All On 4 clinic
Miners Dental Clinic is now a regional consulting centre for All on 4 clinics
'All On 4' and 'All On 4 Plus' are treatments that refer to the replacement of a full set of teeth or a denture on ONLY FOUR (or occasionally more) dental implants
Traditionally, dentist and dental specialists liked to place 6, 8 or even more dental implants in each jaw before restoring them with a full set of teeth. Over the years, an enormous amount of research has been carried out exploring how many implants should be placed, without any one correct answer. What we do now know is that 4 implants work exceptionally well and the short and long term success rates are no better when more implants are placed.
People with severely deteriorated teeth, teeth that cannot be predictably repaired and saved, or jaws that have suffered significant bone loss as a result of Gum (Periodontal) Disease are all potential candidates for this treatment.
These treatments help overcome the problems patients often have with not enough bone, especially in the back of the jaws. The bone 'fades away' following tooth extraction or as a result of gum disease. Since less implants are used, the need for bone grafting can often be overcome. Placing additional implants or preparing the jaw for additional implants as in 'All On 4 Plus' aims at building in a contingency plan for younger patients or patients who may be at higher risk.
Many patients who attend our clinic have been told elsewhere that they were not suitable for dental implant treatment or they don't have enough bone for implants. In many of these cases, we can offer treatments similar to 'All on 4' and overcome the issues other practices cannot deal with.