Missing teeth are a common dental problem. According to the American Dental Association, the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has at least three teeth that are affected by decay or that are missing entirely. Missing teeth are an aesthetic and functional concern that should be addressed as soon as possible.
If you need to replace a full arch of missing or severely damaged teeth, then All-on-4® dental implants might be the ideal dental solution. This procedure, also known as same-day dental implants and teeth in one day, offers some unique advantages when compared to traditional implants and conventional dentures.
The Benefits of All-on-4 Implants
During your visit, our dentists will strategically place four implants per arch of teeth. Then, they will securely attach a set of natural looking, fully-functional dentures to the implants. You will leave our office with a brand-new smile!
While All-on-4 implants offer many benefits, the one that our patients appreciate the most is that they can replace an entire arch of teeth in just one day. Traditional implants that support a crown instead of a full denture are a great option for many patients, but they involve a longer recovery process.
Some additional benefits of All-on-4 implants include that they:
- Restore bite function, so you can eat your favorite foods
- Can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile
- Are easy to care for with a traditional oral hygiene routine
- Are more comfortable and convenient than traditional dentures
- May be a more cost-effective way to replace a full arch compared to implants with crowns
- Typically do not require a bone graft because they are placed at an angle
- Can stop future bone loss in the jaw
What to Expect from Your Teeth in One Day Procedure
Before you visit us for your procedure, our dentists will need to perform a detailed examination of your mouth to determine your candidacy. Then they will develop a customized plan for your treatment, including where to place your implants to ensure they offer the best foundation for your non-removable denture.
Our dentists will place your implants in their optimal location on the day of your procedure. We offer sedation dentistry to help patients feel more comfortable.
After the implants are placed into your jawbone, our dentists will attach them to a temporary denture. This fully functional temporary restoration will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of your new teeth in just one visit!
All-on-4 Dental Implant Results
As with all implants, you will need to let your mouth heal while the implants fuse with your jawbone. This process – which is called osseointegration – varies by patient, but typically takes several months.
Our dentists will work with you to monitor your healing process, and they will let you know when it is time to replace the temporary denture with your permanent one. Your permanent denture is non-removable and will look and function similar to natural teeth.
Contact Our Lone Tree Same Day Implant Dentists
If you are missing any teeth, dental implants might be right for you. To learn more about replacing a full arch of teeth in one day with All-on-4 implants, please schedule an appointment at 303-790-2323. We welcome patients from Lone Tree, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, and nearby areas of Colorado.