What is All on 4 or All on 6?
All on 4 dental implants are the gold standard in mouth restoration. The treatment is a leading advancement in the field of implant and restorative dentistry and allows for the replacement of full sets of teeth with All on 4 dental implants. The system can be used on one arch or both upper and lower jaws at the same time. The treatment is a popular long term solution for missing teeth or as an alternative to removable dentures.
Traditional dental implants are placed where needed to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, by comparison All on 4 is a leading treatment which enables a full set of new teeth also referred to as an arch, to be placed and supported by 4 implants. The implants are placed with precision and at specific angles to provide support and stability for your new arch. All on 6 implants are the same but supported by 6 implants instead of 4.
Is treatment suitable for me?
You can contact us for a free consultation if you are considering All on 4 or All on 6. We will discuss your personal requirements and suitability for treatment. You can also see our before and after photo gallery and ask us any questions you may have. We will carry out an examination to determine suitability for treatment and to see if you need to have any teeth removed prior to implants being placed. Patients who are able to have teeth extractions are generally healthy enough for All on 4, adults can have the treatment at any age. During your consultation we will assess your oral health, mouth, jawbone and teeth in order to ensure you achieve the best possible results. All on 4 is a lower cost treatment than traditional dental implants.
What does treatment involve?
The procedure requires the placement of implants at specific angles. The rear two implants are positioned at a 45 degree angle and the front two implants are placed at a 90 degree angle. These precise angles are designed for stability, support and lasting results. Titanium rods will be placed which is well tolerated by the body and will fuse with your jaw bone to provide robust anchorage. Small attachments called abutments are attached, these connect the implant with the new restoration device. The abutments will be secured and the restoration attached. We will then examine the fit, comfort and bite of your All-on-4 implants. Because only 4 implants are needed the procedure is fast and minimally invasive, and the method enables the existing jaw bone structure to be fully maximised. Many patients wonder if the treatment will be painful, the procedure is actually designed to minimise any pain and discomfort and sedatives or local anaesthetic are used by our expert team. Patients can experience some mild soreness and swelling but this will reduce quickly and can be helped by over the counter pain relief.
Why do patients choose All on 4?
The treatment is a popular choice and offers many advantages – the main advantage is instant results. Your smile will be restored on the same day and you will enjoy a beautiful new smile with full functionality. Because only 4 implants are needed to support a whole arch, the procedure is fast and less invasive than traditional dental implants. Your restoration, or new set of teeth will be fitted at the same appointment as your implants which means that you can enjoy your new smile instantly. The procedure does not require any bone grafting due to the support and strength provided by the angles and positioning. You will benefit aesthetically and enjoy the full functionality of a strong healthy set of teeth. You will enjoy a new smile and higher level of confidence. You’ll also be able to enjoy all your favourite meals and have a stronger bite than before.
What’s the difference between All on 4 and dentures?
Dentures are removable and rely on soft gum tissue for support which affects gum health and bone loss – this makes the device unstable and uncomfortable and frequently wobble when being worn. Dentures are also not aesthetically pleasing and can affect patient confidence, for example during meal times or in social settings. Wearing dentures also requires diet restrictions, and patients need to eat soft foods to avoid causing damage to teeth. All of these reasons are less than ideal and negatively affect your lifestyle. All on four treatment will provide you with a permanent set of teeth that look feel and function like natural teeth. You can brush your replacement teeth as normal and your restorations will be stable, comfortable, functional as well as look great. Long term, they will also prevent bone deterioration which is a common problem for patients wearing dentures.
What will my new smile look like?
Our team are experts in smile transformations and we will help you achieve your ideal smile. Our dental laboratory will work to create the best replacement teeth so that the shade, shape and sizes match your natural teeth. Your replacement teeth will be made from acrylic and produced into a hybrid bridge. Some patients have upper and lower arch restorations which means that we are starting with a blank canvas. You can be confident that your new smile will be aesthetically great and natural looking and fully functional – all on the same day.
How can I find out more?
All-on-4 implants are also called Teeth in a Day or Same Day Teeth. Your next step is to contact us for a free consultation and we look forward to welcoming you to our expert facilities in central London. Some patients plan a smile makeover ahead of a special occasion and we do all we can to accommodate patients who have plans they are working towards. Avoid any delays by contacting us today.
What is the cost of treatment?
We will provide a treatment plan and price at your first appointment. Treatment is based on patient needs. All on 4 same day teeth is a private treatment so is not available on the NHS. We provide monthly payment plans with interest free options and dental insurance cover can also be used towards the cost of treatment.
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