Losing teeth is a common predicament for adults over 60 years old. For others of a younger age, tooth loss may be due to accident or injury. Dentures are the most obvious solution, but traditional dentures are not always stable and can be problematic. All on 4 implants are a fixed, long-term and aesthetically pleasing solution for your dental replacement problems. Within a day you can have a complete and functional smile, without the need for any bone-grafting.

The procedure

4 implants are fitted in the jaw, providing the stable base for a denture or bridge. The implants at the posterior of the mouth are placed at an angle of 45 degrees to allow for maximum support. Patients with low bone levels on their jaw are required to go through a long and tiring process of bone grafting. However, with All on 4 you can achieve the beautiful, functional smile you desire without the need for bone grafting. Once the implants are placed, the dental implants dentist can fix a dental prosthesis to your jaw for a complete and stable smile.


The overall time taken, from your first sitting with the dentist to complete recovery after surgery, takes a matter of days. The dentist will fix the temporary prosthesis within 2 to 3 sittings and the remaining days will be needed to fully recover from the surgery.  The temporary prosthesis has a lifespan of 5 to 10 years, but you can opt for a permanent prosthesis 6 months after treatment, which can last a lifetime.

Traditional dental implant techniques can take anywhere between one year to eighteen months and are unsuitable for patients with low bone density, whereas All on 4 can provide results in a day and does not require any invasive bone grafting procedures.

Post surgery care

Some precautionary steps must be taken after surgery in order to avoid infection and reduce pain. Cold and soft food should be eaten for the first 2 days and ice packs can be applied to the affected area in order to reduce swelling. Just one day is required for recovery after the process, but a few more days is required to completely recover.

Dental implants are an excellent solution for patients with missing teeth and we are delighted to offer a range of treatment options, including traditional implants and same-day treatments. Traditional implant treatment takes several months because the implants are left to integrate into the tissue of the jaw bone and this process takes time. With same-day implants, our patients are able to enjoy all the benefits of implant treatment in a single day, rather than having to wait for months to enjoy their new smile. We have various methods available, including All-on-4. All-on-4 is a really exciting implant treatment, which uses four dental implants to support an arch of new teeth, with two located at the front and two at the back of the mouth. With other systems, between 6 and 10 implants are used to anchor a full arch. With the All-on-4 system, the back implants are placed at 45 degree angles, rather than 90 degree angles, and this enables the implants to provide greater stability for the new teeth. All-on-4 can be a life-changing solution for patients who are looking for a new treatment for missing teeth, as well as those who have had problems with dentures in the past. With implants there to stabilise the new teeth, there is no risk of slipping and you can enjoy much better bite power, meaning no foods are off-limits. If you are interested in dental implant treatment or same-day implants and you would like to find out more and check if you are a suitable candidate for this innovative implant system, call us today and we will arrange a consultation. We also offer SynCone implant-retained dentures, which are dentures that are held firmly in place by dental implants.