The latest advances in implant dentistry mean you can have a new set of teeth in one day. All-on-4, called Teeth in a Day, uses four specially placed implants to support an entire arch.
Teeth in a Day are a secure and reliable alternative to complete dentures. We first take X-rays and 3D scans of your mouth to assess the condition of your jaw bone. If necessary, we may need to arrange bone graft surgery before your implants can be fitted. Our skilled dentists can then place the titanium implants – usually 6 for the top arch and 4 for the bottom.
The dentures we place are made from a unique material that looks and feels like natural teeth. We can fix these in place in one day – so you don’t have to live with missing teeth any longer than you have to.
We take some dental impressions and photos of how your mouth is currently and plan the case. We want to outline where you want the teeth to be and how you want them to look at the end of treatment. We may also need a CT scan to get a pre-treatment record of how much bone you have available to place the implants.
If you have remaining teeth in the same arch – these may be removed at this stage. The in-house laboratory will make your new teeth to be fitted “Same-day”. We allow this to heal for at least three months.
We allow all your gums and bone to heal fully, and some shrinkage will occur, and then I will take the final impression for the definitively fixed implant bridge. The new teeth can be tried at this stage, and patients’ requirements can be finalised.
Implants last longer if they are well-maintained. With regular flossing and brushing, you can make sure your implants are less susceptible to gum disease and decay. We highly recommend visiting regularly to keep an eye on your implants.