If you’re tired of dentures and are looking for a quick and easy way to get fixed, secure and great looking teeth, All-on-4 dental implants could be for you. Take a look at what the procedure involves and whether it could be the right option for you.
What is the All-on-4 procedure?
All-on -4 is a technique where a metal and acrylic fixed bridge (i.e a srewed in denture) is attached to 4 dental implants. Strictly it refers to 4 implants in the lower with the back implants tilted back on an angle and immediate loading of these implants with the fixed bridge, a so-called teeth in a day protocol. However it is generically used as a term to describe a metal and acrylic fixed bridge (i.e. teeth you can’t remove) on 4 or 5 implants.
At Woodborough House we offer All-on-4 implants to those who are looking for a quick and easy procedure on dental implants. Dr Nick Fahey will analyse and assess your case and construct All-on-4 dental implants which are specific to your needs. Using SGS software (click to see pic of the All-on-4 using this software), the All-on-4 dental implants can be made accurately and concisely. Many people will find that this is the ideal choice for them, especially if they are in the process of losing their teeth or are currently denture wearers. In an age where people nowadays have less and less time, this is a great option for suitable candidates.
However, anyone who has an extremely bad grinding habit, uncontrolled diabetes, heavy smokers as well as people who are medically compromised. However, most people can be treated.
Preparing for the All-on-4 procedure
To prepare for this procedure, it’s vital to obtain excellent oral hygiene and stop or minimise smoking altogether. Post-operative instructions for the All-on-4 dental implant procedure which should be followed include eating a soft diet for 3-4 weeks and careful oral hygiene, as well as antimicrobial and hot salty mouth rinses.
As with any surgery, there are risks involved but these can be minimised with good planning from the outset and use of tools like CBCT and guided surgery. Repeat dental visits will be required as with any restorations, they require ongoing maintenance just like all kinds of dental work. So therefore ensuring you have good oral health is important to keep the restoration work for a satisfactory period.
The success rate at Woodborough House for the All-on-4 dental implant procedure is 96% which is high and many patients report being thrilled by the results as it helped to increase their confidence and improve their self-esteem, whilst allowing them to eat and smile without the fear of their dentures coming loose or worrying about the appearance of horrible or gappy teeth.
You can view some of Dr Nick Fahey’s All-on-4 case work here:
To learn more about dental implants or to book an appointment, please call Woodborough House on 0118 984 3108 where one of our members of staff will be happy to assist you.
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