All-on-4 implants, also referred to as “Pro-Arch”, “Teeth in a Day”, “Full Mouth Dental Implants” or “Smile in a Day Treatment”, is a rehabilitation concept developed to provide a full arched implant bridge or denture on the same day.

All-on-4 (Nobel implant) or Pro Arch (Straumann implant) both use the same technique to maximise the use of available bone in the jaw and to offer a durable solution for patients dealing with loose, missing or failing teeth. This innovative approach was designed to secure a full arch bridge on 4 dental implants rapidly and in one day. All-on-4 is particularly beneficial for individuals with minimal or no teeth, serving as an alternative to traditional multiple dental implants or full dentures.

Under local anaesthetic, 4 implants are surgically placed into the pre-selected area of the jawbone. All-on-4 utilises the combination of straight and angled multi-unit abutments: 2 implants are placed vertically in the anterior region (front area of the jaw) and 2 implants are placed at a 45°angle in the posterior region (back area of the jaw). Placing the implants in the tilting position assists with cases where there is limited bone availability in the posterior region and helps to avoid vital structures such as the mandibular nerve or the maxillary sinus.

A pre-planned custom-made temporary bridge is then fitted onto the implants on the same day for immediate support. The temporary bridge is typically replaced after 3-4 months with the patient’s choice of either a long-term fixed zirconia bridge or an implant-retained denture.

All-on-4 offers an alternative solution to the traditional implant pathway, which usually takes 2-3 months from placement of the implant to the restoration with an implant bridge or a denture. However, All-on-4 or Pro-Arch have their limitations and do not offer the same percentage of success rate as the traditional methods.

Our goal is to provide you with a long-lasting and efficient solution for your dental needs. If you’re considering All-on-4 implants, our experienced team are here to guide you through the process, ensuring a confident and comfortable smile.