This guide is all about all About All-On-4 dental implants, a new way to get your new teeth in a single day.
And just so you know, we offer All-On-4 implants in Liverpool and Southport – just pop into any of our dental clinics for more information.
- 1 The New Way: All-on-4 Dental Implants
- 2 About Dental Implants
- 3 What happens if a person loses all of his/her teeth?
- 4 What are Dental Implants and How do They Work?
- 5 Benefits Of All-On-4 Dental Implants
- 6 Some of the many advantages of All-On-4 dental implants
- 7 Key features of the All-On-4 dental implant technique:
- 8 All-On-4 VS Regular Dental Implants
- 9 The Process
The New Way: All-on-4 Dental Implants
The advancement in dental implant technology has made way for a new procedure that involves just four dental implants (hence the name All on 4) to replace all of the teeth on the top and bottom of a person’s mouth.
The term All-on-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants.Wikipedia – All-on-4
Reasons to Have All-on-4 Dental Implants
Tooth loss is common among adults. Millions of people around the world miss all of their upper and lower teeth for any number of reasons ranging from sports injuries to gum disease. Whatever the cause, the fact is that missing teeth can affect your confidence and demeanour, and you can become self-conscious and even embarrassed about your smile.
For many people, the traditional solution has always been wearing dentures, but these can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Today, thanks to new and better cosmetic dentistry procedures, you can opt for All-On-4 dental implants.
About Dental Implants
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is inserted into your jawbone. It replaces the root of a natural tooth. A minor surgery will help insert the implant into the jawbone. Once the implant is inserted, a crown will be attached to the implant. It gives a realistic-looking and fully-functional prosthetic tooth.
What happens if a person loses all of his/her teeth?
In the past, you might have needed an implant for each missing tooth. But with the advancement in dental implant technology, all you need is four implants to restore all the missing teeth in the mouth. For example, if you have lost all your teeth, four implants on the bottom and four on the top of the mouth can restore all the teeth. That’s the beauty of All-On-4 dental implants.
What are Dental Implants and How do They Work?
Dental implants are made of titanium because titanium has a unique ability to fuse to the jawbone and function as a part of it. The implant becomes a part of the jawbone over time and acts as the foundation for your new teeth. Bone fusion is important to prevent bone loss from the jawbone. Missing teeth can aggravate bone loss in your mouth, that’s why dental implants are important to preserve the remaining jawbone in your mouth. Preserving jawbone is important to maintain your youthful facial structure over time; it helps improve your overall oral health. For people whose teeth are missing, All-On-4 dental implants can be a great solution.
Benefits Of All-On-4 Dental Implants
Many people have been able to regain their lost confidence and self-esteem with All-On-4 dental implants. This method has become popular with many patients because of its simplicity in comparison to traditional implants, but also because of the speed of the procedure. Typically, all four implants are inserted during one surgery. Most cosmetic dentists will insert all four implants and place temporary crowns on them on the same day. This enables you to save a lot of time and money. Overall, this method is cost-effective compared to most of the other tooth-replacement methods available today.
Some of the many advantages of All-On-4 dental implants
- The entire treatment process typically involves only one surgery.
- Restores your smile with just four implants.
- Typically you will have a full set of new teeth in just one session.
- All-On-4 dental implants are cost-effective compared to most of the other tooth-replacement methods.
- No bone grafting is necessary.
- Dental implants don’t shift or loosen over time because they are securely placed deep in the jawbone.
- Restores all your oral functions.
- Can improves self-confidence.
Key features of the All-On-4 dental implant technique:
- Can require as few as four dental implants per jaw to restore your full set of teeth and smile, compared to 8-10 implants per jaw in other procedures.
- Angled rear dental implants for optimum strength are inserted at an angle of 30-45-degrees. It means even patients who have suffered excess bone loss could be eligible for All-On-4 dental implants. It also removes the need to go through a lengthy and costly process of bone graft for this technique. That’s why All-On-4 dental implants are a popular solution.
- The ability to fit in one day – the All-On-4 dental implant technique is also known as the “teeth in a day” method. This is in contrast to the traditional method which can take about six months to complete, with extensive recovery time at each step of the process.
All-On-4 VS Regular Dental Implants
The traditional method of replacing a full jaw of teeth was a combination of single-tooth implants and dental bridges. Dental bridges will allow several teeth to be supported with one dental implant at each end. The technique needs at least 8-10 dental implants per jaw to replace a full set of teeth. Although All-On-4 and traditional implants require drilling sockets in the jawbone, the former needs only 4 implants for the entire process. That’s why All-On-4 is fast, easier, cheaper, and more comfortable for the patient. The reduction in time and material requirements make the process cost-effective compared to other methods.
1. Consulting a Qualified Cosmetic Dentist
The first step in the procedure is to consult a qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist in the area. Typically, the dentist will examine your mouth and take a CT scan during the consultation. The CT scan will help them decide your suitability for the procedure. They will check the existing jawbone density and decide where the implant should be inserted. Your dentist will discuss alternative treatment methods before you agree to any method. If the dentist decides that you are suitable for the procedure, the next step is to take a dental impression. The impression will be sent to the dental lab where the new dental implant will be made.
2. The Surgery
The next step is the surgery. The dentist will offer a sedative to help you relax during the procedure, then drill the required holes in the jawbone to insert the implant. Once the implant is placed, the incisions are stitched up. Normally, dissolvable stitches will be used as these disappear after a week or two. The new teeth will be fitted the same day or the following day.
If you’re in the area, we offer All-On-4 implants in Liverpool and Southport – just pop into any of our dental clinics for more information. You can find our Puredental clinics in Allerton Road, Liverpool, Rodney Street, Liverpool, and Eastbank street in Southport. Contact us here.