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FAQs: All-on-Four

Getting dental implants is life-changing. It not only restores a full smile but boosts your confidence and self-esteem.

If you need multiple teeth replaced, then all-on-four might be a perfect option.

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Can dental implants be removed and replaced with normal dentures?

For a dental implant to be removed, it has to have failed.

A failed implant is classified into 2 subcategories: early and late failure.

Early implant failures:

This is where the implant fails soon after the procedure.

This is often due to unsuccessful osseointegration, or too much movement happening in the mouth or implant site during the healing process.

As the implant at this point has not merged with the bone, it is taken out in much the same way as it was put in – a minimally invasive procedure.

Late implant fail:

A late implant fail can happen after the implant has been in place for a year.

An implant can fail due to infection, or if it hasn’t been placed properly it can begin to loosen.

Implants are permanent teeth replacements. Unless they fail, they are not removed.

By speaking with one of our specialists, you will be able to outline your preferences and be informed of your options before you undergo any procedure.

We will ensure that you are completely confident and comfortable before beginning treatment.

Book a free consultation today to talk through your options with an oral expert.

Can I eat normally after All-on-Four?

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After your procedure, you will need to be careful not to harm the area by brushing or eating.

Sticking to a soft diet for the first few weeks following your treatment will help the All-on-4 implant to heal and recover.

Avoid hard, chewy or sticky foods like crackling, nuts or toffee, and make sure that you also avoid very hot drinks as your mouth will be sensitive.

After this 2-week period, you will be able to return to normal eating habits but be wary to care for your implants as much as possible.

What’s the difference between all-on-four and regular removable dentures?

The main difference between All-on-Four and removable dentures is that implants are fixed into the mouth permanently, and dentures are removed daily.

While removable dentures are held in place during the day using a dental adhesive, All-on-Four holds prosthetic teeth in place using four implants.

The name means ‘all teeth’ on the upper or lower jaw are replaced using only four implants.

Learn more about the differences between implants and dentures here.

How long do All-on-4 implants last?

All-on-Four, like regular implants, can last a lifetime if you maintain a good oral routine.

They are strong, long-lasting and durable restorative options for missing teeth.

What are the negative effects of All-on-4?

All-on-four is a perfectly safe procedure that is becoming a popular alternative to dentures.

Our success rate for implants is 98%, so you can rest assured that your smile is safe with us, however, there are some small risks:

  • The risk of implant failure – implants can fail if they do not properly fuse with the bone.
  • The risk of infection – any type of treatment has a risk of infection. There is a risk of peri-implantitis.

How to avoid the risk of infection:

By knowing the signs and symptoms, you will be able to call us early on and we can get the problem solved quickly if it arises.

If you are experiencing any of the following, then call our emergency number:

  • Loose or wobbly implants
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Swelling or redness on your gums
  • Pus in your gums
  • Fever
  • Bleeding gums

If they are done in a day, what are the risks?

The implant process always states that time must be allowed for implants to osseointegrate with the bone.

However, if All-on-Four is placed in a day, then what does this mean for the integration period?

Well, the implants must be strategically placed in order to provide the most rigid and effective support.

Connecting the new teeth to the 4 implants helps to stabilise them.

Think of it like a table or a chair – the legs stabilise the surface, and the surface stabilises the legs.

The back implants are often angled around 30-45 degrees from the biting plane in order to help stability and integration.

Sticking to a soft diet during the healing process will allow the implants to osseointegrate with minimal movement.

What’s the difference between All-on-Four and regular implants?

All-on-Four implants are often used when there is a need to replace most or all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw.

A full arch of prosthetic teeth is bridged over 4 implants.

Regular implants are individual teeth, therefore are a perfect solution if you have one or two missing teeth.

If you need fuller mouth restoration, then the All-on-Four method is a cost-effective way of completely restoring your natural-looking smile.

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Whatever your oral situation or preferences, we use the latest technology and materials to guarantee the best treatment for our patients.

Call one of the Calm & Gentle Dental team today on 01732 678 414.

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