Dr. Lawrence G. Falender of Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers Truly Life Changing® solutions to the problems posed by dentures, missing teeth, and failing teeth.
A few short years ago, a permanent solution for an arch of upper or lower missing teeth required six or more dental implants and often required a year or more of healing. Patients undergoing tooth replacement were forced to wear an uncomfortable denture during the treatment until the final placement of their new teeth. Luckily, surgical advances in implant dentistry have provided patients that are missing a full arch of teeth a better solution for permanent replacement: the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a revolutionary, same-day solution for patients who have lost or are in the process of losing all of their teeth. With the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, you can have hopeless teeth removed and a new set of temporary replacement teeth secured in place while you sleep. This enables you to eat and chew whatever you like, just as if you had natural, healthy teeth and restores the look, strength, and function of natural teeth—in just one day! Unlike dentures, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept prosthesis is fixed in place in your mouth using four Nobel Biocare dental implants. Your set of beautiful new teeth is then attached to the dental implants. After a brief healing period, permanent teeth are attached to the implants. The teeth can be removed only by your dentist.
“[Permanent dentures] made me feel like I got my life back; my confidence, my smile. I can eat my favorite foods for the first time in years. Everyone comments on how good I look! Dr. Falender is very intelligent, and when he talks to you, he listens, and he really cares.”
-Woodrow B., 31-year-old patient
Am I a Good Candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
Many patients who are unable to receive traditional replacement options, such as a fixed bridge, are still able to receive this unique treatment. If you possess the following characteristics, you may be a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept:
- You have several failing or missing teeth.
- You are in need of multiple dental implants.
- You wear dentures.
- You are missing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth.
What Are the Benefits of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
When you have lost the majority of your teeth, finding a cost-effective replacement option that restores both function and aesthetics to your mouth can be difficult. Patients undergoing the All-on-4® Treatment Concept enjoy many benefits not provided by other restoration methods, including:
- Beautiful teeth supported by dental implants
- A comfortable and stable prosthesis so you can eat what you want
- A full arch of functioning teeth in just one day
- Less oral pain and dental work
- A prosthesis that looks and feels just like natural teeth
- A prosthetic solution that prevents jaw bone loss
- Most patients state that they look and feel years younger
Watch How This Treatment Can Change Your Life:
What Can I Expect During the All-on-4® Treatment Concept Procedure?
With the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, the patient has one or two visits to Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center to allow Dr. Falender to gather information for a comprehensive treatment plan. The records that are gathered to formulate a treatment plan will include a 3D CT scan, x-rays, jaw relation records, impressions, and photos.
Following this consultation, the patient is scheduled for surgery implantation, and the new teeth are fitted and adjusted, all in a single appointment while the patient sleeps comfortably under in-office sedation.
Second Chance Recipient
Jeff Hazelbaker was the recipient for our Second Chance program, and he received the All-on-4® Treatment Concept in July of 2015. Hear about the difficulties Jeff had before undergoing this life-changing procedure and find out how it can change your life in the same way!