Dental Implants

All-on-4 Same Day Teeth

Same day dental implants

Dental implant treatment usually takes several months; however, there is a system, which enables patients to enjoy new teeth on the same day as the implants are fitted. The revolutionary All-on-4 dental implant system allows patients to showcase a brand new smile on the very same day that the implants are fitted, dramatically reducing treatment time and eliminating the need for temporary restorations.

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a dental implant system, which is also known as same-day teeth or same-day dental implants. The All-on-4 system is different to traditional dental implants because it uses just four dental implants to support an entire arch of new teeth and treatment is complete in a single day, rather than a long period of time. Usually, between 6 and 10 dental implants are needed to support a new arch of teeth; however, All-on-4 uses just four implants.

How does All-on-4 work?

All-on-4 works by using the strong bone tissue at the front of the jaw; this is where the bone is at its most dense, which provides excellent anchorage for the dental implants. Two dental implants are fitted at the front of the mouth and two implants are positioned at the back of the mouth; the angles of the dental implants allows for optimum support for the implants, which means that only four implants are required. The front implants set in at 90 degree angles, while the back implants are set in at 45 degree angles.

All-on-4 dental implants are same-day implants; once they have been placed into the sockets in the jaw bone, the new teeth can be attached straight away. Usually, implant treatment takes between 4 and 9 months, so this is a much quicker treatment.

What are the advantages of All-on-4?

The main advantage of All-on-4 is that the patient can enjoy their new smile immediately, without having to wait for months. The fact that the restorations can be fitted straight away eliminates the need for frequent dental appointments and temporary restorations and ensures that patients can make the most of the results of their treatment straightaway. Same-day implants do not usually require bone grafting prior to the procedure and they are often a most cost-effective treatment, as fewer dental visits are required.

Who is a suitable candidate for same-day dental implants?

Same-day implants are suitable for most patients who are thinking about implant treatment; they have the added bonus of instant results and they are a great option for people who are missing most or all of their natural teeth, as they can restore function to the mouth very quickly, which improves quality of life by enabling people to eat and speak properly and giving them the confidence to smile.

Before you have dental implant treatment you will be required to see a dentist for a consultation; during the consultation process tests and scans will be carried out to check the bone density and the general health of the teeth and gums. Dentists must carry out these tests to ensure that the patient is a suitable candidate for treatment. During the consultation, patients are also invited to ask any questions they have about the treatment process or the procedure.