All-on-4 Dental Implants

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All-on-4 dental implants are the most effective and permanent type of dental implant. All-on-4 dental implants replace ordinary dentures immediately, with a vastly reduced timeframe for installation when compared to traditional dental implants.

The key to the effectiveness of all-on-4 dental implants lies in the simplicity of their design. All-on-4 involves setting an entire set of teeth on just four dental implants. This greatly reduces the surgery required to install permanent implants, vastly reduces the risk of infection and creates a more comfortable experience throughout the entire process of getting your implants.

The four dental implants are titanium and extremely long-lasting. Together, they can support up to 14 teeth. These teeth are installed as a single dental prosthesis. All-on-4 implants feel extraordinarily natural. When you smile, speak, or chew, your new teeth will feel extremely similar to natural teeth.

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Are all-on-4 dental implants safe?

All-on-4 dental implants, also known as all-on-4 dentures, are extremely safe. Unlike more traditional dentures, they have no risk of shifting inside the mouth, do not need to be removed to be cleaned, and can be treated just like normal teeth. We'll happily answer any safety-related concerns you have during a consultation.

How long does all-on-4 last?

All-on-4 dentures are a permanent solution. If correctly installed and maintained, provided nothing drastic goes wrong, you can expect your all-on-4 implants to last for over 20 years. This is a large part of why so many people opt to have all-on-4 implants inserted - it just solves the problem of missing teeth permanently.

How are all-on-4 implants installed?

All-on-4 dental implants are designed to be as minimally invasive as possible while still providing a permanent solution. Four titanium screws are inserted into the jawbone, acting as a solid anchor. Then, permanent dentures are simply attached to the screws. It's a relatively straight-forward procedure.

The Pros and Cons of All-on-4 Dentures

We are big proponents of all-on-4 dental implants as a permanent solution to missing, rotting or loose teeth. At Redland Bay Smiles we have conducted dozens of all-on-4 procedures for very happy clients. We believe it's the most appropriate solution available for many patients, and will always recognise it as the best low-maintenance solution for replacing multiple teeth in a single instance. However, it doesn't come without its drawbacks. For all the positives (and there are plenty), there are also some minor drawbacks. We have outlined below what we believe to be the biggest pros and cons of all-on-4 implants.

Benefits of All-on-4 Dentures

  • Titanium rods provide a firm anchorage for your new teeth, ensuring minimal slippage or movement that is common with normal dentures.
  • There is no bone grafting required - we will only operate if you have sufficient existing bone for us to drill straight into.
  • A typical All-on-4 implant will cost less than getting individual implants for each tooth.
  • You can skip the pain and wasted time of multiple implants by having an entire set of teeth anchored at once to just four implants.

Drawbacks of All-on-4 Dentures

  • You can't play around with the dentures before installation and get an idea of how they feel. Once you decide to get all-on-4 implants, there's no going back - the screws are placed directly into your bone and you get your new teeth attached directly to them.
  • Not everyone can get all-on-4 dental implants. You will need to have a sufficient amount of bone in your jaw to hold the titanium screws securely. We will assess your suitability for all-on-4 implants during the consultation process.
  • All-on-4 implants aren't a complete replacement for a full set of natural teeth. We can't install all-on-4 dentures in your molar areas. This is where a large amount of your chewing occurs and where your bite force is greatest. This is one of the biggest drawbacks of all-on-4 implants.
Ensure you do your own research and decide for yourself what works best for you. Everyone's preferences are different.

All-on-4 Dental Implants FAQs

We get a lot of questions about all-on-4 dentures during our consultations with patients. We've put together a brief list below, but this is absolutely not a substitute for actually visiting us to discuss your dental needs.
How long does it take to recover after getting all-on-4 implants?
Recovery rates vary from patient to patient and can depend on the specific type of screw used to install the implants, as some fuse with bones quicker than others. Our patients tend to recover within three months, although some may take longer. Generally, people recover faster from all-on-4 implant installation than if they had individual implants.
How do you maintain all-on-4 implants?
All-on-4 implants are extremely easy to maintain compared to traditional single tooth implants or dentures. Once your surgery is complete, your maintenance will involve gentle rinsing. After the implants have well and truly settled in, you'll be able to treat your new all-on-4 dentures the same as you would treat your natural teeth, or even better. Make sure you brush and floss regularly (twice a day) and visit the dentist every six months for a check up and clean.
How much do all-on-4 implants cost?
The cost of all-on-4 implants varies considerably based on each patient's unique requirements. Different materials, the number of teeth required and other factors can all influence the overall cost of all-on-4 implants. Generally speaking, our patients see costs of $20,000 to $25,000 for acrylic or composite all-on-4 implants. For porcelain, the price tends to average around $5,000-$9,000 higher.
What's the difference between all-on-4 implants and traditional implants?
There are multiple differences between all-on-4 implants and traditional implants or dentures. As already described, All-on-4 implants are set on four stainless steel titanium rods in each jaw, rather than individual screws for each tooth or an assortment of screwed implants and bridges installed separately.

A further, significant advantage of all-on-4 implants is that the rods are screwed into your jawbone at an angle. This provides a greatly improved level of stability and helps anchor them more tightly than traditional implants.

From the receptionist through to the dental assistants and the extremely considerate dentists, Dr Vu and Dr Wang, who looked after me, the team are fully committed to making a visit to the dreaded dentist an easy one. I cannot recommend this team highly enough ..Extremely satisfied

- Blossom (All-on-4 Implant patient)

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