Nobel Biocare® All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure
Tooth loss, gum and bone disease affect millions of people worldwide, on every continent, in every age group. Globally, several hundred million people are thought to be missing one or more teeth. More than 40 million people are estimated to be fully edentulous in the Western world alone. Completely edentulous jaws are a much more widespread handicap than most of us realize. Major barriers for solving the problem are the perceived complexity, antiquated technology and high cost of multi-step complex treatment. With innovative new solutions this no longer needs to be the case. There is a solution. A cost effective, enthusiastically accepted, breakthrough procedure.
Patients suffering with uncomfortable and painful dentures, and those patients living with unsightly partial bridges – causing even more damage to their remaining teeth and gum line – now have a clinically proven, FDA accepted treatment option for replacing missing or non-functional teeth.
ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio is proud to be among the few centers in Chicago to offer the innovative new implant technique called All-on-4. All-on-4 is based on Nobel Biocare’s pioneering Immediate Function™ capability that is specifically designed for people with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. All-on-4 qualified patients receive four Dental Implants and a full set of new replacement teeth per arch in just a few appointments. The All-on-4 implants can be immediately loaded, instead of waiting months to heal. The fixed provisional bridge can be completed within a day. This is one of the most exciting options we have ever had in implant dentistry because the goal of most patients who wear dentures is to be able to go back to a time when they had fixed teeth.
Dr. Steven Koos is one of a select few clinicians in Chicago and a leader in delivering Nobel Biocare’s All-on-4 procedure for restoring a full arch of upper and/or lower teeth. The All-on-4 (AO4) clinical solution has fortunately been developed to simplify treatment for those suffering with poor oral health. The procedure maximizes the use of available bone to allow for Immediate Function™ – allowing you the ability to have a full mouth restoration (new functioning teeth) the same day as the implant procedure. Using only four implants in the jaw, the AO4 solution takes advantage of the benefits of tilting the posterior implants to provide a secure and optimal prosthetic support for a prosthetic bridge, even with minimum bone volume. In conjunction with Nobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative restorative and esthetic dental solutions, European researchers and clinicians developed the AO4 procedure based on their pioneering Immediate Function capability, which is specifically designed for people with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. In addition, the AO4 technique can now be used in collaboration with NobelGuide™ planning software, also utilized at ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio.
The major benefit to the All on Four Dental Implant Procedure is how quickly dentures can be replaced with permanent implants and fixed, non-removable, new replacement teeth. ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio is a leader in delivering the life changing AO4 procedure for those patients who are “dentally exhausted”. Unlike other approaches that can use six, eight, or even more implants per arch, and often involve bone grafting, Dr. Steven Koos uses this proven technique that involves only four specially placed implants, usually without bone grafts or other ancillary surgical procedures, meaning lower costs and reduced healing time. And the success rate of AO4 is superior to more traditional approaches, and is designed to last a life time.
The end result is a solid base to attach your new teeth that does not have to be removed. The procedure saves time and money, recaptures a youthful smile, restores normal function and can enhance the quality of your life.