All On 4
The All on 4 technique utilizes four dental implants to attach your new set of permanent replacement teeth. The implants used in this procedure are specially designed for immediate function and typically do not require bone grafting. We consist of a team including a specialist surgeon, a dentist and a seditionist who will look after your treatment.
What is the All on 4 Dental Implants Technique?
The All on 4 technique utilizes four dental implants to attach your new set of permanent replacement teeth. The implants used in this procedure are specially designed for immediate function and typically do not require bone grafting.
In most cases, patients lacking the bone volume required to support traditional implants are able to enjoy the many benefits of a permanent solution to missing teeth with this procedure.
How are All on 4 Dental Implants different from dentures?
As opposed to dentures, All on 4 dental implants are a permanent set of teeth that look and feel natural
How do All on 4 Dental Implants compare to traditional implants?
All on 4 Dental Implant procedures utilize only 4 implants, whereas traditional implants utilize anywhere from 5 to 8 implants in one arch. Because the implants at the back of the All on 4 procedure are placed at an angle, it allows for increased support by using the natural support of your bone.
Also, traditional implants often require bone grafting, a process that can take 6 months or more. The All on 4 Dental protocol requires no bone grafting for most patients, with a success rate that is equal to or better than traditional implants.
All on 4 Dental Implants save you from unnecessary surgery and discomfort, as well as time and money.
What makes North Ryde Dentists, a centre to perform All on 4 procedures?
Every patient is different and can be complex due to health issues and unique bone conditions. But, at North Ryde Dentists, we have seen most of it and can provide each patient with a solution that will be safe and effective for them.
Furthermore, the North Ryde Dentists Dental Implant Centre is fully equipped with imaging equipment, and lab support and an experienced team to provide you with the best care possible
What is the success rate with All on 4 Dental Implants?
Published studies show a 98.2% success rate using All on 4 Dental Implants on the lower arch, and a 97 - 98% success rate using them on the upper arch.
Who is the ideal candidate for All on 4 Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for the All on 4 Dental Implant procedure, is someone who is currently wearing dentures or will need dentures in the future and is in good health with little bone deterioration.
If we feels that you are not a good candidate for All on 4 Dental Implants because of health concerns or severe bone loss, don't worry; we are experts in all types of dental implants. There are always alternative procedures to meet your needs.
Will my results look natural?
We use the latest concepts in smile design to create your new smile. WE take your facial features, skin tone, age, and personality into consideration when creating your new permanent set of teeth to ensure that they are congruent with your features. It is important that they are the right size, shape, colour, and proportion.
From beginning to end, what should I expect with my All on 4 Dental Implant procedure?
Each patient is different, and therefore, can expect different timelines, but a general guideline for the All on 4 Dental Implant Procedure is:
- 1-2 visits for initial consultation and to prepare x-rays and impressions
- 1 visit to place the implants and new teeth and extract any teeth (if necessary)
- Come back for post op visits as required usually 2
- 1 visit four months after placing implants for new impressions for the permanent set of teeth
- 1 visit a couple of weeks later to place permanent set of teeth
Why don't I get my permanent set of teeth the day my implants are placed?
As with any surgery, you need time to heal. So, once the implants are placed, you are given a temporary set of teeth or long-term provisional prosthesis made of acrylic resin, which places less stress on your gums and implants. With this set of teeth, you take it easy. You can eat solid foods, but we ask you to only eat foods that can be cut with a fork or that you do not have to tear with your front teeth (like apples).
Once your gums have healed and the implants have stabilized, Dr Shah will place your permanent set of teeth, which will be made of acrylic or porcelain and will have a titanium frame that allows you to enjoy all of your favourite foods.
What if I just want implants on my bottom jaw?
It is perfectly fine to have All on 4 Dental Implants on only the lower or upper arch. However, if you feel you might need dentures on both eventually, it is typically best to perform the procedure at the same time to achieve better results, and save you time and money. But in certain cases, we can schedule separate procedures to meet your financial and health needs.
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a professional opinion from one of our qualified dentists in our practice.