The ‘same-day’ concept can also be used for single teeth or a few teeth in some cases, but more commonly relates to a complete jaw or set. It can be done using the ‘All on 4 implants’ technique or with 6-8 or more implants in each jaw depending on the needs of the case and on whether a fixed denture or fixed crowns and bridges are desired.
All on 4 implants are a quick, safe and cost-effective dental treatment for anyone whose self-confidence and quality of life are affected by missing teeth. All on 4 implants even work in people who have a lack of bone although some bone rebuilding is sometimes necessary. All on 4 implants are a fantastic dental treatment for people already wearing dentures and those who want to have fixed teeth again.
A new ‘fixed’ set of teeth (either bridgework or a fixed denture) are screwed onto dental implants which have been placed on the very same day. Initially these are a provisional set of teeth that look and feel great and are then replaced with a more permanent set some months later. With the ‘All on 4’ a fixed denture replaces a full arch of missing teeth with only 4 dental implants. If you have no natural teeth left, or would like your few remaining teeth replaced with a more attractive and long-term solution, then the implant solution is a great option for you, whether a fixed denture on ‘All on 4’ implants or fixed bridgework on 6-8 implants.
Dr Mankoo has over 25 years of experience and experts acknowledge that these treatments are best performed by highly experienced implant surgeons to get the best results and durability.
Compared to alternative restorative treatments, some of which require bone grafting and numerous appointments, all on 4 dental implants offer a number of benefits:
An initial consultation and various detailed diagnostics including X-rays, CT scan and dental impressions will determine your bone structure and whether you need any extractions. A number of planning appointments are required and then the four implants are inserted into the jaw in such a way that they will completely fuse to the natural bone over time. An initial fixed denture is usually fitted on the same day and the final fitting is perfected after a few months. Depending on the type of prosthesis, materials chosen, the requirements of the individual case, e.g. if bone rebuilding (grafting/augmentation) is required and to what extent, the fees range between £16,000-35,000 per jaw depending on the individual case.
It is vital that you take good care of your implants, so regular maintenance visits with our dental hygienist and a commitment to good home dental care is essential for long term success.
To learn more about All on 4 dental implants, take a look through our dental implant solutions or call us and your life will never be the same again!