Ridgewood Dental Associates offers the All-on-4® dental implant procedure to quickly restore the aesthetics, health and function of your smile. All-on-4 is an advanced restorative treatment in which four implants are strategically placed in the jawbone to support a full arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. This treatment can be optimal for patients who have been told they lack sufficient bone for dental implants.
At our practice in Ridgewood, NJ, patients have two possible treatment tracts to follow. The first option is to be a regular private patient. We also offer a second tract, which is to serve as a patient as part of our continuing education course (CE). For all of our patients, our experienced specialists use state-of-the-art technology to help provide a beautiful, radiant smile.
Private patients will undergo treatment as any typical dental implants patient would. You can schedule appointments and procedures at your own convenience and your treatment timeline is shorter than continuing education (CE) patients. Private patients can also experience additional benefits of privacy because you will only work individually with Dr. Jin Ha Joung and/or Dr. Mark Samani.
Continuing Education Course Patient
Patients who decide to participate as a CE course patient will receive a significant reduction in the cost of their treatment. The total cost is set at an all-inclusive price per arch of $25,000 or $28,000, depending on individual circumstances. This includes all extractions, surgical placement of four implants, the screw down temporary and the CAD/CAM bar supported final restoration. In return for this reduction, CE course patients will be part of a hands-on course with participating dentists observing. As a result, you will need to schedule your treatment approximately every four weeks to coincide with course dates. You will also be videotaped and photographed to effectively document your case for educational and PR purposes.
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- Click here to follow our patient, Mike, as he goes from start to finish with the All-on-4.
What is All-on-4?
The All-on-4 technique provides a safe and effective alternative to traditional dental implants for patients missing most or all of their teeth. During a traditional implant procedure, your dentist will embed six to eight posts in your jawbone to support a full-arch denture. To qualify for this procedure, you must have adequate bone tissue to support traditional implants. This may entail a prerequisite surgery such as a bone graft or sinus lift to ensure optimal results. In addition, this treatment requires that your gums fully recover after your implants are placed before your dentist can secure your customized restorations. This can take anywhere from three to six months.
Unlike traditional implants, All-on-4 can often eliminate the need for a bone graft if you have experienced moderate jaw atrophy. The procedure requires just four strategically placed implants to support a full denture. During your procedure, our team will place four posts at precise angles to evenly distribute the weight across your jawbone and alleviate stress on weaker areas. The two anterior posts will be carefully placed straight into the jawbone and the two posterior posts will be inserted at a 45-degree angle to make use of available bone. In addition, our specialists at Ridgewood Dental Associates can attach temporary dentures immediately after surgery to help you achieve your desired results in a single appointment.