All-on-4 Dental Implants Review: Permanent Solution To Unstable, Falling Or Missing Teeth In Singapore

Struggling with fragile and falling dental bridges? Or seeking a permanent solution to dentures or normal dental implants? Consider All-on-4 dental implants, a procedure that promises new teeth that not only look natural but last longer too. In this All-on-4 dental implants review, find out how it can help you be happier and healthier.

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What are All-on-4 dental implants?

All-on-4 is a revolutionary surgery that replaces missing or worn-out teeth in a single day. Invented by Portuguese dentist Dr Paolo Malo, this is a premier solution for people who require full mouth implants on the upper or lower jaw.

Traditionally dental reconstruction involves a full dental replacement, that is, replacing an entire set of teeth. All-on-4, however, utilises only 4 to 6 dental implants (straight or tilted) to allow patients to receive quick, temporary fixed bridges. In replacement of the missing teeth, 4 implants are set in the dental arch. A denture is subsequently affixed to these implants.

All-on-4 benefits people who:

  • Have upper or lower teeth that are failing
  • Wear full dentures (upper or/and lower)
  • Wear partial dentures

Some patients require one or both upper and lower jaws replaced, while others additional procedures such as a zygomatic implant. The latter is a cheek implant that is designed for patients who do not have sufficient bone – and on which dentists can place the All-on-4 dental implants.

How is the procedure performed?

Implants are done on the same day as the procedure, and the acrylic bridge is fitted during the surgery which can take up to 2 hours. This acrylic bridge is replaced with a MALO Dental Acrylic bridge about 4 to 6 months after the surgery — this includes a titanium frame with acrylic teeth.

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During the fabrication of the final bridge, wax teeth are used to confirm the size, shape, and biting position of the teeth. The full customisation of the wax teeth allows it to serve as the foundation for the MALO DENTAL bridge, which will be created using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) processes.

All-on-4 dental implant is a painless procedure. If patients experience any pain, it is primarily due to the teeth that have been removed rather than the new set of teeth. There may be some swelling and bruising; however, it usually disappears within 1 to 2 weeks. Most of the swelling fades within 3 to 5 days. Ecchymosis (clotting or bruising) may take up to 3 weeks to disappear.

All-on-4 dental implants review

Art Pacheco, 54, an engineer, chose All-on-4 dental implants because he wanted a new set of teeth. Good teeth and proper dental hygiene are important to Art, who is a kidney transplantee.

Having had his current bridge for a while, he felt it was time to upgrade – and prevent the possibility of teeth-related infection. “I would feel self-conscious if I was around friends or family,” Art confided. “It felt like my old bridge could break at any moment.”

But getting traditional dental implants meant having to wait for 3 to 6 months. So Art decided on the All-on-4 dental implants as he could get the procedure done on the same day.

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The procedure went well and was painless, according to Art. Dentist Dr Kumar installed a custom-made bridge on the same day of the surgery. As promised, he got his new teeth within hours, and could return to work the following week.

The All-on-4 dental implants was like a regular tooth extraction, as Art was pleased to discover, save for a minor side effect of sore gums. Little wonder, he also found out, the procedure is considered the standard for full jaw rehabilitation in Singapore.

During his All-on-4 dental implants review, Art beamed when sharing about the first thing he’d do with his new teeth. “I’ll have dinner, and maybe smile more for the world to experience my joy!”

Differences between All-on-4 and traditional dental implants

Here’s a quick summary:

All-on-4 Traditional
Procedure done within a single day. Long treatment time.
Avoids the need for bone grafting, as implants are positioned at an angle toward the back of the jaw to enhance contact between the bone and implant. Could take several months after bone grafting and sinus augmentation to get standard dental implants.
Procedure completed in a single sitting. Requires a second procedure to secure implants within the jawbone.

 

Although both treatments provide secure tooth replacement, each caters to specific conditions and concerns.

For example, people with considerable bone loss due to long-term tooth loss may require bone grafting and sinus augmentation before receiving standard dental implants. They may be more suited for All-on-4 dental implants, which can be frequently placed without the use of grafts.

All-on-4 dental implants, which reduce the number of implants required to support a full set of upper or lower dentures, also minimise surgical and recuperation time. This procedure, therefore, suits people who want to avoid a lengthy recovery.

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Where to get All-on-4 dental implants in Singapore

Dentists at Nuffield Dental are experienced in All-on-4 dental implants and ensure you receive high-quality orthodontic care. Look forward to high-quality Swiss-made dental implants, as well as treatment plans to suit your needs. Visit their website and arrange a consultation and assessment with their dentists to start your All-on-4 journey.


Nuffield Dental Jewel | Dentist @ Orchard

#05-01, Wheelock Place,
501 Orchard Road,
Singapore 238880

Clinic hotline: +65 6950 2866
WhatsApp: +65 9657 4331
Website: https://www.nuffielddental.com.sg/nuffield-dental-jewel

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