What are All-on-4 implants?

All-on-four is a technique we use at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic that allows a fixed bridge to be fitted onto 4 dental implants in one day. Generally, a patient would need to have 6 to 10 dental implants in order to replace all missing teeth on one row and sometimes we would even need to add artificial bone. 

However, in this procedure only 4 implants are placed at specific angles to provide greater stability. An immediate temporary bridge is then screwed onto the implants so patients can leave the dental clinic with a new set of fixed teeth!

What happens in treatment?

One of the most important parts of the All-on-4 dental implants treatment occurs in the planning stages when you will be taken through all aspects of your treatment.  You will have a full assessment, (covering both dental and medical aspects), 3D imaging, model planning and detailed design prior to any All-on-4 treatment being started. You can be assured of our thorough and exemplary service throughout. It is possible to move onto surgery as quickly as you wish to offer you immediate dramatic changes, but rest assured you will never be rushed.

The final long-term bridges that will replace your temporary bridges placed during/after surgery are fitted about 4-6 months later.

        All-on-4 at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic

        You will find a variety of treatment options available on the internet for this, but take care and examine each very carefully – the adage ‘if it sounds too cheap it probably is’ comes into play here.  There are just so many aspects of this complex form of All-on-4 implant dentistry to consider, from the training of the surgeons and restorative team, to the quality of the lab work and technicians involved and the time allowed to complete the treatment. Most importantly there are few implant systems that have the detailed and extensive research showing that they will last the test of time and chewing. It is always possible to use copy implants and cheaper components, but this is something we will never allow at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic.

        Our treatment ensures you will be cared for long-term, with ongoing follow-up appointments, ensuring a happy life away from the nightmares of dentures and painful failing teeth.

          Benefits of All-on-4

          There are several benefits to All on 4 dental implants. These include, being a minimal invasive procedure, less pain and swelling, elimination of ill-fitting dentures and denture adhesives, secure natural looking and feeling teeth, fewer dental visits, immediate results, and cost effective compared to traditional implants.

          After the procedure, you can eat, speak and smile with confidence.

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