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A Guide To Understanding All-on-4 Implants

Your comprehensive guide to All-On-4 Implants

Missing teeth can significantly impact your confidence, smile, and ability to eat comfortably. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology have introduced innovative solutions like All-on-4 implants, offering a life-changing experience for many patients.

What are All-on-4 Implants?

All-on-4 implants, also known as Teeth-in-a-Day, are a revolutionary dental implant technique. It utilises only four strategically placed jaw implants. These implants can support a full arch of customised, fixed replacement teeth. This means you can potentially have a full set of new, functional teeth secured in a single day, eliminating the need for traditional dentures or multiple implants.


But what are “All on 5”, or “All on 6”?


It is worth noting that you may also see this method called “All-on-5”, and even “All-on-6”. This purely relates to the number of implants that are placed to secure the bridge plate to your mouth. The methods, consultation and planning are all exactly the same if you are receiving work for “All in 4, 5, or 6” treatment

How many teeth do all-on-4 implants have

Who are All-On-4 Implants For

All-on-4 implants are a suitable option for patients experiencing:

  • Complete tooth loss (edentulism): This includes individuals missing all their teeth in either the upper or lower jaw, or even both.
  • Severely damaged teeth: If your remaining teeth are severely compromised and require extraction, All-on-4 implants can provide a stable and long-lasting alternative.


Benefits of All-on-4 Implants:

Compared to traditional dentures or removable bridges, All-on-4 implants offer numerous advantages:

  • Enhanced stability and function: Unlike dentures that can slip or shift, All-on-4 implants are permanently anchored to the jawbone, providing exceptional stability and allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
  • Improved aesthetics: All-on-4 implants are designed to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, restoring a natural and beautiful smile.
  • Boosted confidence: By regaining a complete and functional smile, All-on-4 implants can significantly improve your self-esteem and confidence.
  • Durability and longevity: With proper care and maintenance, All-on-4 implants can last for many years, even decades.
  • Improved oral health: All-on-4 implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and promoting long-term oral health.

Limitations and Considerations of All-On-4 Implants

While All-on-4 implants offer numerous benefits, it’s important to be aware of some limitations and considerations:
  • Surgical procedure: Placing the implants is a surgical procedure, requiring careful planning and dental expertise.
  • Eligibility: Not everyone is a suitable candidate for All-on-4 implants. Our dentists will consider factors like jawbone density and overall health will be assessed during the consultation process.
  • Healing time: While you may receive temporary teeth on the same day as implant placement, complete healing and final restoration can take a few months.

The Next Step To Implants:

If you’re considering All-on-4 implants speak to our team who will schedule a consultation with our in house principal expert, Dr Philip Byrne. Philip is one of the few Scottish dentists with a postgraduate qualification in dental implants and has been specialising in implants since 2007. At the first meeting, Philip, or one of our dental expert practitioners, will assess your individual situation, discuss the treatment process in detail, answer any questions you may have, and determine if All-on-4 implants are the right solution for you. Remember, this article is just the first part of a comprehensive guide on All-on-4 implants. In the next article, we will delve deeper into the treatment process, exploring the steps involved and what to expect during and after the procedure.

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