Summerlin: (702) 660-5576
3635 S. Town Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
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6200 N. Durango Dr, Bldg 12, Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89149
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All About All-on-4® Treatment Concept

At Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery, our oral surgery office is changing the way you think of dentures, by permanently securing them to your jaw. Imagine having a full mouth of functional teeth that are fixed in place, giving you reliable, dependable teeth. We can provide you dentures that you never have to worry about, they will not shift, move, and we will not need to cover the roof of your mouth to have them. This level of comfort sounds and will feel miraculous, particularly if you have already felt the discomfort of loose dentures. Dr. Falk and Dr. Krieger can evaluate your needs, and show you the difference that the All-on-4® Treatment Concept can provide. Throw out your notions of what having dentures is like, and see what a difference we can make.

Using the All-on-4® Treatment Concept system, our patients can come in with no healthy remaining teeth, some have been wearing dentures for years, and can leave our office with a full mouth of permanent implant retained dentures. With more than 99.6% long term rate of success, implant retained dentures has soared to the most successful dental restoration. Increasingly, patients are looking for this system when retaining their natural teeth is no longer an option.

goal of our team at Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery, is to make your mouth healthy and functional, we want to eliminate infection, and provide our patients with teeth that they can use to chew normally. Additionally, patients are concerned with how their teeth and mouth look, and we understand that need, your teeth is often the first thing that people notice. Implant retained dentures fill out your facial structure, giving your face a younger appearance, and helps keep your supporting bone strong. We can provide you comfort, and we understand that the loss of teeth is one of the least comfortable feelings.

What is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?

The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a comprehensive process that will restore your teeth after the patient has reached a point of having no healthy teeth remaining. This system uses an immediate load fixed prosthetic denture device that is supported with the insertion of four dental implants. We are able to use this system to secure dentures in either the top or bottom arch.

The All-on-4® Treatment Concept works by taking your current or newly made dentures which we then permanently attach directly to your jaw bone, we do this by placing four dental implants straight through the denture and into your jaw. This treatment is unlike other implant replacement options, because the All-on-4® Treatment Concept does not require us to bulk up the bone, or to strengthen it with a bone graft. So, even if you have been wearing dentures for years, we can still permanently install your dentures without timely preparatory work.

The All-on-4® Treatment Concept can work with your current bone mass because the posts are longer, allowing them to be placed into more dense bone, and because the implants are tilted at an angle which adds to its stability. Once placed, there will be a time for healing, not just topical tissue healing, but bone healing. We still want the bone to heal, and grow around the implants through a process known as osseointegration, fusing the implants to your bone. After placement, we will ask that the patient eats only soft foods, and use their teeth with care for about three months. After the implants have had time to bond with the bone, the patient can then resume eating the foods that are part of their regular diet.

What is osseointegration?

Osseointegration is a natural process that we are taking advantage of. Your body is willing to incorporate biocompatible materials, including dental implants. Dental implants, such as the one we will be using in your All-on-4® Treatment Concept treatment are made of the metal titanium. Titanium is the ideal metal for surgical repair, it is lightweight, durable and biocompatible. Titanium is not just used in dental implants but in surgical repairs in many various parts of the body, including shoulders, knees, and hips. The natural process of osseointegration is the fusion of the object, in this case a dental implant, and the patient’s bone. Your living bone will heal, growing around the metal, making the metal part of the bone, and a permanent part of your body.

Traditional Dentures vs. Implant Retained Dentures

The All-on-4® Treatment Concept means your dentures will not shift, they will not become loose, and they will not click in your mouth. You will have permanently placed teeth that you can feel confident in.

Immediate load dentures, which are retained with implants offers patients many benefits including:
•  Increased Chewing Ability: With your dentures securely in place, the patient is able to proceed in normal chewing function. They never have to worry if they can eat that ear of corn again. The dentures are firmly in place and will never come out.

•  Increased Confidence: If you ask any patient with traditional dentures what their biggest concern is, they will list how they look in the top of their answers. Many patients fear their dentures coming out, and how their facial appearance is altered while wearing loose dentures.

•  Maintain Bone Mass: What a patient loses a tooth, there is an immediate reaction in bone resorption, or shrinkage. This is due to the bone next receiving the stimulation it needs to be healthy. Placing four dental implants in either the top or bottom arch helps provide the stimulation your bone needs to remain bulked and strong. The patient will not have their facial appearance alter to the traditional collapsed look that is so common in patients with dentures.

•  Ability to Taste: Upper dentures are often designed to cover the roof of the patient's mouth to create suction. Covering the roof of your mouth is quite irritating to most patients. Patient's find that with the roof of their mouth covered, they have a decreased ability to taste.

•  Control: With your denture securely in place, you can have more control of your mouth. Our patients find that they have more control on how their voice sounds, how they chew, and more control of their tongue. This freedom of motion is invaluable.

Dr. Falk and Dr. Krieger understand that your teeth are important to your oral health and your mental health. Patients who feel uncomfortable with their teeth, or the lack of teeth, have been shown to pull back socially, they smile less, engage less, and suffer from feelings of social anxiety. Dr. Falk and Dr. Krieger can help.

Dentures are often a necessary step as an alternative to teeth in aging adults. Traditional dentures, though necessary, have never been noted for being easy to work with. Dentures to provide limited function, and are better than no teeth, but the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, can increase a patient’s comfort and function immeasurably.

Traditional dentures require patients to make drastic changes in their day to day activities, you can never just forget that you have them. Most patients who wear dentures are forced to make drastic changes, changes in the foods they eat and changes in how they socially engage. Dentures require specific steps in preparing for bed and in the morning when you wake, not to mention the many hours that you go without teeth altogether while you sleep. Patient dissatisfaction with traditional dentures is high.

Some of the most common complaints of unsecured traditional dentures, include:
•  Traditional Dentures are Messy: From applying glues, to mixing cleaning solutions, to food getting stuck underneath, traditional dentures require daily work and thought.

•  Traditional Dentures mean Sore Spots: A common complaint among patients is sore spots. This is caused by the shifting, rubbing and movement that occurs. Whether not adhering well even with adhesives, or your denture not fitting right after bone density decreases with time, which it will, the denture can cause significant discomfort and sore spots.

•  Difficulty Speaking: One of the first things any dentist will discuss with new denture wearing patients is learning to speak again with your new denture appliance in place. Patients may be asked to recite passages at home, or to practice their singing voice, they need to relearn how to use their voice while keep the denture device in place.

•  Difficulty Chewing: Learning to chew again with a traditional denture device can be a difficult step. Many patients find that they are forced to alter how and what they eat when adjusting to their new adhesive or suction retained denture.

We want to help you forget that you even have dentures, we can improve all of these aspects and give you peace of mind with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.

Long Term Success Rate of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept

The research is an ongoing process, but after more than two decades of use, the long term rate of success for All-on-4® Treatment Concept is positive. Published studies show a 99.6% rate of success when using the All-On-4® Treatment Concept in the lower jaw. The upper jaw has a slightly lower, though still very high, rate of success between 97 to 98%. Failure for those few patients has been due to lack of appropriate bone, knowing this, our team at Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery pays careful attention to evaluating the bone quality and density prior to your procedure. There are steps we can take to maximize your success including angling the implants in a specific way, or placing additional implants when needed. Our careful steps makes our success rates even higher.

How is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept different from traditional dentures?

The All-On-4® Treatment Concept turns your denture appliance into a permanent set of teeth that will feel like your natural teeth. This means:

•  They will act and feel like a full set of natural teeth.
•  You will have stable teeth, that you can use with the force of the natural teeth you once had, allowing you to chew the foods you once did.
•  No rubbing, no shifting, no movement. Your dentures are permanently stabilized, meaning no sore spots.
•  You will be able to taste foods as you once did because the roof of your mouth is not covered.
•  The implants provide the stimulation that your bone needs to stay healthy and strong.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept Results

A question that we are often asked is the level of pain following placement. Based on research and review of past patients, it is our understanding that following the placement of your All-on-4® Treatment Concept dentures, patients experience very limited discomfort. The first few days they are sore, and find that an over the counter medication is necessary. Some patients may even be prescribed a stronger form of pain relief. Within a few days, most patients are feeling normal once again and can then begin to grow used to their new freedom of enjoying teeth once again.

Adjusting to your implant retained dentures will require some time. You may find it to be initially unusual to chew or speak. With some practice, it will become easier and better. Overall healing will take some time, though overall the All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a less invasive oral surgery procedure compared to other surgical restorations. This is mainly because it does not require the preparatory work of a bone graft procedure, making the overall planning and treatment time considerably less, not to mention the overall cost less.

Most of our patients have reported that immediate fixed dentures present significantly less disruption to their daily life. We know that you will love the freedom and aesthetics of this treatment. Overall, research and long term studies have displayed a consistently high level of patient happiness and satisfaction.

Ask Dr. Falk or Dr. Krieger if the All-on-4® Treatment Concept is right for you, we think that you will be pleasantly surprised.

Summerlin Location
3635 S. Town Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135

(702) 660-5576

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Centennial Hills Location
6200 N. Durango Dr, Bldg 12, Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89149

(702) 660-5574

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