TEETH ON 4

Teeth-On-4: The most comfortable, natural-feeling solution for damaged or missing teeth

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What is Teeth-On-4 ?

Teeth on 4 is a quick and reasonably cost effective way to give you a fixed set of teeth, supported by 4 to 6 implants in your upper or lower jaw.

Previously, to achieve a fixed set of teeth involved placement of implants followed by months of healing prior to having your new teeth made and fitted. If your teeth were missing for a protracted period of time, this was often preceded by extensive grafting procedures to achieve sufficient bone to allow for their placement. Using advanced implant placement techniques, Teeth-On-4 protocol allows for placement of the implants followed by the fitting of the final bridge within 2 days of the surgery.

With Teeth-On-4 at Contemporary Smiles – you can go from having loose and ill-fitting dentures to a fixed prosthesis within a three day period. In this short period of time your facial aesthetics, your ability to chew food and taste your food comfortably can be transformed!

Teeth-On-4 Consultation

A 3D scan of your jaw and teeth will be undertaken on site during your initial consultation with Dr Barry Phelan.

Before and After pictures of patients that have opted for Contemporary Smile’s Teeth-On-4 procedure.

Teeth-On-4 – What to Expect: The Treatment Process

STAGE 1: Consultation with Dr Barry Phelan:

Dr Barry Phelan will spend an hour with you to get to know and understand your concerns.>

A 3D scan of your jaws and teeth will be undertaken on site, along with diagnostic photographs which will allow for accurate diagnosis of your particular situation and what would be involved to address your concerns and objectives.

Our aim is that you leave at this point armed with the information necessary to make an informed decision. A detailed letter will be forwarded to you outlining the options available along with what is involved in each.

STAGE 2: Second Consultation and Aesthetic Treatment planning:

During this appointment, the treatment plan is finalised.
Records of your bite and teeth are taken along with proposed shade of new teeth.

STAGE 3: Surgery:

Involves preparation and strategic placement of the implants. Once optimal torque is achieved on the implants, an impression is taken for final fabrication of your new teeth

STAGE 4: Fitting on new teeth:

This generally takes place 2 days after the surgery. Get ready to smile!!

Review & Maintenance

We Review the fit, comfort and aesthetics of your teeth-on-4 solution three times over the next three months.
Good home care and routine 6-monthly professional cleans with one of our experienced oral health therapists is important to ensure a good long term outcome for you.

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TEETH-ON-4 CONSULTATION

Making the decision to get an implant is complex. You will have questions related to cost and comfort. Book an appointment to spend some time with a dentist to discuss your unique needs.

Case Studies – Patient 1

Before Treatment

BEFORE:  This patient lost her upper and lower teeth many years ago

After Treatment

AFTER:  A fixed hybrid bridge with a titanium and high impact acrylic was fitted to 4 of the lower implants.

  • This patient lost her upper and lower teeth many years ago.
  • Around that time, she had an implant supported acrylic bridge placed to replace the missing lower teeth and a full upper denture.
  • Options were discussed and the patient elected to have bone placed in both her maxillary sinuses

Case Studies – Patient 2

BEFORE:  This patient was referred to Contemporary Smiles from Mr Mark Aitken of the Illawarra Denture Clinic

AFTER:  The existing implants were removed and 4 implants were placed.

  • Implants had been placed at another clinic in the lower arch to facilitate retention of a lower denture however due to their position this was not providing the patient with a satisfactory outcome.
  • All options for both arches were discussed and the patient decided to have implants placed in the upper arch to support a ceramic bridge.
  • 6 Implants were placed in the upper arch and her existing denture was immediately converted to a temporary bridge on the day.

Case Studies – Patient 3

BEFORE:  Patient was unhappy with the look of his teeth and the comfort of his denture.

AFTER:  Patient was extremely happy with the outcome of the ‘Teeth-on-4 ‘ solution.

  • The patient initially attended as he was unhappy with the look and comfort of his partial denture.
  • A number of options were discussed, however the best option in for this patient was the ‘Teeth-On-4’ approach.
  • The patient’s remaining upper teeth were extracted and 4 implants were placed. 2 days later, a complete upper bridge (slim denture) was placed.

TEETH-ON-4 CONSULTATION

Making the decision to get an implant is complex. You will have questions related to cost and comfort. Book an appointment to spend some time with a dentist to discuss your unique needs.