Discover the benefits of all on 4 dental implants
All-on-4 is the secret to a perfect smile
Many people experience dental issues. In fact, dental health statistics show that 1 in 25 Australians aged 15 and over have no natural teeth left. It’s a condition that often leaves people feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles, and with limited functionality when it comes to eating.
But there is a solution. All-on-4 dental implants, originally invented in the 90s, revolutionised dental practices all over the world. So, what are the benefits of these implants? What can they do to help you regain the confidence to smile?
At The Point Dental, we specialise in the All-on-4 denture technique, trademarked and certified. We have an in-house general anaesthetic facility, so we can consult and operate from one central location. Get in touch with our experienced team of dental clinicians if you’d like to find out more about this treatment.
The benefits of All-on-4 dental implants
1. Natural appearance
Using 3D imaging and industry-leading technology, your dentist can get a highly detailed and accurate impression of your mouth, and where your dental implants should be placed. Then, using a Nobel Biocare prosthesis, they can fit natural-looking teeth. Characteristics of the procedure include:
- Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants
- Fixed provisional bridge for immediate function
- Multi-unit abutment to adjust the implant rotational position
- Titanium bridge which is almost indestructible
The prosthesis resembles natural-looking teeth — so much so, you can’t tell the difference once it’s placed in the patient’s mouth.
2. Improved and long-lasting oral function
Once a patient has the new prosthesis fitted, they can chew straight away. All-on-4 dental implants are purposefully made as a permanent solution to tooth loss and gum disease. And, because titanium is so strong and resilient, patients can once more eat foods they never would have been able to with dentures made from weaker materials.
3. Fast recovery time
Compared to every other denture procedure, All-on-4 has the quickest recovery time. Within 3 days, patients will be fitted with their new teeth. From there, it’ll take a few weeks for potential swelling and bruising to go down. But the new set of teeth will be functional, and patients can enjoy a new lease on life — especially when it comes to culinary adventures.
4. Great return on investment
All-on-4 dental implants are charged at one upfront price. They are often less expensive than dentures in the long run.
Dentures and over dentures are not fixed, and are less stable than All-on-4 implants. They often need replacing at least once in the course of a patient’s lifetime, if not a few times. The cost of each treatment adds up to more than the initial payment for All-on-4.
When you get All-on-4, you pay once, for one set of natural looking new teeth to enjoy for the rest of your life.
5. Greater stability than other dental implants
All-on-4 implants are secured by four screws placed in the mouth at cantilevered angles. The prosthesis, made from incredibly strong titanium, is then screwed into place, securely, using a multi-unit abutment. This creates stability which you would not experience from removable dentures.
6. Easier to maintain
With All-on-4, you’ll enjoy less complicated long term maintenance. This also includes a simpler cleaning process, whereby a patient only needs to clean their implants as they would normal teeth.
7. Fewer implants and components
Although it may seem counter-intuitive, having fewer components actually allows dental practitioners more scope to plan and design versatile treatment options. With All-on-4, you’ll get the most out of function and value, with an increased success rate.
What are the benefits of All-on-4?
We’ve already touched on the differences briefly, but it’s easiest to show the benefits of All-on-4 implants versus dentures in the table below.
|Upper denture is stable, lower denture is loose||Very stable|
|Uncomfortable and affects taste and speech||Very comfortable and feels like your own teeth|
|Can cause ulcers from friction||Clean as you would natural teeth — with a toothbrush and toothpaste|
|Needs to be removed for cleaning and when sleeping||Stays in your mouth, permanently|
|The treatment takes 2-4 weeks from start to finish||The treatment takes 1-3 days from start to finish|
Are there alternative payment options for All-on-4 treatments?
Not all clinics will offer alternate payment options. But at the Point Dental, we believe everyone deserves a natural, healthy smile and pain-free eating experiences, no matter their budget.
We keep our costs competitive, and offer interest free finance payment plans so you can start your treatment straight away. To qualify, you must be:
- 18 years or older
- An Australian citizen
Features of the payment plans include:
- Flexible payment schedules from 3 months right up to 24 months
- Finance for up to $30,000
- No upfront deposit (for certain plans only)
Our team can also help you apply for early release of your superannuation so you can access your funds to receive critical dental care.
All-on-4 dental implants have a 98% success rate — but only when paired with MALO Institute-certified practices and Nobel Biocare products. At The Point Dental, we won’t perform the treatment any other way. Get in touch with our team if you’d like to find out more about this minimally invasive and relatively pain-free procedure.