All on Four Dental Implants FAQs
Is this the only dental implant procedure you perform?
No. At D Plus we offer several solutions, depending on your requirements and budget. The All-on-4 is a permanent solution that provides maximum stabilitya fixed set of replacement teeth. However, the costs are more than other solutions we offer, such as the Dentures Connect Plus system.
Will I need a bone graft?
One of the advantages of the All-on-4 is that those with compromised jawbone levels can still go ahead with the procedure. However, there is a certain baseline required. Your dentist will discuss this with you and take x-rays to confirm your eligibility for the procedure. The x-rays will evaluate your bone volume, density and quantity. Sometimes, you can avoid a bone graft, instead choosing to have longer implants anchored into the cheekbone, known as zygomatic implants.
Do I need to keep my dentures?
No, you will no longer need your dentures. The All on Four is a permanent solution. Upon completion of your procedure, you will have a set of non-removable, natural-looking replacement teeth.
Is implant surgery painful?
Implant surgery is surprisingly not very painful. Usually, it is performed in the dentist chair under local anaesthetic. If you feel a little anxious about your procedure, we can happily give you more sedation or pain medication. Speak to your dentist about the various options we have available. After the procedure, you will be given care instructions, prophylactic antibiotics and pain relief to take home with you. You may experience some swelling and soreness over the next few days.
Many people have asked whether dental implant surgery is painful, so we’ve written a blog post on the subject on our sister site, DENTURES PLUS.
How long will the procedure take?
The All on Four procedure is very quick. You will have your implants fitted and your permanent bridge attached within 12-48 hours.
Is there a risk of failure?
As with any surgical procedure, there is always a risk of failure. However, implant surgery has a high success rate. Also, certain contributing factors lend themselves to the success of the procedure.These factors include the experience of the surgeon (Dentistry Plus has a highly experienced implantologist working in-house), infection control (infection control standards in Australia are exceedingly high] and careful examination of the patient’s general health, medical history and pathology prior to commencing the surgery.
Why doesn’t every dental clinic offer the All on Four?
The All on Four is a specialised technique that requires a trained Implantologist with an advanced skill set, experience and expertise. At Dentistry Plus, we have an in-house Implantologist that is highly skilled in this technique.
What can I eat after my surgery?
For the next 3 months after your surgery, only soft food is recommended (for example pasta and fish). Your dentist will discuss your diet with you and give you diet plans and suggestions to follow.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an ap propriately qualified health practitioner.