All On Four Implants - An alternative to traditional dentures for replacing a full set of teeth
With advancements in modern dentistry, patients who have all of their teeth missing can now achieve a full set of teeth with all-on-four implants.
Also known as “hybrid” or “fixed-detachable” implants, all-on-four dental implants are an effective and reliable alternative to restoring a full set of all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth. A minimum four implants per arch are needed (eight implants for replacement of upper and lower teeth) to anchor a full set of fixed dentures.
Before starting any procedure, detailed treatment planning is involved. In each instance, the dentists at Serenity Dental CQ perform a thorough dental examination and evaluation which includes the assessment of your functional and aesthetic needs. You can ask all the questions you have regarding treatment options at the initial consultation and your implant dentist will outline your personalised treatment plan. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging tools, your dentist will determine whether you possess adequate bone density and bone volume for this procedure.
Until a few years ago traditional dentures were the only option for people wanting to replace a complete set of teeth. But dentures are uncomfortable for some patients and they require additional upkeep and maintenance that can be off-putting for many.
How do all-on-four dental implants work?
During treatment, at least four implants are placed in the jaw, with the two back implants placed at an angle, to take maximum advantage of remaining bone tissues.
The implants are intended to fuse with the patient’s natural tissues through a process called osseointegration. All-on-four implants are made up of two parts:
- The implants themselves
- The denture anchored by the implants
Although all-on-four implants can last a lifetime with good oral health, the overlying dentures are susceptible to wear and damage associated with biting and chewing. As such, they will likely require replacement at some point.
When the denture needs replacement, it is possible to do so without disrupting the implants that are in the jaw.
All-on-four implants in Emerald or surrounds
All-on-four implants are available at any of Serenity Dental CQ’s three dental clinics – at Emerald, Middlemount and Dysart.
While Serenity Dental CQ is a Bupa preferred dentist and also a preferred provider for HCF, Medibank, Westfund and CBHS, all health funds are accepted with Hicaps used to process claims for you at the time of your appointment. Interest-free dental payment plans are also available.