What are all-on-4 dental implants, Berkshire?
All-on-4 dental implants are a type of dental implant that are best suited to those patients who are missing multiple teeth or have no teeth at all.
We have treated hundreds of patients from Camberley, Blackwater, Yateley, Sandhurst, Crowthorne and throughout Berkshire who have opted for all-on-4 dental implants because they don’t want to wear dentures or are looking for a more permanent option to replace missing teeth.
Just like the single dental implant, all-on-4 dental implants consist of 3 parts:
- the implant itself which is embedded gently into the gum and acts as the new tooth root. With all-on-4 treatment there will be 4 dental implants which are inserted into the upper or lower jaw
- an abutment which connects the dental implant to the new set of false teeth
- Instead of a crown which is used for an individual tooth implant, all-on-4 dental implants have a bridge fitted to the abutment which supports a set of new prosthetic teeth for the upper or lower arch
All-on-4 dental implants are sometimes referred to as, Same Day Teeth, Teeth in a Day and Same Day Smile. This is because the surgery and new replacement teeth can all be carried out in just one day.
Benefits of dental implants, Camberly
All-on-4 dental implants are a great option for those people who have missing teeth but don’t want to wear dentures. Same Day Teeth are a more permanent solution.
Gives you confidence
Teeth in a Day enables you to smile, eat, chew, talk and brush your teeth as usual with confidence
All-on-4 dental implants minimises the amount of dental appointments. You will get fantastic results in a short amount of time; dental implants and new teeth in just one day!
Teeth throughout the procedure
With Teeth in a Day, the fixed temporary bridge means that you will have fixed teeth throughout the entire all-on-4 dental implant procedure
All-on-4 dental implants are more cost effective and less minimally invasive than having several individual dental implants
Safe and reliable results
At Academy Dental we have treated hundreds of patients with all-on-4 dental implants. We know that you will be thrilled with the comfortable, secure and more permanent form of new teeth.
Procedure for all-on-4 dental implants in Sandhurst
The process for all-on-4 dental implants starts with a free non-obligatory consultation
At your free consultation you will meet our leading dental implantologist who will talk you through the benefits and options available to you to replace missing teeth. Your teeth and mouth will be given a thorough examination and x-rays will be taken at this time.
Same Day Teeth Surgery
On the day of your all-on-4 dental implant surgery, you will be given a local anaesthetic so that you can not feel a thing. Any remaining teeth will be extracted. 4 dental implants are then gently placed into your upper or lower jaw and finally a temporary fixed bridge is then attached to your dental implants allowing you to leave the surgery with a new smile!
Whilst your gums and mouth will start to feel better in a day or two, it can take between 2 and 6 months for your dental implants to fuse to the jawbone. During this time, a bespoke bridge will be made for you.
Fitting of your bespoke restoration
Once we are confident that the implants have fused efficiently to the jawbone, you will be invited back to the surgery to have your permanent custom-made bridge fitted
Care and maintenance
It is important that you take time to look after your dental implants. Your dentist and hygienist will help provide tips on how you best care for them. Not only does detailed care give you a better oral hygiene, but it prolongs the life of your dental implants too.
Frequently Asked Questions about all-on-4 dental implants
Is everyone suitable for all-on-4 dental implants?
In general, most patients who have a good oral and general health will be suitable for all-on-4 dental implants. At our initial consultation, we will check on the health of your teeth and gums. We may also check your jawbone to ensure that you have enough bone to support dental implants. There are options available if you do not.
Does the procedure for Same Day Teeth hurt?
All-on-4 dental implants are designed to minimise pain. During the surgery you will not feel anything. You may experience some swelling or soreness as the local anaesthetic wears off, but this shouldn’t last long. Most patients are surprised at how quickly they recover, and many are back to their usual routines the next day.
Can I get all-on-4 dental implants for my upper and lower teeth?
Yes, you can. The all-on-4 dental implants are used to support either the upper or lower jaw, but you can have another set of 4 dental implants to support both. Speak to your dentist about this at your consultation.