All-on-4 Dental Implants, Offered in Austin & Lakeway
All-on-4 Implants (Teeth in a Day) Are the Most Permanent, Best-Looking Option for Full-Mouth Restoration
At Optima Dental Surgery, we can replace missing teeth with dental implants and fixed bridges. An extraordinary procedure has been developed that permits placement of 4 dental implants and a fixed bridge in as little as one appointment. In its most extraordinary application, an entire mouthful of teeth may be replaced with implants and a non-removable set of new teeth in as little as one day. In most cases there is no bone grafting and no sinus grafting or lift.
What Are “All-on-4” Implants?
All-On-4 (also known as Teeth-in-a-Day) can change your life. Patients who benefit most from the revolutionary and highly sophisticated system are those who are toothless, either with dentures or with teeth so compromised they have no option but to pull all their teeth and then select from several less-than-desirable scenarios:
- Removable dentures, which everybody hates aesthetically, along with greatly reduced chewing function – only 10-20 percent of what is normal.
- Getting numerous implants on each arch and a fixed bridge; this is very costly and requires numerous appointments, months of healing and sometimes bone and sinus grafting.
- Have a denture connected to two or four implants with attachments, for more stability and restoration. Less expensive, but still not an ideal choice, since it isn’t fixed and patients have to snap the dentures in and out for hygiene. Studies show that patients with dentures connected to implants recover only 50-60 percent of their chewing function, better than that of dentures alone, but still greatly impaired.
- Finally, there is a better alternative to those we’ve had in the past. A new technique gives patients 90 percent of their chewing ability back in a single appointment, with less pain and at a much lower cost. This revolutionary technique is called Teeth-in-a-Day.
If you’ve suffered the agony and embarrassment of a serious degenerative oral condition, your suffering is over. There’s simply never been a better time in history to correct the problem and start living life more fully. At Optima Dental Surgery, we can help make that happen for you with full-mouth implants.
What the All-On-4 Dental Implant Specialists Have to Say
Who are the best candidates for the All-on-4 Implant Procedure?
The ideal candidates for the All-on-4, full-mouth procedure are those who are about to lose all of their teeth as well as current denture wearers.
Many times I’ve been told that I’m not a candidate for a fixed bridge or All-on-4 implant because of bone loss. Am I a candidate for the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure?
80% of patients who have been told they are not candidates for the traditional implant options are candidates for this procedure. This procedure uses the front part of the jaw and in most cases it requires no bone grafting or sinus augmentation.
How long does the All-on-4 procedure usually take?
The surgery takes approximately 3-4 hours per arch under sedation (sleep dentistry) and you will usually be able to get a fixed set of teeth in one day.
Is the All-on-4 procedure painful?
Since the procedure is much less invasive than most and the patient is placed on anti-inflammatory medication prior to the procedure, there is little discomfort and swelling.
How much does the All-on-4 procedure cost?
Every patient is different, depending upon the bone quantity and density. On average, this procedure costs half the price of conventional methods, without any waiting period, and it has the benefit of a fixed bridge in one day.
How can I get started, or at least learn more about the All-on-4 implant procedure?
Simply call our office at (512) 341-2321 or contact us online to ask questions and set up a complimentary consultation with our surgeons! Our team works with educated restorative dentists and an exceptional lab technician to ensure a desired outcome. We also have 3-D imaging available in the office for your convenience.