Same Day Dental Implants, Springfield

The most life-like way to replace bad or missing teeth with dental implants.

About All-On-4 Implants

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Frequently Asked Questions

About All-On-4 Implants

Results and Testimonials

Explore All-On-4 Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Same Day Implants?

The “Teeth in a Day,” All-On-4 procedure allows most patients to have all remaining teeth removed, dental implants inserted, and a stunning, permanent, functional smile delivered in only a single day! The All-On-4 technique has the ability to not only provide patients with a stunning smile, but also provide a new outlook on life. We see countless patients suffering with extensive decay, failing or old dental work, or fractured teeth. For these patients, All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” is the best answer for gaining a new smile and correct the dental problems of the past.

 

  • Best looks/aesthetics | Looks and feels the most like your natural smile.
  • Non-removable | Doesn’t move in and out of your mouth like a denture.
  • No lengthy recovery times before you can use your new implants.
  • Does not cover the roof of the mouth!
  • Best chewing capability of all full arch/full mouth tooth replacement options.
  • Requires the least amount of bone | Fantastic for those who have been told they don’t have enough bone for implants.
  • Taste your food better!

How All-On-4 Dental Implants Work

The technique includes removing all remaining teeth, placing 4-6 implants per arch, and affixing a low-profile bridge to the implants. The implants are typically placed at special angles to avoid the patient’s sinuses. This also eliminates the need for expensive bone grafts with lengthy recovery times.

The traditional All-On-4 technique involves four implants and acrylic denture teeth over a titanium frame. Our doctor has modified this procedure based on experience and knowledge to provide an even better outcome for our patients. At Springfield Dentures and Implants, we carefully review every single case and base our treatment plan on each individual patient’s anatomy. The doctor will place between four and six implants per arch and temporary fixed bridges will be used while the implants integrate with the jawbones and your mouth heals. Once your healing is finished, the doctor and lab technician will design your final teeth with zirconia, which is much more stable than the conventional acrylic (plastic) denture teeth offered at competing dental implant offices. Zirconia also gives a more realistic, life-like finished product and is more sanitary and resistant to staining. This means they will last longer and look better than the acrylic/titanium hybrid bridges you find at other dental implant practices.

Am I a Candidate?

Most people will be a candidate for this procedure. Our doctor will use a blend of straight and angled implants to avoid your sinuses and engage the strongest bone. Utilizing this technique typically removes the need for expensive and lengthy sinus augmentation bone grafts.

Our doctor will perform a thorough evaluation during your free consultation to see if All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” is an option for you.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

All-On-4 Dental Implant Cost

Pricing includes all extractions, as many implants as needed, fixed temporary teeth, and fixed permanent teeth.

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Our pricing is the best in Springfield and also provides the best end result. We can achieve this by having a highly trained dentist who does the entire procedure from start to finish along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from start to finish together more times than they can count.

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For your final teeth, you, your dentist, and the in-house lab technician will design your perfect smile together. While other offices still use acrylic denture teeth over titanium bars, we use zirconia for the best in durability, appearance, and resistance to staining. Upgrading to zirconia usually costs much more at other practices. At Springfield Dentures and Implants, they’re our standard.

Single Arch

Upper or Lower

$19,900

Zirconia Final Bridge

Both Arches

Full Mouth

$39,000

Zirconia Final Bridge

Available Financing & Payment Options

Dental implants are a significant investment in yourself, and being able to divide this investment into smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more obtainable and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing companies to provide payment plans to cover either all or part of your dental implant treatment.

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 96 months)

Interest-free up to 6 months

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 60 months)

Option to apply with a co-applicant increases chance of approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I eat with my new teeth the same day?

Yes! However, although your implants and teeth are firmly placed from day one, we do request that you keep up a soft foods diet during the 4 month healing timeframe. What exactly does that mean? A simple guide is that you can eat any food which you can cut with a plastic fork. We ask this because you're investing in a treatment which could last you several decades, perhaps even the rest of your life, and maintaining this soft diet during the healing period will allow for the best possible union your implants into your bone and help establish the best long-term outcome.

For how long has the All-on-4 procedure been available?

This transformative procedure was developed by Portuguese dentist Paolo Malo in the 1990s. Since then, it has safely been performed on hundreds of thousands of people and has been improved upon to the method you see today.

How do I take care of my dental implants?

Caring for your implants is very easy, but staying consistent is the key. Similar to how we are supposed to routinely floss and brush natural teeth, you should do the same with the All-On-4 implants and teeth. Just a few minutes daily is all it will take to keep your dental implants healthy. Regularly brushing your bridges with a soft tooth brush and cleaning beneath them with a water flosser (WaterPik is a very popular, well-known brand) a few times a day is all it takes.

Tobacco can escalate the possibility of implant complications, so we recommend not smoking with your dental implants. Patients with diabetes should also be aware of an increased possibility of problems with dental implants. Controlling your diabetes is paramount for the long-term success of your implants.

Besides that, simply follow up with your doctor consistently during the year for quick evaluations of your new All-on-4 implants.

What do the new dental implants feel like?

The new implant teeth will be a new sensation which will take a few days or sometimes a few weeks to become accustomed to.

Is there a lot of pain involved in the procedure?

Although there will be moderate pain, it is similar to the pain of dental extractions. We use a combination of medications to help control your pain and keep you as comfortable as possible.

Can I expect pain after the procedure?

Though experiences will vary, you should expect mild soreness and possible swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the next day for their post op examination reporting minimal soreness. All patients are prescribed medication for pain to help alleviate any discomfort. Also, if you are a candidate for it, the doctor will provide a steroid shot which will: help alleviate swelling and discomfort for the first days of recovery.

What recovery time can I expect for All-on-4 dental implants?

This will vary from person to person, but, generally speaking, the recovery period is faster and easier with All-on-4 implants than other complete teeth restoration alternatives. This is mainly due to the bridges being attached directly to your jaws via your implants. Traditional dentures and implant dentures both require adjustment periods during which time the dentures can shift and lead to sore spots. Your pain should subside mostly within 1-2 weeks, with full healing typically after six months.

What is the difference between your practice vs. a traditional dental practice offering a wide scope of dental services?

Our practice is limited to dental implants and prosthetics. Dental implants, and particularly "teeth-in-a-day," are our passion, and we are constantly working to ensure our patients get the best results possible. Many offices will often refer you to other providers, use outside labs, and have confusing pricing. They can take several months or even years to finish your procedure while charging you 50-100% more. Your dental surgeon will perform the entire procedure from surgery to final teeth. We provide an in-house lab and certified lab technician, along with transparent and affordable pricing. By having all these services at one location, our team is able to deliver the best service at the best price.

What is the difference between Springfield Dentures and Implants and national dental implant practices?

Springfield Dentures and Implants has the same advantages of the national dental implant offices by focusing our practice on dental prosthetics and implants. We have an on-site dental prosthetic lab, very competitive pricing, and same day teeth. The advantage is, we are privately owned, and each patient will be seen by our doctor. We focus on the happiness of our patients instead of monthly quotas, cost cutting, and shareholders. With national implant practices, there is no guarantee that you will be seen by the same doctor who has the great reviews or whom your friend recommended you to see. Our doctor oversees your complete procedure and the team will do everything to be certain you are overjoyed with your new smile and take care of you like family.

How does this compare to snap in dentures or mini dental implants?

Mini dental implants are not related to our All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day " procedure. Please proceed cautiously at any office that recommends mini dental implants as a permanent implant solution. They have a very high complication and failure rate.

Snap-in implant dentures, on the other hand, can be a fantastic option for some people. Our office also provides this option and have an entire page dedicated to these if you would like to learn more. These can be a more economical alternative to the All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day" dental implant procedure.

How often should I have my new teeth professionally cleaned?

Plan to (visit us every 6 months to have your implants checked and cleaned. This will help ensure the longevity of your new implants and teeth.

Can implants fail?

While titanium implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things that can contribute to failure:

  • Failure to integrate into the bone
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

If your implant fails within the first year, your dentist will replace it for free.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is perfectly normal when you first have an implant placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as foreign material and is working to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should decrease within a few days.

Can I be put under for the procedure?

Our office does not currently put patients to sleep, we do, however, provide both IV and oral conscious sedation. To learn more about your options click here. The medicine will help to relax you and typically makes it so you don’t even remember the procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can fill it at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you to and from for this procedure, due to the oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

Are All-On-4 bridges always attached to the implants the same day as the procedure?

In most cases these will be attached straightaway. In certain cases, mostly depending on your bone quality and quantity, we would be unable to attach your dental bridge(s) the same day and you will need to wear a temporary healing denture while your implants integrate into your bone. Your doctor will review this in-depth during your exam.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Substantial bleeding will have stopped before you leave the clinic, however, you can expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after your procedure. In addition, you'll most likely notice increased salivation when we first place your temporary teeth. When this increased saliva mixes with a small amount of blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If you experience heavy bleeding, please call the office.

Will I automatically know how to use my prosthetic teeth right away?

Just like you would need practice in order to get used to functioning with a prosthetic leg, it will need some patience and practice to become accustomed with your prosthetic teeth. With that being said, since they are firmly anchored to your jaw, All-On-4 dental implants will be the easiest to get comfortable with of all the full-arch replacement options.

Will I automatically know how to talk with my prosthetic teeth right away?

Again, this will take some time, but with a little patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "sarcastic" and "stupendous" will help you get accustomed to your new teeth. In some cases, patients may experience a slight lisp long-term with All-On-4 upper teeth.

How long after the procedure should I wait to use a Waterpik or water flosser?

Patients should expect to wait six weeks after the procedure before beginning to clean your water flosser.

I feel like I’m too young for the dental implants?

No, this is not just a procedure for the elderly. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be extremely beneficial to your long-term health, and having the ability to speak, smile, and laugh confidently with teeth you’re proud of can benefit your emotional health.

What would be helpful to have ready ahead of the procedure?

  • Ice packs
  • Wash cloths you wouldn't mind throwing away
  • Comfortable clothes you don’t mind throwing out
  • Soft foods (see list above)

What will my final teeth be made from?

We make the final bridge out of zirconia. Zirconia is much stronger and more resistant to staining and wear than conventional acrylic All-On-4 implants which other providers offer. If you select a competing office, make sure you know what kind of material they will be using. If you do get acrylic denture teeth with a titanium bar at another office, you can expect to have staining around the teeth and to have them replaced every 5-10 years. Also, make sure you know the total price you're going to pay for the surgery, temporaries, and final prosthetics. Some practices may charge you a base fee only for you to discover owe another five to fifteen thousand dollars for your new teeth.

How much can I expect to pay for the All-On-4 procedure?

The entire cost for the single arch (upper or lower) is $19,900. For both arches, the total cost will be $39,000. Both prices include the removal of any remaining teeth, placing the implants, same day fixed temporary teeth, and the fixed permanent zirconia teeth. Other providers will charge a surgery fee, temporary teeth fee, and then surprise you afterward with another fee for your permanent teeth. Our pricing is fully transparent, and we will never surprise you with any extra costs.

How can I get fixed teeth in only one day? I thought dental implants needed to heal first?

The unique thing about this procedure, and what lets us attach new teeth your implants from day one, is that all of your implants will be rigidly splinted together by the new teeth (the implant bridge). Splinting them together prevents the micro-movement of the implants that can lead to early failure. Basically, your implants and dental bridge all support each other.

Your dental implants are made of titanium, the same metal used in artificial hip and knee joints, so your jaw will naturally grow around and attach to them over time.

What if a different provider has said that I'm not a candidate or do not have enough bone for implants?

Many patients that have been advised they are not candidates for dental implants are actually good candidates for our All-On-4 procedure. The combination of utilizing angled implants and using the front of the jaw bone where the bone is more dense lets us complete this procedure for many patients that thought it was not an option. We can typically perform this procedure without needing expensive grafting which delays treatment by months or years. Please visit us for a complimentary consultation to see if you're a candidate.

Can the extractions, implants, and new teeth really be completed in the same day?

Yes! This is our preferred way of performing this procedure to support the best final result. With the advanced implants and materials that we have available today, there is typically no reason for you to wait months or even years to complete the process like you had to do in the past.

Is the doctor a specialist such as an oral surgeon, periodontist, or prosthodontist?

No, our doctor is a general dentist who limits their practice exclusively to prosthetics and dental implantology. Dental implantology is their passion, and they have more experience placing dental implants than most specialists and other general dentists. In very select cases, they will collaborate with other dental specialists to ensure that our patients receive the best possible treatment for their specific situation.

How do we provide the All-On-4, "Teeth in a Day" dental implant procedure for so much less than other local dental practices?

By performing a high number of these procedures and limiting our practice to these procedures, we have advantages that other offices do not have. We have our in-house lab and lab technician along with a single dentist who performs the procedure start to finish. These efficiencies allows us to offer dental implant procedures for our patients at the most competitive pricing. Not only do we have the best prices, we also use the best quality dental implants and materials.

Are there payment plans available?

Yes. We offer multiple payment options including third party financing. We work with our patients in any way possible to get them smiling again.

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Do you provide warranties or guarantees?

If a dental implant fails to integrate we will replace it at no cost to you. Our office warranties the final dental bridge for 5 years. To keep this warranty, our patients must return to the office every 6 months for maintenance and hygiene of their bridges and implants. The warranty does not apply to patients who continue to use nicotine products or have uncontrolled diabetes or develop other uncontrolled systemic conditions which compromise their implants.

How long does this procedure take?

Typically the surgery is about 1 hour per arch. Then, the lab portion of making your teeth takes another 2 hours. If we begin in the morning, for a single upper or lower arch, patients are often finished around lunch time. If we are replacing both top and bottom teeth, we typically finish around 2:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon. Most of this time is waiting for the teeth to be created in our lab and trying them in to ensure your smile is just right. It is a long day, but will definitely be worth the final product!

What if I don’t like my new teeth?

We do everything in our power to ensure you're thrilled with your new teeth. The teeth you get the same day of the procedure are only a temporary/transitional set. When we fabricate your final teeth, you will have full control of the design and appearance of your smile.

What about some of these out of town practices in Florida, Las Vegas, etc. advertising same day final teeth?

While this is a good fit for some patients, in the rare case of complications or broken teeth, it can be very difficult to repair if you traveled thousands of miles away or out of the country. Most local offices will not be willing to repair another dentist's work. A major advantage of having a transitional set of fixed teeth on the day of your procedure is that you get to test them out and discover what you like and don't like. For the final zirconia or nano-ceramic teeth, we can offer try-ins to ensure that your teeth look exactly the way you want them to look. While it can be great to get your final teeth immediately, doing this does come with some serious drawbacks which cannot be ignored.

Do All-On-4 teeth move (side to side, front to back)?

No, these are firmly attached to your implants, which are rigidly anchored in your jaw. If your All-On-4 teeth begin rocking for any reason, call our office so we can schedule an evaluation.

Why do you call it "teeth in a day" when I won’t receive my permanent teeth until 4-6 months after my surgery?

This is referred to as "teeth in a day" because you will receive a set of implant-supported functional prosthetic temporary teeth the same day. As there are often major changes to your mouth during the healing and implant integration phase, it is best to begin with a transitional set of teeth. This helps ensure the best long-term outcome with your final teeth.

Can my temporary teeth get damaged?

Yes, the temporary teeth are made of acrylic and can crack, chip, and occasionally break. This can be quite common. The great thing about the acrylic temporary is that it can be easily repaired. If you have any issues with the temporary, just call our office and we’ll get it repaired right away.

Can the permanent teeth get damaged?

While it is possible for zirconia and nano-ceramic to be damaged, it’s extremely uncommon. These materials are among the strongest and most durable materials available in dentistry.

I already have an implant (or implants), can they be used for All-On-4?

Unfortunately, no. Since your existing implants will not be the correct position that this procedure requires, and since bone reduction will need to be performed, we cannot use your existing implants and they will most likely need to be removed.

Can I remove my All-On-4 teeth?

No, you cannot remove the prosthetics yourself. Only the dentist is able to remove them. Prosthetic teeth are secured to your implants.

Can food get under my All-On-4 bridge(s)?

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth will get some amount of food under it. You can rinse with water to get food out from under your bridge(s), and cleaning every day with a water flosser will be included in your long-term hygiene routine.

How much time should I take off work to recover after my procedure?

Of all the complete teeth replacement options, All-On-4 tends to have the shortest time required to recover. Typically 4-7 days is enough. With that said, as there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to become accustomed to speaking and eating with your new teeth, the longer you can take off, the better.

All-On-4 Procedure

Timeline

The procedure itself usually takes between four and six hours depending if you are getting a single arch treated (upper or lower) or both arches (full mouth). When you leave our office, your temporary bridge(s) will be securely attached to the new implants. You will wear the temporary bridge(s) for 4 months to allow time for the dental implants to integrate with the bone and for the jaws and gums to heal into a stable, long-term position before we make your final bridge(s). Allowing this healing time ensures the best possible fit for your final bridge(s). After this healing time, we will begin producing the final teeth. This involves multiple appointments over a five to six week period, during which time you’ll help us design the smile you want for your final teeth.

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Mouth Impressions

The lab uses these to make your temporary implant bridge(s). Possible wax try-in – if you are missing all or most of the teeth in the arch that we will be treating, the doctor may suggest a wax try-in. This is a mock up of what your temporary implant bridge and will be used to check bite position, aesthetics, etc.

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Procedure

Remove any teeth (if applicable), place implants, place temporary implant bridge(s). The procedure typically takes anywhere from 4-7 hours.

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Post Op #1

Day after procedure | Check healing and answer any questions you may have.

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Post Op #2

3 weeks after procedure | Remove sutures, check healing, patient typically cleared to begin using water flosser/WaterPik at this appointment.

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Impressions for Final Teeth

4 months after procedure

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Try In

5-10 Days After Impressions | We will try in a mock-up of your final teeth. Multiple wax try-ins are needed in some cases. We have to make sure you are completely happy with your wax try-ins before processing them. Once they are processed, we are unable to make changes to them. If you wish to make changes to your bridge(s) after you have approved them and they have been fabricated, there will be a full-cost remake charge.

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Seat Final Teeth

After you approve your wax try-in(s), it typically takes 4-6 weeks before your bridge or bridges are ready to seat.

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