Hello, I’m Dr. Fred Loe of North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I am a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and have obtained a dental degree.
You may be at a point in your life where you feel like you spend more and more money on your dental work and are still losing ground. This can be frustrating and even more difficult when you and your dentist can’t come up with a reasonable solution to your complex dental problems. Dental implants have been used for many years to restore failing teeth; however, restoring an entire upper or lower arch of teeth with the traditional crown and bridge technique can cost anywhere from 80 to 100 thousand dollars.
Using a technique called the All-on-4® procedure, the surgical team here at North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can place four specialized implants in a manner that provides adequate support for a full arch of beautiful white teeth, and those implants and teeth can be placed in just one visit. You can walk into our office with the mouth you have now and walk out with your new set of teeth for a fraction of the cost of the traditional implant method.
To prepare for your All-on-4® procedure, we will schedule initial consultations with the surgical team at our office and our restoring doctors. After the procedure, you may have some mild discomfort, which can be treated with oral pain medication, and you will need to eat softer foods during the healing period.
Approximately six months after the procedure, when the implants have integrated, your teeth will be reinforced for strength. While no procedure can restore teeth to the exact strength and appearance of your original teeth, the All-on-4® procedure can get you eating and smiling again quickly and affordably. Our office is staffed by a highly skilled surgical team and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to ensure the highest level of comfort and safety during your procedure.
For all of your oral surgery needs, please visit us at North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. We perform general tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, and bone grafting procedures, as well as facial trauma surgery and many other facial reconstructive procedures. We service all of Tarrant, Wise, and Parker Counties and look forward to caring for you at our state-of-the-art oral surgery facility. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call our office. Thank you.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept
Dr. Fred Loe performs a unique dental implant solution called the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, which offers patients in need of a full arch replacement a faster procedure and healing time at a fraction of the cost of other replacement options. During the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, four specialized implants are placed in the patient’s upper or lower jaw, which attach to an entire arch of beautiful white teeth.
Why choose the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
When you have lost the majority of your teeth, it can be difficult to find a cost-effective replacement option that restores both function and aesthetics to your mouth. Options such as removable dentures or numerous implants are extremely expensive and can involve an extremely time-consuming restoration and healing process. Luckily, when you visit North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, you have an alternative option to mitigate these problems—the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.
During this procedure, Dr. Loe will place four specialized dental implants into the upper or lower jaw. Many patients choose this option because it does not involve the placement of a full arch of individual implants or require the grinding down of adjacent healthy teeth to support a prosthesis. In turn, the amount of post-surgical discomfort, bruising, and swelling that many patients experience with other replacement options is considerably decreased with this technique. Additionally, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept is much less expensive than other prosthetic options, such as replacing an entire arch of teeth with individual implants, and allows patients to solve both their functional and aesthetic problems much more quickly.
What are the benefits of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
- Increased Flexibility. The decreased healing and integration time allows the new replacement teeth to be attached to the four-implant base more quickly and avoid the delay that accompanies many other surgical procedures used to replace teeth. This allows patients to start enjoying the benefits of their new arch of teeth as soon as possible.
- Increased Functionality. The All-on-4® Treatment Concept anchors implants at an angle that provides the highest ratio of implant-to-bone contact, ensuring that the replacement teeth are secure and supported.
- Improved Clinical Results. Unlike other procedures, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept does not involve the grinding down of healthy teeth to cement a bridge or rely on the strength of any existing teeth to carry the burden of a bridge. Instead, this procedure utilizes minimally invasive techniques for implant placement, ensuring a rapid recovery. These implants will fully support the weight and function of the replacement set of teeth.
Who is a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?
Many patients who are unable to receive traditional replacement options, such as a fixed bridge, are still able to receive this unique treatment. If you are on the verge of losing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth, have already lost these teeth, or wear a prosthesis such as dentures, you may be a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. If you think you may be a candidate for this procedure or want to learn more information about it, we encourage you to call and schedule an initial consultation at our office in Saginaw, TX.