All on Four
All on Four
Tired of Those Slipping Dentures?
If you are tired of your denture slipping and miss being able to bite into a crispy apple, an All-on-Four could be the answer for you. All-on-Four is a procedure where we affix natural looking and fully functioning teeth firmly onto your lower jaw. Four dental implants are placed into the jaw and onto that we attach a permanent bridge. For you, it is a new set of teeth that look and function like real teeth.
How Will All On Four Help?
Enjoy life again! Not only does the all-on-four mean you no longer need to worry about loose dentures, it also means that you can eat properly. Implant retained dentures actually increase the effectiveness of eating from 50% (with just a denture) to 95% of natural teeth. Better still, in the long term the implants actually prevent jawbone shrinkage so stop your face sinking with age.
Who Performs the Surgery and How Does it Work?
The computer-guided surgery is performed by our implant expert, Dr Mark Worthington. Dr Worthington is extremely experienced, having performed more of this type of surgery than any other dentist in Australasia. The surgery itself is minor and Dr Worthington is able to place the implants within an hour using a keyhole technique. This means that post-operative pain and swelling are negligible. Once the implants are in place, and the area is healed, we will produce a full set of natural looking teeth that we will permanently fix onto the four implants. The result – natural looking, normally functioning bottom teeth!
What Are the Costs?
The total cost for this procedure is usually around $18,000. This is not all paid up front but over the course of the treatment which, including the healing process, takes 6 to 8 months. If you would prefer an immediate result we can put on temporary fixed teeth on the same day for an additional cost. Don’t worry though – you never leave our offices without teeth, so even immediately after the surgery, your denture can be popped right over the site while the healing takes place.
If this is a bit too much of an investment, you do have the less expensive option of fewer implants and a denture which snaps on and off - have a look at the difference between these two options here. The price for an implant retained over-denture ranges from $6000!
Contact us to book a consultation where Dr Worthington will discuss your needs and outline the steps and costs involved in an all on four.
"One week on – what a revelation! After four years of not eating like any normal person should, and losing 13kg in weight, it’s just… it’s just great. Everyone in this situation should have this done. It really is fantastic. P.S My partner Joy reckons I’ve got my smile back."