All-on-4 vs. Dentures

All-on-4 is a surgical procedure where dental implants are placed to support an entire arch of teeth, and a permanent, non-removable restoration is fixed to the implants. Full dentures are removable teeth that are secured with dental paste. Read our infographic below to learn about the differences between the two options.

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Five Benefits of the All-On-4 Treatment Method

Advances in dental implant materials and technology now allows us to replace an entire arch of teeth with much fewer implants. In the past, we would have to place more implants to reconstruct a single jaw, which means it would be more expensive. The All-on-4 treatment is not only more cost effective, but has many other benefits as well!

Five Benefits to the All-On-4 Treatment method include:

  • Replacement teeth are permanent. No adhesives necessary!
  • With the specialized implant design, bone grafting may not be necessary.
  • Your restored smile will look, feel, and function naturally.
  • Only 4 implants are needed to restore an entire arch, upper, or lower.
  • You can eat all of your favorite foods without fear of displacing prosthetics.

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Can I really have “Teeth in a Day”?

You may have heard about Teeth in a Day and thought: could it really be possible? We can’t blame you for being skeptical, but it’s true: today’s technology makes it possible to undergo the restoration of a full set of teeth within a single day. The secret behind this remarkable procedure? The latest in dental implant technology.

How Is It Possible?

Before, more dental implants were needed to reconstruct a single jaw. However, new dental materials available today allow the restoration of an entire arch of teeth using fewer implants. During the Teeth in a Day procedure, multiple titanium dental implants are implanted to support an entire arch of teeth, and then a set of prosthetic teeth are fixed to the implants. Usually, a procedure called All-On- 4 is performed for Teeth in a Day. All-On- 4 uses a minimum of 4 dental implants to support the whole arch of teeth. However, the number of dental implants needed will still vary in the case of each patient.

Teeth in a Day Procedure

After your consultation and a CT scan, our highly-skilled and well-experienced experts will create a template from your teeth to serve as a temporary implant guide for your surgery.

The Teeth in a Day procedure is performed by a team consisting of a surgeon, a restorative dentist, and sometimes a prosthodontist (a dentist that specializes in complex dental restorations). They will work together to assess the best dental template that is will work best for aesthetics and function.

A follow up checkup will be required the next day to assess the performance of the temporary teeth for chewing, biting, and aesthetics.

If the temporary teeth deliver a beautiful, natural, and a comfortable smile, and also gives you the freedom and confidence to laugh and eat the food you want, it will be worn for 4-6 months until the final bridge is made.

Get an Instantly More Beautiful You

The All-On- 4 procedure doesn’t just result in a confident and beautiful smile, it can also make you look younger.

Missing teeth can cause the underlying bone to deteriorate. Loss of bone can lead to your cheeks appearing sunken, making you look older than you are. The new set of beautiful replacement teeth will support your cheeks once again.

Teeth in a Day Could Be the Procedure for You!

You can have a new set of teeth that is more comfortable and efficient than dentures. Get a whole new smile within just a day. Find out if the Teeth in a Day procedure is the treatment for your needs by contacting Hill Country Oral Surgery.