need for uncomfortable wires or brackets to hold the implants in place.
- Even more importantly for patients, the dental implants allow anyone to eat what the heart desires. You do not have to worry about hot or cold affecting your dentures. You also can bite down with up to 70 percent more force, which allows you to eat the foods that you love.
- Finally, All-on-4 dental implants look exactly like your natural teeth. No one will be able to tell that you are wearing a dental prosthetic.
From a dental health perspective, it is important to note that when you have All-on-4 dental implants, it is going to prevent bone deterioration in the jawbone and ultimately restore your facial features by fighting resorption. The process of resorption involves the dental implants stimulating the jaw to send a message to the body that the jaw is supporting teeth once again. Resorption will help the jawbone to regain some of the mass that it has lost previously. Many of our patients who visit our office notice a difference in their facial structure as a result.
A similar range of treatment options is also available for your upper jaw. However, because the bone is not as hard as that in the lower jaw, people often need more implants to support their new replacement teeth. Depending upon the number of implants to be placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will feel more natural.
>> Implant Retained Upper Denture
Depending upon the number of implants to be placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will feel more natural. You will still have a removable denture, which makes cleaning the support bar and denture much easier, but the fit and strength will be life changing.
>> Individual Upper Dental Implants
If you want a restoration that is similar to your natural teeth and therefore not removable, you probably will need eight to ten individual implants placed. This is followed after healing by the placement of the abutments and new replacement crowns. This will give you the most natural look and feel of your teeth and is the best option to replace your missing teeth.
An initial consultation with Dr. Falender is needed to determine your suitability for All on 4 Dental Implants treatment. He will discuss the procedure with you in greater detail and will need to know your medical history.
Typically, the surgery takes approximately two hours and 30 minutes per arch. We can install your All-on-4 dental implants on your upper, lower, or both arches at the same time. While a dentist may make the process look easy, the surgery is a complex procedure that we can complete at an efficient pace.
The Process of Getting All-On-4 Dental Implants:
>> The First Step:
A detailed examination where we will look at your records, existing conditions, whether you have a denture, what your facial structure needs are, and any other factors that may come into play when placing your dental implants.
>> The Second Step:
The next step is to carry out a Cone Beam CT scan, a specialized type of 3-D dental x-ray that will show your jaws, muscles and other facial structures in great detail. This will allow Dr. Falender to closely examine the condition of your jaws and to assess the quality and quantity of available bone.
This particular treatment requires patients to have good bone density towards the front of the mouth, where bone naturally tends to be thicker and stronger, which is why treatment can be so advantageous for patients who have lost significant amounts of bone over the years.
Using the CT scan, Dr. Falender will be able to accurately plan the position of each implant.
>> The Third Step:
Involves creating a computer simulation of the implants, which we digitally position into the jawbone at the appropriate location to give you the most support from your replacement teeth. We can adjust the implants as need be and fabricate your new set of teeth for your needs.
>> The Fourth Step:
Finally, the most important step is the oral surgery. A surgical guide is produced prior to the insertion of the dental implants, allowing Dr. Falender to accurately place the implants with minimal incisions. Once the implants are in place, they are immediately ‘loaded’ or fitted with your new teeth that will have been before the start of surgery.
These teeth are temporary, but will allow you to eat and talk without fear of embarrassment and we do take a great deal of care to ensure they will look good.
After the dental implants have healed and integrated with your jawbone, you can return to our dental office to be fitted for your permanent teeth.
>> Advantages of All-On-4 Implants
- This all on 4 treatment maximizes the use of the jawbone in an area where it is stronger and thicker as the implants are placed towards the front of the mouth rather than being located evenly across the whole arch.
- Treatment may be suitable for people who had previously been told they required a bone graft prior to implant surgery.
- The implants are easy to keep clean and hygienic.
- With all on 4 dental implants, it is possible to enjoy the feel and appearance of healthy and youthful teeth that are strong and stable.
- Not everyone is suitable for this treatment which is why an initial consultation is so important.
- Not every dentist has the skills to carry out this complex restoration so it is important to find someone with the proper qualifications and training.
Rapid Improvement in Quality of Life
Unlike Traditional Dental Implant systems, the All-on-4 Implants Treatment option can restore your teeth and smile in one day and you are guaranteed to leave our office in Indianapolis with a full set of teeth. This quickly improves your ability to speak, eat, laugh, yawn and enjoy life confidently.
No Bone Graft Required
The Dental Implants used for the All-on-4 Implants Procedure are designed to maximize the available bone in your jaw. It does not cause bone loss. This means many patients can avoid having bone graft procedures which helps save you time and money making All on 4 Dental Implants an affordable implant solution.
Because the All-on-4 Implants Technique does not typically require a bone graft, most patients at Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, Indianapolis, IN can have the dental implants done in a day without waiting for grafts and healing time. And the All-on-4 Dental Implants technique allows for immediate placement of the restoration so there’s no need to wait before getting your new teeth implanted literally the same day.
Beautiful and Natural Esthetics
Whether acrylic, porcelain, zirconia, titanium or another custom material, All-On-4 Implant Solution can be crafted to blend in seamlessly with your mouth and support your facial structure and features. More importantly, the implants help stimulate and retain existing bone structures, particularly in the jaw, which helps maintain a fuller, more suitably shaped and more youthful face.
A Permanent Solution
Once your new set of All-On-4 Teeth are fixed in place, they can last a lifetime with regular maintenance and care. Durable materials and a custom fit ensure that your new teeth will be YOUR teeth from the time healing completes to many decades into the future.
Incredibly Cost Effective
Compared to Traditional Vertical Implants, the All-On-4 Implants is hands down the winner. It is extremely cost-effective as a result of the reduced number of implants and the avoidance of certain bone grafts. Above all you get full tooth implant the very same day.
At Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center we keep All On 4 Dental Implant an Affordable Implant Solution for Indianapolis Community.
We prefer using the industry-leading All-On-4 Implants Treatment concept which is a registered trademark of Nobel Biocare for patients who have a Complete Denture or are missing most of his/her teeth and can qualify for full mouth implants. This includes the cost of Dental Implants, the surgical placement of 4 on one implants, and same day delivery of an all-acrylic, natural looking permanent set of teeth on single arch (all-acrylic teeth as an implant-supported fixed bridge for teeth replacement)
The is no question that the all on 4 or more procedures are expensive. The first thing most patients need to know it what the all on 4 dental implants cost.
All-on-4 Dental Implants require four implants to secure the bottom arch and four implants for the top arch. The total cost includes the cost of the implants, the dentures, plus any additional procedures that may need to be done, such as x-rays or tooth extraction. Costs also vary according to where the implant is done (they’re usually more expensive in large cities).
Replacing a complete set of teeth with Dental Implants may be an option for some patients, but not for all patients, and are not as cost effective as All-on-4s.
The cost benefits of All on 4 Implant as compared with Traditional Dental Implants treatment will vary greatly based on a number of factors. However, All On 4 emerges as a clear choice winner when compared to dental implants that require multiple visits and bone grafting procedures. When you Schedule in for a Complimentary Implant Evaluation, Dr. Falender can give you an idea of what you can expect based on your oral state. In general, the amount you can expect to pay will depend upon the following:
- Complexity of the Surgery and if Bone Grafting is needed
- Number of Implants being placed
- Material used to Craft the Crown
- Laboratory Fees
- Expertise of the Surgeon
- Geographical Area
Following a consultation with a dental CT scan and diagnostic work up to determine if an Indianapolis patient is a candidate for the procedure, the replacement teeth are fabricated using digital planning software. This allows Dr. Falender to have the replacement teeth available to be placed on the same day the implants are placed.
If you are considering complete tooth replacement with dental implants, the best way to determine what is right for you is to seek Dr. Falender’s advice regarding all of your treatment options and then have him develop a personalized treatment plan with you.
Are You Ready to Take Care of Your Smile? We are currently accepting new patients and would love to help you take your smile to the next level. Call Indianapolis, IN Office Phone Number (317) 790-2555 to schedule your free all on 4 dental implant consultation.