About All on 4

Reasons to Consider All-on-4 Implants instead of Dentures

Dental implants are now considered the best alternative to natural teeth for most patients who have lost, or are about to lose their teeth. The modern all-on-4 implants technique has a 98 per cent success rate, higher than traditional full mouth implant reconstruction techniques, and creates aesthetically pleasing teeth that feel and work like your natural dentition.

For suitable candidates, this is one of the most effective treatments to restore function and the ability to eat all your favourite foods. Research shows all-on-4 implant prostheses (incorrectly referred to by some as all-on-4 dentures) can restore up to 80 per cent of full functionality, compared to 10 percent for conventional dentures with adhesive. This is because they are not dentures at all. They are a strong and cosmetic set of fixed teeth attached permanently to dental implants.

With all-on-4 implants you can throw away your dentures, forget about discomfort when you bite or eat and no longer have to worry about slipping dentures, gagging or adhesives. Treatment can also provide an immediate solution for patients with severely advanced gum (periodontal) disease or heavily diseased or broken down teeth, without ever having to go through a denture stage.

Proven Solution

Our technique is a successful and proven solution for those who have lost all their teeth in either their upper or lower jaw (or both) or whose remaining teeth are failing, loose and/or painful.

All-on-four implants and dentures may be the ideal solution for you if:

  • You have severely decayed or broken teeth
  • You have loose teeth or have lost most/all of your teeth
  • You have diseased gums or jawbone
  • You have loose, ill-fitting dentures
  • You want to get rid of dentures for good

Even if you have previously been told that you are not a suitable candidate for traditional implant techniques, or told you don’t have enough bone for implants, our approach with All On 4 PlusĀ® and Zygoma PlusĀ® may provide an efficient, reliable and effective implant solution (as an alternative to dentures).

Treatment plans are based on individual circumstances and our team can provide a qualified assessment of the best options for you. In general, our experienced team and advanced techniques mean a simplified, comfortable process with minimal disruption to your day-to-day life.

* As with any medical/dental procedure, some cases require alternate approaches and timelines of treatment to achieve the required outcome.

Modern Technique

In the past, oral rehabilitation may have involved one or more bone graft procedures, six or more implants and up to 18 months of treatment.

The modern all-on-4 implants technique, usually only requires four implants on either an upper or lower jaw and can be used on patients with very little bone without the need for bone grafting, in most cases. Where bone quality is poor, extra implants may be required.

Minimally invasive, the technique stabilises bone levels and keeps jaws healthy. Since generally fewer implants are used, in comparison to other techniques, it is a cost effective solution while delivering optimal results.

Basic Steps

Your specific treatment plan will be detailed during your consultation, however basic treatment steps are:

  • Before Procedure: Impressions, photos and three dimensional imaging of your teeth and jaw are carried out to diagnose your condition and plan the desired cosmetic and surgical outcome.
  • Day 1: Diseased teeth are removed, jaw bone and gums are cleaned and prepared, implants and attachments are placed and impressions are taken. IV sedation is used to make sure you are completely comfortable and snoozing through the procedure.
  • Day 2: Wax-style teeth are tried in and adjustments for position and colour can be made. You continue to have an input in achieving the right look and feel for you.
  • Day 3-4: Your replacement teeth (using permanent material methods unique to our All On 4 Clinic) are inserted and permanently fixed. Enjoy your new fixed set of replacement teeth and beautiful new smile.

Treatment flexibility means that future shape, colour or material changes to all-on-4 dentures can be easily made. Similarly, should they be damaged they can be easily removed and repaired or replaced without the need for surgery.