477 Napier street, White hills 3550
1800 KIND DENTIST (1800 546 333)

All On 4 Dental Implants

Full arch implant-supported bridge prosthesis (“all-on-4” / “all-on-6” implants):

These are required when a person has All teeth missing (no teeth)

A full arch implant-supported bridge prosthesis also called a full arch reconstruction, replaces the entire dentition (all the teeth) on either the upper or lower jaws, or both. Missing teeth are replaced with a full dental bridge using only four or six implants in each jaw.

You may have heard of this procedure as an “all-on-4” or “all-on-6” dental implant-based reconstruction.

These dental implants can safely support a whole arch of permanent, natural-looking artificial teeth.

An advantage of this procedure is that it does not require bone grafting, as some of the implants are inserted on an angle. Therefore it is suitable for patients who may not have the required bone density for multiple individual dental implants.

The prosthesis (bridge) can be made out of ceramic or acrylic, and may or may not include natural-looking artificial gum depending on a number of factors (including how much bone height is available).

Advantages of a full arch implant-supported bridge prosthesis over a denture include:

  • Fixed: They don’t have to be removed by you for cleaning or sleeping.
  • Long-lasting: Due to the fact the dental implants fuse (osseointegrate) with your natural jawbone, they can last a lifetime when properly cared for.
  • Improved comfort: The bridge prosthesis will feel just like natural teeth. It will not slip in your mouth or require bracing from other teeth.
  • Restore bite force and chewing power: Dental implants are secure enough to let you confidently chew the food you enjoy.

Images – All-on-6 implants with complete Bridge:

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Interested in implant-supported bridges?

Free consultation:

If you are interested in implant-supported bridges, we at Whitehills Dental Practice offer FREE CONSULTATIONS to see if they could be right for you. At these consultations we provide general advice and cost estimates. There is no obligation for you to on-book or continue treatment.

Comprehensive consultation:

If you would like to proceed, the next step is a comprehensive consultation. This involves a full examination of your dentition (teeth) and digital radiographs (X-rays) including an OPG (orthopantomogram) and a 3D Cone Beam CT scan. This will allow us to assess a number of factors including your bone structure and bone density to see if dental implants could be a viable option for you. We will explain all available treatment options and provide a full itemised treatment plan for your consideration.

Implant-supported bridge procedures

Implant-supported bridge

Prior to the procedure:

Depending on the jawbone condition, a bone graft, or bone graft and sinus lift, may be required prior to implant placement to ensure implant vitality. If required these procedures can be performed by our experienced dentists in our surgery.

Placement of implants:

We can place all your dental implants in the same appointment.

The titanium implant screws are surgically inserted into your jawbone. Healing caps will be placed over the dental implants to allow the soft tissue (gum) to heal around the area.

Once placed, the implants are allowed time to osseointegrate (attach to the natural bone).

Placement of healing abutments and temporary teeth:

At this appointment, the healing caps will be replaced with healing abutments. Healing abutments allow the gum to form ‘collars’ around the base of the crown (teeth) area.

Temporary teeth will be provided over the healing abutment for you to wear for the remainder of the healing process. Depending on your particular case we will use either a composite dental bridge, a partial denture or suck-down retainer. The temporary teeth will look natural and will be matched to your existing teeth colour.

Impressions:

At your impression appointment, the healing abutments and temporary teeth will be briefly removed, and an impression coping will be placed on the implants.

Impressions of the dental implants and surrounding teeth will be taken. These impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory to manufacture your final abutments and ceramic dental bridge.

The healing abutments and temporary teeth will be replaced at the end of the appointment.

Placement of final bridge restoration:

Once your final abutments and ceramic dental bridge have been received from the dental lab, you will attend a cementation appointment. The healing abutments and temporary teeth will be removed, and your final abutments will be attached.

We will then check the abutments and final dental bridge for fit, and make sure you are comfortable and happy with the result. Once confirmed, your permanent ceramic bridge will be cemented onto the abutments.

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Full arch implant-supported bridge (“all-on-4” / “all-on-6” implants)

Placement of implants:

We can place all your dental implants in the same appointment.

The titanium implant screws are surgically inserted into your jawbone. Healing caps will be placed over the dental implants to allow the soft tissue (gum) to heal around the area.

Once placed, the implants are allowed time to osseointegrate (attach to the natural bone).

You will be provided with a temporary denture (with a soft lining) to wear for the remainder of the healing process. The temporary denture will look natural and will be matched to your existing teeth colour.

Placement of healing abutments:

At this appointment the healing caps will be replaced with healing abutments. Healing abutments allow the gum to form ‘collars’ around the base of the crown (teeth) area.

The temporary denture will be replaced over the healing abutments.

Impressions:

At your impression appointment, the healing abutments and temporary denture will be briefly removed, and an impression coping will be placed on the implants.

Impressions of the dental implants and surrounding gum area will be taken. These impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory to manufacture your final abutments and ceramic dental bridge.

The healing abutments and temporary denture will be replaced at the end of the appointment.

Placement of final bridge restoration:

Once your final abutments and ceramic dental bridge have been received from the dental lab, you will attend a cementation appointment. The healing abutments and temporary denture will be removed, and your final abutments will be attached. We will then check the abutments and final dental bridge for fit, and make sure you are comfortable and happy with the result.

Once confirmed, your permanent full-arch ceramic bridge will be screwed onto the abutments.

We will then restore the screw-retained dental crowns with composite material over the screw covers, so they blend in seamlessly.

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all on 4 dental implant treatment

At Whitehills Dental practice we have all the equipment, materials, and experience to be able to provide you with Dental-implants based teeth replacements in a convenient and safe manner. We have an in-house CT scanner and OPG x-ray machine which makes the turn around much quicker and convenient for you.  You can book for your FREE CONSULTATION if you are interested in knowing more.

We are your local Bendigo Dentists and are based in Whitehills 3550.   We are located on the Midland Highway  which comes from Melbourne, going to Epsom

Please contact us via our website www.whitehillsdental.com.au or call 1800 546 333 to make an appointment for your FREE CONSULTATION

All on 4: The All on 4 & All on 6 techniques have allowed us to provide fixed teeth to people who had lost ALL of their teeth and used to wear complete-dentures. This is a life-changing treatment, and the huge cost most certainly is more than justified by the transformation it can bring to peoples’ lives.

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MEET OUR TEAM

At this moment we are a small team, comprising of

Dr Anshul Gupta

Dentist

Having worked as a dentist since 1999, I have had the opportunity to serve in a vast variety of dental-practices. Having accumulated a huge amount of experience of the ‘good’, ‘not so good’ and out rightly ‘bad’ services and experiences which are provided to our patients in this industry, I am trying to attempt to change the perception and opinion that people have about ‘The Dentist’.
It is sad that Dentists have managed to earn so much hatred over the years, and are a feared species in today’s society.
This needs to change…..
We are trying to make our humble, but sincere effort towards thus noble cause.

Besides general dentistry , I like to do wisdom tooth extractions , Smile makeovers , Replacement of missing teeth using various techniques including implants and full mouth rehabilitation. I especially like to treat elders who are missing teeth. To me, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the smile on their faces after they get back their missing teeth

I have a special interest in implant dentistry as well as specific training for this from the prestige Royal College of Surgeons of England which is called as- Diploma in implant dentistry, Royal college of surgeons of England.

Miss Stacee Burns

Receptionist /Dental Assistant

I’m a local Bendigo girl who has been here all my life, I love spending time with my family and friends. Having experience as a Medical receptionist, I am very excited to create a new career in the Dental world.

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