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Global Implant Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions

All on 4/X

The term All-on-4, also known as All‐on‐Four and ” Teeth in a Day “, refers to ‘all’ teeth being supported ‘on four’ dental implants, a procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient, or for patients with badly broken-down teeth, decayed teeth, or compromised teeth due to gum disease. Essentially anytime you hear the term “ALL ON “X, the X here representing the number of implants used to support a full upper or lower set of teeth. The number of implants is best decided on a case-by-case basis by your doctor as it will be depending on your bone density and available quality bone. Typically, there are 4 Implants evenly spread across the entire upper or lower arch but can go higher depending on your specific needs.

Consultation Day: During this new patient consultation. We will start by gathering a bit of information to create a file for your case. Then we will have you take a CT Scan so the Doctor can review your case. Next you will meet with one of our highly trained doctors and they will explain all of your options. If you decide to move forward with the All on 4/X procedure you will then take records and impressions and start the process of designing your new smile.

Surgery Day: When you arrive on surgery day you will be placed in the operatory chair where you will be comfortably sedated for your surgery. During that surgery your existing teeth will be extracted and your implants will be placed. While sedated we will also take more impressions to ensure the best results for the delivery of your teeth the following day. Surgery day can last anywhere from 4-6 hours. Your new teeth are created overnight in our State of the Art in house Laboratory.

Delivery Day: The best day has arrived! When you arrive at our office, we will guide you to a private room where you will have your new teeth secured to your implants. Typically, when we place the teeth, we also do a series of bite tests and adjustments to ensure a comfortable bite is achieved. The delivery day appointment usually lasts around 2 hours.

The current price for a full mouth ” All on 4/X ” is $39,500.00. This does not include the cost of sedation and any complexities or additional procedures that could be needed. Prices can vary on a case by case basis as your treatment plan is meticulously planned and customized to your specific needs for a successful result.

You can pay for any of our dental services by using any major credit card, cashier’s check, cash, and by using one of our partnered 3rd Party lending options. (Subject to credit worthiness ).

Typically the initial healing process after surgery can last anywhere from 7-10 days. While every patient’s recovery can vary , it is common for any of the potential swelling you may have post surgery to subside in a few days while there are rare cases if you have bruising that could last a bit longer. The implants that were just placed will need to integrate in your jawbone which typically can take 4-6 months. You will be leaving the office with a permanent set of teeth that you can use and enjoy while your implants integrate with your jawbone.

The surgery itself will be completely pain free as all of our patients are comfortably sedated for the duration of your procedure. After surgery the majority of our patients tend to have some minor soreness that usually can be treated with over the counter pain relievers. Please note all of our patients are given specific instructions and medications leading up to your procedure and typically are taken up to 10 days after the procedure to help with the healing process. These will include medicated mouth wash, antibiotics , steroids , and in some cases pain medication. The medications can vary depending on your specific health needs and will need to be decided by the Doctor after your evaluation and review of your medical history.

Typically following your procedure you would be instructed to stay on a soft food diet for at least 3 months giving the implants the appropriate time to integrate to the bone. Once that process is complete you can continue to eat as if you had a full set of your natural teeth again.

The majority of our patients do receive their permanent teeth in 24 hours but on rare occasions due to a variety of factors and other complexities that are present, a complex patient may have to wear a temporary denture for several months allowing the implants and bone to integrate successfully. In those rare occasions with complex patients they will still have a permanent set of teeth at the end of their healing process.

PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) is used to fabricate dental restorations for a wide range of cases, including more complex indications such as single tooth implants or full dental bridges. The high grade materials paired with our custom titanium framework created a very durable and long lasting permanent set of teeth from day 1.

We would advise after your procedure that you take a few days off from work if possible in the event you experience any discomfort , swelling , or bruising. In most cases our patients return to work within 2-3 days.

While some insurances may cover a very small portion of the cost, dental implants as a whole are considered a cosmetic procedure therefore it should be known that it will be mostly out of pocket.

Like your natural teeth, you will want to have a good oral hygiene routine to care for your new teeth. This would include brushing and flossing daily as well as routine in office cleanings with the dentist. Typically a patient after they have their procedure completed will return 2x per year for their cleanings.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a fixture that integrates with the bone of your jaw to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture to act as an anchor.
After the implant integrates to the bone, the dentist connects an abutment to your implant and then attaches your artificial tooth or full set of teeth also known as a bridge. The doctor surgically places the dental implants in your jawbone. Implants serve as your missing teeth’s anchor. Once The titanium implant fuses with your jawbone, which typically takes anywhere from 4-6 months, the doctor is then able to use that anchor/implant to secure a final tooth or set of teeth.

The current price for a single unit dental implant is $3,750.00. This does not include the cost of sedation and any complexities or additional procedures that could be needed. Prices can vary on a case by case basis as your treatment plan is meticulously planned and customized to your specific needs for a successful result.

You can pay for any of our dental services by using any major credit card, cashier’s check, cash, and by using one of our partnered 3rd Party lending options. (Subject to credit worthiness )

Typically the initial healing process after surgery can last anywhere from 7-10 days. While every patient’s recovery can vary , it is common for any of the potential swelling you may have post surgery to subside in a few days while there are rare cases if you have bruising that could last a bit longer. The implants that were just placed will need to integrate in your jawbone which typically can take 4-6 months.

The surgery itself will be completely pain free as all of our patients are comfortably sedated for the duration of your procedure. After surgery the majority of our patients tend to have some minor soreness that usually can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. Please note all of our patients are given specific instructions and medications leading up to your procedure and typically are taken up to 10 days after the procedure to help with the healing process. These will include medicated mouth wash, antibiotics, steroids , and in some cases pain medication. The medications can vary depending on your specific health needs and will need to be decided by the Doctor after your evaluation and review of your medical history.

With regular brushing and flossing, the implant screw itself can last a lifetime, assuming regular dental check-ups and cleanings every 6 months.

Snap In Dentures

Unlike conventional dentures, which can potentially slip out of place, snap-in dentures are more stable and versatile. Dental implants are placed within your jawbone to hold snap-in dentures in place. Typically four implants are used in each jaw, although depending on the need and your budget, you may have as many as 10 inserted. Once the implants are in your jaw, an implant-supported denture (also sometimes referred to as an overdenture) can be set in place. Depending on how the overdenture and implants are created, the overdenture itself may be fixed permanently in place, or it might be removable for cleaning purposes.

The current price for a full mouth Snap In Denture procedure is $24,000.00. This does not include the cost of sedation and any complexities or additional procedures that could be needed. Prices can vary on a case by case basis as your treatment plan is meticulously planned and customized to your specific needs for a successful result.

You can pay for any of our dental services by using any major credit card, cashier’s check, cash, and by using one of our partnered 3rd Party lending options. (Subject to credit worthiness ).

Typically, the initial healing process after surgery can last anywhere from 7-10 days. While every patient’s recovery can vary , it is common for any of the potential swelling you may have post surgery to subside in a few days while there are rare cases if you have bruising that could last a bit longer. The implants that were just placed will need to integrate in your jawbone which typically can take 4-6 months. During the healing time You will be leaving the office with a traditional denture that you can use while your implants integrate with your jawbone. When the integration process is complete, you will have a minor ” uncover ” procedure to convert the Traditional Denture to a Snap In Denture.

The surgery itself will be completely pain free as all of our patients are comfortably sedated for the duration of your procedure. After surgery the majority of our patients tend to have some minor soreness that usually can be treated with over the counter pain relievers. Please note all of our patients are given specific instructions and medications leading up to your procedure and typically are taken up to 10 days after the procedure to help with the healing process. These will include medicated mouth wash, antibiotics , steroids , and in some cases pain medication. The medications can vary depending on your specific health needs and will need to be decided by the Doctor after your evaluation and review of your medical history.

Typically following your procedure you would be instructed to stay on a soft food diet for at least 3-6 months giving the implants the appropriate time to integrate to the bone. Once that integration process is complete you can continue to eat as if you had a full set of your natural teeth again.

PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) is used to fabricate dental restorations for a wide range of cases, including dentures and more complex fixed prosthetics such as single tooth implants or full dental bridges.

While some insurances may cover a very small portion of the cost, dental implants as a whole are considered a cosmetic procedure therefore it should be known that it will be mostly out of pocket.

We would advise after your procedure that you take a few days off from work if possible in the event you experience any discomfort , swelling , or bruising. In most cases our patients return to work within 2-3 days.

Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable.

The current price for full mouth dentures is $5,000.00.This does not include the cost of sedation and any complexities or additional procedures that could be needed. Prices can vary on a case by case basis as your treatment plan is meticulously planned and customized to your specific needs for a successful result.

You can pay for any of our dental services by using any major credit card, cashier’s check, cash, and by using one of our partnered 3rd Party lending options. (Subject to credit worthiness ).

Typically the initial healing process after surgery can last anywhere from 7-10 days. While every patient’s recovery can vary , it is common for any of the potential swelling you may have post surgery to subside in a few days while there are rare cases if you have bruising that could last a bit longer.

PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) is used to fabricate dental restorations for a wide range of cases, including dentures and more complex fixed prosthetics such as single tooth implants or full dental bridges.