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A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed where the missing tooth used to be. They are made of solid, sterile titanium which is inserted into the jaw to replace the roots of natural teeth. On the top of these implants can be placed various crown or bridgework dependent on the case.

Implants will replace missing teeth without affecting bordering teeth and can provide support for a bridge or denture. Implants will allow you to eat and speak with confidence.

If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dentalimplants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots. Dental implants provide several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighbouring teeth.

Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb (deteriorate).

Dental implants have the highest success rate of all dental procedures. Over a fifteen year period success rates of up to 98% have been achieved. This is far higher than conventional crown and bridge work where valuable tooth substance has to ground down . Nowadays the treatment of choice for patients who have full dentures is a implant retained denture

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all on four dental implants cost

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.


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.

nobel biocare all on four

nobel biocare all on four

Milled-Bar Locators Nobel Replace all on four

Bar Locators Nobel Replace all on four

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


Dental implant surgeon planning tooth implants Dr Boota Ubhi

Dental Implant Surgeon & Periodontist > Dr Boota Singh Ubhi

“Boota is an extremely skilled periodontist and sedation dentist. Leading a select team of experts devoted to delivering excellence in periodontics and implantology at the practice in Birmingham, he has a reputation for routinely surpassing patient’s expectations.”

Qualifications and professional accreditations


  • BDS (Liverpool) MDentSci (Liverpool) MRD RCS (England)
  • 1992 University Of Liverpool – Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • 1997 University Of Liverpool – Master Of Dental Science (Periodontology)
  • 2000 Royal College of Surgeons (England)- Membership in Restorative Dentistry (Periodontology)
  • 2000 Registered Specialist in Periodontics, UK

You are welcome to independently check my credentials.

A few words about my career

After graduating from Liverpool University in 1992 and I went into general dental practice after completing vocational training. After working as a general dentist for 18 months I started a 2 year postgraduate Masters degree in Periodontology at Liverpool University. This was completed in 1997 and I subsequently became a part time lecturer in the Periodontal Department. In 2000 after passing the Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) I was entered onto the General Dental Council’s specialist register in Periodontics. I have been accepting referrals for advanced periodontal care and dental implant surgery since 1996. I have taught at both Liverpool University and Birmingham University Dental Schools. I have given lectures both nationally and internationally on periodontics and the surgical aspects dental implants, bone/soft tissue augmentation. In addition I am a Simplant trainer and provide clinical coaching for different dental implant systems.

External links to lectures and resources


I am also an active member of the British Society of Periodontology, the American Academy of Periodontology and the Association of Dental Implantology. As a registered specialist and dental implant surgeon with additional postgraduate qualifications you can be rest assured that all patients will receive the benefits of my advanced training in dentistry. In addition I continually update my knowledge in techniques through a commitment to continuing education. I have travelled all over the UK, Europe and the USA for postgraduate training. By seeking the care of a well qualified specialist you are ensuring that you receive the highest standards of treatment in advanced dental care.

We have been involved in providing dental implants for over 15 years and Dr Ubhi has placed over 2500 implants with 98% success over this time.