For patients who are missing multiple teeth or all of their teeth, we offer Teeth in a Day, which is also known as All-on-4®. The process involves using four implants to support a fixed prosthesis that usually contains 10 to 14 teeth; this prosthesis is placed immediately after removing any remaining teeth, typically completing the procedure within about 24 hours of surgery.
This revolutionary restorative service that provides a screw-retained, permanent, same-day replacement for the whole upper or lower set of teeth, or both. Dr. Bryce Bray often recommends this procedure for patients who have significant tooth loss or decay; it can also be used for patients whose bone loss in the jaw area prevents them from getting traditionally-oriented (vertical) dental implants. With traditional dental implants, bone grafting is often required for those who have experienced bone loss; however, with the All-on-4 protocol, that step is eliminated.
One of the most attractive features about this treatment is the fact that patients can avoid the long and often embarrassing period of having a smile without teeth while they wait for their replacement teeth. With All-on-4 dental implants, patients can have their implants place and their prostheses attached at the same time. Some of the benefits of having teeth in a day include:
- Shorter treatment duration
- Rapid improvement in quality of life
- Lower costs
- More comfortable and accurate fit
Your smile is important to us, and we want you to be confident in your smile while also maintaining optimum oral health. We welcome you to call Dr. Bryce Bray at 218-681-3233 for a whole new set of teeth with All-On-4 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.