Edinburgh Dental Specialists 178 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BA

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Same Day Teeth (All-on-4)

If your dentures are becoming uncomfortable and tiring, we have a fast, efficient and comfortable solution that will give you a second chance at the feeling of a mouth full of stable, fixed teeth.

This revolutionary procedure was developed in the mid-1990's and permits the placement of 4 dental implants and a fixed bridge in as little as one appointment. In its most extraordinary application an entire mouthful of teeth may be replaced with implants and non-removable set of new teeth in as little as an hour. In most cases there is no bone grafting, no sinus grafting and only minimal healing time required. This procedure is called "All-on-4". The same technique may be also used for the replacement of a single missing tooth.

All-on-4, was developed as a way to use implants more efficiently in both jaws. It is an especially effective treatment for upper arch restoration because longer, stronger implants can be used in the back part of the jaw without complicated surgery or grafting.

All-on-4 can change your life and give you back 90% of your chewing function, your confidence and your smile. Patients who benefit most from this revolutionary and highly sophisticated system are those with dentures or with teeth so compromised, they have no option but to lose their remaining teeth and then select from several less-than-desirable scenarios.

Here's what it involves:

  1. State-of-the-art technologies such as CT Scanners are used to plot the location of just four implants in your jaw.
  2. In just one appointment any failing teeth are removed and the implants are placed by our specialist oral surgeons or visiting Professor.
  3. These implants form a sturdy base for a full arch of fixed teeth (bridge).
  4. The specialist prosthodontist carefully records where the implants are as well as your smile line and bite position.
  5. Our onsite dental laboratory makes the first bridge for you while you relax in our comfortable personal lounge.
  6. 2-3 hours later, the bridge is fitted.
  7. You walk out on the same day with a beautiful, natural, functional smile!

At our practice, we understand the impact a smile can have. We would never send you out without a complete smile. That's why we fit you with a temporary bridge which looks identical to your natural teeth, before we design and build the final bridge three to six months later. At each stage any changes you want can easily be incorporated.

We also offer sedation options for nervous patients, and in conjunction with the Spire Murrayfield we are one of the very few practices to be able to offer a general anesthetic. The choice, of course, is yours. Dentistry doesn't have to be frightening! With modern sedatives and techniques, many patients will hardly know they've been in surgery.

Life Benefits:

  • Your perfect smile will enhance your confidence.
  • No need to hold back your laughter.
  • No need to restrict your choice of foods.

 

We were one of the very first practices in the UK to offer this treatment option, with our first case in 2000. We have a vast amount of experience and expertise in this area. We regularly teach other dentists on this technique.

For more information on all-on-4 visit our dedicated all-on–4 website or ask for a consultation with one of our prosthodontists.

Please note: having gum disease DOES NOT preclude you from this treatment option.