If you have a history of poor dental health or have many missing or damaged teeth, you may be a good candidate for All-on-4®. This restorative treatment replaces the existing teeth with a fixed denture attached to a set of dental implants.
Dr. Gocke recommends All-on-4 to McLean patients who want:
- A more comfortable and secure alternative to traditional dentures
- A natural-looking smile and to enjoy greater confidence in everyday social settings
- A fully functional bite and the ability to get back to eating the types of food you may have given up because you couldn’t chew properly
As a specialist in dental implants, Dr. Gocke’s experience lends itself to predictable and durable outcomes with the All-on-4 procedure. He leverages his training and years in practice as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to create a natural appearance, promote long-term oral health, and improve daily comfort.
Why Choose the All-on-4 Technique?
One of the most common questions we hear from dental implant patients is why they would benefit from the All-on-4 technique as opposed to more conventional dental implants.
The major benefit of All-on-4 is that it allows for complete dental restoration using only four to six implants, strategically placed throughout the mouth. Because only four to six implants are needed, the surgical procedure tends to be comparatively simple and straightforward, while the recovery process may be somewhat abbreviated.
We typically emphasize the All-on-4 technique for patients who are missing all of their teeth on the upper arch, lower arch, or on both the top and bottom arches. All-on-4 makes it easy for these patients to get an entirely new set of healthy teeth that look and behave just like normal.
By contrast, patients who are only missing one or two teeth may not benefit from All-on-4. For patients whose tooth loss is less extensive, one or two implants may be all that is required.
Dr. Gocke has ample experience assessing patients and helping them determine the type of implant technique that is right for them. If you have any questions about whether or not All-on-4 is right for you, Dr. Gocke will be more than happy to clear things up during your consultation.
An Overview of All-on-4 With Our Practice
During your initial visit to our office in McLean, Dr. Gocke will perform a thorough examination to determine if All-on-4® is right for you. He will also use state-of-the-art 3-D CT scans to evaluate the supporting bone structure that will anchor the dental implants. This step will allow him to determine if you will require bone grafting as part of your procedure.
Once Dr. Gocke understands your needs, he will confer with your restorative dentist and a lab technician to develop a treatment plan. He will then review the treatment plan with you and answer any questions that you may have. You will also have the opportunity to speak with a financial coordinator so that you can have complete transparency into the costs associated with All-on-4.