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Advanced technique provides faster option for teeth replacement in Naples
The process of replacing missing or non-restorable teeth has been a dental challenge since the days of wooden false teeth. We have made considerable strides since George Washington, of course, highlighted today by the relatively new All-on-4® treatment concept for our Naples-area patients.
The All-on-4 treatment concept was developed by Nobel Biocare, a world leader in implant-based dental restorations. Rather than using dental implants for individual missing teeth, as we do with traditional dental implant procedures, the All-on-4 process involves the use of four implants to replace the complete lower or upper arch of teeth.
The final restorations are made of either acrylic, Titanium, Zirconia, or a combination of these materials depending on preference or circumstances. For example, some of our patients are allergic to certain metals or simply don’t want them in their mouth.
What are the advantages of All-on-4?
Assuming your overall oral health is solid enough to accept the All-on-4 procedure, there are several advantages to this method of multiple tooth replacement:
Fast return to full function – This is a big deal when it comes to dental implants. Many of our All-on-4 patients are able to return to full function the same day as their procedure. This differs from the several months needed for traditional dental implants to reach this stage.
Graftless connections – There is no need for bone grafting to take place because the All-on-4 procedure uses available bone for immediate loading of implants.
Cost effective – The investment required for the All-on-4 method is less than many extensive dental procedures because we can complete most of the work in one or two appointments.
It is even possible for us to restore both the upper and lower arches at the same time. You can return home later that day with a whole new smile and outlook on life. Call us at (239) 262-5851 to schedule a consultation and discuss your restorative procedure options.
About Dr. Dennis Lucas, Naples dentist
Dr. Dennis Lucas performs cosmetic and restorative dental techniques, as well as traditional preventive dental services for patients in and around Naples, Florida. His combination of expertise, supported by the latest in dental technology and a holistic approach to care, ensures oral health plays a role in his patients’ total healthcare picture. Call (239) 262-5851 to schedule an appointment.