Full Mouth Restoration With All-On-4 Dental Implants
When a person loses all his teeth, dental restoration is necessary to reinstate his smile and improve the health and appearance of his teeth. Some patients opt for removable dentures because they are very cost-effective. However, there are a number of problems associated with removable dentures, such as limited functionality, a sore mouth and improper fit.
Luckily, modern advances in dental technology allow implant dentists, such as the ones at PDC Dental Implants in South Yorkshire, to restore an entire arch of missing or damaged teeth in a single appointment with All-on-4 dental implants.
What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants?
All-on-4 dental implants were initially developed by Dr Malo and Nobel Biocare to immediately replace a full arch of teeth without the need for bone grafting. All-on-4 dental implants offer a stable alternative to removable dentures, without costing as much as regular dental implants. As their name suggests, only four dental implants are required to support an entire set of teeth. Not only fewer dental implants are more cost-effective, they also do not involve bone grafting for patients who have suffered bone loss.
How All-On-4 Dental Implants Work?
All-on-4 dental implants are essentially tilted implants, because they are placed at a 45-degree angle onto the jawbone. This happens in order to increase their strength and stability, but also in order to avoid damage to the sinus cavity around the upper jaw as well as the nerve canal in the lower jaw.
Tilted dental implants fuse better with the jawbone, providing constant support. All-on-4 dental implants are also longer, to avoid the need for bone grafting.
Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants
When you lose an entire tooth from crown to root, jawbone deterioration is unavoidable. However, dental implants prevent this from happening because they fuse with the jawbone, reverting the effects of bone loss. At the same time, dental implants restore vital functions such as eating and speaking. For people who have endured badly-fitting and loose dentures for years, natural-looking and resilient All-on-4 dental implants, can dramatically improve the quality of their life. Unlike conventional dentures, implant-retained dentures will cause no discomfort or embarrassment. Furthermore, no adjustment is needed after placement, since dental implants can last for life with proper care.