Full Dental Implants / All-on-4

Full Dental Implants (also known as Allon4)

This is a breakthrough procedure that allows us to replace your failing teeth with new fixed teeth in just one day. This innovative technique (also known as All-on-4), uses four specially placed dental implants to permanently fix teeth to the jaw. This innovative technique available at our cosmetic dental clinic in Newcastle, uses four specially placed dental implants to permanently fix teeth to the jaw.

How we transform your smile with All-on-4 implants

First a special radiograph of the teeth and jaws is taken to assess the bone. Models of the teeth are then taken to study the bite and appearance. The colour, shape and position of the teeth can all be altered to improve the appearance. A bridge is made to replace the failing teeth. This is attached to the four implants.

On the day of treatment a sedative will be used to help you relax. The loose teeth are gently removed and the All-on-4 implants are placed. Your gums are numb, you will not feel any pain. After a few hours you will be able to go home for a light lunch and a rest. In the meantime your new teeth are being customised in the laboratory. Later in the afternoon, when you return, we will fit your new teeth. This is a quick and easy visit. You can then go home. You will be able to eat on the new teeth immediately.

After 10 weeks the implants will have fused to the bone and a new bespoke bridge can be made. This allows us to further enhance the smile and refine the bite.

The benefits of All-on-4

  • The All-on-4 treatment is often the most cost effective and quickest way to fix multiple missing teeth, instead of multiple implants.
  • You can receive this treatment in only a single day and be eating on your new teeth by dinnertime.
  • All-on-4 uses 4 specifically fused dental implants for a whole row of teeth, saving you time and money.

An example of All on 4 full dental implants
Our Newcastle cosmestic dental clinic

Allon4 Before and After Treatment

Our Treatment Procedure

Your needs are as unique as your teeth, therefore we will carefully evaluate your situation with a thorough examination before suggesting the best way to achieve your goals.


Free Initial Assessment

Discuss your goals and identify the treatments available to you.


Extensive Assessment

A detailed examination to identify the exact treatment to achieve your ideal smile.


Treatment Performed

A Personal Buddy will guide you through the treatment process.


Smile Confidently

Regain your confidence with a naturally beautiful smile.


Maintain Your Smile

You will be shown how to keep your smile looking great for years to come.

Concerned about the cost of All-on-4 Dental Implants?

Ask us about our 0% finance options which can help to spread the cost of your dental implants.

Common Questions about Dental Implants

An acrylic bridge costs from £9950 on 3 or 4 implants.

A titanium-reinforced bridge with acrylic teeth allon4 bridge costs from £13,950.

A titanium-reinforced bridge with zirconia and porcelain teeth costs from £16450.

A titanium-reinforced bridge with individual porcelain teeth costs from £17,950.

If you’re replacing all or most of your teeth it doesn’t need a full set of individual implants. In fact, 4 implants are enough to replace 12 missing teeth and this is usually possible in just one day.

Generally, there’s some discomfort but this can be managed with over the counter painkillers. Implants usually cause less pain than having a tooth removed.

Yes, you can have dental implants with receding gums but it is usually required to treat the receding gums first.

If you have untreated gum disease then it can infect the new implants.
If you have lost a lot of bone through gum disease then you may need to have additional bone grafting.

There are several types of dental implants but nearly all are made from titanium. The dental implants vary in shape, size and surface texture. Endosteal implants are the most common, they resemble tooth roots in size. Zygomatic implants are very specialized longer implants that embed into the cheekbones. Subperiosteal implants are no longer used.

Dental implants last for many years if they are carefully cleaned and regularly checked.

1. Clean them
2. Get them checked regularly
3. Don’t smoke
4. Don’t get diabetes

You know you need dental implants if you have a gap and are missing a tooth or if you are about to lose a tooth. It’s important to place the dental implant at the correct time after losing a tooth, waiting too long can lead to bone resorption and the need for bone grafting.To qualify for dental implants you need to have healthy gums and sufficient bone.

A dental surgeon can often fit a new dental implant on the same day as removing a failed tooth. But if the gum and bone are infected or receded then it’s generally wise to be cautious and let the area heal before fitting the implant.

A one day implant is best considered when the bone is ideal, there is no infection and your bite isn’t too tight or heavy. Sometimes we will also do a one day implant if it’s the only way to restore a smile.

Dental implants are expensive but, carefully done and well looked after, they can last for decades.

Dentures are by far the cheapest option and sometimes they can look really good but they have to be removed overnight and for cleaning.
Tooth supported bridges are a good alternative but only if the remaining teeth are strong and would benefit from crowning.

Often it can be fit on the same day as the tooth extraction though sometimes it is better to wait 2 months. If you wait too long then you are more likely to experience bone resorption and require bone grafting.

The extraction has to be done very carefully and gently to avoid damaging the remaining bone. Cleaning away any infection and scar tissue also helps the bone heal better and improves the area ready for an implant.

A dental implant is better than a bridge if the nearby teeth don’t need to be capped or aren’t strong enough to carry as a bridge.

The problem with a bridge is that it damages the supporting teeth which can become decayed, break or develop dental abscesses. Research shows that over time the teeth supporting the bridge are more likely to be lost than if the gap had been filled with an implant.

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Dr Rob Wain is an aesthetic and restorative dentist who has been providing dental implants and advanced restorative care since 1992. He has lectured and taught around the UK on a range of subjects including aesthetics, implantology and minimal intervention cosmetic dentistry. Rob has presented to the International Association of Dental Researchers in San Diego and is a consultant for dental companies.

Dr Rob Wain, Clinical Director BDS
Dr Rob Wain, Clinical Director BDS

David Vivian is Dovetail’s dental surgeon with over 15 years of experience and has performed more than 4000 dental implants. He provides implant services for practices across the UK. David is a former president of the Yorkshire Branch of the British Dental Association.

David Vivian BDS
David Vivian BDS

  • “Before finding Dovetail, I’d avoided dentists for years due to bad experiences, but right from the start, i was made to feel relaxed and cared for. I couldn’t be happier with my implants, they have literally changed my life for the better, I can’t thank Rob and Kelly and the rest of the staff enough for helping me through this transformation. I’d highly recommend Dovetail to anyone looking for first class dental care.”

    Lynn Lavender

  • “Since the treatment, I’ve a lot more confidence in my appearance and can’t stop smiling thanks to Rob and his team!”

    Rachel Heslop, Jarrow 

  • “I was always very nervous about going to the dentists. From the very first meeting with Allanah and Rob they put me at ease and made my journey through each stage easy to deal with.”


  • “Excellent guidance during assessment and felt reassured during the whole process that I was in capable and professional hands, can’t thank Rob and the Team enough for the fantastic end result.”


  • “I was delighted with the high quality service that Rob & the team at Dovetail offered and so pleased with how my teeth look I can’t thank them enough.”

    A E Lynch

  • “Rob, Rachel and Kelly couldn’t of made me feel more relaxed before during and after treatment wish id had done sooner great job.”

    Graema Heddon

  • “My personal experience with Rob and the team has been outstanding. I have a round trip of 280 miles. its worth every mile. It’s been a long journey due to my work commitments. However the outcome was worth every trip. I will be part of the Dovetail family for ever.”

    Mark Glynn

  • “I’ve been with Dovetail Dental since it began and am managing to overcome my lifelong fear of dentists. (I’m 77 years old.) After several implants and other treatments I’m now happy with my teeth and grateful for the care and kindness I have received from all members of staff. After decades of neglecting my teeth I was initially attracted by the availability of IV sedation. Subsequent treatments have continued to soothe away my fears, leading to a more positive attitude on my part. Thank you to everyone at Dovetail.”

    Patricia Wressell

  • “If you are looking for a solution to your dental care you will not find a better team anywhere than Dovetail. I can not thank them enough for what they have done for me. It has made all the difference to how feel about everything.”

    Edna Lisle

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