All-on-4™ and Teeth in a Day
Considered the gold standard in missing teeth replacement, dental implants can help to restore your smile with beautiful, lasting results. In addition to traditional implants, our experienced dentists also offer some of the most advanced implantology techniques available, which can shorten treatment time while providing an exceptional outcome. All-on-4™ – Teeth in a Day is a procedure designed to replace all missing teeth on the upper and/or lower arches using just four strategically positioned posts. Furthermore, this approach can be completed in one day, minimising the number of necessary office visits as well as reducing the overall cost. If you’re ready to move from removable dentures to the comfort of permanent teeth, All-on-4™ may be right for you.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team can answer your questions and help you schedule a consultation. Contact us today for more information.
How All-on-4™ Works
One of the keys to a successful All-on-4™ experience is using state-of-the-art technology to ensure the most precise fit possible. Additionally, our dental team has decades of experience in dental restoration, so we understand how to best approach treatment to optimise your results. When you arrive for your initial appointment you will have a complete exam, necessary x-rays & a consultation where we listen to your concerns and needs; this is followed by 3-D scanning of the jaw and your oral structures. This will allow us to analyse the bite, fit, shape, size, and colour of your teeth and personalise the procedure to address your needs and goals with the highest level of accuracy.
Once the treatment plan has been established, four dental implants will be placed in strategic locations inside the gums. The implants are a combination of two pieces: titanium posts, which secure the implant to the jaw; and a custom-designed bar made to accurately and comfortably fit your mouth. Collectively they will serve as the anchor for the high-quality restorations that will be affixed on top. With time, these posts should fuse to the bone, providing a strong, durable attachment that feels like a natural part of your smile.
After the Procedure
It’s completely normal for you to feel some dental sensitivity following the All-on-4™ treatment, and this sensation should fade with time. You should be careful when eating and chewing for about six weeks, after which you should be able to resume normal oral habits and function. As with natural teeth, your All-on-4™ implants should undergo routine checkups and cleaning every six months, as recommended by our team. Similarly, you should continue brushing and flossing normally.
All-on-4® is a type of implant-supported denture also known as a fixed dental implant bridge, but it’s not the only kind available. In some cases, patients may benefit from using six dental implants, rather than four, to provide a sturdier anchor for the dental appliance. Our dentists will review this option during your initial consultation if they believe it may optimise your outcome. Implant-supported dentures can also be placed with a more traditional timeline if appropriate for your needs and goals.
Another type of implant-supported denture utilises a removable denture that “snaps” onto a metal bar connected to mini or full-size dental implants. Snap-on dentures can be removed for cleaning, and they provide a more stable chewing surface for patients bothered by traditional dentures that can slip or cause soreness. With the many advanced techniques available, we can help you find the approach that offers the best selection of benefits for your anatomic needs, desired look, and lifestyle preferences.
Learn More About Teeth in a Day
Considering All-on-4® and want to learn more? Our extensively trained dentists have provided answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this popular procedure. If you have a question not addressed below, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please talk to our friendly and knowledgeable team.
Is All-on-4® a good choice for me?
Teeth in a Day can be an excellent treatment to replace missing teeth, particularly if you would like to reduce procedure time and/or if you have insufficient jawbone density for a full set of dental implants. This approach may also be a more affordable option compared with a full set of implants. If you’re dissatisfied by traditional removable dentures due to maintenance, improper fit, discomfort, or another reason, All-on-4® can help you enjoy your favorite foods and smile more confidently.
How long will the process take?
One of the many benefits of the All-on-4® technique is the rapid treatment process. While a full set of dental implants can take multiple visits and months of healing time in between, Teeth in a Day are designed to be placed and ready to use the same day. While there will be some minor dietary restrictions in place for a short period, you should have a beautiful smile and functional teeth when you leave our practice.
Are there alternatives to Teeth in a Day?
Innovations in restorative techniques have made it possible to replace missing teeth with excellent results. If All-on-4® is not right for you, there are several other options you can consider. In addition to a full set of dental implants, snap-on dentures and traditional removable dentures are also available. If you lack jawbone density, bone grafting may be able to help you restore your jaw structure. If you are missing a few teeth in a row, a dental bridge may be sufficient for your needs. Talk to us today to learn more about the various methods that can help you repair your smile.
We understand if you have additional questions, and we’re here to help. Contact our practice today to learn more about All-on-4™ – Teeth in a Day or to schedule a consultation.