What Are All On Four Implants? Understanding The Basics

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If you’re interested in restoring your smile in Canberra, you may be interested in All-On-4 dental implant treatment. This treatment is an excellent way to restore your natural teeth with a complete set of teeth. Unlike dentures, All-On-4 implants do not shift or move. Read on to get more information about All-On-4 from Central Periodontics & Dental Implants; and to find out if this treatment is right for you.

All-On-4 Implants Are The Best Way To Restore A Full Arch Of Missing Teeth

If you are missing most or all of your natural teeth due to a qualified health condition; like gum disease, uncontrolled decay, or oral trauma that results in tooth loss, All-On-4 implants is a very good way to restore your smile with replacement teeth.

All-On-4 is a type of implant-supported denture. Whilst traditional dentures are held in place over your gums, once your remaining teeth have been extracted, All-On-4 treatment uses a series of 4 implants that are placed in the upper jaw and lower jaw.

These implants support a set of fixed dentures, which are held in place by screwing them on to the implants. Since these replacement teeth attach directly to the implants, they are held in place firmly.

Compared to traditional dentures, All-On-4 implants have a number of unique benefits.

  • Unlike traditional dentures, you won’t have to worry about your teeth moving when you eat or speak, which makes it easier to eat your favourite foods and live a normal day-to-day life.
  • When done correctly, All-On-4 lasts a very long time, making it a great long-term investment.
  • All-On-4 also helps support your jaw bone and prevents bone loss. The implants in your jaw help stimulate the jaw bone, just like a natural tooth would. This, in turn, prevents jaw bone loss, which can negatively affect your appearance.

What Are All On Four Implants? | Central Periodontics Canberra

Understanding The All-On-4 Implant Process

The process of implant dentistry for All-On-4 is relatively similar to the process of getting a single-tooth dental implant. The process begins with an initial consultation at Central Periodontics & Dental Implants. Our team will work with you to take x-rays of your face and jaws, and determine whether you are a good candidate for All-On-4. If you’re found to be a good candidate for All-On-4, the treatment planning process is started.

If you have any remaining natural teeth, you will need to have them removed before the process can begin. In addition, you may need bone grafting or a sinus lift, if your jaw bone is weak due to tooth loss. Your dental team at Central Periodontics & Dental Implants will give you detailed information about these procedures and answer all your questions and concerns, if any, before you have All-On-4.

Once your treatment has been planned, you’ll come into Central Periodontics & Dental Implants for your All-On-4 appointment. Your mouth will be cleaned and numbed. Then, we will begin the process of placing your dental implants.

Your dentist will use your treatment plan to place a series of 4 dental implants into your upper and lower jaw. A small opening is made in the gum and jaw bone, then the implant is placed in this opening, and the area is cleaned and sutured shut. This basic process will be repeated until every implant has been placed.

You’ll be sent home to recover. Usually, we will give you your set of teeth within 24 hours of your procedure, but it’s best to allow your mouth to heal somewhat, before they are attached to your implants.

How Much Does All On Four Cost?

Wondering about the cost of All-On-4? Dental implant cost for All-On-4 is typically quite high as compared to traditional dentures. However, All-On-4 is definitely worth the investment.

The actual cost of your treatment can vary significantly, based on factors like the number of required implants, the material used (acrylic, porcelain, etc.) for your All-On-Four dental bridges, your oral health, and required pre-operative treatments like tooth extractions and bone grafts.

To get an estimate for your All-On-4 treatment, we recommend you contact the team at Central Periodontics & Dental Implants for a consultation in Canberra. After your consultation, you can find out if All-On-4 is right for you and we can provide you with a cost estimate for your treatment.

Contact Central Periodontics & Dental Implants Now For A Consultation!

Interested in dental implants or All-On-Four in Canberra? Contact us now at 02 6247 6555 to schedule an appointment. No referral is necessary and we’re always accepting new patients, so come in right away and find out if All-On-4 is right for you.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.