There’s no doubt that losing all of your teeth, whether through age, decay or an accident, has an enormous impact on your appearance, lifestyle and self-confidence.

Unsecured dentures are a traditional solution which provides limited success. They can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, unstable and they make chewing certain foods difficult, stopping you from eating many of your favourite dishes.

All-On-4™ system is a modern, alternative solution if you have lost all of your teeth. This solution replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge, supported by just four dental implants.

As fewer implants are needed to support the bridge, your number of visits is significantly reduced and this cutting edge treatment also reduces the need for bone grafting surgery to increase bone volume.

The All-On-4 solution allows our implant surgeon to place prototype teeth the same day as the treatment. These teeth look and feel just like natural teeth and allow you to lead a normal life immediately after the procedure, even allowing you to enjoy the food you love.

To ensure the solution fits perfectly into your lifestyle, you can also select your preferred final prosthetic. For example, a fixed option that provides the highest durability and chewing function, but cannot be removed; or a removable option, which can be removed by you for ease of cleaning.

After a few months healing time, the bridge of your choice will be placed, improving your quality of life and restoring your confidence in your smile.


All-On-4™ implants offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Reduced need for bone grafting, as the special tilting of two of the four implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch

  • Faster treatment and healing time – as there is no need for healing time between surgery and tooth replacement

  • Flexible options – you can choose a final prosthetic solution which best suits your lifestyle

  • Scientifically proven, documented success of the solution for over a decade

To find out more about All-On-4™ implants at Clove House Dental Care, book an appointment now.

Call 0129 715194 or email our Business Manager at [email protected]


The crown of the tooth is made up of the hard, white, enamel layer and a thicker dentine layer. Both these hard layers protect the innermost soft tissues of the tooth called the pulp. The dental pulp contains blood vessels and nerves within and extends from the crown to the tips of the root or roots.

Root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulp tissues from the tooth in the event that it gets infected or inflamed. The pulp can be infected or inflamed due to deep decay or an extensive restoration that involves the pulp; cracked or fractured teeth due to trauma; excessive wear of enamel and dentine exposing the pulp; and sometimes as a result of severe gum disease.

Signs of pulp damage may include pain; prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold; discoloration of the tooth; swelling; tenderness of the overlying gums; or a bad taste in the mouth. On the other hand, there may be no symptoms at all. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can eventually cause pain, swelling and loss of the supporting bone.

Root canal treatment procedures are relatively comfortable and often painless as the tooth is anaesthetised during treatment. After treatment, the tooth may be sensitive or tender for a few days due to inflammation of the surrounding tissues. This discomfort can be relieved by taking mild analgesics or painkillers available over the counter at the pharmacy. However, if the pain persists and is severe, or a swelling occurs, you should contact your dentist.

Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have been extracted.

Following root canal treatment, the tooth is pulp-less, i.e. it has no vital tissues within. However, there are vital tissues surrounding the root, e.g. the gum, periodontal membrane and supporting bone. A root canal treated tooth can function normally and can be maintained with routine dental care and oral hygiene measures.


Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. A post is planted in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.

Implant treatment normally has two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw. Then, when the jaw has healed, replacement teeth are attached to the implant. In some situations it is possible for temporary teeth to be attached to an implant at the time of fitting.

First, you should decide whether implants could be right for you. Contact us to arrange an implant consultation and discussion. We will then let you know the possibilities. Our team will be only too happy to help you with any questions you may have.

If you decide to go ahead, this is what will happen:

  • Implants are put into holes in the jaw with a local anaesthetic. You can opt to have sedation for this procedure also.

  • The implant is screwed or pushed in and the gum is stitched so that it heals over the implant

  • Under the gum the bone then grows round the implant to hold it firm. This takes several months.

Implants usually have two sections – the post in the jaw and an extension that is added later when the post is secure. Attaching the extension needs a small cut in the gum above the implant. You might have more than one implant. The replacement teeth might be fixed permanently (like a crown or bridge) or attached in a way which lets you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).