Akron Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Group – OH
TEETH-IN-A-Day/All-ON-4™ is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure. Today’s state-of-the-art implant systems enable a minimum number of implants to support a maximum number of teeth. That means as few as four implants can be used to support a full arch (upper or lower jaw) of fixed, non-removable replacement teeth. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and utilizes collaboration between both the restorative dentist and the oral surgeon.
The process begins when a 3D CAT scan is taken of the patient’s jaw bone in our office. This CAT scan allows the surgeon to view the jaw in three dimensions and find locations for optimal implant placement. Furthermore, your surgeon may use the CAT scan for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jaw bone that can then be used with virtual reality software to plan the implant placement. The results are more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient.