All-on-4 implants is a term used to replace all the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. It can a fixed or removable option and is often the favourite, cost effective choice for our patients, who often “can’t believe they did not do this before” and often feel as comfortable as their natural teeth.
One of the biggest worries our patients have with extraction and tooth replacement is the need to wait for a few weeks or months for the bone and subsequently implants to fully be healed, before the prosthetic teeth can be attached. No patient should need to the clinic without the security of a set of teeth they can be happy with.
‘All-on-4’ and ‘same day’ implants provide those with missing teeth the chance to have confident, new smiles that can be enjoyed with a single visit.
WHAT ARE ALL ON 4 DENTAL IMPLANTS?
All-on-4 or occasionally all-on-6 dental implants is a unique technique which uses four or six dental implants, positioned in such a way that the existing jaw bone structure is fully maximised. The titanium implants are heal within the bone and are attached to Zirconia or Porcelain abutments to restore the missing tooth
Who Will Benefit from All on 4 Dental Implants?
This technique is ideal for those who have lost all of their teeth in either the top or bottom jaw (or both).
Often patients currently wearing or have been advised for removable dentures to replace teeth can inquire about ‘all-on-4’ to find a more comfortable way of wearing prosthetic teeth replacements that will not move around
ADVANTAGES OF ALL ON 4 DENTAL IMPLANTS
More cost effective – this technique uses and expands on the existing jaw bone structure of the patient, in most cases more complicated procedures like a bone grafting procedure are not necessary. This results in fewer expenses, fewer appointments and less discomfort.
Teeth in a day – After being attached to the jaw bone, the implants can then be attached to a set of permanent teeth replacement within the same day – making it possible for a patient to go home with a brand new, confident smile. There is no need to wait months for the implants to heal before you get your teeth, since the healing speed of the implant is much higher and they can be attached to prosthetic teeth instantly.
Less pain – The all-on-four dental implants will be attached to the jaw bone using a technique that is minimally invasive so treatment can be carried out without causing too much trauma to the patient, and will also shorten the time it takes for the patient to fully recover.