If you already have dentures you may have found they slip, sometimes affecting speech and food choices. Dental implants are a long term solution that brings a reliable fix for missing teeth, however if you have a busy life, you may not want to wait for up to 8 months of healing required for dental implants. If this sounds like you, there is a quick reliable solution that can be fitted in just one day.
All-on-4 at Smilemakers Dental Implant Clinic is a modern and reliable solution to traditional dentures. All-on-4 is a technique that allows a fixed bridge to be fitted onto just 4 dental implants in just one day.
Normal dental implants sometimes require bone grafts, extensive preparatory work and would need between 6 and 10 implants to secure a bridge or denture. However, because All-on-4 are fitted at specific angles, only 4 implants are required to provide greater stability to replacement teeth. An immediate temporary bridge can then be screwed directly onto the implants, so that our patients can leave the practice with a new set of stabilised teeth replacements in one day.
The benefits of All-on-4
Since the bridge is held firmly in place by the All-on-4 dental implants in Southampton, food can be chewed far more effectively than with normal dentures. You will also find that they don’t slip or cause speech difficulties that can be experienced with unsecured dentures. Dentures can also cause jaw strain, leading to headaches and tension. This is because the bite force is distributed unevenly across the denture and into the gum and jawbone. When dentures are secured, distribution is even, reducing pain and rubbing.
Receiving implants is relatively painless and requires only a local anaesthetic for the procedure. A small incision is made into the gum and a tiny socket is created in the jawbone. The implant is placed and the incision, stitched. Multiple implants are used for All-on-4 dental implants in Southampton, with a 4 implants in the lower jaw and 4-6 in the upper jaw. Once in place they will heal quickly and are able to carry a temporary a complete fixed bridge on the same day.