ALL ON 4
The All-On-4 system is a type of implant that provides patients with a permanently positioned set of teeth using 4 implants that hold the rest of the teeth in the arch together.
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As they are fixed in position, the patient can clean, eat, bite and carry on using their teeth as usual. Unlike dentures, the patient does not have to use adhesives or take them out at night, and eating is neither difficult nor unpleasant
Food particles are not trapped in the mouth, bone deterioration is reduced and the patient’s smile looks complete and natural.
HOW DOES THE ALL-ON-4 SYSTEM WORK?
This unique system comprises of four implants and one bridge-like arch. The implants are placed at an angle so that there is additional contact with the jawbone. It can also help prevent bone grafting. If a patient is a suitable candidate for this system, it can restore their smile whilst saving time, money and discomfort. It takes approximately 2 and a half hours to fit each arch and it has a fairly high success rate.
IS ALL-ON-4 SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?
This system is ideal for patients who have recently lost a lot of teeth or prefer a permanent alternative to removable dentures. There needs to be a gap of 4 missing teeth, but they don’t necessarily need to be next to each other. Our dental surgeon will conduct a full consultation process to determine if it is a suitable option and will report our findings back to you. The new teeth that are created are natural looking and perform just like real teeth. We fully explain every step of the treatment to the patient who is encouraged to ask us questions at any time.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
The ‘bridge’ made of artificial crowns is anchored into the gum using titanium implant components. This is following osseointegration and healing to make sure that the foundations are strong enough to accept the All-On-4 system.
They can be fitted on the upper, lower or both the upper and lower teeth. The patient is given a temporary set of teeth to cover the implant base until the permanent teeth can be fixed. This usually takes around six months during which time we perform transitionary restorations as needed.
If you think you would benefit from the All-On-4 system, please get in touch with us today and we can arrange a consultation with one of our implant surgeons.
ARRANGE A CONSULTATION
If you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth and would like to explore your options, contact us today to arrange a consultation. We will discuss the course of action with you before anything is undertaken and are happy to answer any questions you may have.