You may have heard of All-on-4® dental implants, or Teeth-in-a-Day. Although we do not offer the branded All-on-4® or TeethXpress® methods, we do provide a technique that is very similar. Using just four dental implants, our dentists can replace an entire arch of teeth. We can determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure, which in many cases allows the placement of the permanent replacement teeth immediately.
When Teeth-in-a-Day implants are the right match for the patient, there are several benefits to the technique:
- Uses a conveniently fixed, non-removable dental bridge or over-denture
- Supports permanent replacement teeth
- Fewer dental appointments required to get final results
- Great alternative to dentures
- Durable and secure
How is this system different? First of all, it uses just four dental implants, placed at an angle in the bone, to replace a full arch of missing teeth. A full arch is all of your lower or all of your upper teeth. This means you do not need individual dental implants to replace each missing tooth.
Because of the way the dental implants are placed and the nature of the procedure, it is often possible to place a fixed dental bridge or over-denture right away. When possible, this is often preferable to waiting months for the dental implants to heal, which is typical for other types of implant techniques.
Because this method typically places at least two of the four implants at an angle in the bone, bone grafting is often not necessary. Even if you have deficient bone beneath your gums, the angulated placement of the dental implants enables us to utilize the healthiest areas of bone.
Candidates for All-on-4®
The only way to know if you are a candidate is to visit our experienced dentists. They will review candidacy factors including:
- Your current oral and systemic health
- How many teeth need to be replaced
- The location of the missing teeth
- The quality and health of the bone beneath your teeth
- The health of the surrounding gum tissue
- Your treatment goals
Teeth-in-a-Day are durable and strong. They also look just like natural teeth, so your smile will look great. For people who are good candidates for Teeth-in-a-Day, there are several advantages:
- No prolonged healing period
- Instant gratification of having a restoration placed immediately
- Fewer appointments at the dentist's office
You will need to eat soft foods after the procedure during the healing phase. We will provide you with complete aftercare instructions.
Costs of All-on-4® and TeethXpress®
As someone considering replacing missing teeth, you probably have several factors influencing your decision. Cost can be a factor for patients seeking tooth replacement. We offer a free initial consultation so that you can find out which solutions for tooth replacement are a good option for you. Our office will provide you with cost estimates for the procedures in which you are interested.
There may be some insurance coverage for certain dental options. We will verify your coverage during your consultation. We also accept various financing plans through CareCredit and LendingClub. If you are interested in applying for one of these plans, we are happy to provide plan details and assist you in the application process.
Finding Out If You Are a Candidate
To arrange your free All-on-4® dental implant consultation in Aurora, please call Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center at 303-751-3321. Our patients visit us from across Denver, Centennial and all of the surrounding areas.