What Are All On 4 Dental Implants?

what are all on 4 dental implants?

If you are looking for a faster solution to replace your missing teeth, you may have heard of the term “teeth in a day.” This phrase refers to a procedure where dental implants are placed and a temporary set of teeth is attached to the implants on the same day. All on 4 dental implants are one of the procedures that can offer “teeth in a day” solutions. 

All on 4 dental implants are the most innovative and effective solutions for people who have missing teeth. They offer a permanent solution to traditional dentures, providing stability, comfort, and beautiful smiles. In this blog post, we will cover everything you need to know about All on 4 dental implants. From what they are, how they work, their benefits and drawbacks, cost, and how to take care of them, we’ve got you covered!

With All on 4 dental implants, we can often place the implants and attach a temporary set of teeth on the same day as the surgery. This means that you can leave the dental practice with a full set of teeth and avoid the inconvenience of waiting for months for the implants to fuse with the jawbone before attaching the permanent teeth.

It is important to note that the temporary teeth may not have the same level of comfort and aesthetics as the permanent teeth. However, they can provide a functional and aesthetic solution while you wait for the permanent teeth to be attached.

What Are All on 4 Dental Implants?

All on 4 dental implants are a full set of permanent teeth supported by four dental implants. The implants are surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as anchors for the replacement teeth. Unlike traditional dental implants, which require one implant per tooth, we use four to six implants to support a full arch of replacement teeth. This technique enables our patients to enjoy a complete smile with fewer implants, less surgery and lower costs

How Do All on 4 Dental Implants Work?

All on 4 dental implants work by utilising a strategic placement of the four implants in the jawbone. The two front implants are placed straight, while the two rear implants are angled to maximise the use of available bone. The implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material that fuses with the jawbone, creating a sturdy and long-lasting foundation for the replacement teeth. In the vast majority of cases we achieve the maximum stability that allows for the temporary set of teeth to be attached to the implants on the same day that they are inserted, hence the term “teeth in a day”.

Benefits and Drawbacks of All on 4 Dental Implants

All on 4 dental implants offer numerous benefits, including:

  1. Comfortable and natural-looking teeth
  2. Improved speech and ability to eat
  3. Sturdy and long-lasting solution
  4. Fewer implants required, which means lower costs
  5. Shorter treatment time compared to traditional dental implants

However, All on 4 dental implants also have some drawbacks, including:

  1. The need for healthy jawbone structure to support the implants
  2. The possibility of implant failure if proper care is not taken
  3. The need for regular check-ups and maintenance to ensure the longevity of the implants

Cost of All on 4 Dental Implants

Following a free consultation we will confirm your suitability for a CBCT scan which costs £175. Following this, if you have the required bone volume then treatment would cost £17,000 per jaw. This fee includes the following stages:

  1. Diagnostics to ensure that we can achieve the smile that you deserve
  2. Tooth removal, implant insertion, bone grafting and sinus augmentation (if required) and construction of your temporary prosthesis.
  3. The final prosthesis 4-6 months later

Taking Care of All on 4 Dental Implants

To ensure the longevity and success of All on 4 dental implants, proper care and maintenance are crucial. Patients should follow good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting a dentist and hygienist regularly. Additionally, patients should avoid chewing hard or sticky foods, smoking, and consuming excessive amounts of alcohol.

In conclusion, All on 4 dental implants with teeth in a day offers an innovative and effective solution for people who have many missing teeth. They provide a comfortable, natural-looking and long-lasting solution, with fewer implants required, less surgery, and lower costs. However, they also require proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity and success. Get in touch to find out whether this is the right solution for you!