All on 4 Dental Implants
Dental implants are very effective long-term solution for missing teeth and offer a solution to commonly experienced denture problems. They are used to replace the root portion of a missing tooth with a titanium implant. The implant is fixed into a pre-drilled socket in the jawbone and a new restoration is then attached to restore full function to the tooth. This is the traditional method of dental implant treatment.
All on 4 dental implants is a revolutionary treatment that allows a whole set of new teeth (known as an arch) to be supported by just 4 implants. The All on 4 implants are positioned at precise angles to provide optimum support for the arch and complete stabilisation for your dentures.
Placement of all on 4 dental implants
We require a consultation to assess mouth. The consultation is your opportunity to ask any questions and allow us to confirm that you can have All on 4 dental implants. We will then carry out a number of tests to determine if you need any teeth removed before the implants are placed. If you are a successful applicant for the treatment, We will explain how the treatment works and arrange an appointment to fit the implants.
The procedure to fit the implants involves placing the implants using a surgical guide that is digitally planned and individually customized to take into account all the dimensions of your jaw and teeth. This allows accurate placement of the implants.
When the implants are positioned, abutments will then be attached. Abutments are small devices that connect the implants to the new restorations. When the abutments are secure, the restorations will be attached and we will examine the look of your new smile and the fit of the implants.
After your implants have been fitted, you will be told to attend regular appointments, so that we can check the progress of the treatment. After around 6 months the implants will have healed and integrated into the bone fully and your permanent restorations can be fitted.
How are All on 4 implants different to normal dental implants?
All on 4 dental implants are unlike traditional implants because 4 implants are used to sustain a whole arch, when usually between 6 and 10 implants are needed to maintain an arch. All on 4 dental implants are able to sustain an arch because of the angles the implants are positioned at, with the back implants positioned at a 45 degree angle rather than a 90 degree angle, which helps to lock the implants together. As only 4 implants are needed the procedure is quicker and less invasive.
Benefits of All on 4 dental implants
All on 4 implants have many benefits. As just 4 implants are required to sustain a whole arch the procedure is quicker and less invasive and fewer visits to the dentist are required. All on 4 implants are also beneficial because new teeth are fitted during the same appointment as the implants, meaning that you can show off your new smile straightaway. There is also rarely any need for bone grafting and All on 4 implants create an attractive aesthetic, as well as restoring optimum function to the mouth. We treat our patients at our exclusive purpose built facility.