If you are looking to replace multiple missing teeth with minimal hassle the, All-on-4 dental implants are four you.
The shorter recovery time and lower cost stem from the ingenious fitting procedure. Your dentist will only have to install four implants to fit your entire set of new teeth. Hence the name All-on-4.
Before your undergo any surgery, your dentist will carry out a CT scan to ensure you have enough jaw bone for the procedure. After this, he shall take an impression of your teeth using dental clay, to make sure your new set of teeth fit perfectly. Once all the remaining teeth are removed, the dentist will make four insertions into your jaw bone: two roughly where your molars are and another two at the front curves of your jawline.
You should remember that the first fitting will only be a temporary set of teeth. This is to reduce the swelling of and the stress on the newly fitted screws. Your permanent set will be fitted once everything is completely healed. We typically book the second appointment for this around 4-6 months after the initial surgery. However, we will liaise with you to make sure you’re fully recovered before the second fitting.