Usually, implants have to bond with your jaw bone before we can place your new tooth or teeth on it, a process which usually takes several months. However, thanks to the latest CBCT scans and the extensive research in the field of dental implants, new fixed teeth in just one day is a valid treatment option.
This procedure called All-on-4, has been developed by respected implant manufacturers Nobel Biocare. This uses just four implants to support an upper or lower denture, and you can leave our practice the same day with fixed, non-removable teeth! This compares to more traditional procedures which can require six or more implants and several months of treatment.
You will usually need to visit the clinic once or twice before the day of treatment, so we can talk to you about the treatment and your expectations, and carry out all necessary preparation, including X-rays, impressions (moulds) of the area to be treated, and photos. We will put together a written treatment plan so you know exactly what to expect.
On the day of treatment, we will place all your implants, numbing your mouth completely so you won't feel any pain. Once the implants are fitted, we will check them, fit your replacement teeth, and make any necessary adjustments. When you leave, you will have new teeth that will look and feel very realistic and will be completely functional.
You will need to see us regularly for reviews over the next six months. When your gums have completely healed and your implants have bonded with the bone, we will take new impressions of your mouth and create a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth.