10 Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth-in-a-Day
Do you think dentures are your only option? All-on-4 dentures may be the solution you’re looking for!
All-on-4 dentures are also known as “Teeth-in-a-Day denture implants.” They may be a better option for you, and below we will explain exactly what they are!
To help you decide whether Teeth-in-a-Day are right for you, here are ten frequently asked questions about them:
- What is Teeth-in-a-Day?
The term Teeth-in-a-Day refer to the four dental implants that are used to hold the patient’s set of teeth in place inside the mouth. There are two implants on the top of the mouth and two on the bottom.
The implants are drilled into the jaw bones, which make the false teeth irremovable once they are fitted and inserted inside the patient’s mouth.
With advanced dental imaging and dental lab technology, 3-D imaging and molds can quickly and accurately produce a pair of full dentures that provides the best look, fit and feel for each dental patient. The whole procedure of getting the teeth and implants inserted into the jaws can be done in one day.
- Are Teeth-in-a-Day and Teeth-in-a-Day the Same Thing?
Yes. There are many alternative names for Teeth-in-a-Day including All-on-Four dentures, Fixed Dentures and One-Day-Smile.
- Who Are Teeth-in-a-Day Made For?
Patients who are missing all or most of their teeth could benefit from Teeth-in-a-Day. Patients who are current denture wearers are also prime candidates for the procedure.
The Teeth-in-a-Day procedure is different from traditional implant, or bridge treatments that involve the use of implants. In a common implant dental procedure, the candidate needs to have strong and stable gums and jaws because a certain amount of bone grafting, drilling and removal is required. With Teeth-in-a-Day, the implants are inserted toward the front of the jaws which reduces the need for sinus augmentation or bone grafting.
- How Long is the Procedure?
The Teeth-in-a-Day procedure typically takes around 6-8 hours, with 304 hours spent on each jaw. During the whole procedure, the patient is sedated and relaxed.
- Is the Procedure Painful?
Since the patient is given anti-inflammatory medication and is asleep during the procedure, there is little pain or discomfort. The surgery itself is not as invasive as other procedures involving implants.
- How Much Does the Procedure Cost?
The cost of your Teeth-in-a-Day dental procedure will vary on different factors, namely the quality and quantity of your jaw bone structure. The average cost of the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure is half as much as traditional methods such as dentures.
- How Does the Teeth-in-a-Day Differ From Dentures?
While the Teeth-in-a-Day treatment uses a set of full dentures, these false teeth are permanently affixed to the jawbones. The results are a natural, fulling-functional smile that removes the fear of slipping and an ill-fit like dentures often have.
Some of the other benefits patients get by choosing Teeth-in-a-Day over dentures include no more use of nasty creams, the need for nightly removal of the dentures, an exposed upper palate that enables better tasting of foods and the increased confidence when smiling and chewing.
- How Long is the Recovery?
The recovery time after getting the Teeth-in-a-Day surgery is remarkably short. It is recommended patients rest for three days before going back to work. Some patients, however, are able to go back to work the next day.
- Will the Results Look Natural?
Yes. The improved use of molds and oral scanning technologies make it possible to create replacement teeth that look and feel natural, in color, size and shape.
- What is the success rate of the Teeth-in-a-Day?
While the Teeth-in-a-Day treatment has little evidence of success because it is still new, it has only gotten positive reviews from patients who had the procedure. It is estimated that over 90% of patients who had the procedure love their new smile.
Teeth-in-a-day, or all-on-four implants are perfect dental solutions for patients who have lost most or all their natural teeth. The technology gives these patients a beautiful, fully-functioning, natural-looking smile within one day.
This type of dental treatment is permanent and relatively painless and provides a better alternative to traditional dentures.
If you think teeth-in-a-day is right for your dental needs or to learn more about the procedure, contact us at Park City Dental to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.