What Are All-on-Four Dental Implants

Just as a single tooth can be replaced with a dental implant, All-on-Four implants are used when a number of teeth are missing or need replacing.

Instead of a single implant being inserted into the jaw, the dentist inserts four implants in strategic locations — the foundation for dental crowns. 

All-on-Four implants are generally used for patients who:

  • Are missing several teeth
  • Have low bone density in the jaw
  • Cannot wear dentures

As with single implants, All-on-Four implants are permanent although they may need repairs or replacing after a number of years. Read more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/who-might-benefit-from-all-on-four-dental-implants/

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.