how it works

How It Works

There are three stages in the All-on-4 process: diagnosis, surgery and final fitting.

Diagnosis
During an initial consultation with Exeter Dental Implant Clinic, would-be patients will be assessed to see if they are suitable for All-on-4 and what the process involves. During the consultation, we will make an extensive examination of your mouth; we will take X-rays and, in some cases, a CT scan to determine the amount of bone available to fit the implants.
We will discuss how you would like your new teeth to look: whiter, straighter, even bigger or smaller or with slight perfections – exactly like normal teeth!
We encourage everyone to ask as many questions as they would like: it all helps to understand the treatment and process.
At the end of the consultation, we will give you a written treatment plan, including timeframes, and a full quote with a breakdown of costs.

Surgery
During surgery, four small incisions are made in the gums, two at the front of the mouth and two at the back. Small holes are then drilled within the incisions into the jaw bone and a titanium screw (the implant) is placed in each.
The implants are placed at precise angles allowing the arch of temporary teeth which is then fixed to the implants to be fully and properly supported.
Over time, the implants will permanently fuse with the jaw bone.
The work is carried out in one session, including removing any decaying or damaged teeth.

Final fitting
Your permanent, full arch of teeth designed exactly to your wishes during your original consultation, will typically be fitted three months after surgery when the implants have fused with the jawbone.

All-On-4 Benefits

Immediate results

The procedure is completed in one day: you will leave Exeter Dental Clinic with new implants.

Natural-looking, feeling and functioning teeth

Eat, talk, smile and laugh with confidence. Nobody will know they’re not your own teeth – unless you tell them!

Customised for comfort

All-On-4 implants are customised to perfectly fit your jaw and mouth; they will not push down on gum tissue and cause you pain or discomfort.

Cost-effective

Conventional implants can require eight to 10 implants, plus bone grafting. All-On-4 uses just four implants in a far simpler procedure.

Eat what you want

Implants are considerably stronger than dentures – and they won’t slip or fall out.

Easy to care for

Brush, floss – look after them just as you would normal teeth.

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