Dr. Martin is known for his expertise in All-On-4 Implants. He discovered early in his career the profound impact a new smile has on a person’s life. The immediate happiness and confidence in his patients lead them to succeed in all other parts of their life. Dr. Martin is committed to help transform lives one smile at a time. He exerted himself in extensive training around the world to become highly skilled in All-On-4 Implants. Dr. Martin, certified in IV Sedation, creates a comfortable and pain-free experience for his patients during this procedure.
WHAT IS AN ALL ON FOUR IMPLANT?The term All-on-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a surgical and technique prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease. It consists of the rehabilitation of either edentulous or dentate maxilla and/or mandible with fixed prosthesis by placing four implants in the anterior maxilla, where bone density is higher. The four implants support a fixed prosthesis with 10 to 14 teeth and it is placed immediately, typically within 24 hours of surgery.Implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare was among the first to identify the evolution of the All-on-4 technique as a potential valid and cost-effective alternative to conventional implant techniques, and funded studies by Portuguese dentist Paulo Maló to determine the efficacy of this approach. During this time this technique was also used by various other clinicians around the world.All-on-4 is not an invention, but rather a treatment technique that has evolved over time and has the following features:
- four dental implants to support a full fixed bridge (documented since 1977)
- the use of angulated implants in the back to overcome bony deficiencies or anatomical structures (documented since 1990)
- immediate loading (documented since 1990)
- Full-arch restoration
- Shorter installation times than other implants
- Prevents further bone loss
- Decreases the need for a bone graft
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