All-on-4TM Dental Implants are a cost effective, revolutionary technique whereby a whole arch of teeth can in many cases be supported by only 4 implants. This treatment concept can be used in either the upper or lower jaw to support immediate fixed replacement teeth that look, feel and function very similar to natural teeth, sometimes in a little as 1-3 days (Conditions apply). Depending on the case, in some instances, when undertaking implant replacement of all the teeth in the upper jaw, 6 dental implants may be necessary (All-on-6) to ensure good support and durability of the implant teeth. Your specialist team at the Dental Implant Network will be able to advise you on which treatment option is best suited to your case after your initial examination and assessment appointment.
With this treatment the Dental Implant Network team of specialists and clinicians are able to replace all of your missing teeth or failing teeth with modern technology and materials.
In no time at all you will be enjoying the types of food you have been craving…
Our specialist team at the Institute of Dental Implants & Periodontics (Dental Implant Network Surgical Centre), lead by Dr Danesh-Meyer, have been providing the All-on-4TM treatment to patients since 2005. The technique was originally pioneered by Dr Palo Malo at the MALO clinic in Lisbon and has been shown to be a predictable and highly successful treatment for replacing dentures with fixed teeth. Dr Danesh-Meyer, a specialist periodontist/implant surgeon, has been involved in dental implants for nearly 2 decades, during which time he has placed thousands of implants. As such he could see the great potential in the All-on-4TM concept and the benefits it offered patients.
The All-on-4TM concept is ideally suited to replace a full lower denture. For most patients with full upper and lower denture, it is the lower denture that is most uncomfortable and difficult to eat with. The All-on-4TM treatment provides patients a full fixed (non-removable) bridge on as few as 4 implants in the lower jaw. In many cases the complete treatment can be completed in as little as 1 – 3 days. The All-on-4TM treatment can also be applied to the upper jaw in many cases, however, it is sometimes necessary to place 6 implants in the upper jaw (All-on-6) in order to ensure good support and long-term durability of the implant teeth. Our specialist team at the Dental Implant Network will be able to advise you on the most appropriate treatment option after your initial examination and assessment appointment.
This image shows the lower jaw (transparent) with 4 implants in position according to the All-on-4TM protocol.
All-on-4TM protocol showing how the final implant bridge is seated and attached to the 4 implants.
A series of precision screws secure the teeth to the implants anchored in the jaw bone.
Most patients with full dentures or those patients with failing crown and bridgework who are about to loose their teeth can benefit dramatically from this revolutionary treatment concept. Even patients that have suffered severe bone loss due to long-standing tooth loss and denture wear or from periodontal disease can benefit from the All-on-4TM treatment. Due to the unique treatment protocol used in the All-on-4TM concept, even those patients who have previously been told, “you don’t have enough bone for dental implants,” may still be able to have implant retained teeth with All-on-4TM.
All-on-4TM concept works by taking advantage of the denser bone that often remains in the front part of the jaws. The key to the success of the technique lies with the unique positioning of the two most posterior implants on an angle so as to avoid the nerve canal in the lower jaw and the sinus cavities in the upper jaw. This has the distinct advantage of virtually eliminating the need for costly and time consuming bone grafting, which typically results in more discomfort and prolonged treatment times that may be as long as 12-18 months.
The All-on-4TM treatment can benefit patients of all ages providing you are in good health and it is now possible for patients to replace a full denture with a non-removable fixed set of teeth within as little as 3 days. The All-on-4TM surgical treatment takes place in our state-of-the-art purpose-built surgical facility in Newmarket, Auckland. With the latest dental technology such as in-house cone-beam CT scanning, modern equipment and highly trained staff, the team at the Institute of Dental Implants Surgical Centre can ensure exceptional patient safety and comfort throughout your treatment from start to finish.
The implant bridge is screw-retained on the 4 implants. It can not be removed by the patient.
It's just like having teeth secure in your mouth again.
Multi-tooth replacement is an ideal solution if you have lost multiple teeth due to trauma, periodontal disease or decay. A multiple replacement procedure will blend in with your existing teeth and will help keep your healthy teeth intact.
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