All-On-4 Dental Implants Explained
One of the great facts about dental implants is that they are multi-faceted. As such they have many different uses and aren’t solely a tooth replacement for a singular tooth. Instead they can be placed either side of a gap as support for a bridge and (as in the case of all-on-4 implants) as a support for a row of dentures. Here at Sheen Dental we’ve been fitting dental implants in Richmond for many years and regularly use the All-On-4 concept; but what exactly is it and how does it help patients? Let’s take a look….
There’s no getting away from the fact that dental implants involve invasive surgery that requires long periods of interim recovery. For endentulous patients (those who are missing entire rows of teeth) this used to mean 14 or 16 separate implants. As you can imagine, for the patient concerned this would be both incredibly invasive, time consuming and indeed costly. However with the invention of the All-On-4 concept, as the name suggests, it requires just 4 strategically placed implants which then support a framework of other dentures.
What does this mean for the patient?
If you opt for all-on- 4 dental implants in Richmond, then the benefits to the patient are many and varied. Here are some examples…..
Eat what you fancy
Unlike dentures which only give you around 6% chewing power, All-On-4 implants are super-strong permanent fixtures that give you the ability to eat a juicy apple or chew on a succulent steak without having to worry about the affects it may have on your dentures.
Natural looking smile
Patients fitted with All-On-4 implants can feel confident in the knowledge that they’ll have a natural looking smile once more.
A renewed quality of life
By having implants instead of traditional dentures they look, feel and to some extent even act just like natural teeth. This means that you can smile, speak and eat with confidence and because it gives you a restored set of permanent teeth, you’ll look years younger.
When you opt for All-On-4 implants then unlike dentures there does no have to remove them at night, no complicated cleaning routine and no having to re-apply fixative. In addition there’s no need for any additional adjusting. Instead simply treat them as you would your normal teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
If you want to find out more about how All-On- 4 implants can enhance your life, or enquire about other methods of dental implant in Richmond then contact Sheen Dental on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk. Dr Harmit Kalsi and the team are standing by to take your call.