Restore your smile in as little as a day with the original All-on-4® treatment concept from Nobel Biocare
Your dentist will first examine your dental situation carefully to decide if you meet prerequisites for the All-on-4® treatment concept. It is essential that your gums and jaw bone are free from inflammation. If necessary, these conditions are treated prior to surgery.
During diagnosis, the dentist also evaluates what type of jaw bone you have and how much of it is left. After years of living with missing teeth, your jaw bone can sometimes be severely reduced. In this case, your dentist will discuss alternative procedures with you to make dental implant treatment possible.
Your dentist may opt to use digital tools to plan your treatment by generating an exact 3D image of your mouth. This will help the dental team immensely during surgery, because it helps them find the best angle and depth for your implant.
Implant placement is usually an outpatient procedure. Depending on the individual situation in your mouth, implants are placed in a one or multiple-step procedure.
After surgery, your dentist usually places a temporary bridge while the implants integrates with the jaw bone.
The integration of implant and bone is called osseointegration (from Greek osteon, bone). Depending on your individual situation, it can take from a few weeks to a few months. In the meantime, your dentist will work with a dental laboratory to design and manufacture your final bridge.
Nobel Biocare implants are designed to maximise the opportunity for Immediate Function. This means, your dentist will often be able to place a temporary bridge already on the day of surgery, you can leave with a provisional set of fixed teeth and reduce the number of visits to your dentist. A number of conditions have to be fulfilled here. Speak to your dentist to find out if it is possible in your case.
Much like looking after your own teeth, implants require quality care and attention in order to survive. Regular check ups with your dentists and visits to a dental hygienist are the best way to keep your new smile looking its best, and at home you should implement an effective daily cleaning routine.
With proper hygiene in place and support from professionals, the All-on-4® treatment concept can provide you with a smile that could last you a lifetime!