The cost benefits compared with normal implant treatment
The cost savings are substantial in that generally no bone grafting is needed, therefore typically a saving of upto £6000-£7000 per arch can be made. Secondly a huge amount of time is saved as the treatment is finished much quicker and also there are less visits.
CHEAPER THAN CONVENTIONAL IMPLANTS: From £15,950 Per arch
All on four can be offered for a fixed cost, which includes all consultations, appointments, implants and cosmetic dental work.
What does the procedure involve?
The all on 4 procedure involves placement of up to 6 implants but generally 4, are angled in such a way as to avoid the vital structures such as the maxillary sinus and also lower nerves. By angling the implants in a incline of up to 45 degrees much longer dental implants can be used. These longer implants give much greater stability and this can utilised to attach a fixed bridgework in the same day. Learn more about the all on 4 procedure.
What is success rate? How long will they last?
The success rate of this type of procedure is much higher than conventional therapy. This is for a number of reasons firstly that by avoiding bone grafting the success goes up as there less to go wrong and secondly by using fixed bridgework instead of removable denture in the healing phase the implants are subjected to undue forces and constant rubbing with the dentures. How long they will last depends on maintenance as with anything. We recommend at least 6 monthly routine examinations after the first year. Our work is guaranteed for 5yrs subject to the patient having attended the regular reviews and maintenance visits.
What is the difference between teeth in a day and conventional therapy?
Conventional therapy usually involves placement of dental implants and if in the back of the upper jaw some bone grafting. The bone grafting usually needs a period of maturation/healing of up to 16 months in the upper back of the jaw. After the graft has matured then implants are placed and which requires a further 3 to 4 months of implants bonding with the bone (osseintegration) and once these implants have healed and set within the bone then the procedure for the final bridgework can start. With Teeth in a day , the key is the latest technology and preparation. As one of the few practices in the Midlands area to have a CT scanner we are able to assess to much greater detail the bone structure and also where the vital structures such as sinuses , and nerves are. By using the latest software such as Simplant or Nobelguide (both world leaders ) we are able to plan exactly where the best position for the implants is. This also enables to order the exact components for the procedure. The Bridgework is made ready before the surgery by the second specialist dentist (prosthodontist) who only deals with the crown/bridgework/restoration aspect.This is complimented by the in house lab technician who will adjust the bridgework. Majority of the patients have experienced minimal post surgery pain or swelling due to all the procedures being carried out the same day.
What is the treatment duration and healing advantage over conventional implant therapy?
The minimum time frame for this treatment is usually approximately 4-6 months. This includes immediate bridgework fitted at the time of implant placement surgery and also the final definitive bridgework which has a titanium framework for long term strength. The second bridgework is carried out approximately 3-6 months after the first bridge is fitted. The advantage of this that you can get used to wearing the bridge and also if any changes need to be made in terms of size, shape or colour match of teeth this can be easily done for the final bridgework. The initial bridgework is only fitted after you have given the approval before the implants are placed.
What would stop me from having teeth in a day?
There are very few contraindications but generally some illnesses where there has been radiotherapy to the jaws and also if you have taken intravenous bhisphonates is the absolute contraindications. In some patients there maybe lack of bone even for this procedure (usually very rare) and usually due to the fact they may have had teeth missing for almost 30 to 40 years. Usually then we may be able to revert back to conventional therapy or use a special type of implant called Zygomatic implant. These are a placed in a different bone (Zygoma instead of maxilla) and are much longer. After these have been placed either a removable implant retained denture or fixed bridgework can be done