The All On Four Dental Implant Procedure uses four dental implants, with the back implants angulated to take maximum advantage of existing bone, and to miss the sinus on the maxillary arch and the mental nerve on the mandibular arch. Special dental implants were designed and developed that could support the immediate fitting of replacement teeth. This treatment is attractive to those with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. With the All-on-Four, patients receive just four implants and a set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment!
Traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of teeth usually involved six or more dental implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. That meant a patient often would be without any teeth or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year.
Normally this procedure is done by a team of dentists in different locations, each doing a different part. However, due to the extensive training Dr. Wardius has had in all stages of the procedure, he is able to complete it by himself in one office. This eliminates running around to different offices, for the patient. Also, for Dr. Wardius there is no loss of information, which can occur when more than one doctor is involved with treatment.
With the All-On-Four Dental Implant Procedure, you will have one or two visits to the office to allow Dr.Wardius and staff to gather information for treatment (e.g. X-rays, impressions, photos, pre-op, etc.) Following this appointment, you are scheduled for surgery implantation and the new teeth are fitted and adjusted, all in one appointment (even when extractions are necessary). You come to the office in the morning with unhealthy (or no) teeth, and leave in the afternoon with beautiful, fixed, functional teeth.
You will return in two weeks for a post-op visit. After three to six months, when the implants are fused to the natural bone, Dr. Wardius will take new impressions of your mouth and prepare a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to a perfect fit. This helps ensure that the teeth will last for decades, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.