Do you have loose dentures or natural teeth that are failing due to cavities or gum disease? If so, I am sure that you have seen the television advertisements saying that you can get a new set of dental implant teeth in one day. New teeth in one day? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Let me give you the REAL STORY.
New teeth in only ONE day? Yes! It is possible!
The “Teeth-in-a-Day” concept involves having a complete set of new teeth that are attached to dental implants immediately after the implants are placed into the mouth. These new teeth do not come out of the mouth like a typical set of dentures. These implant teeth are firmly secured to the dental implants. Sometimes, “Teeth-in-a-Day” are also known by the name All on 4 as is often promoted by the implant company Nobel Biocare.
While some Austin dental offices tout that they can give you new implant teeth in one day, there are a few little details (actually very big details) that they are leaving out. First of all, in order to have teeth permanently attached to dental implants in a single day as in the Teeth-in-a-Day concept, you must have at least 4 implants placed in the jaw that is being worked on. The 4 implants are securely attached to the new teeth which help to stabilize the implants in their early healing phase.
If you can get an entire set of new teeth in a single day, can you get a single new implant tooth in only one visit? No, you cannot have a new tooth permanently attached to a single implant on the day of implant treatment. Why not you ask? Unlike the All on Four or Teeth-in-a-Day treatments which use a dental prosthesis to stabilize the newly placed implants, a single implant does not have the stability offered by the 4 implant concept. If you place a tooth on a single implant right away, this lack of stabilization on the single implant significantly increases the risk of failure.
One problem with the Teeth-in-a-Day concept is that the advertising typically used to promote the procedure can be somewhat misleading. Many people are lured into offices thinking all implant teeth can be restored in a single day. This is simply not the case. If you are having your entire jaw restored by dental implants (at least 4), then new teeth in one day are possible. The problem is that most advertisements do not mention this little, but important piece of information. You must then ask yourself, if they are not telling me this important piece of information, what else are they not telling me? That is why I created this page. I want you to know the information up front without any false pretenses.
The All on 4 or Teeth-in-a-Day treatment concept is a great treatment option for those who qualify. The treatment is a reality. If you are already missing teeth, we can replace them with permanently fixed implant teeth in a single day. If you currently have loose dentures, we can get you eating with solid implant supported teeth in one day! If you have many bad or failing teeth, we can remove them and replace them with permanently fixed implant teeth in a single day.
Denture Costs versus All-on-4 Denture Costs
One big concern that many people have with this procedure is cost. The monetary cost of dentures compared to the cost of All on 4 supported teeth is quite different. However, you must also think about the other costs of dentures such as psychological and comfort. While dentures are less expensive than All-on-4 supported implant teeth, dentures are typically poorly fitting and uncomfortable. Dentures often negatively affect your speech and have negative psychological effects. All on 4 supported Teeth in a Day are permanent. They essentially replace your original teeth in terms of restoring your confidence and ability to chew food. We have seen the life changing effects of All on 4 treatment for the many patients we have provided this procedure. If you are a candidate for this procedure, allow us to help you with the monetary costs. At Lone Star Periodontics, we offer many financing options to cover the costs of All on 4 implant supported teeth.
Dr. Holtzclaw & Dr. Hinze – Austin’s Experienced All-on-4 Implant Surgeons
Drs. Holtzclaw and Hinze are among the most experienced dental implant surgeons in the country for this procedure. Both are board certified by the American Academy of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. They have published over 30 peer reviewed research articles and text book chapters on the subject of dental surgery and dental implants. Both doctors are highly sought lecturers having provided presentations on the subject of dental implant surgery both nationally and internationally.
If you think that you may be a candidate for this treatment or if you simply want to find out more information, please call Dr. Holtzclaw and Dr. Hinze at 512-453-1600 to schedule a consultation appointment.
The cases on this page demonstrate before and after photos of patients who had the Teeth-in-a-Day treatment performed by Dr. Holtzclaw and Dr. Hinze at Lone Star Periodontics.
Teeth-in-a-Day Patients Shown Below. New teeth in one day!
Lone Star Periodontics & Dental Implants. Dan Holtzclaw, DDS, MS. Fritz Hinze, DMD. 711 W. 38th Street, Suite G5. Austin, TX 78705. 512-453-1600