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Can You Really Get All-On-4 Dental Implants in One Day? A Mission, TX, Dentist Breaks It Down

If you’re missing teeth, you may have heard about All-On-4 dental implants as a way to fill in the gaps. This restorative dental procedure is often referred to as “teeth in a day” or “one day implants.” While this is true to an extent, our restorative dentist in Mission, TX, still has to prepare you for the procedure beforehand and put on some finishing touches afterward. However, it is a fast solution. Below, we walk you through the steps for getting these permanent implants and then going on your way with a new smile. 

Preparation for Dental Implants

Before undergoing any dental procedure with Clover Hills Dentistry, we do a thorough dental checkup and discuss your overall health, oral health, and dental history. During the preparation process, we take scans to understand your jaw and bite, determine where to place the implants, and mold a set of replacement teeth. 

For some patients, we need to treat certain dental conditions before the implantation process. For instance, if you have gum disease, we may work to treat that first. We also assess your jaw’s bone health to see if it’s strong enough to support the implants. Fortunately, because All-On-4 only uses four implants (hence the name), you have more leeway in this area compared to other dental implants. Once we’ve made sure you’re in good shape for the procedure, we schedule your implantation. 

Installing the All-On-4 Implants

We mentioned the four implants needed for All-On-4 dental implants. These are essentially screws we place in your jawbone during the procedure. They are installed at an angle to maximize contact with the bone and provide a strong foundation for the replacement teeth. 

The reason this procedure is called “teeth in a day” is because you get the implants and the replacement teeth at the same time. However, the replacements right after the surgery are temporary. That said, you still walk out of your appointment with a set of teeth, versus having to wait several months for other dental implants. 

Follow-Up Care to Install Permanent Implants

Generally, healing from the procedure can take four to six months. Remember, this involves your jaw bone, and bone takes a while to heal. We want to allow enough time for the four screws to get integrated into your jaw. Then, you return to Clover Hills Dentistry to have your permanent replacement teeth attached to your implants. Once on, you’re all set! 

To maintain your new implants, schedule regular dental checkups with our Mission, TX, office. We can monitor how well you’re maintaining them, suggest ways to care for them, check on any remaining teeth, and monitor your overall oral health. 

Walk Out of Clover Hills Dentistry with a New Set of Teeth

All-On-4 dental implants do allow you to replace missing teeth in a short amount of time compared to other implants. All four implants are placed in one visit, and you do leave with replacement teeth. This kind of implant also offers more stability and strength compared to dentures. Schedule a time for an initial consultation on these implants by contacting our Texas restorative dentist today.

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