Cosmetic Dental Services

All-on-4® Implants

Reinvigorate your smile with a natural look and feel!

The All-on-4® treatment concept is a cost-effective, advanced technique, whereby a whole arch of teeth is supported by only four implants. Keeping the natural look, feel, and even function of your teeth.

What are All-on-4® Implants?

The term All-on-4® refers to the technique of supporting an entire arch of teeth with just four implant foundations, avoiding the need to put an implant under every tooth. This solution has the back two implants fixed at an intentional angle that provides the required support for total reconstruction. All-on-4 implants are suitable for most cases, although patients should speak with a clinician before making any decisions.

All-on-4® dental implants can help patients achieve a full, healthy smile, and can be faster and more cost-effective than some treatment alternatives. This advanced technique is used to restore a full set of teeth for individuals who have lost all their natural teeth or are at risk of losing them.

Learn about Prosthodontics (i.e. specialist teeth restoration and replacement treatment)

What is the difference between All-on-4® implants and dental implants?

The main difference is the number of implants fixed permanently into your jaw. All-on-4 Dental implants are strategically placed in areas of the mouth with the best bone support, and require just four implants to secure entire arches of teeth. On the other hand, dental implants require one fixture per tooth.

Learn more about Dental Implants.

Are All-on-4® dental implants right for me?

There are a few reasons you may consider seeking All-on-4® implants, and your dentist may even recommend them as the best treatment option for you. All-on-4 implants might be the right option for you if:

  • you are missing all or most of your teeth;
  • you want a long-term alternative to uncomfortable removable dentures; and/or
  • you want to replace damaged or diseased teeth.

If you are considering All-on-4® implants to improve your quality of life, your dentist would be happy to discuss individual requirements and answer any questions at your local Maven Dental Practice.

What are the Benefits of All-on-4® dental implants?

There are a range of advantages to seeking All-on-4® implants as an alternative to dental implants or dentures:

  • Natural look and feel
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Can be more cost-effective than full-mouth implants
  • Immediate aesthetic and functional improvements
  • Same-day treatment may be available
  • More stable in the mouth than conventional dentures

Preparing for your All-on-4® dental implant appointment

Appointments for All-on-4® dental implants

  • At least four appointments are required.
    • At the consultation visit, your dentist will examine your mouth to check that the treatment is suitable for you. You will need 3D imaging and impressions to plan the position of the implants. The procedure will be discussed with you in detail, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
    • At the next visit, you will have any remaining teeth removed and the implants placed. Another impression will be taken.
    • Teeth set in wax will be tried in and adjusted before being sent to the laboratory.
    • The permanent teeth will be fitted.
    • Further appointments may be needed to complete the dental implant procedure as well as regular implant check-ups.

How long do All-on-4® dental implants take?

  • Placing the implants precisely and taking of impressions or scans may take between 2-3 hours.

You may be asked about

  • Your dental and medical history
  • Your regular oral care routine at home

Preparing for All-on-4® dental implants

  • For the consultation, there is no special preparation needed.
  • Before the surgical procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon will advise you of any pre-procedure requirements, including:
    • Pre-procedure medication (as prescribed)
    • Having someone to accompany you to drive you to and from your appointment
    • Following any pre-sedation protocols (if required)
  • If you need a general anaesthetic at the hospital you should:
    • Arrange for transportation to and from your procedure
    • Follow any pre-anaesthetic instructions given to you by your oral surgeon

After your appointment

  • Your oral surgeon will outline post-surgery details for you that are specific to your surgery
  • If you had surgery under sedation or general anaesthetic, you must:
    • Be accompanied home
    • Not drive or operate machinery until at least the following day
  • Any further post-procedure care will be directed by your dentist or oral surgeon.

Quick tip

Good oral hygiene will extend the life of your All-on-4® implants. We recommend brushing twice daily and regularly visiting your dentist and hygienist.

Read our article on how to care for your All-on-4 dental implants here! 

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Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner


The cost of All-on-4® implants will vary depending on the type of procedure and the complexity of your full arch replacement. Additional fees will apply if you require sedation or a general anaesthetic. Your dentist or oral surgeon will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your consultation visit.

You can discuss your dental treatment plan together with your dentist or oral surgeon. We accept a wide range of payment methods and have plenty of flexible pay later financial options including Afterpay and 18 months Interest-Free*.

After your All-on-4® implant surgery, you should eat a soft food diet to give your mouth time to heal. Some foods you might like to eat while your mouth is healing include:

  • Mashed Potato
  • Soup (warm, not hot)
  • Yoghurt and Ice cream
  • Oatmeal or Porridge
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Milkshakes

Ensuring you get enough nutrients and protein in your diet will help speed up the healing time and get you back to eating your normal diet quicker.