Replacing all your teeth
If you have lost or are on the way to losing all your teeth, you may think that your only replacement option is dentures. Sure, you may have heard of dental implants, but you know they’re quite an investment and how could you possibly afford to replace every single tooth with a dental implant? Well, you can when you choose to have All-on-4 dental implants in Melbourne.
Here at High Dental Implants Melbourne, we can use four to six dental implants per arch to hold your replacement crowns in place. This technique has been around for quite some time and has been shown to be very effective. Let’s take a look at it now:
This technique uses between four and six dental implants to support a whole arch of teeth. There are two vertical normal-sized (about 1.3 centimetres) dental implants at the front of the mouth, where the front biting teeth are. The clever bit is how the rest of your tooth roots along the side of your jaw are replaced with one extra-long implant on either side. They angle in from the back of the jaw, at around 45°, towards the front. These two side implants give support to all the side teeth, and also support bone regeneration along the side of the jaw.
Help for bone loss
Having these long angled dental implants in Melbourne with the All-on-4 technique is great for former denture wearers who have suffered bone loss in their jaw. This tends to occur more towards the back of the arch and this way, the implants can be anchored without the need for bone grafts first, which can add a few months to the overall treatment process, as the grafts need to be given time to integrate.
Same day teeth
The other great thing about All-on-4 as way to get dental implants in Melbourne is that you leave the clinic with your crowns attached. If you have normal dental implants, you can expect to wait 2-4 months for your implants to integrate with your jawbone before your crowns can be added. With All-on-4, you walk out with teeth in place, ready to go smile and eat.