All-On-Four Dentures Can Be Placed In A Day

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We’ve talked about our traditional removable full and partial dentures. But what about our fixed dentures? With the All-On-Four system, we can support a full set of dentures with only four dental implants per arch. In today’s blog, your Sunny Smiles team talks about securing Teeth-In-A-Day.

The Loss of Jawbone Mass and Density

When we begin to lose our teeth, our jawbone shrinks and can cause a much older appearance. This is because the body will stop sending regular doses of calcium and phosphorus to the areas around the missing roots. For some, this means there isn’t enough strong jawbone structure to support traditional dental implant dentures, without first undergoing grafting or sinus lift procedure to uncover new structures to support them. But with All-On-Four, we can offer same-day dental implant dentures that require less structure to support them. Even if time has elapsed since you lost your teeth, you may still qualify for a full smile in only one appointment.

Planning the All-On-Four Placement Process

To begin, our team will take digital x-rays of your smile to assess the strength of your jawbone, and to also choose the best areas, angles, positions, and depth to insert the dental implant posts. These posts are screw-like in appearance and made from biocompatible titanium, which means the body sees them as natural roots. Our team will employ digital surgical guides to insert the posts, and will offer local anesthesia and sedation to ensure you’re calm and comfortable fairing the placement process, even if you have dental anxiety.

Completing Your Teeth-In-A-Day

With traditional implant prosthetics, there is a period of months between placement and the attachment of the prosthetic, as we want the placement area to heal. But with All-On-Four, we will use the digital images and measurements we took to design and craft the prosthetic portion, so in the same visit as your placement we can attach it to the posts with abutments. This means you leave with a complete smile in only one visit, no need to wait for the area to heal and go without a prosthetic or with a temporary. If you have suffered major tooth loss and want to smile with confidence again and enjoy your favorite meals, talk to our team about your options. We can schedule a visit and see if All-On-Four is the right choice for you, so you can enjoy same-day dentures that look natural!

Do You Have Any Questions About Fixed Prosthetics?

If you want a full and durable dental prosthetic, then call Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry in El Paso, TX, today at 915.759.7000 to get started. Our team can offer removable and implant-secured options to help you enjoy good oral health, better bite function, and of course, a lifelike appearance.