We understand how hard life can be with missing or damaged teeth. Dentures or bridges are one solution, but they come with many disadvantages. People with dentures often worry about issues like plate slippage, so they have to avoid some of their favorite foods, like fresh fruit, corn on the cob, or a juicy steak. They often need to give up healthy activities such as swimming and dancing for fear of having their dentures slip, over even worse, fall out. Dentures are also a chore to take care of, and they tend to be uncomfortable for many people. They can also break or get lost. This affects a person’s true quality of life, making it difficult to manage many daily activities.
What are all on 4 dental implants ?
All on 4 dental implants are a newly available procedure to replace a full arch of teeth in one go. This revolutionary dental implant procedure allows implant surgeons to provide a natural looking fixed set of replacement teeth in just one day, with only four implants necessary. Although in some cases more implants can be used, a minimum of 4 implants is needed in order to support a fixed dental bridge.
This type of tooth replacement technique, innovated by dental implant surgeon, Paolo Malo, enables the dental implant practitioner to replace a patient’s entire mouth of missing or failing teeth using only four prosthetic implants and a fixed non-removable and fully-customized dental bridge. While all on 4 dental implants may sound incredibly simplistic, the advantages it has over traditional tooth replacement and implant techniques has given it enormously-important status in the medical fields of dental implant and oral rehabilitation.
Am I a candidate for all on 4 dental implants.
Using all on 4 dental implants, surgeons are able to provide a comprehensive oral rehabilitation solution to patients who suffer from tooth loss, or those who face a future of not having any teeth at all. We provide a free initial consultation with no obligation for patients considering all on 4 dental implants. During the free assessment, we can determine if this procedure is right for you, and then answer any questions you may have.
All On 4 Dental Implants
All on 4 dental implants are one of the most exciting options available today in implant dentistry, because we are able to offer our patients the opportunity to feel like they have their own natural teeth back again. For many patients, due to the cost and many other factors, this was simply not possible with traditional implants. With all on 4 dental implants, many more patients now have the option to get fixed, permanent teeth at a considerably lower cost.
Many people suffer from partial or total loss of teeth due to illness or injury.
It is known as “edentulism” , and the consequences can cause health problems, functional problems and / or lack of self-esteem.
All on 4 dental implant treatment offers a solution to patients suffering from advanced gum disease. The procedure allows teeth to be removed and replaced with dental implants on the same day. Provided the patient has sufficient and good quality amounts of bone, the procedure is highly effective and successful.
The procedure “teeth-on-4” consists of placing 4 implants strategically to restore a complete dental arch fixed and a fixed bridge will be supported on the four implants. All this can be carried out in
a single day.
After your consultation with the dentist, a full jaw radiograph (OPG x-ray) and possibly a CT scan will be taken to examine the amount and location of bone in your jaw. This will allow the surgeon to diagnose if there is enough bone length, width and density to securely place an implant. A thorough examination will also be performed to check that there are no problems present in the mouth before commencing. The operation can be carried out under local anesthesia
The implants fuse with the natural bone over time. This process is called “osteointegration” and gives the replacement teeth maximum stability.
Two of the implants are placed at the front of the mouth, taking advantage of the dense jaw bone existing there. The two implants at the posterior of the mouth are fitted at 45º angles to allow maximum stability and avoid the mental nerve in the lower jaw and the maxillary sinus in the upper jaw. During the six months following surgery the implants will fuse with the bone. This healing phase can be affected if hygiene or harmful habits like smoking are not controlled. After this time, impressions for a more resistant permanent bridge can be made.
We are using the latest high-end technology for implant surgeries
» 3D CBCT Scanner
It allows us to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.
» Computer guided implant surgery
This advanced method allows to better pinpoint the exact location within your mouth for each implant, considerably simplifying the overall procedure. As our patient, you can look forward to a less invasiveness, a shorter recovery time, and an overall process that’s much smoother from beginning to end.
» PRF, Biotechnology
PRF offers a faster healing, less pain and decreased swelling after the dental surgery. It also provides improved strength of bone integration to dental implants.
» Straumann roxolid
Reduces invasiveness and offers more treatment options with smaller and stronger implants.
» All on 4
Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants through graftless procedure and immediate function. This shortens the treatment time concept and it is the least costly method in comparison with conventional implant.