All-on-4 dental implants – Frequently Asked Questions

All-on-4 dental implants are an option for patients who do not wish to or are not able to wear dentures. Using only 4 implants, the All-on-4 system anchors a whole set of teeth over a single appointment; a cost-effective, hassle-free and quick solution to replacing missing teeth. 

Before All-on-4

After All-on-4

What are the principal benefits of all-on-4 dental implants?

  • No need to remove them.
  • No uncomfortable pressure on your gums.
  • All-on-4 prevent jawbone loss.
  • Restore facial features that may have suffered as a result of having vacant spaces in your mouth.

 

What is the success rate for All-on-4?

There is a 98% success rate for All-on-4 treatment.

 

How long to All-on-4 implants typically last?

Although there is no lifetime guarantee as with other surgical implants, if correctly maintained, All-on-4 implants can last many years. You can look after your implants in the same way as your natural teeth, brushing for 2 minutes twice a day and flossing regularly focusing on near the gum line to remove any tenacious food particles.

 

Will I have any limitations on what I can eat?

Unlike with dentures, All-on-4 implants allow you to eat the foods you enjoy. Many patients who have previously had dentures very much appreciate this trait as they will have been limited to softer foods that do not compromise their dentures.

 

How do All-on-4 implants protect me against jawbone loss?

Implants mimic the function of natural teeth and therefore provide your jawbone with the stimulation it needs. You are not at risk of resorption as is the case with dentures, which can actually accelerate jawbone loss. All-on-4 can also restore your facial aesthetic, which may have changed and appear sunken as a result of jawbone loss. These types of changes can leave you feeling self conscious about your appearance and you may find that the most valuable thing about replacing a missing tooth is the improvement in your emotional wellbeing.

 

Benefits of all-on-4 over conventional implants

  • Lower cost overall.
  • Faster healing time than with traditional implant treatment.
  • Can allow for a brand new replacement in a day.

 

If you would like more information about All-on-4 implants at Cornerhouse, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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