FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You may have questions before your initial consultation and sometimes even after the consultation with a Nuffield All on 4 Dentist.
We have a few Frequently Asked Questions which will be of use to you.
You may want to clarify further details if you feel that your particular question has not been addressed, please feel free to book another consultation with your initial Nuffield All on 4 Dentist.
I want to have a new set of teeth but I am afraid I am too old and my bone height is very low. Am I still suitable for the Nuffield All on 4 procedure ?
Sometimes it is true that in advanced bone loss it is not possible for the All on 4 procedure to be done. However it might be instead more suitable for longer implants (Zygomatic implants) to be inserted into part of the cheek bones in order to support the fixed bridge. It would be best to have a CT scan done at a Nuffield All on 4 Clinic in order to ascertain your suitability. This does increase the cost of treatment however it is in many cases the only ‘graftless’ option available for such patients.
What is the main difference between my full upper denture and the All on 4 bridge ?
It would rather be simpler to say that the All on 4 bridge would be life changing. Unlike a denture which has to be removed for cleaning or when you go to sleep, the Nuffield All on 4 bridge requires daily brushing as you would for your normal teeth. It is fixed in the mouth and you will be able to eat and speak confidently without any potential embarrassment of a denture falling out.
Will I be put to sleep for the All on 4 surgery ?
The vast majority of All on 4 surgeries are done under Local Anaesthetic which ensures that you are pain-free and comfortable. However if you wish to have General Anaesthesia instead or Intravenous Sedation, please let your Nuffield Dentist know and your treatment will be planned accordingly.