All on 4 / Same Day Teeth
Dental implants are ideal for replacing the odd missing tooth to restore the natural look and feel of the mouth. But what about when an entire set is missing? Ageing, disease and physical impacts can all lead to losing multiple teeth, and the functional and emotional damage can be significant. Dentures go some way to fixing this but they are not always completely effective and can be uncomfortable if they do not fit properly.
Here at St Faiths we have introduced the All on 4 treatment to replace an entire set of teeth with minimal surgery, using just four titanium implants. All on 4 is a remarkable innovation that is changing the world of dental implants. The whole innovative procedure only consists of a few periodic appointments, beginning with a temporary bridge in the first appointment which lets the patient begin living without dentures from day one.
When the jawbone has healed after around five months, the implants are secure. Despite this seemingly large amount of time most people return to work after just a day or two, and the process is sped up by the implants being inserted at an angle which reduces the amount of bone grafting needed in the procedure.
The implants are designed to look completely natural, blend in with any existing teeth and even have the option of being upgraded to more advanced ceramic enhancements further down the line.
The only caveat is that not everyone is necessarily suited to All on 4. Despite the procedure being fairly routine, if you have experienced heavy damage to your jawbones and gums due to smoking or an illness your jaw may not be strong enough to support the implants. The best way to determine this is to speak to us. Book an appointment with us and we’ll be happy to sit down with you, chat things through, and determine whether we can go through with it. If you are worried by the procedure we are even able to carry much of the work out under sedation
Since 1998 All on 4 has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Taking that first step on your journey has never been easier – just call 01342 410160.