April 15, 2017
All On 4 Dental Implants
If you’re considering having dental implants placed to replace missing teeth in the Central London area, you might have be told about All On 4 implants. Implants themselves are quickly becoming a frequently used form of tooth replacement however the All on 4 variety is still relatively unknown. For this reason, we will outline their main advantages, the surgical procedure itself and maintenance.
How do All-On- 4 dental implants differ from conventional implants?
As the name suggests All-on- 4 dental implants are a complete set of prosthetic teeth supported with just 4 dental implants per jaw, they can be for the upper jaw, lower jaw or both jaws. The alternative, with conventional implants and edentulous patient (a patient without any teeth) would possibly need up to 20 implants (10 per jaw) to retain the prosthesis. Therefore All-On- 4 clearly provides a distinct advantage in terms of practicality, surgery duration, recovery and cost.
How will my new teeth look?
The aim is to replicate a natural smile with natural teeth, in fact, any non-dentist will most likely struggle to notice any difference.
How long does the Surgery Last?
The surgical part of the procedure takes roughly a couple of hours per arch. What’s even better, is the patient is fitted with their new teeth on top off the implants the very same day - therefore patients with missing multiple teeth can have their smile and confidence back immediately
How are they maintained?
All-On- 4 implant fixed dentures are maintained just like your normal teeth. That involves regular cleaning, flossing, and rinsing.
Am I A Good Candidate for the All-On- 4 procedure?
If you currently have multiple missing teeth, require multiple extractions or wear dentures now or in the very near future then All-On- 4 could be the solution for you. There are certain medical criteria which must be adhered to prevent any unwanted side effects, such as uncontrolled heart problems, uncontrolled diabetes or smoking habits - all which can affect how the dental implants integrate with bone, if you are unsure as to whether they are right for you then feel free to contact us with your questions or for an assessment.
If you’d like to find out more about dental implants, particularly All-On- 4, then we invite you to come and talk to us about how we can help. To book your no-obligation consultation either call us directly on 020 3286 5911 or e-mail us at Smile@1dentalclinic.co.uk.
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