What does All-on-4/Teeth in a Day really mean?
All-on-4/Teeth in a day is a procedure that surgically replaces teeth on the same day. Some of the other terms for this procedure include “dental implants in one day,” “teeth in one visit” or even “teeth in one hour.” All of these refer to the same procedure, which can give you a beautiful smile quickly and efficiently.
If you are missing teeth or already wear dentures, you may want to consider our teeth-in-a-day procedure with All-on-4 dentures. This proven method of mouth restoration is cost-effective and can give you a happy, healthy smile for a lifetime.
How does All-on-4/Teeth in a Day work?
After a proper workup and thorough planning, we can schedule surgery to remove the bad teeth, place the implants and secure a non-removable denture all in the same day. Approximately four to six months later, the permanent prosthesis (fixed hybrid) is made that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth. Many patients have felt the results were truly life changing!
This type of denture is often referred to as a “hybrid” due to the fact it uses the best of both a fixed and removable denture in one place. During this procedure, it’s necessary to place at least four, or more if needed, implants in the mouth. On occasion, a temporary denture can be added to the implants on the same day as this procedure. Hence the term teeth in one day. Once your mouth is fully healed, which can in many cases takes as long as four to six months, the final “hybrid” is created and put into place. This denture has a better fit and is more comfortable than previous ones. Once in place, you will find your new denture is not removable. In order to remove them, you will need to see the dentist, but this rarely needs to be done.
Who is a candidate for this procedure?
The hybrid feels better than removable dentures, which is one of the most sought-after benefits. These types of dentures also leave the roof of your mouth uncovered, which allows you to enjoy all the food you love, while you savor the taste as you should. With your hybrid dentures anchored sturdily into your mouth, you won’t find yourself worrying about shifting dentures, soreness or trapped food. Many patients who’ve tried the hybrid denture find it much better in aspects of comfort, ease of eating and stability. If you are in the market for a more permanent denture, the All-on-4 solutions and the hybrid denture may be for you.
With all of the advancements made in implant dentistry, you can eat what you want without any worries. These restoration services can help you restore facial muscle tone and make you look and feel younger. You will get the self-confidence and improved quality of life you experienced before you lost your teeth. The good news is, it can all be done in one day with our All-on-4 implant technology.
If you feel our teeth-in-a-day procedure is an option for you, visit us anytime. We proudly serve those in the Glenview, Northbrook, Winnetka, Highland Park, Deerfield, Chicago and North Shore areas.