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All-on-4 Dental Implants

Dr Marius McGovern, lead implant dentist at LDS is very experienced at providing same day teeth solutions for patients that may have previously been told that they do not have enough bone for dental implants or are not suitable for fixed teeth. Dr McGovern places in excess of 600 dental implants each year and in total has placed over 4,000 implants and is experienced in advanced implant techniques.

The All-on-4 dental implant technique can be life changing allowing patients to attend the surgery in the morning and leave with a fully fixed arch of teeth in the afternoon

The All-on-4 concept was developed in order to minimise the number of implants required to restore an entire arch (Jaw) of teeth and to enable the bridge to be fitted to the implants on the same day.

Traditional implant techniques require 6-10 implants (which costs more) to restore a jaw and also a period of healing time where the bridge cannot be fixed.

The science behind the All-on-4 implant system is that the two front implants are placed straight into the front of the jaw at 90 degrees whilst the 2 implants placed at the back of the jaw are angled at 30 to 45 degrees. This technique enables the implants to provide a bracing support and also spreads the forces transmitted from the denture or bridge to the jaw bone.

The All-on-4 procedure at LDS

You come in for a FREE consultation with Dr Marius McGovern to discuss your suitability for All-on-4, alternative options will be given and the costs entailed with payment plans

  • If necessary you will be given the opportunity to have a radiographic scan with no charge
  • Once you are happy with the plan, and your suitability for All-on-4 has been established an individualised diagnosis and appointment plan will be discussed
  • You attend your first appointment and usually an impression is taken. The same day our dental therapist will run you through all pre-surgery and after care important Hygiene requirements.
  • Another few visits we will establish your bite and you will pick the colour shape and have an opportunity to look at your new teeth
  • Your surgery day we will remove any teeth if required and place implants
  • Our All-on-4 technician makes your new provisional teeth to fit perfectly while you rest after surgery
  • Your new provisional teeth are fitted a few hours later
  • After a period of about 3-6 months your final teeth are fabricated by our All-on-4 technician and fitted once your implants are fully integrated into your jaw

The ideal candidates for All-on-4 teeth in a day are individuals that:

  • Suffer from loose dentures
  • Suffer from severe periodontal gum disease
  • Have severe bone loss and been told they cannot have individual dental implants
  • Have failing bridges and crowns
  • Have been told that they need bone grafting for implants

The advantages to the All-on-4 dental implant system are:

  • Only 4 implants are required instead of 6 – 10
  • No need to wear a removable denture while the teeth heal, a fixed bridge is provided on the day the implants are placed
  • The technique can avoid the need for expensive bone grafting and sinus lifts in most cases
  • Cheaper that traditional full arch fixed bridge techniques
  • Aids the prevention of further bone loss in the jaw
  • Restores functionality by improving speech and the ability to eat any foods

If you would like to learn more about how you could benefit from the All-on 4 teeth in a day treatment at LDS contact us to book your FREE All-on-4 consultation with Dr Marius McGovern

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6 Dentistry Awards!

Winners for National UK Award

  • > 2009 Best Dental Team

Winners for North West Awards

  • > 2009 Best Dental Team
  • > 2008 Best Dental Practice

Finalists for North West Awards

  • > 2009 Best Practice
  • > 2008 Best Dental Team

Finalist & Highly Commended for

  • > 2007 Best Young Dentist Dr Marius McGovern