Once you decide to invest in your oral health by choosing the All-on-4® procedure, it’s important to select the right dental professional to do the work. Keep in mind, the All-on-4 procedure is one of the latest advances in dental implant surgery. As with any surgery, the best person for the job is a surgeon. Here are four reasons why oral surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform the All-on-4 procedure:
Oral surgeons are the experts in the placement of implants, tooth root substitutes that are surgically anchored in place in the jawbone and act to stabilize the artificial teeth to which they are attached. With recent studies suggesting greater implant success rates when performed by a dental specialist such as an oral surgeon, why would you trust your All-on-4 procedure to anyone else? The vast majority of dental implants first placed by oral surgeons more than 20 years ago are still functioning at peak performance, and these dental implant patients remain satisfied that they made the right choice. At Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona, you can receive dental implants, the most successful method to replace any number of missing teeth, in just one or two appointments.
Because the All-on-4 procedure involves surgery, of course you want a surgeon to do the work. Oral surgeons are surgically trained in hospital-based residency programs for a minimum of four years. During this time, they train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesia and other specialties.
During a hospital residency, the oral surgeon receives focused training on important anatomical structures involved with oral surgery, including bone, skin and muscle of the face, mouth and jaw.
An oral surgeon’s expertise in providing safe, effective outpatient anesthesia makes it possible for you to have the All-on-4 procedure in your oral surgeon’s office without discomfort. In general, in-office procedures save you money, when compared to similar care in hospitals or outpatient surgery centers. Likewise, the comfortable and personalized setting at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona will minimize your waiting and recovery time.