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All-on-4 dental implants provide a more natural and comfortable alternative to removable dentures when you have suffered the loss of all or some of your teeth.
Designed to give you a durable set of natural-looking teeth, this treatment is the most popular choice for replacing missing teeth. It can be used for upper or lower jaw bones, or both. It restores full function and aesthetic appearance to your mouth and smile, boosting your confidence.
The All-on-4 concept is named after the four dental implants that hold in place a permanent fixed prosthetic bridge or removable denture used to fully restore your missing teeth. The placement differs from other implant procedures as the titanium implants are placed in unique positions, angulations and depths. This is in order to achieve stability of the final bridge or denture.
The implants are usually connected with a bar to improve stability of the implants. This bar then supports either a fixed bridge or alternatively a removable denture which clicks in and out when required. Unlike other removable dentures, these implants anchor the new teeth in place. This improves the overall stability, allowing you to eat and talk normally whilst looking very natural.
The treatment begins with careful planning to ensure that your jawbone is suitable for dental implants. This usually involves taking a cone beam CT scan to assess your jawbone density and quality. Where the bone is insufficient to hold the implants, we are able to perform bone grafting procedures. This improves the quality and quantity of bone prior to the implant placement.
Once your jawbone is ready for treatment, the implants will be placed. Following this, a temporary bridge so that you can leave the practice with a new set of teeth on the same day. The temporary bridge will allow you to get used to the new tooth positions, test the speech and assess the aesthetic appearance of the teeth before the final permanent bridge or denture is made. That way, any adjustments that need to be made can be incorporated into the final permanent bridge.
The implants will require some time to settle in and fuse with the bone. Once this process has occurred, your temporary bridge will be replaced with a permanent bridge or denture. Once this is completed you can enjoy a long-lasting and stable new set of teeth.