Millennium Surgical’s board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Bartlomiej Nierzwicki, offers his patients an the innovative All-On-4 bridge by Nobel Biocare. This procedure is an innovative advancement in dental restoration for your mouth. It looks natural and gives the wearer full function just as teeth would. Many of Dr. Nierzwicki’s patients give high praise of the All-On-4 bridge because it allows them to eat foods they couldn’t with their previous restorations and speak without it slipping. Some also report loving that it restores the fullness of their facial features to gives a more them youthful look. If you want an alternative to traditional bridge, call for a consultation at our Chicago, IL office.

People, who still use complete dentures with acrylic (plastic) palate typically experience no taste and swallow large pieces of food with insufficient chewing. Moreover, they do not have a sense of temperature of foods they consume, which can leads to stomach problems. All above-mentioned problems can immediately be resolved by a miraculous one-day procedure.

Advances in dental medicine developed a modern and contemporary technique ALL-ON-4, also known as “Teeth in one day.” The ALL-ON-4 concept is addressed to patients of all ages, even with significant loss of teeth and bone loss. The phenomenon of ALL-ON-4 consists of four titanium implants (bone screws), which support the hybrid denture (ALL-ON-4 bridge) infinitely.  The concept of ALL-ON-4 is based on a same-day screw-retained replacement for the entire upper and/or lower arch of teeth.

Reasons for Treatment

Patients ask for the All-On-4 bridge for:

  • A better-looking smile
  • More functionality to the teeth
  • The ability to brush the teeth instead of soaking a prosthetic
  • No creams, pastes, or gels
  • Quicker treatment time
  • No accidental movement while talking, singing, laughing, and eating

During the Procedure

At your consultation, we will take a 3d scan of your jaws to determine the best course of action in the placement of the implants. During the surgery, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon will insert the needed implants in the upper and/or lower jaw, respectively. You will go home with a temporary fixed bridge and the implants will need to bond to the jaw bone for 2 – 6 months. After the surgeon sees that the implants are secure, then the new bridge is ready to be placed. The All-On-4 bridge will be screwed into the anchors in the jaw.

The method of permanently securing an entire dental arch to implants (ALL-ON-4) eliminates the problems with chewing, speech disturbances or irritation, and prevents bone loss.Patients who choose the hybrid bridge supported by implants do not need to worry about their denture falling out. This solution also improves the esthetics of the face – it helps eliminate wrinkles around lips and collapsing cheeks. It gives the patients confidence and boosts their self-esteem. Above all, patients are satisfied with their new smile.

Other Considerations

An All-On-4 implant bridge should be regarded like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. We advise that patients continue with annual routine dental exams and cleanings at the primary dentist’s office to maximize the benefits.

Plan Your Procedure

Recovery Time 2 – 3 Days
Average Procedure Time 2 – 3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up 2 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location Office

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With an All-On-4 implant bridge, your time with our surgeon can be a positive experience with less postoperative pain, swelling, and bruising. We want you to be able to resume normal activities the next day and get back to living and enjoying life. Please call our office today, and schedule your first appointment for a consultation to find out more about an All-On-4 bridge.