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How do All On 4 dental implants differ from traditional dental implants?

Unlike traditional dental implants, which may require multiple implants per tooth or extensive bone grafting, All On 4 implants utilise just four implants per arch, strategically placed to maximise support and stability. This streamlined approach often eliminates the need for bone grafts, making it a more efficient and accessible option for many patients.

Am I a suitable candidate for All On 4 dental implants?

Most individuals with significant tooth loss or those wearing traditional dentures may be suitable candidates for All On 4 implants. A thorough dental examination and imaging are necessary to assess factors such as oral health, bone density, and overall suitability for the procedure.

All On 4 Dental Implants FAQs - Brooklands Dental Clinic in Milton Keynes

Can I get All On 4 dental implants on NHS?

All On 4 dental implants are typically not available on the NHS for cosmetic reasons. The NHS primarily focuses on providing essential and medically necessary dental treatments. All On 4 implants are considered a cosmetic solution for tooth loss, addressing aesthetic concerns rather than urgent oral health needs. As a result, individuals seeking All On 4 implants for cosmetic purposes may need to explore private dental services for this specific treatment.

Private dental clinics, like Brooklands Dental Clinic in Milton Keynes, can offer a range of cosmetic options, including All On 4 implants, providing personalised assessments and comprehensive dental care tailored to individual preferences. Private dental services often involve associated costs, but they allow patients to access cosmetic treatments beyond what is covered by the NHS, ensuring a more extensive range of options for achieving a natural and aesthetically pleasing smile.

How long does it take to get All On 4 dental implants?

The entire process, from the initial consultation to the final placement of the permanent prosthesis, can take several months. However, patients receive a temporary set of teeth on the same day as the implant placement, allowing for immediate functionality.

Is the All On 4 procedure painful?

The All On 4 procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring that patients are comfortable and pain-free during the process. Some postoperative discomfort is normal, but this can be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications.

Are All On 4 implants permanent?

All On 4 dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution for tooth loss. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, they can last for many years, providing a durable and stable foundation for a functional and aesthetic smile.

Can I eat normally with All On 4 implants?

Yes, one of the significant advantages of All On 4 dental implants is that they restore full chewing function, allowing patients to eat a wide range of foods with confidence. It’s essential to follow any dietary guidelines provided by the dentist during the initial healing period.

How do I care for my All On 4 implants?

Caring for All On 4 implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups are essential to maintain oral hygiene and the longevity of the implants. Dentists may also recommend specific cleaning techniques for the prosthesis.

What materials are used in All On 4 implants?

All On 4 implants typically use medical-grade titanium for the implant posts, as titanium is biocompatible and integrates well with the jawbone. The prosthetic teeth are often made from durable and aesthetically pleasing materials like acrylic or porcelain.

Can smokers get All On 4 dental implants?

While smoking may increase the risk of implant failure and complications, individuals who smoke can still undergo All On 4 procedures. However, quitting smoking before and after the procedure is strongly recommended to enhance the success and longevity of the implants.

Are there any health conditions that may affect eligibility for All On 4 implants?

Certain health conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or significant immune system disorders, may impact eligibility for All On 4 implants. A thorough medical evaluation is crucial to assess the patient’s overall health and determine suitability for the procedure.

Do All On 4 implants require periodic adjustments?

While All On 4 implants are designed to be durable, periodic adjustments or maintenance visits may be necessary over time. Regular dental check-ups help monitor the health of the implants and address any issues promptly.

What is the recovery time after getting All On 4 implants?

The initial recovery period after getting All On 4 implants involves some swelling and discomfort, which typically subside within a few days to a week. Full integration of the implants with the jawbone may take several months.

Can I get All On 4 implants if I have gum disease?

Gum disease can impact the success of implant procedures, and active gum disease may need to be treated before proceeding with All On 4 implants. A comprehensive evaluation by our dentist will determine the most appropriate course of action.

Are All On 4 implants suitable for individuals with bone loss?

All On 4 dental implants are specifically designed to address bone loss, and they often eliminate the need for extensive bone grafting. The strategic placement of the implants maximises the use of available bone, making them a viable option for individuals with some degree of bone loss.

How often should I visit the dentist after getting All On 4 implants?

After getting All On 4 implants, regular dental check-ups are essential. In the initial months, more frequent visits may be required to monitor healing and ensure the implants’ stability. Once the integration is complete, regular dental check-ups typically suffice.

Are All On 4 implants customised to match natural teeth?

Yes, All On 4 implants can be customised to match the colour, shape, and size of natural teeth. The prosthetic teeth are crafted to blend seamlessly with the patient’s existing dentition, providing a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

Are there alternatives to All On 4 dental implants?

Yes, there are alternative dental implant solutions, such as traditional dental implants, implant-supported bridges, or implant-retained dentures. The choice depends on factors like the extent of tooth loss, bone density, etc. A comprehensive consultation helps determine the most suitable option.

Is it worth going to Turkey for All On 4 implants?

While seeking All On 4 implants in Turkey may offer cost savings, it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons. Factors such as language barriers, travel risks, and challenges with follow-up care should be considered. Ultimately, individuals may find that having the procedure done in the UK provides better peace of mind and access to comprehensive aftercare services.

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