All-on-4® Dental Implants

Many of our patients have chosen All-on-4® dental implant surgery to replaced lost teeth. This new type of dental implant procedure helps to streamline treatment when teeth are lost as a result of age, accident, or gum disease or other dental problems.

Patients wearing dentures or who are about to lose teeth can often benefit from All-on-4® treatment, working with a dentist, an oral surgeon and a qualified lab technician. Dental professionals will use radiology to determine correct placement and look at how to install implants in the mouth. The preparation for this type of innovative dental surgery is important to how the dental implants work after installation, and the patient should have a chance to participate and ask questions.

What is All-on-4®?

The All-on-4® dental implant system gets its name from using four posts per arch in the delivery of dental implant systems. With this new type of treatment, providers can often help a patient avoid the cost and recovery of grafting into the sinuses or lower jaw. In terms of durability and dental health, the resulting implants are much more stable and permanent than temporary, removable dentures. Our patients marvel at how well dental implants work and how much better they feel when having solid, stable and long-term solutions for an aging smile.

Streamlining All-on-4® Dental Treatment

Another major benefit of the All-on-4® treatment is that in some cases, patients can have the dental implants put in on the same day that the original teeth are extracted.

Think about this in terms of logistics – instead of having to install a temporary denture, when a team can place implants the same day as extractions, it adds a lot of convenience and eliminates a lot of the cost. Several stages of the traditional process are no longer required. All-on-4® treatment helps a patient to get the full functionality and long-term repair of significant dental implants without the wait time, and allows them to get back to their normal life quickly.

Dr. Sonny Kim will consult on what’s necessary during recovery and how All-on-4® treatment can work for you. We excel in helping our patients to understand how to pursue All-on-4® treatment and other dental options according to their oral health and specific medical history. Come talk about Advanced Family Dentistry to get dental consultation and treatment in a warm, welcoming setting and get guidance toward the best procedures for you making your smile the best it can be.

Overwhelmingly positive experience

I have been a patient at Dr. Kim’s practice since 2015 and have had an overwhelmingly positive experience to date. Dr. Kim and the staff are courteous, genuine, and professional. After having neglected my teeth for a few years, Dr. Kim provided several fillings and two crowns on my teeth. During the procedure Dr. Kim took numerous photos and extensive documentation. Dr. Kim explained multiple times that this was necessary when insurance companies decided to deny claims. A few months later, as dental providers do, my claim was denied as unnecessary, and they suggested that I should have first attempted a filling. While I am not a dentist, the tooth appeared barely intact after the plaque removal, and I am quite certain that Dr. Kim made the right choice. Helen, one of Dr. Kim’s staff members called me when my claim was denied and informed me that they were challenging the insurance companies decision with additional documentation and a write up. Additionally, I was assured over voicemail that under no circumstance would I pay anything more than I already had paid in the office (which was the amount I would have paid assuming my insurance gave coverage). After 3 or 4 repeated submissions by my provider, the insurance eventually caved and paid the bill. All of this based on two factors: the thoroughness of Dr. Kim’s documentation, and the insistence of Dr. Kim and his staff (Helen in particular) that my insurance provider pay their dues instead of myself. Additionally, at my last visit I mentioned I was getting married in the near future to Helen. She informed me that the practice provides a complimentary teeth bleaching to one of the parties! In summary it is hard to differentiate one dental practice from another, because quite frankly, teeth are teeth and we all want them to just work, it is easy to differentiate good people from predatory people. In a time where dental insurance providers seem quite predatory (at quite a penalty to the wallet!), I am glad to have a strong advocate in my dental provider. Dr. Kim and his practice are good people. I think good people deserve some degree of a shout out and that is why I am writing this review on my Friday night!

Jesse A., McLean, VA