All-on-4 Dental Implants – Fixed Dentures in One Day

What if you could have a full set of teeth replaced in only one day? So many dental implant patients have to travel from office to office for various appointments, turning what could be a simple process into a long ordeal. For those who are from remote locations and look to metropolitan cities for their dental implant needs, this can be especially inconvenient. All-on-4 dental implants offer a one-day surgery solution for dental implant patients who are in need of a fixed denture.

All-on-4 is a dental implant solution that allows a fixed denture to be placed using only four dental implants. The way that the implants are placed eliminates the standard healing time that applies to other types of dental implants. Thus, the All-on-4 surgery procedure, when performed in an office with substantial staffing and resources, can be conducted in one day, making the drive for out-of-town patients a more reasonable option.

There are several parts of the All-on-4 process. For eligible candidates the surgery can be conducted in one day, but the procedure can be done in as few as two appointments.

  • Consultation – The initial visit where specific needs are addressed and a solution prescribed.
  • 3D CAT Scanning and Cone Beam Scanner – Through state-of-the art technology, the surgery is planned
  • Impressions – Where the proper molds are created for the dental implants to make the teeth for the patient.
  • Education – Education consultants provide feedback and information for each patient, in order to make certain proper care and upkeep are given post-surgery.
  • Surgery – The day of surgery the implants are placed and new teeth are attached to the dental implants.
  • A properly staffed facility will be able to conduct each of these parts of the process on-site, thus minimizing the number of trips the out-of-town patient must take. With on-site education consultants, a dental surgeon, and an implant dentist, the dental implant center that is properly staffed will be able to take a patient from the start to the finish of the surgery in one day.

    The All-on-4 is available to clients that after the initial consultation have shown to be eligible candidates. The procedure will not be available for those patients that will require bone grafting or another surgical procedure before implants can be placed.

    The initial consultation with the dental implant office will determine whether or not the patient is a candidate for the All-on-4 dental implant procedure.

    Best of Lisbon – A One Day Walking Tour

    If you travel to Lisbon for the very first time, you are probably eager to see as many of the great sights the city has to offer as possible. Lisbon is one of the most romantic European Metropolises and surely one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world- nostalgic and modern at the same time. The following places are a must, if you want to explore its incredible atmosphere during your holiday. First of all it is advisable to buy a ‘Lisbon’ Card which gives you flexibility and saves you time and money. It offers discounted prices on all public transport within the city as well as museums, shopping and much much more. Alternatively for transport alone, buy the ‘Sete Colinas’ card at the Metro Station, for 50cents, allowing access to all public transport, ‘top up’ the card for the day, or days depending on your stay.

    1. Start at Martim Moniz Square. There is a metro station of the same name, so it is easy to find. From there you catch the tram no. 28 which will take you to the old quarters of the city, Graça and Alfama. It is an interesting ride with many memorable views. The tram stops very often and you can just get off and look around if you see something that interests you. This way you can stay at one of the many ‘Miradouros’, the viewing platforms, a little longer, and catch the next tram which run very regularly. So take your time, stroll through the pretty little streets and enjoy the old part of Lisbon. When the tram reaches the Miradouro de Santa Lucia hop off and take the opportunity to see and enjoy the spectacular view.
    2. On the other side of the street you will see a sign which points to Castelo de São Jorge. Follow the sign and walk up the relatively steep hill, but the beautiful view from the castle over Lisbon will compensate for your efforts- It is simply breathtaking! (If you do not want to walk up or down the hill you can travel by bus number 37) A coloured map helps you with the orientation as you really can see everything: The Old town of Lisbon, Tejo-bay, 24th April Bridge, Christ the King Statue across the waters with His arms outstretched – it really IS worth every moment. Lets continue.
    3. The next stop is the cathedral of Lisbon. Go back down to Miradouro de Santa Lucia and keep walking downhill from there. The cathedral (Sé) will appear on your left. It was built in 1147 on the ruins of a Moorish Mosque, after the recapture from the Moors by King Afonso Henriques. Still today, its two massive towers make it look like a fortress which guards the city. The entrance is free but if you also want to visit the old convent and museum you have to pay 2 EUR.
    4. And on to Lisbon’s beautiful city centre. Walk further down and you will reach the Praça do Comercio. Before a big earthquake in 1755 this was the King’s palace. Today a statue of King Afonso is watching the city from here. Turn right and you can stroll through the “Baixa” quarter. Thanks to the chequered built streets it is easy to find your way through the Baixa which invites for some looking around and lots of shopping. A great place is the Chiado Shopping Centre, which was rebuilt after the big fire in the 1980’s in Lisbon. The front survived the fire and the building is extremely picturesque. Here you’ll find a broad variety of stores.
    5. A thing you cannot miss in this area is the ‘Elevator Santa Justa’. It is a wonderful way to cover one of Lisbon’s height differences and on the top you have two viewing platforms and a café from where you can see the whole old town, this time from the other side. You will recognise the Castelo and the Sé Cathedral up on the hills. A bridge leads you to the partly destroyed but still impressive Convento de Carmo where today an archaeological museum is set.
    6. The tour is coming to an end now, and from the convent follow the street to your right down the hill and you will arrive at Rossio Square. It is the centre of the town and has been for a long time. Until the end of the last century it was used for bullfights and long before that witches were burnt here. Today it is vibrating with life and culture, a great place to look and stroll around. Up the road you will find the Praça dos Restauradores. Here you should catch the Elevator da Gloria. It will take you up the hill to Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s famous nightlife district. Here, in one of the many restaurants and bars you can enjoy the end of a great day in Lisbon with a cup of Portuguese wine and some “mariscos”, the typical Portuguese seafood.

    Lisbon is a great city and one day is not enough to experience all of it. You still should reserve some time on another day to visit the famous quarters of Belém and travel to the romantic, even fairytale-like castle in Sintra. But this walking tour gives you a very good impression of Lisbon. It leads you to the most important spots and is a great beginning for your holiday.

    The Hassle of Air Travel These Days

    Have you heard the stories about air travel these days? If they’re to be believed, then the simple act of arriving at an airport and boarding a plane is a nightmare of checkpoints, lines, and wasted time. These stories are extremely common; fortunately for us, though, they’re almost always exaggerated.

    There’s no question that airports have tightened security, meaning you’ll have to wait in more lines and pass more checkpoints than you’d probably like. You also won’t be able to have a friend or family member accompany you to and from the gate. But that’s about the extent of the changes, and delays in commercial flights have been around for ages anyway.

    There are still a few things you can do to make your flight experience a smooth one, however. Here are a few tips that will reduce the stress of the modern flying experience.

    It helps tremendously to pack light. You may be accustomed to bringing more clothing and supplies than you’d ever need, but you can greatly cut down on the hassle by bringing only your carry-on bag and leaving the checked luggage at home.

    If you’re only taking a carry-on, you’ll have to pack efficiently by bringing clothes that can be worn with different outfits to give more options. Manage to get everything in your carry-on bag and you’ll completely bypass the line for checked luggage, saving you valuable time.

    Bringing only a carry-on will also save you the hassle of waiting for your checked bag at baggage claim. You’ll have your carry-on already with you and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running once you arrive. Lastly, if you don’t have a carry-on the airport may allow you to check in via the internet before you even get to the airport, which will save you the time of waiting in another line.

    Be careful about what you bring in your luggage; don’t take anything that could possibly be considered a weapon by security. If you have to ask whether a particular item is safe, take that as a sign and leave it at home.

    Sharp and metallic objects such as scissors are not allowed on planes, and neither are incendiaries such as matches and flammable liquids. Liquids are now acceptable for air travel as long as they’re in a clear, plastic bag with a zipper and it’s a reasonable volume of liquid.