The All-on-4 dental implants procedure is designed to treat patients who have lost most or all of their natural teeth. This innovative treatment uses a patented four implant method to properly stabilise teeth in the jawbone. The crowns may be dentures or bridges, which are attached after the implant procedure.
While traditional implants are commonly used to replace individual missing teeth, All-on-4 dental implants are typically used to replace an entire arch. The All-on-4 treatment is cost-efficient and quick, since it provides patients with functional teeth on the day of surgery. All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke are available in many dental practices, including Glenholme Dental.
What are All-on-4 dental implants?
The term All-on-4 can often seem somewhat confusing for prospective patients. All-on-4 is a treatment ideal for patients with severely compromised teeth. In essence, All-on-4 simply refers to a replacement set of teeth, a denture or a bridge, that is supported by a set of four fixed mini dental implants.
This is not to be confused with conventional dentures, which simply sit on the gums to remain in place and can be removed anytime. Instead, replacement teeth that have been restored with the All-on-4method are permanently held in place by special mechanisms, attached to the four precisely-placed dental implants.
Who can get All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke?
Patients who have lost most or all of their teeth and want to live a full and healthy lifestyle should consider replacing their teeth with dental implants over removable dentures. Ideal candidates for All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke are patients who already wear dentures or have many missing teeth and do not wish to live with them. The All-on-4 treatment is also ideal for patients that have lost most of their jawbone, don’t have time to have individual dental implants placed or do not want to pay for single dental implants. This procedure is faster, reliable and more affordable.
Benefits of All-on-4 dental implants
There are several ways in which All-on-4 implants are better than conventional dentures. Firstly, they restore oral function and allow patients to eat their favourite foods. Secondly, they look like natural teeth. Thirdly, and perhaps more importantly, they prevent bone loss in the jawbone.