E) All on 4 Dental Implants

E) All on 4 Dental Implants

When multiple teeth are failing often due to periodontal (gum disease), then the same principles apply and a full mouth reconstruction can be undertaken. The all-on-4 approach is the fastest and most cost effective solution for this.

Relax in excellence and discover how you too can own a full upper or lower jaw of beautiful teeth using only 4 dental implants.

This technique was developed to provide patients who had experienced tooth loss with an efficient treatment concept using only four dental implants to support a full arch of fixed teeth.

Two dental implants are placed vertically in the front of the jawbone with the remaining two dental implants placed at the back of the jaw, tilted up to 45°, which is great if you have experienced bone loss as much less bone is needed.

Using all on 4 implants is great for people who:

  • Have loose dentures that affect their quality of life
  • Have severe periodontal gum disease and tooth loss
  • Have suffered loss of jawbone due to the loss of their teeth
  • Have failing crowns and bridges along with loose teeth that need extracting
  • Have been told that they do not have enough bone for dental implants

This concept is commonly known by the following names: Teeth in a day | Same day teeth | Same day smile

You may be suitable for treatment if you:

  • Have loose dentures that affect your quality of life
  • Have severe periodontal gum disease and tooth loss
  • Have suffered loss of jawbone due to the loss of your teeth
  • Have failing crowns and bridges along with loose teeth that need extracting

Traditional fixed full arch dental implant techniques require 6-10 implants with a period of healing time where the bridge cannot be fixed to the implants. Extensive bone grafting for implant placement may also be required.

With this technique, the bone to implant contact is optimised and the need for any bone grafting is minimised.

Also the angled implants can be anchored in much better quality bone found in the front of your jawbone. This reduces the number of dental implants required to restore an entire arch of teeth and enables us to permanently fix teeth to dental implants on the same day of implant placement. Tilting the implants also helps us avoid anatomical structures such as nerves and sinuses.

All on 4 dental implants Concept:
First you attend a consultation with the dentist.

Same day teeth team where you can discuss your suitability for treatment with us and ask any questions that you may have about treatment.

Following this you will undergo a CT scan, imaging and diagnostics so that we can prepare a digital 3D treatment plan of your procedure, which ensures highly accurate, safe and predictable implant placement.

If you are a candidate for permanent teeth then a detailed treatment plan will be provided. You will attend your first appointment where we can place the implants. Four dental implants are inserted with the implants at the back of your jawbone placed at an angle.

A provisional bridge will then be secured to the dental implants by me. After which you will be given time to rest . Within a few hours you will be able to go home with a new smile and get on with your everyday life.

After approximately three to six months once your implants are fully integrated into your jaw, your final fixed bridge of teeth will be fitted by the dentist.

* Patients will be required to attend pre and post-operative consultations and reviews.

Advantages of your new teeth

There is no need to remove a denture after meals or at nighttime. The full arch of teeth can be cared for and cleaned just like natural teeth.

The full arch of teeth fits the natural contours of your mouth and feels like of natural teeth.

Your taste of all foods improves with this concept as the full arch of upper teeth does not cover the roof of your mouth,and because you can bite in a similar way to having natural teeth you can eat the foods you want, and have a much healthier lifestyle.

The treatment is considered long term and can last for decades as it promotes a healthy jawbone helping to slow down further bone loss.

The entire procedure can be completed in just one day with an immediate loading concept that avoids multiple procedures.

The All-on-4™ technique was first pioneered in Portugal by dentist Paulo Malo and it was the original system developed to allow the placement of dental implants secured to a full arch of teeth in a day. The All-on-4™ technique as its name implies involves the use of only 4 dental implants to secure a full arch of teeth. Our implant dentist has experience with the Nobel Biocare All-on-4™ dental implant system and also variations of this system utilising other leading dental implant manufacturers, may be utilized thus providing a successful outcome for you for the future.