15 Sep Considering Teeth in a Day to restore your smile? Here’s What You Need To Know
The appeal of Teeth in a Day is significant to patients who need to restore their smiles after tooth loss. Not only can you get a complete smile in a single appointment, but that smile is more stable and functional than one that is restored using conventional dentures.
Because Teeth in a Day – also known as All-on-4 – is more involved than getting fitted for conventional dentures, it’s important to know what to expect from this treatment option. If you are interested in All-on-4, schedule a consultation with an oral surgeon to learn more about every aspect of the process.
An oral surgeon places these small titanium cylinders into the patient’s jaw, and over several months, the surrounding bone tissue forms a permanent bond with them, leaving them as fixtures in the smile.
All-on-4: The Basics
Dental implants are the foundation of All-on-4. An oral surgeon places these small titanium cylinders into the patient’s jaw, and over several months, the surrounding bone tissue forms a permanent bond with them, leaving them as fixtures in the smile.
The oral surgeon locates the four dental implants toward the front of the jaw in order to maximize available bone. The outer two dental implants are inserted at an angle to better support the weight of the entire rear portion of the denture.
What To Expect from The All-on-4 Treatment Process
It’s important to be prepared for all aspects of All-on-4 treatment. The process requires a minimum of three appointments that will cover:
- Treatment planning
- All-on-4 dental implant placement
This method is called Teeth in a Day because the actual placement of the dental implants is completed in a single appointment that takes just a matter of hours. Patients are then fitted with their prosthetic smile before leaving the office that day.
Why is All-on-4 a better option than conventional dentures?
As the only structurally complete method for restoring a patient’s smile with prosthetics, All-on-4 has many advantages over conventional dentures that lack such root-like structures. The most noteworthy difference is that dental implants prevent the bone loss that can compromise a standard denture’s fit.
Dentures that are supported by dental implants are also more:
Do you want to know more about what is involved in Teeth in a Day? Contact our office to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members or visit us for a no-obligation evaluation and information session.