With All-on-4®, also known as Teeth In A Day, we place four dental implants to secure a bridge. The implant placement procedure is completed in a matter of hours, and the appliance is crafted on-site using our office’s innovative technology.
Not only can you restore your smile in a single appointment with All-on-4, but you also get a number of important benefits with this treatment that surpasses the performance of standard bridges.
If you are looking for the quickest turnaround time to restore your smile after tooth loss, visit our office to be evaluated for All-on-4/Teeth In A Day.
Teeth In A Day relies on dental implants to support a bridge. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into a patient’s jaw. In the months following placement, the surrounding bone tissue fuses with the dental implant, rendering it a fixture in the jaw.
Because only four dental implants are necessary for Teeth In A Day, the placement procedure takes just a few hours. We can use our unique 3-D printing capability to create a bridge for you while you are in our office. You leave the appointment with a fully restored smile.
The dental implants used in All-on-4 are specially designed for this unique treatment approach. They are slightly smaller than standard dental implants to allow for faster healing after placement. They also are angled underneath the gumline to better support the weight of the rear portion of the bridge.
Having adequate bone tissue for osseointegration is paramount to the long-term success of dental implants. As such, bone loss can sometimes be a barrier to dental implant placement. Teeth In A Day overcomes this potential challenge by maximizing available bone tissue.
Bone loss does occur after tooth loss, but the tissue that erodes most quickly is at the rear of the jaw, underneath the sinus cavity where there is less bone, to begin with. All-on-4 calls for dental implant placement at the front of the jaw, where the bone is thicker and wears away more gradually.
Therefore, patients who have experienced significant bone loss at the rear of the jaw can still be eligible for All-on-4 if they have sufficient bone tissue in the front of their smiles. The vast majority of patients qualify for All-on-4 treatment, and we can offer supplemental bone grafting when needed.
The compressed treatment timeframe is just one of the many benefits associated with Teeth In A Day. Because the tooth replacement consists of both a root-like structure and artificial crowns, this approach has numerous advantages over standard bridges, including the following:
Dental implants prevent further jawbone atrophy. The jaw’s contour does not change, and the appliance retains its fit for decades.
Dental implants are far more effective than denture adhesives at holding an appliance in place, preventing untimely denture slip-ups.
Teeth In A Day offers easy maintenance for both wear and cleaning of the appliance.
Teeth In A Day are structured more like natural teeth so they feel more like natural teeth. You may forget you’re even wearing a bridge!
The bond between bone and implants helps Teeth In A Day to chew more effectively by tolerating fairly strong forces.
Teeth In A Day patients typically can return to work or school within days of having the dental implants placed. If your job involves vigorous physical activity, you will need a few extra days off, as this can interfere with healing. Keep in mind that avoiding postoperative complications is essential to maintaining your routine, so you should closely follow our instructions for home care to reduce the risk of any issues.
When you take care of them properly, All-on-4 implants can last for decades. However, uncontrolled gum disease can threaten the stability of dental implants, so you must practice good oral hygiene habits and follow up for routine dental care as recommended to prevent gum disease. If you have any questions about caring for your All-on-4 implants, don’t hesitate to ask one of our qualified, knowledgeable staff members.
The All-on-4 dental implant procedure involves making an incision in the gum and creating room in the jaw to insert the implants. The implant sites are then stitched closed, and the patient is fitted with an appliance before leaving our office. The entire procedure takes just a matter of hours. We also offer sedation and anesthesia options for maximum comfort for patients during the All-on-4 procedure. Patients who receive anesthesia must arrange for a responsible adult to escort them home, as it will not be safe to drive after the appointment.
Doctor and staff were all friendly and explained the details of what exactly they would do and why. They called a few hours after my operation to make sure there were no complications. They were patient and understanding to our needs. Although they had multiple people needing attention, the staff made sure we were comfortable and taken care of. Definitely would recommend.
My experience with Dr. Miller and his staff was outstanding. Each team member that I interacted with was kind, informative and engaged with my care. Dr. Miller was personal, professional and took the time to answer my questions... I would strongly recommend anyone needing oral surgical care to consider Dr. Miller and his team.
Warm and friendly, and very professional. Did an excellent job removing my wisdom tooth. No pain, no swelling...I would recommend Dr. Miller to my family and closest friends without question. His staff at every level were friendly and helpful, and appeared to be happy we were there. They are the real deal. Two thumbs-up!
One of the primary complaints from patients who are pursuing dentures is the long wait they face to restore their smiles. Not only can you restore your smile in a single appointment with All-on-4, but you also get a number of important benefits with this treatment that surpasses the performance of standard dentures.
Dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss because they are structurally complete, consisting of an artificial root and crown. No other tooth replacement alternative replicates the root of the missing tooth, and that structure plays an important role in the stability and functionality of your smile.
For many patients, wisdom teeth extraction is the first experience with oral surgery. This procedure is so common because many patients have jaws that are too small for their large third molars to erupt properly. As such, they must be removed in surgical extraction.
He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Oklahoma Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Miller is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
Dr. Miller is certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He strives through attendance at continuing education courses, seminars and national meetings to deliver the most up-to-date and comprehensive surgical procedures available.