You may assume that when it comes to dental implant procedure, this is a timely process. After all, don’t you have to wait months in between implant placement and the attachment of your denture? Well, with Bar Attachment Dentures, also known as All-On-4, your Elk River, MN, oral surgery clinic can support a new smile in one sitting!
Planning the Procedure
A new set of implant-secured teeth in only one day sounds impossible, but the All-On-4 system makes this a reality for many of our patients! We offer this for those with total or near-total tooth loss. To get started, we will take detailed digital x-rays and intraoral camera images of your smile. We use the images we’ve captured to assess the strength of your jawbone and choose the best areas or insert the dental implants, so they sit at the perfect angles and positions to support new teeth and stimulate the growth of jawbone structure. We also plan extraction for the last few remaining teeth, so we can clear the way for your new smile.
Inserting Your New a Tooth Roots
Bar Attachment Dentures only need four posts per arch, instead of six to eight of them. We insert these into the jaw and then connect a titanium bar to them. Once this is in place, we can move forward with the prosthetic attachment. No need to wait weeks or months for the placement area to heal. Instead, in the same visit we complete the process. The dental implants are made from titanium, which means the body accepts them as natural tooth structure. They bond with the jaw and can stay in place for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime.
Attaching Your Prosthetic
After we insert your implants, we will attach abutments to them that extend above the gum line. Our team then connects the denture to them. This initial denture is a temporary one. When your final prosthetic is ready, you will return so we can remove the temporary and attach the final one. The denture portion is again custom-made to ensure not only a proper fit and a balanced bite, but also a lifelike appearance. We want you to feel confident in your new smile, and to also be able to enjoy your favorite foods again and smile without hesitation. When you leave our office, you do so with a complete and beautiful smile.
Your Elk River, MN, And Additional Oral Surgery Clinics Offer Teeth in a Day
In only one visit, our team can help address the gaps in your smile, or provide a whole new one. If you would like to find out more about our same day teeth, then call our Elk River, MN clinic at (763) 274-1092.