• Fixed teeth in one day thanks to state-of-the-art implant technology
• No palate cover thanks to tailor-made dentures and bridges
• No bone augmentation thanks to innovative surgery techniques
• Short treatment times and fewer appointments needed
• Cost-effective procedure
• Immediate use
At London’s implant centre you have certified Specialists looking after you who draw on years of experience in implantology and prosthodontics. They have received awards for their research work in these areas, and they have published more than 75 national and international peer-reviewed publications.
If you have any questions at all about All-On-4™, our dentists will be more than happy to answer your questions in person at London’s implant centre.
Your new teeth will be prepared according to planning models of your upper and lower jaws, photos and 3D x-ray imagery. Your first fixed temporary denture will be prepared at our dental laboratory for the day of your surgery.
Around 8:30am: arrival and registration at the practice.
Around 9:00am: start of the sedation initiated by our anaesthetists.
Around 9:30am: surgery under sedation. The time the surgery takes may vary according to factors such as complexity and extent of the surgery.
Around 11:00am: ending the sedation and recovery in our recovery room.
Around 3:00pm: inserting the fixed denture.
Around 5:00pm: leaving the dental clinic accompanied by another person.
Removing stitches and cleaning the area of the surgery.
Check-up to determine the progress of the healing process. Final denture placed.
Check-up and cleaning implants, relining of the denture if needed.
Following the surgery, there may be swelling and bruising. However, these usually go away after a few days. If you want to speed up the healing process you may apply cool packs to your cheeks. You could drink sage tea, which is known for its anti-bacterial effects. It is also advisable to refrain from using medication that may increase your blood pressure. Consumption of coffee or any caffeine drink is also best avoided. As soon as the local anaesthetic starts losing its effect you can start eating soft food. Clean your teeth using a rinsing fluid (Corsodyl) or by carefully brushing using a soft toothbrush. Smokers should refrain from smoking for 14 days after the intervention.
You should not feel any pain immediately after the surgery because you will have been given pain relief. You should not have any pain as we will provide you with a strict pain-relieving regime. One week after the surgery any inconvenient effects should have disappeared, meaning that you can return to work.
In extremely rare cases sensitivity disorders in the chin area may result from an injury to the nerves. In addition, peri-implantitis may develop in smokers and in people who have poor oral hygiene. The term peri-implantitis refers to periodontitis around the dental implant. This can be prevented by good oral hygiene. Always try to remove any food residues that may have deposited between your implants and palate or lower jaw gums.
Dental implants usually last many years, sometimes a lifetime. At London’s implant centre we give you a five-year warranty on your denture and a life-long warranty on the dental implants themselves (the warranty does not include the procedure itself, but the cost of the implant material of every implant placed as the dental implant companies give us this warranty).
Generally speaking, good oral hygiene helps extend the durability of your restoration. Following your surgery, you will be informed how best to clean your denture and how to use floss to remove food residue from underneath your fixed restoration. Professional biannual cleaning is mandatory for the warranty.
Due to the fact that bone augmentation usually is not necessary, the All-On-4™ concept may work out cheaper for you than conventional implants. How much this treatment will eventually cost you, however, depends on your individual situation. This can only be worked out on a case-by-case basis. Thanks to a treatment and cost plan you will know exactly what the cost of your treatment will be. Please refer to our fee page to find out more.
When making these calculations it has to be taken into account that professional dental cleaning, to be done twice a year, will also need to be factored in.
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