All-on-4 (Immediate-function dental implants) offers patients affordable solutions for missing teeth.
The All-on-4 dental procedure is an innovative and increasingly popular treatment option for people who need a complete smile make-over. The procedure involves surgical placement of four dental implants which are then used to support a full-arch fixed denture. The fixed denture is placed immediately, allowing patients to have a fully functional new set of teeth in one day.

The benefits to patients are many. This procedure restores a patient’s smile, building confidence and self-esteem. Many patients also see a dramatic improvement in functionality and their overall health as they are able to eat a wider variety of nutritious food. It is done at a fraction of the cost and treatment time of traditional dental implants.

Dr. Phillips, a prosthodontist and implant specialist, uses advanced technologies such as a 3-D CT scan to evaluate proper implant placement and CAD design software for the custom denture. These cutting-edge technologies help ensure a precise fit and a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Clinical research shows high success rates. A longitudinal study of 245 patients conducted by Paulo Malo, PhD., DDS, et al. of the Malo Clinic in Lisbon, Portugal, showed “prostheses’ survival rate was 99.2 percent with up to 10 years of follow up.” Malo’s study, published in the March 1, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association, concluded that the “immediate-function implant concept…is viable in the long term.”

While the process of traditional dental implants may take 18 months or more, the All-on-4 technique can be done in with as few as 5 appointments over a 3-month period.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to evaluate whether you are a candidate for this procedure, call Distinctive Dentistry at (253) 922-6822.