Vermilion offers a transforming treatment where patients with no teeth, or a set of failing teeth, have a fixed set of replacement teeth on implants. This life-changing All-on-4 treatment is achieved within one day.
Vermilion's All-on-4 Journey:
The patient will undergo a series of consultations with the prosthodontist and oral surgeon, incorporating state-of-the-art technology including 3D analysis of the teeth and bone with the in-house cone beam CT scanner.
There are two choices of treatment for our patients. You may opt for either a full arch fixed bridge on a minimum of four implants, or a full arch removable bridge on four implants.
While some people would prefer a fixed bridge, there are some situations, for example in a history of aggressive gum disease, where we recommend a removable bridge which is easier for the patient to keep clean plus their dentist can monitor the health of the implants.
We recommend that the surgical phase of treatment is carried out under conscious sedation.
Vermilion works in collaboration with Dr Ross Paterson a Consultant in Critical Care at the Western General Hospital, who offers anaesthetist-led conscious sedation for patients, using midazolam, propofol and alfentanil to facilitate All-on-4 implant surgery.
The oral surgeon will remove the failing teeth and immediately place a minimum of four implants while you are sedated. Shortly after surgery, the prosthodontist will fit you with a removable bridge that has been pre-fabricated by the laboratory technician.
Vermilion’s team will fully support you to ensure a comfortable recovery.
The construction of the definitive implant bridge will commence after a healing period of four to six months.
The provision of a definitive bridge typically requires six appointments over a three to four month period, and involves detailed implant impressions followed by a trial of the teeth to verify your bite and ensure that the appearance of your new teeth is acceptable to you within the overall context of your face and smile.
The final bridge fixed bridge has a titanium CAD-CAM designed metal substructure upon which the technician will set up the teeth. This is a very strong and hygienic design which employs techniques at the cutting edge of dental technology.
On the day of fit, your provisional bridge is replaced with your final new smile which is guaranteed for 12 months from this day.
Once your treatment is complete, our referral co-ordinator will contact you. They will make a review appointment for you to see our implant maintenance team in 12 months’ time for the first of your annual checks. Our referral co-ordinator will outline our Vermilion Implant Maintenance Plan (VIMP) in detail and at this point you can choose to join our VIMP which commences once your 12 month Vermilion guarantee period expires, so you can continue to be protected into the future.