All-on-Four and All-on-Six Same Day Teeth procedures offer the very real and exciting possibility of leaving our practice with a full set of sparkling new teeth in just one appointment.
A revolutionary dental treatment to reconstruct your teeth and smile.
All-on-Four is a popular, effective and efficient treatment method that uses titanium, artificial tooth roots as replacement teeth.
Also known as same-day teeth, the all-on-four solution offers the exciting possibility of entering our practice with dental concerns and leaving with a mouth full of sparkling new teeth and a weight lifted off your shoulders – in just one appointment.
Permanently replace missing teeth and enjoy a complete smile makeover.
“There are around 11 million denture wearers in the UK” – BHF
So many denture wearers in the UK are unhappy with how their dentures look and operate.
All-on-Four has become a popular treatment as it offers an alternative to traditional dentures.
This dental treatment is used to help replace teeth and restore the smile of those who are missing teeth in one or both jaws.
The All-on-Four treatment is a prosthodontic procedure (e.g. replacing missing teeth) that provides a permanent fixed teeth solution rather than removable dentures.
The procedure involves initially placing implants (prosthetics) into the jaw, then attaching a fixed bridge to these implants.
The treatment is referred to as ‘all on’ because the bridge is attached to 4, 6 or 8 implants.
This number of implants used is dependent on the specific needs of the patient, though 4 implants are used most commonly.
Your dentist will help decide which option is best for you. Usually, the more implants that are used, the stronger and more stable the teeth become as pressure is distributed more evenly amongst the implants and as a result the jaw.
The benefit of using a bridge means that there is no need for an implant for every missing tooth. This makes the procedure quicker and less complicated than if single implants were required for all missing teeth.
If you have lost a number of teeth (in either your upper or lower jaw) your dentist may recommend the ‘Teeth Now’ treatment, which are fixed prosthetic teeth.
It is highly effective, time-efficient and becoming an increasingly popular option because it offers better alternatives to bridges and dentures.
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The ‘all-on’ treatment has an extremely high success rate and often lasts up to 10 years.
However, like all procedures, there are some factors that can increase risks or lead to failures.
Thankfully, most of these issues are avoidable with care from the patient:
There are also certain medical conditions, including diabetes, that may impact the success and lifespan of your implants.
We will assess all of these risk factors in detail with you during your consultation so we only proceed with treatment in cases we are sure it will be successful. Here are our steps:
At The Gentle Dental, we offer free consultation meetings.
Here you can meet with one of the experienced members of our talented team of dentists and consultants, and discuss your dental issues and analyse the best treatment solutions.
If you are new to our practice, we will use this opportunity to get a clear picture of your dental history, oral health and specific needs and requirements.
We can also discuss if you have any dental anxieties or phobias, as our main goal is to make any future treatments as comfortable as possible for you.
If we decide that All-on-Four treatment is the best solution, and you are happy to move forward with this, then we will carry out a CT scan to determine the best position for the implants.
We will use the information we gain from this scan to create a personalised treatment plan for you.
After your consultation, we will finalise a date for the implantation appointment.
The implants are inserted into the jaw and retained using small screws. We will insert 4, 6 or 8 implants dependent on your specific needs and requirements.
Usually, the back implants are angled approximately 30 to 45 degrees from the biting plane.
We place the implant in front of the maxillary sinus in the upper jaw (maxilla) and in front of the mental nerve in the lower jaw (mandible).
The positioning and angle of the implants also reduce the need for sufficient bone density in the jaw.
That means patients who may have been unsuitable for single-tooth dental implants in the past could well be good candidates for an All-on-Four or All-on-Six procedure.
Unlike single-tooth implants, there is no need to wait for the implants to fuse with the bone in your jaw when undergoing the same day teeth treatment.
These procedures are ideal for patients who have very few natural teeth remaining or are currently denture wearers but are looking for a more stable, comfortable solution.
During the treatment, it is possible to use a local anaesthetic to reduce discomfort if you would prefer.
In most cases, a bridge is attached to the implants on the same day as implant placement.
A couple of days after the implants have been inserted, the bridge is attached to the implants.
Though this is a temporary bridge, it allows you to smile confidently, eat normally and chew heavily food.
Around 3 months post-implantation, the temporary teeth are exchanged for your final, permanent bridge.
The most important thing to remember is to keep up an effective oral hygiene routine. Brushing twice a day is essential.
Use a good quality, soft-bristled manual or electric toothbrush and give all of your natural teeth and the bridge a good brush for 2 to 3 minutes.
Generally, it is recommended you return for a check-up every 6 months and have a dental hygiene treatment to make sure your mouth remains healthy.
The All-on-Four treatment is not only the least invasive and time-consuming treatment option for restoring your smile.
But it is also often one of the least expensive in comparison to conventional implant options.
This is because we can complete the treatment with just four implants.
See our implant dentistry and dental implant costs here.
Bone grafting is often necessary for patients who experience bone loss or have weak bone structure, which is a common consequence of missing teeth.
However, if you are having all-on-four placed, this is likely not to be a factor for you.
All surgeries are carried out under anaesthesia and the dental implant procedure itself is reported as having little discomfort.
All porcelain dental crowns are crafted specially in a dental laboratory.
At The Gentle Dental, we are committed to providing the best possible treatment for our patients.
It is our job, not only to deliver amazing results for our patients but also to ensure you are happy, comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment.
People choose to have Teeth in a Day treatment with us because:
If you would like to know more about All-on-Four, same-day smiles, call us our implant dentists on 020 8224 7562 to book a consultation – they are a great replacement for false teeth.
Or, if you’re still unsure click here for more clinical evidence supporting the effectiveness of the All-on-Four treatment.
If you’re looking to replace one tooth, single implants may be a better choice for you.
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