ALL ON FOUR
"All on Four" - Implants
If you are missing teeth, dental implants from Dentology Dental can restore your ability to chew and smile. Our team of committed dentists can work with you to assess your situation and develop a treatment plan for you. It is important to consider all your treatment options when performing invasive dental procedures and to seek a second opinion. During your initial visit, our dentist will evaluate your bone and gum health. This is to determine the condition of your general and oral health, to enable you to be a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants at Dentolgy Dental are now more affordable than ever before. We know experience and affordability are important factors to our patients. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
How “All on Four” at Dentology Dental Care, could change your quality of life forever-
When a patient faces the threat of losing all of their teeth. Or friends notice they don’t smile much anymore and seems detached – what can be done?
We have many patients present with significant tooth erosion and severe sensitivity to hot and cold food and liquids or poorly fitting dentures.
This patient remarks, “I was the lady/gent that doesn’t smile…I was just so embarrassed about my teeth and just very conscious of them…I’d get dressed up to go somewhere and everything was perfect, except for my teeth…and when asked for a photo…I’d go to the back and hide behind everyone else!”
After continued dental Treatments, there was a Solution.
The term ‘ALL-ON-4’ or “Teeth in a Day” refers to the replacement of ALL teeth on dental implants, which support them. It is a modern technique where implants are placed to support a fixed dental arch ( or teeth) . Our various techniques in placing the implants, overcome bone deficiencies often found in the back of the jaws. This avoids the need for bone grafting. Dental implants themselves are small titanium fixtures that are inserted into the jawbone and have, for a long time, been used to support a tooth or a ‘Bridge’ of a segment of teeth. The fixtures form the foundation for the prosthetic replacement teeth. However, when we replace a full set of teeth, often referred to as full arch rehabilitation, whether in the upper or lower jaws or both, we do not need to place an implant under every tooth. We place implants in the front of the arch and in the back at an intended angle, and together these form the required foundation to support the prosthesis. By placing the implants at an angle, we are able to avoid the parts of the jawbone that are of a typically poor quality. This not only means that we can avoid the need for bone grafting, but we can also rely on these to reliably support a prosthesis fitted on the same of the surgery.
By using fewer dental implants to support the prosthesis there is a smaller number of components, thus more versatility to design the most optimal function and aesthetics. Importantly there is also less in the way of cleaning, which helps simplify the hygiene and maintenance over time.
STEP 1 – Let us help you Decide:
A Complimentary Pre-consultation at Dentology Dental Care with our Clinical Team lead by Oral Surgeon, Dr Yuval Samuni.
Our clinical team establish a diagnosis and treatment plan for you, including our Dental Prosthetist and Dentist, who have been sufficiently involved in the entire process by working side-by-side with our Oral Surgeon who performs the “All on Four or procedures”. This appointment will be with our Oral Surgeon who will oversee your treatment once you decide to proceed. We will examine your mouth, explore all your treatment alternatives and determine the most appropriate solution to fit your individual needs and expectations. Where there appear to be non-All-On-4 treatment options and when appropriate you may also need to see another team clinician to examine the viability of those options that do not involve the removal of your teeth if any.
What happens when you get a dental implant?
The first step for any implant is for your dental clinician to ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure. If your jaw bone or general oral health aren’t strong enough to support the implant, you may need a bone graft to strengthen the area, or your dental clinician may suggest an alternative option such as a bridge.
Assuming everything is in order for the implant, the work can begin. To start, your dental clinician will place an artificial root made from titanium into your jaw, then stitch the gum back together around it. In some cases, your dental clinician may also attach a post (called an abutment) to the root as well.
Once this is complete, you will need a few months for the gum to properly heal around the root before the next step can be completed.
Once the gum is healed, your dental clinician can attach your new tooth. If an abutment was placed during the first procedure, the tooth can go straight on. If not, they will first add the abutment before fitting the tooth. Note that it can take more than one appointment to get the fit right for your mouth, as the tooth will need to look and feel natural, and sit well with the rest of your teeth and jaw.
You can get several implants, but if there are three or more teeth missing, your dentist may suggest implants and bridges to fill the gap. In this case, implants will be inserted on either side, then a bridge will be placed between them. A bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by the teeth on either side of it.
Terms and Conditions
- Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
- Please note that these costs are for a single tooth implant and crown, and are not inclusive of the consult fees, or any other required radiographs, as determined by your treating dentist.
- The category you may need will be decided by the treating team of our Oral Surgeon and will be based on factors including but not limited to medical history, site of implant, adequacy of bone in the area and requirement of bone grafting. The type best suited for your clinical situation will be determined by surgeon and restoring provider, we will absolutely provide you with all the choices available within the realm of clinical condition as our aim is to provide the best treatment for your individual clinical requirements.