The All-on-4 implants goes by different names - They are also known as full mouth restoration or dental arch restoration, is a method for replacing an entire arch- or both arches- of missing or damaged teeth with only 4 dental implants. Two are placed in the back of the jaw at a 45° angle and two are placed in the front. Since the two in the back are angled, it means that patients who have some bone loss can still take advantage of this option.
The implant is made up of three parts:
The crown may be made up of three different materials:
For most patients at Covington Complete Dentistry, All-on-4 is safe and effective. Here’s what you can expect before, during, and after this procedure:
At Covington Complete Dentistry, Dr. Baptista Kwok, BS, DDS checks if you’re a right candidate for all-on-4 dental implants.
Here are the various reasons that might lead to Dr. Kwok recommending all-on-4 as your tooth replacement solution:
This is a permanent solution that most patients agree is much more comfortable than traditional dentures. All-on-4 is reserved for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth. If you do have any natural teeth remaining, we will extract those before placing the implants and denture plate.
If you only have a few missing or unhealthy teeth, we typically recommend replacing them with single dental implants or an implant-supported bridge. Some patients do not qualify for All-on-4 treatment, including those who:
We encourage you to schedule your consultation today with the team at Covington Complete Dentistry. We can help you determine if All-on-4 is appropriate for you or if another tooth replacement option would be better.
This just covers the cost of the implants and the denture plate for one arch (top or bottom). If you need both arches, it will be more. It is also important to note that this does not cover any additional procedures you may require such as treatment for gum disease, extractions, x-rays, and more.
In some cases, your dental insurance may cover all or part of this tooth replacement solution. Our friendly office staff will work with your insurance provider to determine coverage. When it comes to payment options, we accept cash, credit cards, and checks.
If you are unable to cover your portion of the cost of this service, we offer CareCredit, which will allow you to make low monthly payments on your treatment. This way, you can get your smile and confidence back as soon as possible.
Dr. Baptista Kwok is from the east coast. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in 1992. In 1996, he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery. In 2001, he completed his dental implant education and training from the Carl Misch Implant Institute.
He has been practicing dentistry since 1996 and has been in the area since 2011. He offers a variety of treatments including:
He is also able to provide clear aligners. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Misch Dental Implant Institute Alumni, Washington State Dental Association, and the Seattle King County Dental Society.
He makes it a priority to further his education and attends quarterly dental lectures and courses to stay up to date on advances in the industry. He is involved in a dental study club and works with other dentists on new dental treatments and techniques.
At Covington Complete Dentistry, we utilize modern dental technology to make your treatment easier. For example, we understand that many patients avoid dental treatment because they’re afraid of the injection. We use Calaject pain-free injections. We also use computer-guided implant surgery to ensure optimum results.