Is All-on-4 The Dental Solution For Older Family Members?

All-on-4 and All-on-6 are dental implant systems designed to place a full set of dental implants in a single day, using just 4 or 6 dental implants. The treatment is designed by Nobel Biocare and has revolutionised implant surgery for older patients and provides a welcome alternative to dentures and bridges.

Many patients feel self conscious about wearing dentures or bridges, socially in terms of speech, smiling, eating out and general confidence. Dentures can also wobble and be unstable when eating, a sure way to make patients anxious socially. Bridges are not a high performing alternative either, as adjacent teeth need to be altered in order to accommodate the bridge, and the device also needs to be removed at night which is not ideal for everyone.

All on 4 is also referred to as same day teeth, or teeth in a day, and through 4 or 6 precisely placed implants on each arch, a full set of implants can be fitted in a single day. The angles and precision provide strength and stability which is unrivalled. This results in a natural looking smile and full functionally, including increased bite strength and stability. Achieving a stunning and fully functional smile in a single day is a game changer for patients. Adams Family Dental recommends SC for expert treatment in London. The practice treats UK and international patients.

The actual teeth are made of acrylic and will be made by an expert dental lab, this can be a commercial lab contracted to a dental practice, or to a laboratory owned by an implant practice. The false teeth will be made according to precise size, shape and shade requirements.

As the system is a same day restoration, no waiting or temporary teeth or implants are required, which means less hassle and inconvenience, and a less invasive treatment. In terms of healing time, there is no downtime and healing time is extremely fast. In fact patients are able to enjoy the benefits of their new smile on the very same day.

This includes eating all of their favourite foods and more, all on day one. For many patients the ability to smile with complete confidence is amazing. For others the freedom to enjoy their favourite foods is the objective, as is the ability to talk normally and confidently. For patients with missing or damaged teeth this system is revolutionary. Or if a patient is fed up of dentures or bridges, All on 4 could provide the answer they have been looking for.

The first step is to find a practice with an excellent reputation, as treatment needs to be carried out by an expert with a proven track record. You can ask for recommendations, look at patient reviews and before and after images. Then you should contact a practice or a few practices and ask to book a consultation.

Some patients choose to travel abroad for treatment, countries like Hungary and Spain are popular for dental implant treatment to benefit from cost savings, however there will also be additional costs to cover travel and accommodation. If you live near a large city or can travel to a capital city you will be able to access expert care without travelling abroad.