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Taking a Look at the All-on-4 Dental Implant Protocol – PART 1
August 6, 2014
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Taking a Look at the All-on-4 Dental Implant Protocol – PART 3
August 6, 2014

This is a four-part series examining the All-on-4 dental implant technique. We will cover what is entailed in the procedure and how it all comes together for incredible, life-changing results.


Can I really get new teeth in one day?

Before the day of surgery, you will have a consultation with Dr. Stosich and also an appointment with your general dentist or prosthodontist in order to have x-rays, impressions and pictures taken. We will work closely with your dentist or other restorative clinician. On the day of surgery, you come to our operating suite, where the oral surgeon Dr. Stosich, your chosen dentist or prosthodontist, the lab who has created your new teeth and several more professionals will be focused on your surgery. The complete procedure will take approximately 5 hours.

You will leave our office with a fully functional set of teeth that look and feel natural. Right off, you begin to enjoy social experiences without worrying about slipping dentures or partials. No more removing dentures!

Do I need to be sedated for this surgery?

Deep sedation makes it possible for you to be completely comfortable. Your surgery may require extractions, alveoplasty (removal of bone), and placement of implants. During all of this you will be comfortably sleeping. While you are sedated, you will also be numbed locally so that at the end of the oral surgery, your dentist or prosthodondist will be able to fit your new teeth without any discomfort to you.

What is the surgical protocol?

All or remaining teeth are extracted.
Alveoplasty is performed. the bone is reduced to the millimeter needed. This assures that there will be the proper height for the permanent bridge so that your smile line will be perfect. Without this very important surgical procedure you could end up with an undesirable line showing in the area where the natural gums meet the artificial ones. This can look unnatural and strange.
Using modern technology of cone beam xray, two verticle and two angled implants are placed.
The restorative clinician and the lab work together to fit your new teeth into position. Once you are happy with the feel of your new teeth, and your bite is adjusted, you return home to fully recover. You will even be able to eat dinner.

Will I have pain or other discomforts?

  • This procedure requires minimal recovery time.
  • Most patients experience only minor pain and may even go to work the next day.
  • You may experience some minor pain for which you will be prescribed medication to make you comfortable.
  • Some swelling and/or bruising may occur. This is relieved through icing and heat packs.
  • We are just a phone call away to answer any questions or hear any concerns.
Being able to eat and taste the foods you love…
Laughing, smiling and speaking with confidence…
Getting rid of your dentures forever!

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