All-on-4 or 6 Dental Implants
All-on-4 or 6 Dental Implants
A minimally invasive solution with a fixed full-arch restoration for high patient satisfaction.
We are proud to offer the widely popular “All-on-4 or 6” treatment. This procedure is an excellent choice for those patients replacing any front teeth and those who need to have several implants placed simultaneously for an extensive restoration.
Video 01:41 | Demonstration of the life changing All-on-4 dental implant treatment concept.
The procedure is quite straightforward. Our oral surgeon pulls out the tooth and immediately replaces it with an implant—all in the same surgery. Then, we attach a temporary bridge in the same session.
Once the implant is correctly integrated into the bone (approximately after six months), the patient books a new appointment with a general dentist to have the final restoration placed. In this session, your general dentist will fit a permanent bridge, which is typically made of zircon. This material is strong and durable and has excellent esthetic results.
This method has a significant advantage: it tends to be shorter than traditional implant placing treatments. Usually, the dentist first extracts the tooth and then needs to wait a few months before performing a new surgery to place the implants. Then, after this second surgery, the patient needs to wait for another three – six months before having the final restoration fitted. This “biological time” needs to be respected for successful treatment. On the other hand, with “All-on-4 or 6”, the patients save precious time skipping those months between the first and second surgeries.
In addition to this, with “All-on-4 or 6,” patients won’t have to deal with provisional bridges. Many of you might have gone through this. No matter how good this provisional seems to be, the chances are that it will need a few visits to the office until it fits perfectly.
How To Care For All-on-4
We strongly advise our patients to regularly visit their general dentist’s office to have their implants checked and cleaned. They will remove the fixed restoration (bridge or crowns) and clean the implants’ abutments. Once the deep cleaning is ready, your dentist will check the implants. If everything is ok, they will screw the bridge or crowns back into the implants.
Are You a Candidate for All-on-4 or 6?
Patients with edentulism (toothlessness) are often eligible for the All-on-4 or 6 treatment concept. A thorough evaluation of any patient is necessary in order to choose the right treatment and to establish a predictable treatment outcome.
Zygomatic implants (attached to the cheekbone) are often a choice for patients who aren’t candidates for traditional dental implants due to severely resorbed edentulous maxilla (lack of bone mass in the upper arch).
Photo shows maxillary prosthesis supported by 4 zygomatic implants. Medically accurate 3D illustration of human teeth and dentures.See pricing for All-on-4 or 6 above
|Full Arch Dental Implants|
(upper or lower) with In-House Lab
Our implant surgeons have the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a Dental Implant Dentist.
If you’re missing teeth, finding the right replacement is critical to regaining self-confidence, full dental function, and improved oral health. Northern Virginia oral surgeon Dr. Snehal Patel and his team offer implant dentistry as a comprehensive means of improving smiles.
Dr. Patel is both a dentist and a physician, completing both his dental and medical degrees at Columbia University. Dr. Patel was also part of one of the first teams involved in CT guided dental implant placement at Columbia University.
Dr. Jungwirth pursued his love of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by completing an internship and residency at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, a program known across the country for its superb clinical training.
Dr. Kim is an accomplished oral surgeon who has extensive experience in treating a wide range of patients in connection with their oral and maxillofacial needs. She appreciates every patient’s individuality and adapts her treatment based on their unique situation and progress.
Less than 1% of 704,000+ dentists worldwide are Board Certified Oral Surgeons who have earned ABOMS Diplomate credentials.
Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery are among the top specialists in the world at performing implant dentistry procedures.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Patel and Dr. Jungwirth average up to 20x the amount of continuing education credit hours required by the State of Virginia per licensing period.
Both Dr. Patel and Dr. Jungwirth take great pride in practicing implant dentistry; they routinely perform sinus lifts, bone grafts and complex bone augmentation procedures.
Serving the Northern Virginia area with locations in Lorton, Springfield and Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Dr. Patel offers a wide range of dental implant procedures including single tooth implants, hybrid implant dentures, All-On-4 or 6, snap in dentures, teeth-in-an-hour, full arch implants and full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Patel is at the forefront of dental implant technology offering 3D Cone Beam scans for high-precision guided dental implant planning and the use of biological growth proteins to accelerate the healing of soft and hard tissue.
Following his dental medicine training at Harvard, Dr. Jungwirth pursued his love of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by completing an internship and residency at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, a program known across the country for its superb clinical training.
He had the opportunity to serve as Chief Resident at University Hospital while training in Newark, New Jersey. He trained in full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including implants, dentoalveolar, pathology, cosmetics, trauma, and TMJ surgery.
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Snehal Patel, DDS, MD
Dr. Patel is both a dentist and a physician, completing both his dental and medical degrees at Columbia University. He finished his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. During his training, he participated with Healing the Children in the countries of Colombia and Ecuador treating children with cleft lips and palates. Dr. Patel was also part of one of the first teams involved in CT guided dental implant placement at Columbia University. Dr. Patel was born and raised in Philadelphia and went to Boston University for college. Dr. Patel and his wife enjoy spending time together and enjoy traveling.
- Boston University
- Columbia University (DDS & MD)
- Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Michael Jungwirth, DMD
Dr. Michael Jungwirth was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and grew up in Keene, New Hampshire. He graduated first in his class at the University of Tennessee with a degree in neuroscience and associate research. During his undergraduate studies Dr. Jungwirth pursued his passion for the advancement of medical science by performing molecular and cellular biology research and publishing two manuscripts. He was also awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, a C.W. Fite Fellowship for Outstanding Professional Promise, and the William Harris III Undergraduate Research Award.
From there he attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he continued his passion for research and patient care. He received the Harvard Odontological Society Award for Excellence in Research, the Dr. Paul E. Boyle Award For Excellence in the Field of Oral Pathology, and several grants for his research on non-endothelial origin of midpalatal suture osteoblasts. Throughout his time at Harvard Dental School, Dr. Jungwirth made sure to give back to the community by serving as the treasurer for Operation Mouth Guard, an organization that provided mouth guards for underprivileged athletes. He also co-founded the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Introduction to Dentistry Course in order to inspire and guide the next generation of dental professionals.
Following his dental medicine training, Dr. Jungwirth pursued his love of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by completing an internship and residency at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, a program known across the country for its superb clinical training. He was honored to serve patients of all racial, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds and make a difference in the community. He had the opportunity to serve as Chief Resident at University Hospital while training in Newark, New Jersey. He trained in full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including implants, dentoalveolar, pathology, cosmetics, trauma, and TMJ surgery.
Dr. Jungwirth is excited to serve Northern Virginia at Lorton, Springfield & Mt Vernon Dental Implant and Oral Surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, hiking, skiing and travelling.
- University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine
- Rutgers School of Dental Medicine