On June 1, 2013, Dr Neo Tee Khin, Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics and Dr Ho Kok Sen, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at Specialist Dental Group conducted a workshop in partnership with NobelBiocare to share their dental implant experiences with fellow general dentists and specialists as part of continuing dental education for the profession.
During the three hour seminar at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in Orchard, Drs Neo and Ho shared industry knowledge and the revolutionary concept of All-on-4 Dental Implants. The Saturday afternoon event enjoyed a good turnout with the support of fellow dental colleagues who were interested in continual dental research and education.
Dr Neo conducted a show and tell session with the participants. The presentation includedsharing pointers on basic surgical planning to detailed planning and the considerations needed for a sucessful dental implant procedure
Dr Ho demonstrated the surgical management component of the All-on-4 procedure. He also showed the framework and the outline on the tooth model before demonstrating how then dental implants are placed.
All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure
The All-on-4 procedure is a flexible solution for patients with missing teeth. They can enjoy having their missing teeth fully replaced with only four dental implants for each jaw. Its immediate loading ability also makes treatment flow more efficient for shorter treatment times and improved patient satisfaction.
The key benefits of the All-on-4 Procedure are as follows:
- Minimally invasive surgery – this procedure allows patients with minimum bone volume to opt for dental implant procedure without going through bone grafting procedure
- Shortened treatment time – it is possible to go from tooth loss to having functional and esthetic teeth in one treatment session
Greater patient comfort – The surgery is generally patient friendly with minimized surgical trauma. Patients can have teeth immediately and resume their normal activities.
In summary, All-on-4 Procedure provides a clinical solution that maximizes the use of available bone while giving comprehensive and highly aesthetic prosthetics for the patient as a result.