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Dental implants have revolutionised the field of dentistry, offering a permanent solution for missing teeth and restoring smiles with remarkable precision and functionality. Among the various types of dental implants available, All-on-4 dental implants stand out as a game-changer, providing distinct advantages over conventional implants.

About Conventional Dental Implants

Conventional dental implants involve the surgical placement of individual implants into the jawbone to support single crowns, bridges, or dentures. While effective, this approach typically requires more implants and longer healing times, making it a lengthier and sometimes more invasive procedure.

What sets All-on-4 dental implants apart from conventional implantsAbout All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 dental implants, also known as “teeth in a day” or “same-day implants,” are a revolutionary approach to restoring a full arch of teeth using only four strategically placed implants per arch. This innovative technique offers a quicker, more efficient, and cost-effective solution for patients seeking comprehensive tooth replacement.

  1. The Concept: The concept of All-on-4 implants involves the strategic angulation of implants to maximise bone support and minimise the need for bone grafting. By placing two implants vertically in the anterior region and two implants tilted posteriorly, All-on-4 implants can utilise available bone more efficiently, often avoiding the need for additional procedures like sinus lifts or bone grafts.
  2. Benefits: One of the primary benefits of All-on-4 implants is their ability to provide immediate function and aesthetics. Unlike conventional implants, which may require months of healing before prosthetic teeth can be attached, All-on-4 implants allow for the placement of temporary teeth on the same day as the surgery, enabling patients to enjoy restored smiles almost instantly. Moreover, All-on-4 implants offer a more streamlined and less invasive treatment process, reducing overall treatment time and discomfort for patients. With fewer implants required, All-on-4 implants are often more cost-effective than traditional implant procedures, making them an attractive option for individuals seeking comprehensive tooth replacement.
  3. The Procedure: The All-on-4 implant procedure begins with a comprehensive consultation and treatment planning session, during which the dentist evaluates the patient’s oral health and determines the optimal placement of implants. On the day of the surgery, any remaining teeth in the affected arch are extracted, and the implants are strategically placed into the jawbone. Once the implants are securely anchored, a temporary set of prosthetic teeth is attached to the implants, allowing the patient to leave the dental office with a fully functional smile. Over the next few months, the implants integrate with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, providing a stable foundation for the final restoration.
  4. Recovery and Aftercare: After the initial surgery, patients may experience some swelling, discomfort, and minor bleeding, which can be managed with pain medication and proper oral hygiene practices. It is essential to follow the dentist’s instructions for post-operative care and attend scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor healing progress and ensure the success of the implants.
  5. Longevity and Durability: With proper care and maintenance, All-on-4 dental implants can last a lifetime, offering a durable and long-term solution for tooth replacement. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are crucial for maintaining oral health and preserving the integrity of the implants and surrounding tissues.

Cost Comparison: All-on-4 vs. Conventional Implants

While the initial cost of All-on-4 implants may appear higher than that of conventional implants, it is essential to consider the overall value and long-term benefits they offer. With All-on-4 implants, fewer implants are required to restore a full arch of teeth, reducing the overall treatment expense. Besides, All-on-4 implants often eliminate the need for additional procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lifts, which can incur additional costs with conventional implants.

Moreover, All-on-4 implants provide immediate function and aesthetics, allowing patients to enjoy restored smiles almost instantly. This can result in fewer appointments and less time spent away from work or other obligations, ultimately reducing the overall cost of treatment. While conventional implants may require months of healing before the final prosthetic teeth can be attached, All-on-4 implants streamline the treatment process, saving patients both time and money.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long does the All-on-4 implant procedure take?

    Answer: The All-on-4 implant procedure typically takes one day to complete, with immediate placement of temporary prosthetic teeth.

  2. Are All-on-4 implants suitable for everyone?

    Answer: While All-on-4 implants are suitable for most patients, individuals with severe bone loss or underlying medical conditions may require additional evaluation.

  3. How do I care for All-on-4 implants?

    Answer: Proper oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, is essential for maintaining the health and longevity of All-on-4 implants.

  4. Can I eat normally with All-on-4 implants?

    Answer: Yes, All-on-4 implants function like natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy a varied diet and chew food with confidence.

  5. What is the success rate of All-on-4 implants?

    Answer: All-on-4 implants have a high success rate, with studies reporting success rates of over 95% at ten years post-treatment.

Dental Implant Team at Coppertop Dental Surgery in Camberley SurreyWhy Choose Coppertop Dental Surgery for All-on-4 Dental Implants

Choose Coppertop Dental Surgery for your All-on-4 Implants and experience the expertise of our dentist with special interest in implants, Dr Pretam Gharat. With a wealth of experience working across over many different General Dental Practices, Dr Gharat brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to every case. His track record of successful All-on-4 cases speaks volumes about his dedication to excellence and patient satisfaction. At Coppertop Dental Surgery, you can trust that you are in capable hands, receiving top-quality care and achieving outstanding results. Restore your smile and regain your confidence with All-on-4 Implants at Coppertop Dental Surgery.

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During this comprehensive consultation, Dr Gharat will assess your oral health, discuss your dental history and treatment goals, and determine if All-on-4 implants are the right solution for you. The consultation fee is £100 which will be deducted from your treatment cost if you decided to go ahead for the treatment.

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