Is it possible for four implants to restore all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaws? Thanks to modern dental implant technologies, the answer is YES.
It is no secret that tooth loss is common among adults, especially as we age. Many people lose all of their teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw arches.
Instead of living with discomfort and hassle due to removable dentures, many people are choosing what is called the “All-on-4®”, a dental implant restoration concept.
All on 4 dental implants* is a practical, graftless solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of the surgery.
The All-on-4® characteristics are as follows:
Full-arch rehabilitation with only 4 implants
Two straight anterior implants and two posterior implants inclined up to 45º function as anchors for permanent tooth replacements.
Best for patients qualified for quick placement of implants.
Bone grafting is bypassed by tilting the rear implants, making use of the available bone.
Why do 98% of patients recommend the All-on-4® treatment concept?
Instant improvement in the quality of life
A fixed full-arch prosthesis on the surgery day quickly improves patient satisfaction on functionality, aesthetics, sense, speech, and self-confidence.
Shorter treatment times
Tilting of the posterior implants prevents the need for time-consuming bone grafting procedures, while prompt loading shortens time-to-teeth.
All-on-4® is economical in comparison to conventional implant treatments of the toothless and soon-to-be toothless jaw.
A significant number of cases treated with All-on-4® are patients with declining dentition.
Patients with edentulism (toothlessness) are also often qualified for All-on-4®. A thorough evaluation of any patient is necessary to choose the right treatment and to establish a predictable treatment outcome.
All-on-4®: 1 full-arch of teeth, 4 dental implants
To fully understand this concept, you should first know what dental implants are.
Dental implants are tiny titanium screw-like posts that are surgically placed inside your jawbone to replace missing tooth roots.
They are installed through minor surgery. After the dental implants are placed, crowns are attached to give you a natural-looking and functional replacement tooth.
Here’s where it gets fascinating: You don’t need dental implants to replace every missing tooth.
All you need is 4 well-placed implants on the upper arch, and four on the lower arch, to bring back your full smile.
That’s the beauty of the All-on-4®. And because the implants are made of a biocompatible material (titanium), they have the ability to fuse to the existing bone, function as part of it, and cause no adverse reactions.
Eventually, the dental implants fuse with the jawbone and serve as strong, long-lasting anchors for your new teeth.
Aside from ensuring that your dental implants are permanently fixed in place, this osseointegration (bone fusion) has another benefit: it helps prevent future bone loss.
This helps maintaining more youthful facial features—and better oral health. But perhaps the greatest surprise about the All-on-4® is how fast it can transform your life.
The All-on-4® Dental Implant Procedure
It can be terrifying to get implants. Most of that fear is probably due to the uncertainty.
Here is the procedure for getting an All-on-4® implant.
First, your dentist will make sure you are relaxed, either local or general anaesthesia will be administered.
Next, your dentist will prepare your mouth for the implants, which involves removing remaining failing teeth and diseased or infected tissue from your jaw and gums.
Then, the implantation process starts. This means they will insert the titanium posts into your jawbone. Most likely, they will place two anterior implants and two posterior implants so the “anchors” can evenly bear the force of the denture.
After the implants have been placed, the surgical sites are cleaned, and all the incisions are sutured. You’ll be taken to a recovery room where you can relax and take time to wake up from the anaesthesia.
The recovery time after getting conventional dentures can range from 3 to 8 months, but after getting All-on-4®, you should be functioning sooner. This is because the implants integrate into your bone and stabilise the denture on the day of the surgery.
When you arrive home from surgery, make sure you don’t do anything that may disturb the tender areas.
Do not wash or touch the implant site, except for gentle brushing with a very soft toothbrush. Smoking is a very bad idea if you want to heal fast and well.
Although you must be extra gentle, it’s also important to keep your mouth clean. Your dentist will prescribe a medicated rinse to keep bacteria down in your mouth and help promote speedy healing.
All-on-4® Implants in Kallangur
The All-on-4® procedure isn’t inexpensive, but the amazing results make every cent count.
Because of this, All-on-4® patients, generally, are very happy with their results.
Visit your Kallangur dentist for a consultation today!
All on 4 implants for $13,000 only
Prevent Dental Suite serves local communities in Warner, Murrumba Downs, North Lakes, Petrie, Strathpine, Lillybrook, Griffin, Mango Hill, Lawnton, Deception Bay, Narangba, North Brisbane, and Brisbane.
For more information on All-on-4® implants, call us on (07) 3886 2428 or visit us at 9/1376 Anzac Ave in Kallangur.
*All on 4 dental implants also known as “All-on-4® implants”