Achieve the Smile You Didn’t Think Possible with All-On-4 Dental Implants
There are several things that can cause us to lose our teeth. Injury, significant decay, and genetically weak teeth are all common causes of missing teeth in adults. For many of these people, they may think their likelihood of having a dazzling smile is small to none. All-On-4 dental implants have changed all that.
At Sleep Dentistry Melbourne, we offer this innovative tooth replacement solution to our patients who want to restore a great smile, with implants that will feel and function like natural teeth.
What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants?
As the name suggests, All-On-4 dental implants replace all teeth on just four supportive implants. Also called full arch rehabilitation, there’s no need to place an implant under each tooth. We insert two implants at the front of the arch of either the top or bottom jaw and two implants at the back. The back implants are tilted 45 degrees, providing the required support for total restoration.
This angling of the rear implants also bypasses bone deficiencies usually found in the back of the jaw and can typically avoid the need for bone grafting. There are fewer actual implants used than in a full mouth implant restoration, so there are fewer obstacles to overcome.
What Are the Benefits with All-On-4 Dental Implants?
Because all the teeth are being replaced, you’re able to work with us to craft how you’d like your smile to look. You may be missing a few teeth but are unhappy with the shape or condition of your remaining teeth. All-On-4 can address your overall concerns about all your teeth.
Instead of relying on ten or more implants, bone grafts, and just as many cap fittings, this can be done with just four implants, often avoiding bone grafts and allowing an immediate fitting of teeth.
What Is the Process Like?
Any successful dental procedure starts with a quality consultation. You’ll meet with one of our experienced and highly trained dentists, to discuss your options and receive a full-mouth examination. You’ll review your areas of concern, as well as discuss expected and realistic results. We’ll talk through all your options, so you’re fully informed before you make a decision.
If it’s decided this is the right treatment for you, you’ll get some pre-op activities completed like x-rays and photos. Models will be made to enable us to plan the best set-up of the replacement teeth, in order to provide you with implants of the highest quality function and appearance.
At Sleep Dentistry Melbourne, our first focus is making sure each of our patients is comfortable. We’ll discuss sedation options and administer them before your procedure so you are completely unaware of the procedure and totally comfortable. This appointment includes the removal of the teeth to be replaced by the All-On-4 and placement of the anchor implants.
Your new teeth will be expertly created in a lab to ensure they meet our impeccable standards. Once they are ready, your permanent teeth will be attached to the implants and you won’t leave until we’re positive you’re experiencing optimal comfort, function, and appearance.
All You Have to Do Is Smile
You won’t believe the difference a beautiful smile will make in your life, especially after having borne the discomfort of missing teeth. Our patients rave about the transformation in their lives as a result of All-On-4 Dental Implants. They enjoy:
- Improved confidence
- Compliments on their smile
- Share-worthy photos
- Increased comfort in social and professional settings