Teeth in a Day
In the past, dentures were seen as the only solution for missing or failing teeth. Today, however, technology and advances in implant dentistry are bringing people a more comfortable, more modern option for tooth replacement: dental implants.
What makes dental implants the preferred choice? Let’s take a look at how they compare:
Dental ImplantsGold standard for tooth replacementInvestment can last a lifetimePreserve bone quality & quantityFeel & function like natural teethStrong & stableNo need for creams or adhesivesProvides firm support of facial structureLower maintenance over time
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Removable DenturesOld technology (the last resort)Less expensive, but often less effectiveDecrease bone quality & quantityDon’t feel naturalUnstable & unreliableLikely require creams & adhesivesSupport decreases over timeWill need to be remade or relined eventually
A REASON TO SMILE AGAIN: ALL-ON-FOUR DENTAL IMPLANTS
Can just four* implants replace all of the teeth on the top or the bottom of your mouth? Thanks to advances in dental implant technology- yes.
Tooth loss is very common among adults, especially as we age. More than 35 million people in America are missing all of their upper or lower teeth. Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many people arechoosing “All-On-Four” or "Teeth In A Day" dental implant restorations.
*Due to differences in bone quality, jaw size, and other relevantfactors,more than four implants may be recommended
All-On-Four: One full arch of teeth, four dental implants
To fully understand this remarkable technique for replacing teeth, you should first understand what a dental implant is. An implant is a small titanium post that is placed inside your jaw and replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. Minor surgery is required to insert the implants and the majority of patients are able to resume normal function the next day with little to no discomfort. Once the implant is in place, a crown is attached to give you a realistic-looking and functional prosthetic tooth.
Here’s where it gets really interesting: You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All is you might need is four precisely placed implants spread out within each arch of your mouth to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of the All-On-Four. And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it slows future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure—and better oral health. But perhaps the biggest surprise about the All-On-Four is how quickly it can transform your life.
Yes, you can get a radiant, new smile in just one day
By combining the precise technology of the All-On-Four procedure with the experience of Dr. Johnson and Dr. Elimon, we offer a way to give most patients a new smile in one day.
After your surgical appointment, your new smile will look and feel great, but it’s only temporary. You see, it takes dental implants some time to strengthen within your jawbone. Once that happens, you’ll come back in and we will replace your temporary teeth with a permanent, customized smile designed just for you.