Warner Lakes Dental Answers: What are Supported-on-4 Dental Implants and When Do I Need Them?
Can four simple implants support a replacement for missing teeth (or conventional dentures) on the top or the bottom jaws – even all the teeth in a mouth?
Thanks to technological advances in dental implant technology, that answer is a yes, And Warner Lakes Dental can do it for you!
Tooth loss is quite common in Australia, particularly as we age. Shockingly, Australian adults aged 18 have a 5.5% chance of missing ALL their teeth.
But now, you can have optimal oral function and aesthetics with Supported on 4 Dental Implants same-day teeth replacement.
This treatment replaces traditional dentures and makes problematic chewing and speaking into issues of the past.
Best of all, your installation is typically placed on the same day as your implants – you don’t have to wait for the restoration of your smile.
Let’s take a look at this cutting-edge procedure by your trusted Warner dentist.
To understand what “Supported on 4 Dental Implants” are, you need to know something about dental implants in general.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed into your jawbone, during minor surgery, that replaces the root of a missing tooth.
Once the implant has attached to the jaw, a crown is placed on the post. This creates a highly functional and realistic tooth.
This must be done for each missing tooth. Supported on 4 Dental Implants remove the need for all of this surgery, healing, and the long time the process takes.
What are Supported on 4 Dental Implants?
Supported on 4 Dental Implants are an implant-based alternative for dentures that create a more natural-looking and long-lasting set of teeth.
With Supported on 4 Dental Implants, every lost tooth does not need to be surgically replaced.
To replace all this work and expense, four pairs of titanium posts, two on each side, are inserted into the jawbone. These implants function as anchors, holding the rest of the fixture in place – in this case, a permanent denture.
The result is natural compared to single denture replacements, and the installation is permanent. The permanent dentures will align better and look more natural with any remaining natural teeth.
The Supported on 4 treatment concept is:
- Full-arch rehabilitation uses just four implants – two set straight up in the front of the jaw, and two rear implants tilted up to 45º in the rear.
- Immediate functionality with a fixed provisional bridge.
- Because Supported on 4 uses only four implants, treatment and recovery time is significantly reduced.
- Supported on 4 decreases the need for bone graft surgery and ensures greater stability in the existing bone. It can also be used with patients who do not qualify for traditional implants due to bone loss.
- You don’t have to worry about your false teeth slipping or falling out while you eat or engage in conversation.
Care for Supported on 4 Dental Implants
Supported on 4 Dental Implants do not require special care in the same way that dentures do – they can be treated like natural teeth, with twice-a-day brushing and flossing.
You do need to put in a little bit of effort and time, as food particles can get trapped where the implants are attached to the gums. Like regular teeth, they also need regular visits to Warner Lakes Dental.
How long do Supported on 4 Dental Implants in Warner last?
Supported on 4 dental implants are meant to last for a very long time with proper care. They can last up to 20 or more years, outliving dentures by a factor of 2-3, and without the hassles that dentures entail.
Also, they are not as easy to break as dentures, so you won’t need sudden replacements!
Are they expensive?
Supported on 4 Dental Implants are less expensive than replacing a full mouth, or entire jaw, of teeth with individual implants.
And, unlike traditional dental implants which require multiple implants, multiple visits, multiple crowns and lengthy healing time, Supported on 4 Dental Implants are often completed in just one dental appointment. They are a bargain in both time and money!
If you think you might be a good candidate for Supported on 4 Dental Implants, give us a call and set up a consultation!
The Dental Care Experience in Warner
Warner Lakes Dental makes your visit the quickest and most convenient dental experience possible.
From parking to treatment, we make the entire process as comfortable and straightforward as possible.
From routine check-ups and cleans to dental implants, extractions, and cosmetic procedures, Warner Lakes Dental is your partner in dental health.
Dr Shilpa Gupta is Warner Lakes Dental’s principal dentist. Her dedication to excellence on every level motivates and inspires the whole team always to be learning, improving, and finding new ways to improve patient care and comfort.
Her special interests are in cosmetic dentistry, the Invisalign teeth straightening technology, advances in endodontics (root canal therapy), and new technologies such as The Wand, for painless injections.
Supported on 4 implants
For more information on Supported on 4 implants, call us on (07) 3448 0162 or visit us at Warner Lakes Medical Precinct, 1185B Old North Road in Warner.
*All on 4 dental implants also known as “Supported on 4 implants”