All-on-4 treatment: an immediate and graftless solution to replacing teeth
More and more people are turning to High Dental Implants Melbourne to replace their missing or damaged teeth. Up to relatively recently, few people knew about tooth implants and their groundbreaking results in achieving a beautiful smile and a fully restored set of teeth.
That said, there are certain limitations to standard implants at High Dental Implants Melbourne, especially for people who do not have most of their teeth intact. So what are your options if you are experiencing advanced tooth loss and seeking a long-term resolution?
What are All-on-4 implants?
All-on-4 teeth implants, also referred to same day teeth or implant supported dentures are typically best suited for patients who have experienced significant tooth loss and are currently wearing dentures.
If you have an alternative prosthesis that is unstable or beginning to cause you problems, inserting implants to support and stabilise it might be the answer for which you have been looking.
The process of inserting implants is similar to standard implants, only that four to six implants are used to restore a full arch or both arches of teeth.
Are they cost-efficient?
If you need to replace several teeth, same day teeth are not only efficient but can be cost-effective. Why? Because four to six implants are used, compared to the eight or so typically needed for regular types.
Another way All-on-4 or same day teeth treatments offer value for money is because bone grafts are not needed. By using the existing bone available and by tilting the implant at a 45-degree angle by the posterior mandible, additional bone is unnecessary for patients who may be lacking bone.
Am I a suitable candidate?
Patients with severe tooth loss, typically ones who already use an alternative prosthesis will benefit the most from All-on-4.
Some other criteria include
- Your dentition is failing, caused by an advanced periodontal disease characterised by significant bone loss.
- You struggle to eat, chew and talk, and you are tired of the hassle and embarrassment of living with a sub-optimal prosthesis.
- You do not have the time, money or patience for bone grafts.
- You long for immediate results and do not want to wait several months to obtain the smile you want.
What does post-op care entail?
In the first hour after your surgery, we place gauze over the affected area, which will be sensitive, tender and could be at risk of bleeding.
When you get home, rinse the area with water and brush gently. Do not touch the site more than necessary. In short, keep your mouth clean with an antibacterial mouthwash prescribed by our dentist, or with saltwater and repeat two or three times a day.
You should also attempt not to smoke because this habit can slow down recovery.
In the days after surgery, make sure to take it easy and only partake in non-strenuous activities.
In time you will be able to eat what you like, but in the beginning you should stick to a soft food diet.
Ask us about All-on-4 at High Dental Implants Melbourne if you need an immediate solution to your toothlessness.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.