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What are all-on-4 implants?

All-on-4 dental implants replace all of the teeth with the use of just four dental implants.

Tooth loss is a common problem, but thanks to advances in the field of dentistry, there are a number of ways in which the issue can be resolved. Dental implants are an essential part of modern dentistry and help to restore both form and function to one’s smile. All-on-4 implants are unique — they provide a full arch of teeth with just four implants. Read on to find out more about all-on-4 implants and how they work…

What is an implant?

An implant is a small screw made from biocompatible titanium that is surgically placed into the jaw bone. An implant is designed to replace the root of a missing tooth completely. Once an implant has been placed in the jawbone, a crown is attached. This helps to achieve a natural-looking and functional replacement tooth. Implants are a highly effective means of restoring oral function and are often an excellent option for individuals who have severely damaged or missing teeth.  

What are all-on-4 implants?    

All-on-4 implants are an innovative and unique type of restoration which are ideal for patients who need to replace a full arch of teeth. Four dental implants are placed into the jawbone. These implants act as a foundation for the teeth. A full bridge of prosthetic teeth is then attached to the implants for a natural-looking result. The technique can be performed on either the upper or lower jaw, depending on your needs.

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

All-on-4 dental implants are ideal for individuals who lost their teeth in the past and are currently wearing dentures. Success rates are typically excellent, and it is possible to achieve results that look and feel just like natural teeth. One of the main benefits of all-on-4 implants is that the treatment can be completed very quickly. It is possible to have a full arch of teeth placed in as little as a few weeks. Another advantage of the technique is that there is virtually no need for bone grafting, so the procedure is less invasive than other methods. The cost is also generally less than most other techniques, thanks to the reduced surgical time and the fact that the treatment is less complex than other methods.

How can we help

Dr Jeremy Lung specialises in implant surgery and offers all-on-4 implants to patients who would like to restore form and function to their smile. If you wear dentures but would prefer fixed implants, we encourage you to come in for a consultation so that Dr Lung can assess your eligibility for treatment and guide you through the process. While all-on-4 implants are suited for most patients, some medical conditions can affect one’s ability to heal from the procedure. These include diabetes, high blood pressure and recent heart attack, among others. When you come in for a consultation, Dr Lung will discuss your medical history with you and address any questions or concerns you might have regarding the procedure. To find out more about all-on-4 implants, have a look here.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr Lung, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Dr Lung and his team pride themselves on providing top-quality care — for this reason, you will receive an extended warranty on all-on-4 implants for your peace of mind.