From Dentures to Implants
This patient needed implants as he was fed up of glueing his dentures in.
After a few consultations where we discussed all the options available he came to the conclusion that All-on-four was the best solution to fit his needs.
After a careful assessment, which involved a multi-disciplinary team of two implant surgeons and technical team and a nursing team, we decided that All On 4 Implants (Teeth In A Day), would be the best option for him.
We opted for flapless CBCT guided surgery.
After a CBCT scan, we were able to analyse his jaw structure, the bone quantity, quality and the most favourable implant sites to give the best end result. We created a bespoke plan for his treatment.
The entire surgical journey is planned start to finish and guided by CBCT (cone beam computerised tomography or a CT scan for short.)
Using the surgical guide allows us to place the implants accurately, the surgery is flap-less. Meaning that we did not have to make a cut in his gums at all! This means less surgery for the patient, little or no bleeding, virtually no swelling and faster healing.
Once the implants are placed which takes around an hour the technicians get busy finishing the pre-made teeth. Within 4 hours we are able to place implants and get teeth fixed in place.
For the final teeth, we worked with our All On 4 Technician, to create a Titanium Subframe with Ceramic Teeth to create a natural look and feel, this was custom made with bespoke designs to ensure the patient gets exactly the look that they want.
The patient was “over the moon” with his end result, meaning that he could eat without having a denture moving around, no food trapping under the plate, no adhesive to glue the denture in place and most importantly no glass of water with teeth in on the bedside cabinet. He was able to smile, eat and speak with confidence. He “felt like himself again!”
Our dental team have seen many complex cases to conclusion successfully over the last 28 years creating smile makeovers that not only give our patients their confidence back, but give our patients their ability to eat, smile and laugh without having to be conscious.
Our oldest All-on-Four case is now 22 years old and is weathering perfectly with no issues, no gum loss, no bone loss and aesthetics that have had a life changing effect on our patient.
Give us 4 hours, and we will give you back your smile!