Are you troubled by loose dentures, missing or badly worn down teeth, or embarrassed about your smile? All On 4 may be the treatment of choice for you.
As the name indicates All On 4 is a solution that uses four dental implants to support all teeth on either of the jaw.
How does All On 4 work?
The process is staged over several months and starts with a thorough assessment of your specific case and needs to confirm is this procedure suitable for you.
Step 1 - Assessment
We’ll take time to gain a full understanding of your concerns and expectations of treatment. Then a through examination of mouth, jaw, profile, and overall health, using x-rays, 3D imaging, and digital impression is carried out. A detailed treatment plan will be prepared and explained to you, including costings.
Step 2: Implant placement
Working together with the dental laboratory and using the digital technology we create a plan for best locations and directions for your implants and harvest a 3 D printed surgical guide to replicate the same plan in your mouth. A key hole surgery is performed and implants will be placed. Now we allow 4-6 months for the bone to grow over the Implants by process called “osseointegration”.
Step 3: Fitting implant posts
After the through healing is confirmed, posts or abutments are fitted to each of the implants. These are the link between the implants and prosthetic teeth. A digital scan is made and sent to the Lab.
Step 4: Placement of dental bridge
Now, we have arrived at final stage of the process. Dental bridge received from the Lab will be fitted to the Implants. Your new dental bridge unlike removable dentures will be fixed, look and feel like natural healthy teeth. You can also now enjoy all type of foods and smile without embarrassment.
What are the risks of All On 4 treatment?
Although with modern technology Implant surgery is quite predictable, as with all surgical procedures there are risks and complications associated with this procedure as well. Some of the risks associated with implant surgery include but not limited to,