All-on-4 implants are a great option for people who are missing all of their teeth. They can be a more beneficial and effective form of dental implants and they allow dentures and crowns to be fixed in place. All-on-4 implants allow up to a full arch of teeth to be fixed to 4 different implants.
How Do They Work?
All-on-4 implants are 4 or 6 dental implants that are fixed into the jaw. Following the denture healing period (usually 4 to 6 months) a 12 to 14 acrylic bridge is added to the implants to form a full set of fully functioning and natural looking teeth. Chipping Norton Dental Implant Centre in Oxfordshire offer All-on-4 implants to their patients, provide existing tooth extractions (if needed), the placement of the implants and they fit the acrylic provisional bridge all in one day.
The Benefits of All-on-4 implants
All-on-4 implants are greatly advantageous over other tooth loss replacement alternatives. As unlike some dentures, the artificial teeth are fixed to the dental implants so there will be no slipping around or falling out of the mouth. The implants allow you to eat and enjoy your favourite foods as unlike conventional dentures the fitted teeth will not cover the top of your mouth and as the implants are fixed in place they will not struggle with biting and eating hard pieces of food.
All-on-4 implants offer a high number of advantages over other implants. To safely secure a full arch of dentures, only 4 implants are required, whereas standard dental implants need at least 6 (up to 10) implants to be fixed into a jaw. This is great news for patients as 6 to 10 different incisions in one jaw could be an unpleasant experience. Another excellent benefit of All-on-4 implants is that it allows dentures and crowns to be fixed onto the implants as soon as the implants are inserted which is a major advantage over standard dental implants which require a healing process of up to 6 months. This means that patients will not have to suffer an extended amount of time without having any teeth.