All on 4 replaces your missing teeth with a fixed in dental bridge which is supported by four dental implants, all in the same day.
Many people that have lost their teeth have dentures, these are often an excellent way to replace those missing teeth but they can be problematic. Dentures can be loose, wobbly and make eating, smiling and chewing with confidence problematic. Using a technique called All-on-4 it's possible to stabilise your existing denture (if you like it), make a new stabilised denture for you or replace all of your teeth with a fixed bridge - this truly is 'Same Day Teeth'. Patients travel to us from around the Dorset, Devon and Somerset areas to enjoy this amazing treatment.
For people WITH an existing denture
If you have no existing teeth and have a denture that you currently like, as far as cosmetics go, then we can use this denture and 'fix' them in for you with dental implants in our practice located in Crewkerne.
This option works well if the denture is in good condition and bites well against your opposing teeth, many patients like this option as it maintains their appearance, but totally stabilises the denture so that it does not rock around or wobble any longer.
If you so wish, a new denture can be made at a later date, or you could convert the denture to a new fixed implant bridge.
For people WITHOUT an existing denture
If you have no denture, or a denture that you are not happy with, then we can make you a new one as part of the process. If this is the preferred option for you we will have a completely free reign to design your denture how you would like it to look - here are a few options:
We can also make your new dentures anywhere between these looks and we'll be sure to show you some examples before we start so that you can see what each look is like.
Many people in this situation either have an existing partial denture, although many others simply live life with missing teeth. Having missing teeth is not a great option as the surrounding and opposing teeth will have the tendency to 'fall' in to this space creating problems in the future.
If you will be keeping some of your teeth we can make a partial denture in a day for you that is supported by new dental implants.
If this is you then we will make a new fixed bridge for you to wear as soon as you leave the practice. The good news is that this type of patient is often the one that benefits the most from treatment as you start the day with old, broken down and possibly loose teeth, and go to be that night with a new full set of great looking and rock solid teeth - a truly dramatic and life transformational change.
You should discuss your suitability with us before contemplating undergoing the All-on-4 treatment.
This is how the Teeth in a Day process works. This can be a complex procedure so we have simplified it here to make it clear and easy to understand
You come to the practice in Crewkerne for an initial consultation. At this meeting we will discuss your requirements and what it is that you are not happy with about your smile. We will then go through the options and let you know if you are suitable for the teeth in a day process or whether another process would work best for you.
We'll then also provide you with a full written treatment plan before you commit to anything, so there is absolutely no risk and no obligation from this initial meeting.
We take some impressions of your existing teeth so that we can have a replica of your mouth in the laboratory. We then carry out a first round of diagnostics on this model to work out the best place for your new teeth and to assess how your top and bottom teeth meet, thios is done by the labortatory making a 'bite block'. This may or may not be the same as your existing teeth- it depends on how much of a change you would like or need.
You visit our practice in Somerset again to check out this diagnostic 'bite block' and it is adjusted to ensure you are happy with the result. We will then also take another more accurate impression so that we can progress to the next stage of diagnostics.
Depending on how many teeth you currently have, and whether we are removing them or not, we will then produce a mock up of how you will finally look. You may be able to try this mock up in.
You come to the practice and we place your new implants and remove any teeth required. We will then fit your new teeth in the same day to these implants