For many centuries patients have suffered through the many shortcomings of traditional dentures. Their ability to chew and enjoy one of the most basic pleasures was a fleeting dream.
With the advent of dental implants that dream has become a reality. The different techniques implemented and refined over the years have made this possible. Patients are now able to return to form and function and are able to enjoy many of the great benefits of having teeth. In the early implementation of such techniques the patient had to undergo multiple surgeries in order to obtain that goal. Although successful these tactics had many shortcomings and were very costly and difficult to tolerate.
As the understanding of the forces applied to the prosthesis was further investigated, newer techniques overcame many of the shortcomings. This technique involves the placement of four, or more, dental implants to support the prosthesis using the best bone available. The implants are placed at the same time as the removal of the remaining teeth. The term All-on-4 was coined and became universal in describing this technique.
Using the All-on-4 (teeth in a day) technique most patients would only need ONE surgery and would go home with a full complement of functioning and beautiful teeth. This involves proper planning and set up and is offered at Texas Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Mazen Duraini prides himself at using the best materials and latest technology in making the result beautiful and long lasting. He uses a 3D scan obtained at the office to pre-plan the surgery, guiding him in placing the implants in the best position for an excellent long-term result.
We understand your apprehension and hesitation with moving forward with such treatment. We feel that we can alleviate most of your fears if we have the opportunity to meet you. Dr. Duraini would love to help you return to having a beautiful smile and the ability to enjoy the simple things in life.