All-on-4 Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Chicago

What is It, and Who is a Good Candidate?

Replacing an entire arch of teeth with All-on-4 Dental Implants is an excellent option for patients who are missing all or a significant number of teeth. All-on-4 bridges look, feel, and function as close to your natural teeth as possible.

University Associates in Dentistry’s (UAD) dental office in downtown Chicago has been a recognized leader in providing the All-on-4 implant approach since its introduction fifteen years ago. In addition, our doctors have participated in the research and development of the All-on-4 treatment—right here in our private practice.


  • The gold standard replacement for a full arch or row of unhealthy or missing teeth
  • 4-6 implants are strategically placed to support and retain the entire arch of teeth (upper and/or lower)
  • The implant placements and first set of teeth are done at the same time as the removal of the remaining teeth (which is why it’s called “teeth-in-a-day”)
  • Bone grafts are not needed
  • A stronger permanent set of teeth are provided after three months when the implants have fully healed and stabilized

Dr. Baer, Dr. Marcus, and Dr. Schelkopf are all recognized leaders in the field of dental implants and All-on-4 treatment, with published research, active lecturing, and consistent mentoring of other doctors on dental implant care. At UAD, our All-on-4 treatment is completed in one appointment and at once office—that includes the entire surgical treatment and the delivery of your new teeth.


  • Missing Multiple Teeth – If you have failing bridges or multiple decaying or missing teeth along your dental ridge, you will benefit from this procedure.
  • No Oral Disease Present – Gum disease or other oral diseases pose a risk factor for implant failure. Treatment is required before undergoing implant surgery.
  • Ability to Support the Implants – You should have sufficient jawbone structure and gum tissue to support the dental implants.
  • No Smoking – Smoking can increase your implant failure rate up to three times. Patients who smoke must stop leading up to surgery and during the healing process.
  • Committed to Treatment – The procedure does require several visits to the oral surgeon and temporary changes to your diet and habits.
  • This treatment is the perfect route for getting back to smiling, functioning, and enjoying life without worrying about the discomfort of dental problems!

Conveniently for patients, our practice centralizes everything at a single office. So if you’re interested in learning more about the All-on-4 treatment or any other dental implant treatment options in the Chicago area, please set up a free consult at UAD’s all-in-1 practice! You can contact us to schedule a free consult by clicking here or giving us a call!

UAD phone number (312) 704-5511
We are located at 222 N LaSalle (in downtown Chicago)

4 Things to Know When Considering Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Chicago

University Associates in Dentistry Offers Single Tooth Replacement, Implant Bridges, All-on-4 / Teeth-in-a-Day

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Dental implants are today’s gold standard in tooth replacement, providing a solution that feels, functions, and looks just like natural teeth. Are you considering our dental office in downtown Chicago for Dental Implants? Here are four things to know before meeting with our team of implant surgeons and restorative doctors to discuss your procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? Most likely, if:

☑️ you have one or more teeth missing
☑️ you have a fully grown jawbone
☑️ you have healthy oral tissues
☑️ you have enough bone for the dental implant to be secured or can have a bone graft
☑️ you don’t have a medical condition that would affect bone healing
☑️ you’re willing to commit a few months to the process
☑️ you’re a non-smoker

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Yes, dental implants have been around for many years, and the technology continues to advance! Implants, which look and function like natural teeth, have an average success rate of near 100%. They’re one of the most reliable and safest ways to replace missing teeth.

What are the Risks of Dental Implants?

Although rare, some implants fail if there is not enough bone to secure the implant. At UAD, we always make sure there is enough bone present to reduce the risk. And if there is significant bone loss, bone grafting is used to increase bone density before an implant is placed.
Another possible risk is poor oral hygiene. Dental implants are no different from natural teeth when it comes to taking good care of them; both may fall out eventually if gum decay, tartar, or bacteria is present.

How Long is the Recovery after the Dental Implant Procedure?

There’s a varied healing period based on your health, how many teeth need replacing, and other factors. To note, the average implant process occurs in multiple steps, so you may require more than one healing stage. Generally speaking, the recovery process takes anywhere from six to 12 weeks.

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