All-on-4 Dental Implants®
Same Day Dental Implants in Schertz, New Braunfels, and Spring Branch, TX
All-on-4® Dental Implants is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and utilizes collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the oral surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
The process begins when a CAT scan is taken of the patient’s jaw bone. This CAT scan allows 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 without the presence of the patient. The results are a more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient. This allows the surgeons to precisely place the dental implants required and your restorative dentist will screw in the temporary bridge at the same procedure. This allows the patient to leave the appointment the same day with a temporary bridge fixed to the dental implants. A final bridge will then be fabricated for 4 to 6 months once implant healing has been completed. This allows for the patient to have a fixed bridge attached to the implants for their long-term final fixed prosthesis.