Teeth in a day
All-on-four dental implants are referred to as "teeth in a day" because, in some cases, the entire process from consultation to restoration can be completed in a single day. This is possible because the all-on-four procedure involves the placement of four dental implants into the jawbone, which act as anchors for a full arch of replacement teeth. These implants are designed to provide a permanent solution for missing or damaged teeth, allowing patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. The all-on-four procedure is different from traditional dental implant procedures, which typically involve the placement of a single implant per missing tooth and require a longer healing period before the replacement teeth can be attached. The all-on-four protocol allows the replacement teeth to be attached on the same day, resulting in a fully functional set of teeth for the patient.
How it Works
The patient meets with a dental professional to determine if they are a good candidate for all-on-four dental implants.
The dental team creates a detailed treatment plan and determines the ideal placement of the implants.
The implants are placed into the jawbone using a minimally invasive surgical procedure.
4. Abutment Placement
Small connectors called abutments are placed to hold the replacement teeth in place.
The replacement teeth, custom-made to match the patient's natural teeth, are attached to the abutments, completing the restoration of the patient's smile.
The implants will heal simultaneously and integrate with the jawbone, typically taking several months.