All On 4 Dental Implants
Fixed, Permanent, Beautiful New Teeth in Just 1 Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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