If you have a number of missing and / or broken teeth beyond repair and you are interested in replacing them, the all on 4 dental implants procedure is now a common popular procedure that can help.
This same day teeth procedure is gaining popularity and you may even heard about it in publications, online or even on radio/ TV advertisements.
This revolutionary technique allows the fit of a cosmetic denture or cosmetic fixed bridge to only 4 instantly placed dental implants in one day to replace all the missing teeth in one jaw.
- This fast and fixed dental implants concept (all on four) is based on:
1- Extraction of all hopeless and heavily broken teeth
2- Instant dental implants placement: immediate implantation of dental implants: usually 4 in the lower jaw and 6 in the upper jaw
3- Immediate fit of a fixed bridge with immediate loading of the dental implants. The fitted same day bridge can be considered as long-term provisional bridge.
All of the above is provided in a single day to enable the patient to function, eat and smile immediately after surgery without any significant disturbance to social life.
Usually, the final dental cosmetic bridge is processed after few months of the patient using the provisional bridge to test the shape, colour and function of the new smile and new teeth.
This kind of procedure of teeth in a day has many advantageous including less cost to the patient, the ability to extract the teeth and place the implants on the same day and avoid the need for extensive and costly bone grafts.
However, the all on 4 dental implants is not for everyone. Careful examination and X-ray assessments are needed before deciding if you are suitable for this procedure.
Ideally, we recommend the use of 6 implants in the upper jaw and 5 in the lowers to our patients. We do not charge them extra for the additional implants but this will provide a better long-term predictability of the final fitted cosmetic bridge.
Should you have any question about the all on four dental implants or you know someone who may benefit from this procedure, please feel free to contact our dental implants specialist.
Dr Daoudi has nearly 20 years experience with dental tooth implants and will be happy to answer your questions.