Dr Alex Nikolaou

FULL MOUTH DENTAL IMPLANTS
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whAT IS ALL ON 4 DENTAL IMPLANTS

All-on-4 dental implants have revolutionised the field of implant dentistry, offering a permanent solution for those who are missing multiple teeth or require full mouth reconstruction. This innovative treatment approach provides patients with a fixed set of teeth supported by just four dental implants, offering improved stability, functionality, and aesthetics compared to traditional dentures – this is a transformative dental procedure.

What are All-on-4 Teeth Implants?

All-on-4 dental implants, also known as full arch implants, are a type of implant-supported prosthesis designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Unlike traditional dental implants, which require one implant for 1-2 teeth, All-on-4 implants utilise just four strategically placed implants per arch to support a full set of prosthetic teeth. This innovative approach maximizes available bone and reduces the need for bone grafting procedures, making it an ideal solution for patients with limited bone volume.

Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Last Forever?

While All-on-4 dental implants offer excellent long-term durability and stability, it’s essential to understand that they may not last forever. Like natural teeth, dental implants require proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity. With good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups, All-on-4 implants can provide decades of reliable service. However, factors such as bone loss, peri-implantitis, and general wear and tear can affect the lifespan of dental implants over time.

Are All-on-4 Dental Implants Worth the Pain After Surgery?

While the thought of undergoing dental surgery may seem daunting, many patients find that the benefits of All-on-4 dental implants far outweigh any temporary discomfort experienced during the initial recovery period. Thanks to advancements in surgical techniques and anaesthesia, most patients report minimal pain and discomfort following the All-on-4 procedure. Additionally, the ability to have a full set of teeth fitted on the same day as implant placement offers immediate restoration of function and aesthetics, making the short-term discomfort well worth the long-term benefits.

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What are the Benefits?

The benefits of All-on-4 dental implants are numerous and include:

  • Immediate restoration of function and aesthetics
  • Reduced need for bone grafting procedures
  • Improved stability and chewing efficiency
  • Prevention of further bone loss
  • Enhanced facial aesthetics and self-confidence
  • Simplified oral hygiene routine compared to traditional dentures

 

How Many Teeth Do All on 4 Implants Have?

All-on-4 dental implants typically support a full arch of prosthetic teeth, which can vary in number depending on your individual needs. The prosthetic teeth are custom-designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, creating a beautiful and harmonious smile.

What are Full Mouth Dental Implants, and How Do They Work?

Full mouth dental implants, such as All-on-4 implants, are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. This comprehensive treatment approach involves the strategic placement of dental implants to support a fixed prosthesis that closely resembles natural teeth. By replacing a full set of teeth in a day, patients can enjoy immediate restoration of function and aesthetics without the need for removable dentures.

Are All-on-4 Dental Implants Safe for Us?

Yes, All-on-4 dental implants are considered a safe and effective treatment option for patients seeking to restore their smile and oral function. Prior to undergoing treatment, patients will undergo a thorough evaluation, including an initial consultation with Dr Alex Nikolaou and a CT scan examination, to ensure they are suitable candidates for the procedure. With proper planning and execution, All-on-4 dental implants offer predictable outcomes and high patient satisfaction rates.

What are the Pros and Cons of a Full Mouth Implant?

Pros:

  • Permanent solution for missing teeth
  • Improved stability and functionality compared to traditional dentures
  • Immediate restoration of aesthetics and chewing function
  • Reduced need for bone grafting procedures
  • Enhanced self-confidence and quality of life

Cons:

  • Initial cost may be higher than other treatment options
  • Requires surgical intervention and a recovery period

In Summary

All-on-4 dental implants offer a transformative solution for patients seeking to restore their smile and quality of life. By replacing a full set of teeth in a day, this innovative treatment approach provides immediate restoration of function and aesthetics, without the need for removable dentures

THE ADVANTAGES of
FULL MOUTH TOOTH REPLACEMENT

FULL ARCH IMPLANTS

We are able to fit multiple as well as individual implants, and can even replace complete arches of missing teeth. This is done using full arch implants, often known as All-on-4 (or sometimes All-on-6) implants.

This treatment enables us to carry out stunning transformations in a short period of time.

THE ADVANTAGES of DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants have a number of great advantages over other tooth replacement options:

MEET THE EXPERT

Dr Alex Nikolaou

DDS (Thessaloniki Greece)/ MSc (Dental Implantology Manchester)

Alex is highly qualified with extensive experience in implantology and dentistry as a whole. Find out more about his skills, background and missing teeth replacement treatments by visiting his profile page.

WHAT DOES the TREATMENT PROCESS INVOLVE?

The exact missing teeth replacement process depends on the individual case and the treatment required. A number of visits to the practice are generally required, including both surgical procedures and healing/assessment appointments.

For traditional implant procedures, the implant is first placed before being allowed to fuse with the jaw bone for a period of time (a process called osseointegration). Once this period is complete then the abutment and prosthetic tooth/teeth can be fitted.

Thanks to advancements in implant technology, a complete set of new teeth can now be fitted on the same day as the implants in some cases. Alex will be happy discuss all the available options for your particular case with you.

WHAT HAPPENS at the FIRST CONSULTATION?

The first step is for us to carefully examine your teeth (and mouth as a whole) so that he can assess and advise on the most appropriate and effective missing teeth replacement treatment. X-rays will be taken where necessary and there will be an opportunity to discuss the results that you would like to achieve and ask any questions you may have.

We will talk you through the treatment process and explain the work involved. If you are suitable for dental implants and would like to proceed then a bespoke treatment plan will be created for you and your first treatment appointment arranged.

RESULTS THAT SPEAK for THEMSELVES

Alex has a long list of delighted patients. Below are a couple of example of before and after missing teeth replacement. Further examples can be found on our case studies page.

Female patient 46 years old unhappy with her upper dentition. The patient was missing 3 teeth in the upper anterior region.
Upper arch rehabilitation with dental implants, implant bridgework, crowns and veneers. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How much do dental implants cost?

We aim to make our prices as competitive as possible compared to other dentists in the area who offer a similar level of treatment and care. Our prices for Dental Implants start from £2,400. Find out more about the dental implant cost.

How can dental implants help me?

If you have missing teeth then dental implants can markedly improve the performance of regular oral actions such as chewing or talking. They can also dramatically enhance the look of your smile, which in-turn can be a great boost to your confidence.

Are dental implants painful?

The procedure itself is pain-free and is carried out under anaesthetic. Some discomfort or swelling may be experienced for a short period of time after treatment. This can be relieved with regular painkillers and the issue should resolve itself over the next few days.

Are dental implants safe?

Dental implants are extremely safe. The treatment is well-established with a high success rate. Complications are rare though can arise in some cases. Effective aftercare will help prevent problems and we will advise you how to best look after your implants.

How do I clean dental implants?

One of the benefits of dental implants is that they can be cleaned and looked after in much the same way as natural teeth. We will give you guidance on how to optimise your daily hygiene routine to best maintain them.

How do I find a dental implant dentist near me?

You already have, Dr Alex Nikolaou has years of experience and is renowned as a dental implant dentist. 

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