The All on 4 treatment, also known as Teeth in a Day or Smile in a Day, provides a permanent, screw-retained, same-day replacement for the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth. Essentially, you can replace all of your teeth with only four implants.
This periodontal procedure requires fewer surgeries, faster recovery, and lower cost than single tooth implants or bridges, and All on 4s function more naturally and comfortably than dentures.
The Smile in a Day procedure is best for patients with significant tooth loss or decay and for people whose bone loss in the jaw area prevents them from getting dental implants.
Central Texas Periodontics is proud to partner with Nobel Biocare to offer All on 4 dental implants to our patients.
Why Choose All on 4 Dental Implants?
When you lose teeth, your jawbone no longer gets stimulation from the roots of the missing teeth. Dentures can act as a temporary solution, but they simply cannot replace natural teeth. Plus, dentures are noticeably artificial and cannot be a perfect fit in your mouth, which leads to discomfort and even pain.
All on 4 dental implants, however, provide a permanent solution that looks and feels like you’ve got your natural smile back. Other benefits of All on 4 treatment include:
Rapid Improvement in Quality of Life
All on 4 treatment provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on four implants on the day of surgery. Essentially, patients can get a full mouth of dental implants in a single day. This provides immediate benefits in terms of practical use, aesthetics, and overall quality of life.
Shorter Treatment Times
All on 4 dental implants can be completed in a single surgery, unlike other treatments that may also require bone grafts or increase the overall treatment time. Plus, the overall healing period is much shorter than other forms of dental implants, meaning that you can enjoy your new smile in no time.
The All on 4, Smile in a Day treatment is not only the least time-consuming treatment option, but also the least costly in comparison with conventional dental implant treatment. Since All on 4s can be implanted even with bone loss, there are fewer procedures necessary, which contributes to the overall lower cost.
Stability Even in Minimum Bone Volume
By tilting the two posterior implants, longer implants can be used. This increases bone-to-implant contact and avoids vertical bone augmentation. In addition, the tilted implants can be anchored in better quality bone, which provides the best stability possible.
How Does the All on 4 Treatment Work?
A traditional dental implant is a small titanium screw that fits into your jaw in a similar manner to where your tooth and root would sit, and is then topped with a crown to give the appearance of a natural, realistic tooth. While this method works well for a single missing tooth, it requires strong bone structure and multiple surgeries to install more than one implant.
Meanwhile, All on 4 dental implants include a full arch of teeth, meaning that you only need 4 implants on the top and 4 on the bottom to restore your smile. The titanium on a full arch can also fuse with the existing bone in your jaw, which strengthens the overall structure of the implant and can prevent future bone loss in the jaw itself. This procedure is also known as Smile in a Day due to the ability to replace a full set of teeth, or smile, in a single day.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you're interested in learning more about All on 4 dental implants or the Smile in a Day procedure, please feel free to contact us. We have 4 convenient offices across Austin in Georgetown, Pflugerville, Harker Heights, and Cedar Park, so be sure to check our locations to find the center closest to you