All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges
All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges
All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges represent a significant advancement in dental restoration, offering a life-changing solution for individuals missing all or most of their teeth. Using only four or six dental implants per arch as anchors, these bridges provide a permanent, non-removable solution that mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth.
When to Consider All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges/Who are they suitable for?
All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges could be the perfect solution if you: Are missing all or most of your teeth due to decay, trauma, or extraction. Experience discomfort or dissatisfaction with traditional or implant-supported removable dentures. Desire a significant aesthetic and functional improvement, from restoring your smile to facilitating comfortable chewing. Suffer from severe periodontal disease affecting the stability of remaining teeth. This revolutionary technique can help you reclaim a confident and functional smile, along with enhancing your overall quality of life.
How are All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges Installed?
The process of installing All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges involves several steps, typically completed over a series of visits:
Initial Consultation: An in-depth examination is conducted, including a clinical evaluation, X-rays, intra-oral scans, and teeth impressions to devise a detailed treatment plan tailored to your needs.
First Visit – Implant Placement: Your dentist will surgically place four or six implants into each arch. These implants serve as robust anchors for the bridge.
Healing Period: The implants require a few months to osseointegrate, or fuse, with the jawbone, ensuring a sturdy base for the bridges. During this period, temporary dentures may be provided for cosmetic and functional needs.
Second Visit – Bridge Fitting: After the healing period, the dentist takes precise impressions of your mouth. These are used to custom-design your fixed bridges, paying attention to the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
Final Visit – Bridge Placement: Once your bridges are ready, your dentist will secure them onto the implants. They’ll ensure a perfect fit and make any necessary adjustments for optimal comfort and function.
The cost for All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges starts from S$20,000, and Medisave claimable of up to S$4,100. The final cost can vary depending on the complexity of your case, the need for additional treatments, and the type of materials used for the bridges. During your consultation, your dentist will provide a comprehensive breakdown of costs. Some health insurance policies may cover parts of the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
About All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges last
With proper care and regular dental check-ups, All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges can last many years, and even a lifetime.
Treat them as you would natural teeth – regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings are necessary to maintain their longevity and health.
There might be a short adjustment period, but once you are accustomed to your new bridges, they should improve your speech if it was previously affected by tooth loss or ill-fitting dentures.
Yes, they are designed to function just like your natural teeth, providing you with a comfortable and secure solution for tooth loss.
Rediscover the joy of a radiant, functional smile. Begin your journey with All-on-4/6 Fixed Bridges today.