“Looking for a comprehensive dental implant solution in Brisbane? All-on-4 is an immediate and long term solution for tooth loss.”
— Dr Burhaan Kassim
If you have lost all of your teeth and are looking for a healthy, long-term solution Southside Dental Implants in Sunnybank can help. Implant dentistry has allowed dentists to provide patients with solutions to tooth loss that are more comfortable, more sustainable and better for your oral health than anything previously available.
A full arch restoration is the placement of four to six implants (sometimes more are required however this is assessed on a case-by-case basis) and a full arch of prosthetic teeth being fabricated to match your mouth and existing teeth. This treatment does take more planning and the treatment time is longer than single or multiple tooth replacement treatments.
Similar to single tooth replacement, it does take a number of months (between 3 to 6 months) for your jaw to heal around the implants. Once this is done the posts are attached and then, once your gums have healed, the full arch of prosthetic teeth are attached to the dental implants.
The dental implants provide stability and stimulation for your jaw. The full arch of teeth that is fixed to the dental implants cannot be removed, and will look just like natural teeth and will allow you to eat and speak without worrying about dentures coming loose.
This treatment is an effective alternative to full dentures and does require a certain amount of jawbone structure for the placement of the dental implants. If you do not have sufficient jawbone density, Dr Kassim will work closely with a specialist surgeon to perform either a bone graft or bone augmentation depending on your needs. Once you do have adequate jawbone structure the relevant number of implants will be placed (while this is generally four to six it can differ depending on your needs. Some patients do require up to eight.).
At Southside Dental Implants in Sunnybank Dr Kassim will work closely with you to ensure that you get the best dental implant treatment for your oral health. Which restoration Dr Kassim suggests will depend on a number of factors such as the number of teeth being replaced, the size of your jaw and your remaining natural teeth.