Losing a complete arch of teeth can negatively impact your ability to eat, talk and socialise comfortably and confidently. While full dentures remain a popular option, some people find them tricky to wear, which is when All-on-Four can help.
What is All-on-Four?
All-on-Four is a treatment that can restore an entire arch with dental implant teeth supported by just four dental implants. The technique places two dental implants right at the front of the arch. The other two implants are inserted on either side but are angled towards the back of the mouth. Tilting these implants backwards allows longer implants to be used, increasing support and stability. Each of the implants is inserted surgically into the jawbone and, after a few months, becomes fully fused in the bone, creating a strong foundation to support a new arch of teeth.
What Are the Advantages of All-on-Four?
All-on-Four offers many advantages, some of which are outlined below:An Affordable TreatmentPlacing the implants towards the front of the mouth makes best use of the jawbone, which is naturally thicker and stronger in this area. It is a technique that reduces or eliminates the need for bone grafting, which can extend or delay traditional dental implant treatment and increase costs. Using fewer dental implants ensures treatment is more affordable.
Receive Temporary Teeth While The Implants Heal
Many people fear being left without teeth during dental treatment, but temporary teeth can be placed soon after surgery. These immediate teeth ensure you can smile and talk confidently while the implants heal and integrate with your jawbone.
Enjoy Teeth That Feel Strong and Stable
All-on-Four teeth will feel strong, stable and secure. Unlike a denture, dental implant teeth will not move around or rub uncomfortably on the gums. Your biting and chewing strength will be greater, allowing you to eat almost anything you wish. Enjoying a greater range of foods can benefit you nutritionally and ensures mealtimes become more enjoyable.
Benefit from a Confident, Healthy Smile
With All-on-Four, you can enjoy a confident, healthy smile with teeth that are strong and fully functional. We always take tremendous care when designing implant teeth to ensure the final restoration looks and feels natural and comfortable.