All on 4 – New Teeth in One Day

What Is “All On 4” And Is It for Me?

All on 4 is now recognised as one of the greatest advances in dental medicine offering patients a safe, immediate and cost effective way of replacing all their failing or missing teeth with a complete set of new, natural looking permanent teeth.

The All on 4 procedure was developed by implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare and Portuguese implant dentist professor Paulo Malo whose research showed that by using tilted implants (which provide much greater initial stability and connection with the bone) that it was possible to ‘immediately load’ the implants with a full arch temporary bridge on the same day. A much stronger ‘long term’ bridge can then fitted 12 weeks later.

What Are The Advantages of All on 4?

  • New Teeth in One Day – The main advantage of this treatment is that a whole set of fixed teeth can be provided in just one day unlike conventional implants that sometimes involve multiple surgeries and can take up to a year to complete.
  • High Success Rate. This procedure has a very high success rate and by placing just 4 implants in very precise locations complex bone grafting isn’t required.
  • All on 4 is a Healthy Long term Option. With just 4 implants per arch, your new teeth and implants are easy to clean and maintain.
  • Reduced Costs. By using fewer implants and avoiding bone grafting the cost of All on 4 is much less than conventional implant treatment.

All on 4 Full Arch Implant Retained Bridges

What is The Process for All on 4?

The starting point is to have an implant consultation with one of our surgeons-this appointment will include a bone scan using our own in house CAT scanner-we can manipulate this 3D scan and view cross sections-this allows us to use virtual planning software to measure bone quality and depth helping us plan what size implants can be used and where best in your bone to place them.

After planning your treatment we will make your temporary bridge. This is produced by our technicians and will be made to your exact requirements. During your procedure we will customise this primary bridge to fit onto your implants. The bridge helps to stabilise the implants during the integration period allowing your bone to grow around and fuse to them. This biological process takes around 12 weeks after which we can fit a much stronger long term bridge.

The below pictures were taken on the same day! 9am – 5pm!

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Before

After

After

What can I expect from this treatment?

Each case is treated individually. This means we sit down and listen to you. Often patients feel embarrassed about their smile or find that they cannot eat properly. This could be due to tooth decay, infection, gum disease or ill-fitting dentures. Every set of new fixed teeth is custom made so that we can provide you with a natural and secure option that will allow you to smile and eat with confidence.

We actually provide two bridges: the primary bridge is fitted on the day of your procedure and then a more substantial titanium reinforced bridge is fitted 12 weeks later.

When Can I have this?

The All on 4 procedure requires total laboratory involvement. At HQ dental our skilled surgeons and technicians work together very closely at every stage and because everything is done on site it means that we can do things quickly. Because we have control of the whole team, we can be very flexible. This means that, if required, you can have the procedure within days of your initial consultation.

Am I Suitable for All on 4?

The answer is almost always yes. Tilted implants mean that less bone depth is required and sometimes even people who have previously been told that they’re not suitable for implants (due to insufficient bone in the upper palate) can have this procedure.

If there really isn’t enough bone we can consider using extra long zygomatic implants which pass through the palate and connect with the bone in your cheeks.

Is This Procedure Expensive?

By using fewer implants and avoiding bone grafting, the cost of All on 4 is much less than conventional full arch implant treatment.

At HQ we have our own cone beam CAT scanner. This allows us to accurately asses and plan your case without added costs. Most dentists have to outsource this. And, of course, as everything is produced on site we can keep costs even lower.

The All on 4 procedure costs from £11500 per arch (depending on complexity) or from £11000 per arch (depending on complexity) when having both upper and lower arches.

If you’d like more information about All on 4, or any implant treatment, contact us today!

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