Questions About Teeth in a Day

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Living with extensive tooth loss can have a devastating effect on your quality of life.  It alters the foods you can eat, which impacts your diet and consequently your overall health because you are not receiving the nutrients you need. People living with multiple missing teeth also experience a significant drop in their self-confidence. They are much less likely to smile or even speak at times because they are self-conscious about their appearance.

There is no need to continue living this way. You can regain a beautiful, fully functioning smile through the All-On-4 dental implant system, which now is available at SC Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.

This revolutionary advance in technology allows a skilled dentist to install replacement teeth anchored by four dental implants in a single day. A patient can have many lost teeth replaced—up to an entire dental arch—in one day.

Receiving the All-On-4 system is a complex procedure that should not be undergone lightly, and only should be performed by a dentist with education and experience in the specific challenges of implant dentistry.

With that in mind, here are some key questions about the All-On-4 implants, also known as “Teeth in a Day.”

Is this implant system right for me?

An ideal candidate for the All-On-4 system is either about to lose their teeth or currently wears dentures.

Many patients who have been told they are not candidates for normal dental implants—up to 80 percent of those who do not qualify—are considered to be quality candidates for the All-On-4 system. Whereas bone loss can hinder the viability of receiving a normal dental implant, this procedure uses the frontal part of the jaw, which has the more dense bone. An All-On-4 dentist capitalizes on this dense bone, and is able to place a longer implant but in a much less invasive procedure that does not involve any bone grafting or entry through the sinus cavity in the upper arch.

How long does it take to receive All-On-4 implants? 

The specifics of every treatment vary depending on the needs of the individual patients, but in general, All-On-4 procedures take about 2 ½ hours per arch while under sedation.

Will this procedure hurt?

Receiving All-On-4 implants is much less invasive. We also typically have a patient begin a course of anti-inflammatory medication prior to the procedure, to further minimize any discomfort and swelling.

How much does this procedure cost?

The cost of receiving the All-On-4 system varies depending on a variety of different factors, including the oral health of the patient, the overall health of the patient, bone density, and more, but generally, the cost tends to be about half that of conventional methods but without any waiting period.

You can trust the team of restorative dental professionals at SC Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry to help replace your missing teeth through the All-On-4 implant system. Beautiful, new teeth within a day may sound like a fantasy, but it is a reality that is within your reach. If you want to improve your smile, contact our office at (864) 647-9000 to schedule a consultation.

SC Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is proud to care for patients living in the areas of Anderson, Clemson, and Seneca, SC.

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