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Smile in a Day

all-on-4A “Smile in a Day” procedure using the All-on-Four dental implant technique is the optimal solution for those who have lost or are about to lose all of their upper and/or lower teeth. With this procedure, you can come as close to having a new set of permanent teeth as is currently possible.

Those who replace their dentures with All-on-Four dental implants will never have to remove their replacement teeth again for cleaning because their new teeth can be cleaned and maintained just like a natural set of teeth.

If you are looking at the possibility of having to wear dentures but choose All-on-Four dental implants, you will never have to experience the crippling effects of loose dentures, being unable to eat the foods you enjoy, messy adhesives, removing teeth at night, the embarrassment of dentures slipping during speech or smiling or the bad breath associated with wearing dentures.

All-on-Four Dental Implants Technique

The All-on-Four technique utilizes four dental implants to attach your new set of permanent replacement teeth. The implants used in this procedure are specially designed for immediate function and typically do not require bone grafting.

In most cases, patients lacking the bone volume required to support traditional implants are able to enjoy the many benefits of a permanent solution to missing teeth with this procedure.

Beautiful New Teeth in One Day

Due to the rigid structure of the replacement teeth and the cross-stabilization provided by the dental implants, you can go home that same day with a new set of teeth, even when extractions of failing teeth are required.

Gentle oral sedation assures each patient maximum safety and comfort throughout the procedure. In addition, the entire process, including any necessary extractions, can be completed in one day with minimal recovery time. The result is a fully functional set of teeth that looks and feels natural, enhances self-confidence and allows individuals to once again experience the foods and activities they enjoy most.

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Less Downtime

The All-on-Four technique delivers the maximum results in the shortest time with minimal discomfort. Most patients experience only minor soreness the next day and can eat a light meal that same evening. In most cases, you may even return to work the next day.

Benefits with All-on-Four

Single Tooth Replacement

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that acts like a tooth root to secure a tooth in the bone and present a strong foundation for whatever is then built on top of it. The implant is used to connect the crown, which replaces the part of the tooth you see in your mouth. The implant and the crown are connected by a part called the ‘abutment’.

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Implants offer a number of benefits over alternative solutions such as bridges including that they won’t contribute to bone loss which can occur under a bridge, and have a longer lifetime. Traditionally the process of having dental implants fitted has taken in excess of three months. After initial surgery the process of osseo-integration is allowed to take place whereby the implant fuses with the bone in which it is fitted. Then a second surgery is required to expose the implant and fit the permanent teeth.

However at Helens Bay Dental Practice we offer a Same Day solution. Using the latest generation of dental implants with specially treated surfaces and improved thread designs, together with new proven and accepted techniques we can achieve much greater implant stability enabling us to fit dental implants and provide you with a tooth replacement to wear home on the same day. Healing is quicker too with less discomfort and a second surgery is not normally required.

Fixed Teeth in a Day

Fixed Teeth in a Day is an advanced implant technique that offers a superior solution to people whose teeth are failing and face the prospect of wearing dentures, as well as those who already wear loose or ill-fitting dentures.all-on-4

Taking advantage of the dense bone in the front part of the jaw and placing implants at an angle to avoid the sinus cavities in the upper jaw and the nerve canal in the lower jaw, the technique eliminates the need for bone grafting and complex sinus lift surgery. Thanks to enhanced drilling protocols and the mechanical benefits of placing implants at an angle, the treatment provides greater stability than traditional approaches and so enables patients to receive a fully fixed arch of non-removable teeth on the upper or lower jaw, or indeed both, on the same day.

They look just great

You’ll be astonished at just how beautiful – and natural – your new smile will be. And by increasing the height from nose to chin, the surgery may also take years off your appearance… so get ready for the compliments.

smileNo more embarrassment

Poor teeth or ill-fitting dentures can lead to shyness. If you have suffered in this way, your fantastic new dental implants will help you regain lost confidence.

They’re a healthy option too

Those with poor oral health or gum and tooth disease can often unknowingly be suffering from blood poisoning. The procedure helps stop further bone loss too. With your new fixed teeth, you won’t be so tempted to over salt your food either – a very common way to compensate for the loss of taste suffered with dentures.