Katoomba Dental Centre

All-on-4 for a Youthful Alternative to Dentures

January 18, 2021
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

If you’ve suffered full or significant tooth loss—due to trauma or neglect—you may be searching for alternatives to traditional dentures.

While traditional dentures are an excellent tooth replacement option, we understand that they are not for everyone.

In our dental clinic, we may have the solution you’ve been looking for. All-on-4 in Katoomba represents a more youthful alternative to dentures and even to implant-supported dentures.

What Is All-on-4?

All-on-four means we create a custom arch of replacement teeth on a low-profile prosthetic. Your dentist then uses approximately four dental implants to secure this arch to your jaw for a more permanent solution that stays in place and doesn’t slip or require relines.

The first step means a visit to our dental surgery, where your dentist talks to you about your hopes for the new smile. Then we offer an exam and x-rays to make sure this technology fits with your goals. If it’s a go, we schedule your implant surgery—and extractions if you have a few remaining teeth.

Implant placement is a straightforward surgery and image-guided for precision. We also numb the gum for treatment ease.

Soon it will be time for your custom replacement arch, which gives you a new smile and restores bite function.

Taking Care of Your New Smile

Your dentist provides all aftercare instructions, but as a rule, you should visit your dentist on time for check-ups to ensure the health of your gums. Implants will not protect against gum disease. This task is left to your brushing and flossing efforts at home and professional exams in the dental clinic.

For All-on-4, We Welcome Your Call

Your dentist in Katoomba wants to help you restore your bite and your smile aesthetics. If you would like more information, or if you’re ready to arrange a consultation, we encourage you to reach out to a helpful team member today.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
In accordance with recent ADA recommendations, we are operating at Level 1 restrictions. We can continue seeing patients for all routine treatments, including checkups and cleans. We will continue to screen patients before seeing our dentists, and any patient that is suspected of having COVID-19 will not be able to be treated. This protocol will be in place until at least the 31st May 2020. If you have any questions, please call us.