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Are you considering All On 4 implants but concerned about your bone density? Discover whether this innovative dental solution is suitable for individuals with bone loss. Explore the potential of All On 4 implants to provide a permanent and stable tooth replacement option, even for those with compromised bone density. Let’s look at the factors that influence eligibility and learn how advancements in implant technology have transformed treatment outcomes for individuals facing bone loss challenges.

Understanding All On 4 Dental Implants - Brooklands Dental ClinicUnderstanding All On 4 Implants

The All On 4 dental implant procedure involves the placement of four dental implants in strategic positions within the jaw to support a full arch of replacement teeth. Unlike traditional implant techniques that require ample bone volume for anchorage, All On 4 implants utilise the available bone more efficiently, often eliminating the need for bone grafting procedures. This innovative approach allows patients to receive a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing smile with fewer implants and reduced treatment time.

Are All On 4 Implants Suitable for Individuals with Bone LossBone Loss and Dental Implants

Bone loss in the jaw is a common occurrence and can stem from various factors, ranging from periodontal disease to tooth loss, trauma, or prolonged denture use. When bone volume diminishes, it presents a significant challenge for individuals seeking dental implants, particularly traditional ones. This is because traditional implants rely heavily on adequate bone density to ensure stability and successful integration with the surrounding bone tissue. For those with severe bone loss, the road to receiving dental implants may involve additional steps such as extensive bone grafting procedures to augment the jawbone. Unfortunately, these procedures often translate to longer treatment times and increased costs, adding complexity and potentially deterring patients from pursuing implant treatment altogether.

Periodontal disease, characterised by the inflammation and infection of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, is a leading cause of bone loss in the jaw. As the disease progresses, it can destroy the bone tissue that anchors the teeth in place, leading to tooth mobility and eventual tooth loss. Additionally, trauma to the jaw, whether from accidents or injuries, can also result in bone loss. The impact of trauma can disrupt the natural architecture of the jawbone, causing bone resorption and affecting the overall structure and function of the mouth. Furthermore, prolonged denture use, especially ill-fitting dentures, can exacerbate bone loss by exerting pressure on the underlying bone and accelerating its deterioration over time.

Suitability of All On 4 Implants for Bone Loss

In light of these challenges, the development of innovative implant solutions like the All On 4 concept has revolutionised the field of implant dentistry, particularly for individuals with compromised bone density. Unlike traditional implants that require ample bone volume for placement, All On 4 implants utilise a strategic angulation and distribution of implants to maximise the available bone and minimise the need for bone grafting. This approach not only simplifies the treatment process but also reduces treatment times and costs, making dental implants more accessible to a broader range of patients, including those with bone loss issues. Therefore, despite bone loss challenges, All On 4 implants offer a viable and effective solution for individuals seeking permanent tooth replacement options.

Considerations for Individuals with Bone Loss

Before undergoing All On 4 implant treatment, individuals with bone loss undergo comprehensive evaluations to assess their eligibility and determine the optimal treatment approach. In some cases, additional imaging techniques such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) may be used to evaluate the remaining bone volume accurately.

For individuals with severe bone loss, alternative treatment options such as zygomatic implants or bone grafting procedures may be recommended to ensure long-term implant success.

  • Zygomatic ImplantsZygomatic implants, also known as zygoma implants or zygomaticus implants, are typically longer than conventional implants, allowing them to anchor securely into the dense zygomatic bone. This alternative approach eliminates the need for bone grafting procedures, which can be extensive and time-consuming. Moreover, zygomatic implants provide sufficient support for implant-supported prostheses, such as fixed dentures, ensuring stability and functionality for the patient. While the placement of zygomatic implants requires specialised training and expertise, they offer a valuable option for individuals with severe bone loss who may not be candidates for traditional implants.
  • Bone Grafting: Bone grafting procedures involve augmenting the jawbone with bone graft material to create a suitable foundation for dental implants. This process typically requires harvesting bone from another part of the body, such as the hip or jaw, or using donor bone material. Once the graft material is placed in the jawbone, it gradually integrates with the surrounding bone tissue, creating a stronger and denser foundation for implant placement. While bone grafting procedures may involve additional surgery and recovery time, they can significantly improve the success rates of dental implants in individuals with severe bone loss.
  • Zygomatic Implants vs Bone Grafting: The choice between zygomatic implants and bone grafting depends on various factors, including the extent of bone loss, the patient’s overall health, and their treatment goals. Consulting with a qualified implant dentist or oral surgeon can help individuals determine the most appropriate treatment option for their specific needs.

Success Rates and Outcomes

Studies have shown that All On 4 implants exhibit high success rates even in patients with compromised bone density. The innovative design of All On 4 implants and the use of advanced materials contribute to excellent osseointegration and long-term stability. Individual outcomes may vary depending on various factors such as overall health, oral hygiene practices, and adherence to post-operative care instructions.

Why Choose Brooklands Dental Clinic for All On 4?

Bespoke dental treatments in Milton Keynes - Brooklands Dental Clinic

Choosing Brooklands Dental Clinic for your All On 4 treatment when seeking to spread the cost offers several advantages. Firstly, as a partner with Chrysalis Finance, we facilitate access to flexible financing solutions tailored to your needs. Secondly, we prioritise transparency and affordability, ensuring that you can manage your finances effectively while receiving high-quality dental care.

Our partnership with Chrysalis enables us to introduce cost-spreading options, allowing you to proceed with All On 4 treatment without financial strain. Additionally, our experienced team provides comprehensive support and guidance throughout the financing process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience. With Brooklands Dental Clinic, you can achieve your dream smile with confidence and peace of mind.

What Our Patients Say

spencer triggsspencer triggs
10:09 13 Mar 24
Very professional dentist, highly recommend if you are an anxious patient.
Dave MillerDave Miller
11:13 06 Mar 24
Very helpful
Fi BFi B
09:56 29 Feb 24
Had my first hygienist appointment with Sarah yesterday. She deserves the rating, my teeth look and feel clean and smooth. Sarah was gentle and thorough, hugely important to those of us with a fear of the invasiveness of dentistry. Next appointment booked!
09:34 20 Feb 24
Kirstie MorrisKirstie Morris
15:06 14 Feb 24
I haven’t been to the dentist in over 10 years due to a very bad experience. My mother In law recommended Brooklands dental and I’m so pleased I listened to her. My teeth are in an awful state, I had a lot of tears leading up to my appointment and I cried in there too but Kirsty the receptionist was very reassuring, so kind and checked I was ok whilst I waited. Ana was amazing, she could see I was nervous but kept me calm, explained throughout what she was doing, put a dental plan in place with no pressure to commit to it. She didn’t judge the state of my teeth and was just so lovely and reassuring. I feel very confident that she is going to help me get my teeth and gums back on track so thank you so so much for your help and understanding
14:39 05 Jan 24
Tom McConnellTom McConnell
17:48 04 Jan 24
My teeth are looking better since I started going to brooklands 🦷😁👍
Jacquie AbbeyJacquie Abbey
18:11 22 Dec 23
I have been using Brooklands services for the past 14 years and have always been very satisfied.
julie smithjulie smith
09:55 19 Dec 23
I don’t usually write reviews, I’m doing it for 2 reasons. Firstly I can not find any words to thank, The hygienist ❤️Julieanne ❤️I have seen her twice this week. 40 minutes for first visit and today was an 1hr. Due to circumstances, and being soooo frightened, and suffering with severe anxiety, I let my teeth get it to a state, which has caused bone loss and gum disease. I have seen many hygienists in my time. Unfortunately due to my fear and anxiety, I was always given a quick 20 minute clean, due to the sensitivity I had, and lack of patience from the hygienist, even with the injecting of the gums, I was into much pain. The only hygienist in 20 years plus, Julianne has been the only one that could do what I needed for years, and gave me a deep clean. She didn’t rush, spent time to numb my gums, she is an extremely gentle person, but got the job done. She would not allow me to have any discomfort. After my first visit on Tuesday, I was excited that there was a cancellation today, can’t believe I said that 😂, even though I was anxious, I trusted her. I have actually done it. The other reason for this review, is for all the other people out there like me. If you have sensitive teeth, the last thing we think we can do is have our teeth cleaned, especially under the gums. Don’t worry, you really can, it all depends how qualified the hygienist is. It’s easy for me to say this now, and yes I will be anxious on my next appointment, but she really didn’t hurt me at all. Book with Julieanne, even though you might of experienced a painful experience before, hate the dentist, suffer with anxiety, and never been able to get a deep clean due to the pain from the water, noice, vibration. I had mine done pain free. I know I’ve got to try to save my teeth, and will be quite happy to go to Julianne So from someone who really knows, don’t need to be scared and see an exceptional lady. Thank you so much Julieanne.Love Julie x
Natalie JosephNatalie Joseph
11:30 14 Dec 23
Attentive, professional service. Sarah ( dental hygienist) is both skilled & knowledgable and did a fantastic job & assisted by an equally friendly dental nurse ( sorry I didn't have her name).
sarah McCartneysarah McCartney
21:04 13 Dec 23
I can’t recommend Brooklands Dental enough. All the staff are very friendly and the communication is great. Feel fully informed, well advised and very happy with the service they offer. Thank you x
chris russellchris russell
10:02 23 Nov 23
I have a real phobia of dentists but needed a tooth extracted so very reluctantly made an appointment here. All I can say is from the time I stepped inside the reception area until the time all my treatment had finished - the service was excellent. The staff are all so caring and understanding and made me feel at ease. All very friendly too. I have recommended a friend who has already made an appointment. I will be back in 6 months for a check up - which I have never done before. I always wait for a problem before I go to the dentist.
Ashley TaylorAshley Taylor
09:59 18 Nov 23
I’ve been registered here for many years and every time I visit the service is outstanding, as soon as you walk in your put at ease by the great staff on reception and it continues throughout. I don’t live local but I wouldn’t go anywhere else
Aaron PAaron P
19:49 05 Oct 23
Very impressive clinic with knowledgeable staff. Very clean, welcoming and modern tech gave me confidence. The dental expert spent time explaining in detail about my issues and the options available to me, didn't feel rushed at all.
Heidi HutcheonHeidi Hutcheon
14:46 17 Aug 23
After years of being scared of dentist visits, Brooklands have restored my faith in going to the dentist. The practice is very well presented, the staff are all very welcoming & professional. The treatment & work I have had done is excellent & I've got a smile to show off now!! Would highly recommend.

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