Amherst Teeth in A Day
Today it’s possible to replace all of your missing teeth with a full set of permanent teeth that you never need to remove. It’s a fixed bridge solution that stays in place 24 hours a day that functions more securely than dentures and looks like natural teeth. With a new process of placing dental implants, people who are missing all of their teeth can receive a full arch bridge on as few as four implants – all in one day. There is also a two-day option if you are looking to replace your teeth immediately after tooth extractions.
What Are All-on-Four Non-Removable Dentures?
A technique called All-on-4™ was developed over 10 years ago by a dentist in Portugal. There are several other trademarked variations: Teeth-in-an-Hour, Teeth Now, and Teeth Today. At New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry we use the Biomet 3i system called Diem®2.
Traditionally, implants are inserted into the jaw at a vertical angle and spaced at intervals around the jawbone to support a fixed bridge or denture. Then after implant surgery there’s a 3-6 month healing period before the implant denture can be placed. With All-on-Four, implants are strategically placed at an angle where the bone is most dense to create a strong and stable platform for the fixed bridge. In the past it took 6-10 implants to support a fixed bridge. With All-on-Four, typically four implants are used in the lower jaw and six implants for the upper, many times without the need for bone grafting.
Who is a Candidate for All-on-Four?
Although All-on-Four is most commonly used with older patients, it can be used on younger patients as well. The technique should be considered even for patients who have some loss of bone density in their jawbone. The implants will actually help prevent further bone loss from occurring in the future.
Healthy and non-diabetic
Clear of infection in the implant areas
Found to have sufficient bone and gum tissue in the surgical areas
Able to follow post-operative instructions to protect the implants as they heal
Benefits of All-on-Four
Provides a strong and beautiful solution for missing teeth
Can be a possible treatment option when some bone loss has occurred
Helps prevent further bone loss
Allows immediate function
The fixed prosthesis relieves the many frustrations of removable appliances
Gives you teeth immediately
Placement is usually done in just one appointment
Replaces your removable denture for a lifetime
Requires minimal recovery time
Reduces overall cost when compared to single implants
Eliminates the need for bone grafting in many cases
Allows for easy maintenance through proper oral hygiene
Restores the ability to comfortably eat all types of foods
Ensures long-term results with potential to last a lifetime
Renews a youthful appearance through bone level stabilization
Creates a whole new smile in just one day
Enhances self-confidence and overall quality of life
A Team Approach
Creating your new smile in one day involves a team of highly skilled dentists and technical professionals working together to coordinate your care. It involves intensive time in consultation, case preparation and planning. Your restorative dentist and implant dentist work closely along with a laboratory technician who specializes in the All-on-Four process. Much happens behind the scenes in preparation for everything coming together on your day of treatment – a day when each member of your team is present for the surgical and restorative creation of your smile.
If you would like more information about All-on-Four / Diem®2 dentures for teeth in a day amherst, contact us for a consultation. You’ll enjoy the advantage of having your team of highly skilled restorative dentists and specialists all under the same roof for your greatest ease, comfort and confidence.