All-On-4™ dental implants are used for full oral rehabilitation when a patient is missing a full arch of teeth.
For patients with dentures, All-On-4™ Dental implants may be an ideal replacement solution as implants are often reported as more durable and functional than dentures.
What is the procedure?
First, your dentist will need to establish whether there is enough health jaw bone to support the replacement structure. Once any remaining teeth are removed, the implants can then be placed.
Four dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and fitted with a permanent bridge. With time, your jaw bone grows around the implants to form a strong foundation for the replacement teeth. In appearance and function, All-On-4™ dental implants are almost identical to natural teeth.
What are the benefits of All-On-4™ dental implants?
Implants are permanently fitted in place and designed to not move.
Helps restore chewing and speaking abilities
Helps improve biting pressure
May help to restore facial aesthetics
Promotes bone growth, thereby preserving the structure of your remaining jawbone
Helps to reduce the likelihood of gum infections and disease.
Who is a candidate for All-On-4™ dental implants?
Generally, patients who have overall good oral health with adequate healthy jawbone may be a suitable candidate for All-On-4™ Dental implants. Your jaw bone provides the crucial anchorage for dental implants
Various lifestyle factors can influence whether a patient is a suitable candidate for All-On-4™ dental implants. Lifestyle factors, such as smoking, pre-existing medical conditions (diabetes, bleeding disorders, or certain medications), as well as compromised physical integrity of the jawbone, can interfere with treatment.
In the planning stage and during your consultation with the dentist, it is important to fully disclose your medical history, if you’re considering dental implant treatment. This is the time when you will be determined eligible or ineligible.
Post-operative care for dental implants
Your dentist will provide you with post-operative care instructions, It’s important that you follow these instructions for faster healing and to ensure your treatment is as successful as possible.
If you’re to permanently replace a full arch of teeth, speak to Palmerston Dental Surgery on 08 8932 1544 to discuss All-On-4™ Dental plants and see if they’re right for you.