May-June Patients of the Week, a set on Flickr.
This is NOT a serured Denture, or a Mini Implant system. Many Patients do not understand the concept of Dentures vs. a Permanent Bridge on 4 Implants. Denture [den′chər] Etymology: L, dens, tooth; An artificial tooth or a set of artificial teeth not permanently fixed or implanted. Removable over-dentures on an implant bar provide an improved fit when compared to traditional Dentures, however they are still Removable Dentures. A dental bar is fixed to your jaw bone with two or more implants, providing stronger support for your Removable Dentures. Your new teeth must be Removed for cleaning, and you may still require a palate and excess material on the Dentures to provide stability. Studies have indicated that this solution provides only 60-75% chewing ability, and a diminished ability to taste foods.
The All-on-4™ is the modern solution for all missing teeth. This treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a Full Dental Bridge, No Palate, No Excess Material, Not Removable, and supported by only Four Specialty Dental Implants, with two of the Implants placed at precise angles. With less implants needed, overall treatment time is reduced. The unique All-on-4 solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. Your teeth will look, feel and are brushed much like natural teeth, and you can lead a normal life immediately after a 1 Day surgery. Studies indicate that Patients receive 90-95% chewing ability. Your quality of life is improved and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again.
What makes Dr. Golpa Uniquely Qualified to Perform the All-on-4™ Procedure?
Dr. Golpa has been placing Dental Implants, with an industry leading success rate, for more than 16 years. Dr. Golpa spent the first half of his career becoming the Premier Cosmetic Dentist in Las Vegas, developing a skilled eye and an artistic hand, Dr. Golpa has been able to create and perfect the most cutting-edge techniques. In early in 2006, Dr. Golpa went to Portugal and began an in depth and personal study of both the surgical and prosthetic protocol, with Dr. Paulo Malo, the inventor of the All-on-4™ procedure. Immediately upon returning home, Dr. Golpa began offering this procedure and now works with All-on-Four cases routinely with patients from all over the world. Dr. Golpa has performed this procedure more than any single Practitioner, besides Dr. Malo himself, in the world. He feels that, in most cases, it provides a better and more permanent solution for his patients. Dr. Golpa’s Dental Implant Center is fully equipped with imaging equipment, an on-site lab and an experienced team to provide you with the best care possible.
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Who are the best candidates?
The ideal candidates for Teeth-in-1-Day (All-on-Four or All-on-6 Dental Implants) are those who are about to lose all of their teeth or those who are current denture wearers.
I’ve been told I’m not a candidate for a permanent fixed bridge or Implant due to bone loss. Am I a candidate for Dental Implants with the All-on-4 procedure?
90% of Patients that have been told they are not candidates for traditional Dental Implant options are candidates for this procedure. This procedure uses the frontal area of the jaw and in most cases requires no bone grafting or sinus augmentation.
What makes this procedure different?
Considering the fact that the frontal part of the jaw has the more dense bone, instead of the conventional method of placing the Implant straight into the bone (which can require sinus lift and bone grafting) and minimum 6 to 9 months waiting time and healing time, this technique differentiates by placing the back Implants at an angle. Not only do you benefit from the dense bone in the frontal part of the jaw, but we can place a longer Implant, with a much less invasive procedure, without entering into the sinus cavity on the upper arch.
How long is the procedure?
The surgery takes 2 hours per arch under sedation (Sleep Dentistry) and you will get a permanently fixed bridge set of teeth in just one day!
Is there going to be pain?
Since the surgery is much less invasive, is performed under sedation, and the Patient is given anti-inflammatory medication prior to surgery, there is little to no discomfort and swelling.
What about healing time?
No healing time or bone integration is required to secure the Fixed Bridge onto the Implant due to the fact that the Implants are anchored into the bone. The usual 6-9 month bone integration is not required in most cases because we gain solid primary stability at the initial placement of these Specialized Implants.
All of my remaining teeth need to be extracted, How can the bridge be put on right after the surgery? Isn’t time needed for healing ? Aren’t the gum too sore to handle the load of the fixed bridge and could I get dry sockets?
This is the least invasive procedure which is done under sedation. After extraction and implant placement, the bridge will be sitting on implants only and NOT on the soft tissue. The gum will be completely closed up after surgery therefore there is no socket exposed and no dry socket.. Patients are placed on anti- inflammatory medication prior to surgery, therefore there is no pain or swelling. 9 out of 10 patients do not even take any pain medication after this procedure.
How much does the procedure cost?
Every Patient is different depending on bone quantity and density, but on average, this procedure costs half the price of conventional methods, without any waiting period and the benefit of a Permanently Fixed Bridge in one day. Additionally, Our fees are an average 0f 30% lower than our nearest competitors. We also offer a lowest price guarantee for the “All-on-4″ procedure. Many practices use a “team” of specialists to perform the “All-on-4″ procedure, or you are referred to a “team” of specialists, when this happens every member of the “team” must get paid! This results in higher costs for the Patient. Dr. Golpa expertly performs every aspect of your oral rehabilitation, from your initial consultation, to the day you leave with your beautiful new teeth. Dr. Golpa only answers to one person, You. Our fees are also lower than traveling to countries like Mexico or Costa Rica, when you factor in all the fees involved, not to mention the hassles and dangers of foreign travel. Before you have any teeth removed, come in for a second opinion. When you compare our fees it’s easy to see why Dr. Golpa’s Dental Implant Center is the Clear Choice for Teeth-in-1-day! If All-on-Four Dental Implants are not within your budget, we can provide other more affordable options for your dental treatment. READ MORE
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