Replacement teeth: WHAT’S THE STORY?
Is it possible to have an entire jaw of implants?
If you’ve been dreading the thought of having full dentures, believing they’re the only option for replacement teeth, then think again. The revolutionary All on 4™ system allows you to replace a whole arch of teeth, top or bottom, using just 4 implants to hold a full-arch bridge of replacement teeth permanently in place. No mess, no fuss, no worries about having no teeth.
Can loose dentures be fixed with replacement teeth?
If you’re fed up of your denture moving or hurting and at the mess and fuss of denture fixative, there are now two great alternatives to traditional removable dentures, so you’ll never have to put up with loose dentures again: 1) Implant-retained dentures, where between 2 and 4 dental implants are used to hold your denture (custom-made to your personal specifications) permanently in place; 2) All on 4™, where just 4 implants are used to hold a full arch of replacement teeth permanently in place.
How does All on 4 implants work?
The first step is to take x-rays, photos and models of your teeth – and possibly also a CT scan – to assess the available bone and condition of the jaws in order to plan your treatment. The day of surgery typically involves 3 or 4 stages: 1) Removal of any teeth; 2) Contouring of the bone and gum to improve the fit and function of the replacement teeth; 3) Placement of the 4 implants; 4) Placement of a temporary bridge for up to 6 months. Once the healing process is completed and the implants have fused with the bone, the final bridge of new teeth is fitted.
How much does it cost to have replacement teeth?
Prices for replacement teeth or All on 4™ full-arch replacement start at £19000 (which works out at around the same price as for 7 crowned individual dental implants), rising to around £29000 if there is insufficient bone and longer (zygomatic) implants are required. Prices for implant-retained dentures start at £6000 for a lower denture, which includes 2 implants