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Outlining All-On-4 Treatment
The All-On-4™ prosthesis is the most economical option for stable dental implant treatment with exquisite esthetic results. This protocol uses a prosthesis strategically supported by four dental implants that are biomechanically positioned for maximum stability. Both the Teeth In a Day™ and Teeth In an Hour™ implant protocols can be performed using the All-On-4™ method of treatment.
The All-On-4™ dental implant procedure is not new. Using four implants to support permanent teeth happened for the first time at Pi in 1987, and has continued to be a reliable and effective resource for new smiles through a quarter of a century. The success rate for prostheses built upon four implants in each arch is the same as the success rate for cases requiring more anchorage. Using the 3-D scans from the i-CAT scanner perfects the planning process.
The All-On-4™ system allows a patient to choose from a wide variety of approaches to the fabrication of their new smile. The final prosthesis can be made in various grades of laboratory materials from acrylic to fine porcelain, always with the same attention to esthetic detail, but allowing for the financial investment to suit the patient’s comfort zone. The beauty of this system is that it is upgradeable. Additional implants can be added later and/or the prostheses itself can be fabricated with a higher grade of materials at the patient’s convenience.
There is no question that permanent teeth add comfort, confidence, vigor and vitality to the quality of life. Dental implants using the All-On-4™ treatment protocol
are unequivocally the best alternative to limping through life with dentures. Besides the priceless psychological benefits of natural looking teeth, a fixed smile eliminates lifelong visits for the relining of dentures as the gum tissue perpetually recedes. It also eliminates the need for an ongoing supply of adhesive products.
Unmatched laboratory technology allows us to create each new smile with extraordinary sensitivity, customization and detail. Our doctors and laboratory
technicians take pride in their ability to build smiles distinctively suited to each face and personality. This premium level of esthetic care is part of every
All-On-4™ treatment package.
The surgical procedure for the All-On-4™ protocol is minimally invasive and can almost always be accomplished simply using local anesthesia. Our very experienced team of professionals provides comprehensive pre-op and post-op information to ensure that each patient has the most comfortable experience possible in our center. Recovery time is brief and gratification is instant. The new smile is placed upon the implants immediately following the surgical procedure.
For more anxious patients, the Pi Dental Center provides general anesthesia through the services of an experienced, board certified anesthesia team.
The Pi Dental Center in Fort Washington is one of the most comprehensive treatment centers in the world. Featured on Good Morning America and The Today Show, Pi is home to the trademarked Teeth in a Day™ procedure but serves global patients with decades of experience in all aspects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Our doctors are among the prestigious list of dentists highlighted as the best of metropolitan Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine.
Drs. Balshi and Wolfinger, board certified prosthodontists are Diplomates of the American Board of Prosthdontics and are published in numerous journals in addition to their clinical accomplishments. Their experience with the All-On-4™ treatment modality is vast.