What to Expect When Getting All-on-4 ‘Smile in a Day’ Treatment
Your Initial Consultation
Your first visit with the clinic regarding your goals and hopes for ‘Smile in a Day’ treatment will involve your dentist carrying out a thorough, comprehensive examination of your mouth, and taking a full dental and medical history. They will also examine your bone quality and quantity using a high tech and innovative cone beam CT-scan system.
At Truly Dental your comfort is our number one priority, and we are highly aware of the immense trust placed in us by our patients, so our team will take the time to fully answer all of your questions and address any concerns at your initial consultation. Your dentist will also discuss the possibility of having your treatment carried out under sedation. This option is hugely effective and beneficial for patients who may be nervous or have bad memories from previous dental treatment, but is available to all of our patients (if suitable) following consultation with their responsible dentist.
Together with the support of your dentist, at this visit you will choose your desired aesthetic result and can choose the shade and position of your new teeth. After discussing all these options in detail and formulating goals and a plan in partnership with you, your dentist will give you a full treatment plan with a high transparency of costs involved and all payment plans available. They can answer any further questions you have about the financial element at this time, as can our experienced front desk staff, who will schedule you in for your treatment appointment itself on a day that suits you before you depart the clinic.
The Day of your Procedure
After making you comfortable with a highly effective dental anaesthetic to numb your mouth - or if discussed in your consultation, with sedation to eliminate anxiety - your dentist and their team will proceed with the removal of any problematic teeth. Following this, as per your plan, 4 to 6 of the highest quality dental implants will gently be placed by our clinicians who are leaders in the field of full arch replacement.
As your dental team makes final adjustments to your new dental prosthesis following the surgical element of the procedure, you can take this time to relax and stay comfortable, utilising one of the many entertainment or calming options we provide at the clinic – some patients will even use this as an opportunity to catch a nap!
Later that same day your new provisional restoration will have been prepared, and be placed securely onto the implants. You are now ready to leave the clinic with your new, fixed, and solid teeth.
After 3-6 Months
Dental implants require a period of time to heal fully, and while every patient’s recovery is unique, the typical time frame of 3-6 months will be discussed with you by your implantologist at the end of your procedure appointment. Based on your individual case, they will advise you on the approximate time when you should schedule your follow up and final appointment, which will be coordinated with the front desk.
At this final appointment, your provisional set of teeth will be removed again, and replaced with your final, permanent set which are more robust, as your implants will now be fully healed in your jaw and able for this permanent placement.
With regular dental check-ups and cleanings, and by maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine, you can expect your All-on-4 dental implants to last and keep you smiling brilliantly and confidently for decades.