All-on-4® New Teeth in One Day in Dallas, TX
Functional and Beautiful Full-Arch New Teeth in One Day
Are you tired of wearing dentures? Are your teeth so broken down they need to be replaced?
Dr. Rodriguez can give you a full-arch set of functional and aesthetic new teeth that are firmly fixed onto implants and provide close to full chewing power. Using the “All-on-4” procedure, our doctor can provide most patients with implants and fixed-in new teeth without the need for bone grafting.
Beautiful, natural-looking fixed-in new teeth
Your new fixed-in teeth will be completely stable in your mouth. They won’t slip or irritate your gums, they will look and feel totally natural and will allow you to comfortably eat all the foods you want.
The doctor uses zirconia porcelain, a very strong and lifelike material, to create your new teeth.
Experienced specialists to place your implants
Our doctor works in concert with your surgeon in diagnosis and treatment planning of your procedure, ensuring the final result will be aesthetic and properly functional.
How All-on-4 Works
In the All-on-4 procedure, four or more specially designed implants are placed in strategic positions on your dental arch where the available bone can provide strong support. The implants in the back of the mouth are placed at an angle to access the dense bone that is in the front of the jaw.
This eliminates the need for bone grafting for most patients—even for those with severe bone loss who were not eligible for implants in the past. This system works for nearly every patient and has made permanently fixed-in new teeth more obtainable, more affordable and more efficient.
After initial diagnosis and preparation, the entire procedure is performed in a single day. Your implant surgeon will take care of any needed extractions and place all of your implants. Our doctor will then fit you with a functional set of temporary replacement teeth to wear while your implants heal. Once healing is completed, your final new teeth will be fixed in.
Advantages of Permanently Fixed-in Teeth with All-on-4
- You can easily eat all the foods you need – Your new teeth will have 95 percent of the chewing power of natural teeth. Thus you can easily eat the foods you need for proper nutrition without having to use a blender or cut your food into tiny pieces.
- You won’t experience painful chewing or sores – Since your new teeth are anchored onto implants, they will not move around or slip. Chewing will be comfortable and you will not have to endure the painful sores on the gums that come from irritation caused by loose dentures.
- Your upper teeth will have no false palate – Your upper arch of teeth will not have the false palate that blocks your sense of taste and your perception of heat and cold. This brings full pleasure back to eating and drinking.
- Your jawbone will be preserved – Your jawbone needs the pressure created by chewing to maintain its volume and density. When teeth are missing, the jaw gradually loses bone, and the pressure placed on the jaw by dentures only accelerates the bone loss. Implant-supported fixed-in teeth provide the type of pressure needed to preserve the bone level of your jaw.
Our All-on-4 Procedure
The All-on-4 procedure requires meticulous planning and precise execution at each step. Our doctor guides every phase of your treatment.
They work in close coordination with your surgeon on placing your implants, and work directly with our in-house ceramist to create your new teeth. Below is how we give you full-arch fixed-in new teeth.
State-of-the-art treatment planning
We will obtain full digital X-rays and a 3D CT scan of your jaw, teeth and surrounding anatomy. From these images the doctor will be able to see where the bone volume is sufficient to place your implants stably.
Using your 3D images in sophisticated treatment planning software, we plot the exact position and angle of your implants.
Surgical guide to guarantee accurate placement
The 3D images are also used by your surgeon to manufacture a surgical guide to be used during your implant procedure. A surgical guide is a template that fits over your dental arch and marks exactly where and at what angle to insert each implant. The surgical guide is used to guarantee accurate and efficient placement.
Meticulous crafting of your replacement teeth
Our doctor designs and fabricates your permanent new teeth in our on-site dental lab, in coordination with our ceramist. Your teeth will be designed so when they are fixed onto the implants, both arches come together with a correct bite alignment. Proper bite alignment is vital for comfort, optimum chewing power and smooth jaw joint function.
Your final teeth will be made out of zirconia, the most durable form of porcelain available. They will be made to look very natural and aesthetic, and will have an artificial gum line that is colored to look like natural gum tissue. Because of zirconia’s strength, your replacement teeth can be made very close to the size and shape of real teeth. This makes for a very comfortable fit and a natural-looking smile.
Implants and new teeth on the same day
On the day of your surgery, your implant placement specialist will extract any remaining teeth and place all of your implants. Our doctor will then place a functional, well-fitting and aesthetic set of temporary teeth to wear while your implants heal. Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions on what you can eat and how to take care of your oral health during the healing period.
We make sure you are comfortable during treatment
Our doctor and your surgeon provide gentle care and see to your comfort at all times. To make sure you are at ease about your treatment, they explain what is going to happen during your procedure and answer all your questions so you know what to expect.
We have blankets and pillows for your comfort in the dental chair. We also provide sedation options to help with heightened anxiety or for long procedures. During your implant procedure, your surgeon can provide IV sedation, which is administered by a certified anesthesiologist, if needed.
Follow-up visits and preparation of your final teeth
Your surgeon will see you in regular follow-up visits to monitor the healing of your implants. Dr. Rodriguez will meet with you during this same period to take needed impressions for your final new teeth.
Your beautiful new teeth
Once your implants have healed, Dr. Rodriguez will permanently attach your final new teeth. Your new teeth will look very lifelike and aesthetic, which will enhance your appearance. They will also fit very comfortably in your mouth and your arches will come together in an optimum bite alignment.
Eating the foods you need and want will be easy, as your new teeth will provide nearly the same chewing power as natural teeth. You will be able to chew, speak and smile with renewed confidence!
“I have always had dental issues, and I finally decided to have implants. Dr. Rodriguez is very professional and did a fabulous job. I have had very good service from him.
“The procedure changed a lot of things in my life. Now I have the best smile ever, and I get lots of compliments.”
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