All-On-4® Teeth in a Day – Same Day Dental Implants
Patients with missing teeth can now achieve a beautiful, functional smile in just one day with the All-on-4® dental implant technique. The FDA-approved system has proven to be highly successful at restoring missing teeth, using only four titanium implants to secure a fixed set of artificial teeth. Our cosmetic dentist, Wayde Fawcett, DDS, surgically positions the specialized implants in the jaw with the outer two at an angle. Tilting the implants in this way offers added strength and typically eliminates the need for a bone graft.
What are the Benefits of the All-On-4® System?
The All-on-4® method offers several advantages to patients interested in replacing their missing teeth both quickly and effectively. For traditional dental implants, patients must wait about six months while the implants fuse to the jawbone before the final, permanent appliance can be put into place. With the All-on-4® system, the need for waiting is eliminated, as the implants and an initial set of teeth are placed within the span of just one visit. Plus, the All-on-4® technique offers an alternative to partial dentures, and it can provide a viable option for those who may not have enough jawbone density to accommodate a full set of implants.
With this advanced technique and our on-site resources, your dental restoration can be performed in less time, making it a very convenient solution for missing teeth. Although the implants will be sensitive at first, you can look forward to eating and chewing normally in approximately six weeks.
Who Is a Candidate for All-on-4®?
Anyone looking for a fixed, long-lasting method of replacing their upper and/or lower teeth may decide to consider the All-on-4® system. Whether you have full dentures, partial dentures, extensive tooth damage, or many missing teeth, All-on-4® could potentially offer a customized solution that meets your expectations. Your dental needs, lifestyle, and cosmetic goals are all important factors to consider when choosing the right dental implant option.
Finding out if All-on-4® is right for you is as easy as scheduling a consultation with Dr. Fawcett. Using state-of-the-art technology, he will perform 3D scans that provide detailed images of the jawbone and teeth for evaluation. After discussing your medical history, concerns, and dental health status, he will suggest the best method for restoring a full, healthy smile. In some cases, dental treatment to improve oral health may be necessary before the All-on-4® process can begin.
Why Choose Dr.Fawcett for All-on-4®?
Due to his extensive training and experience, Dr. Fawcett is uniquely qualified to fill the roles of both the surgeon and the restorative dentist for your procedure. He also has a laboratory technician on-site to create your new, custom-made set of teeth. At our practice, All-on-4® is typically a very efficient and reliable method of restoration. Dr. Fawcett’s streamlined approach generally allows patients to chew, speak, and smile confidently in less time than other replacement techniques.
What Can I Expect During the All-on-4® Dental Implants Process?
In your initial consultation, a 3D scan of your mouth will be taken, which allows Dr. Fawcett to make a more predictable diagnosis and plan the details of your treatment. When you come in for the next part of the process, your damaged or worn down remaining teeth will be removed, and Dr. Fawcett will then place the implants using the All-on-4® technique. At this time, your initial new set of teeth will be affixed to the dental implants, completing the process. Unlike traditional dentures, All-on-4® dental implants should not move or slip along the gums. The results should both look and feel natural.
How Much Will My All-on-4® Dental Implants Cost?
Since every dental implant procedure is customized to meet the needs and goals of each patient, the cost for All-on-4® dental implants will depend upon the unique details of your treatment and custom restorations. The full price of your All-on-4® dental implants will depend upon costs associated with the following:
- Any necessary dental treatments prior to implant placement (ie. bone grafts, teeth extractions, periodontal treatments, etc.)
- Any scans and x-rays performed for treatment planning
- Surgical guides created with the CEREC® system
- Anesthesia services
- The type and number of custom prosthetics required (one or two full arches)
- The materials chosen to create your full arch(es)
Once Dr. Fawcett has confirmed you are a good candidate for All-on-4® dental implants, developed a treatment plan, and determined which full arch materials best suit your needs, he will provide a detailed price quotation for you to review. Typically, you can expect that the cost for the All-on-4® system will be considerably less expensive than replacing each of your teeth with individual dental implants. While dental insurance does not typically include dental implants, our team can check with your provider to see if any coverage is included in your plan. We also offer several different financing options to help make the cost of your All-on-4® dental implants as affordable as possible.
If you would like to learn more about the All-on-4® dental implants technique, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fawcett, please contact us today!