denturesNot many people are happy with traditional dentures. They make eating more difficult, cause social phobias, result in sore spots and are overall a major inconvenience. If only there were a way to get dentures that act like your natural teeth and last a lifetime. There is, actually, and it’s called “teeth in one day” or “All-on-4.” But many people don’t consider one-day permanent dentures because they don’t know enough about it.

Here are some frequently-asked questions and answers about All-on-4:

How do I know if I’m even a candidate for one-day permanent dentures?
The best part about permanent dentures like All-on-4 is that almost everyone is a candidate. Even if you’ve been told by other dentists that you’re not a candidate for dental implants, All-on-4 may work for you because of its unique technique of angled implants and utilization of the front area of the jaw.

How can permanent dentures be placed in one day?
Traditional implants use the back part of the jawbone, which is denser than the front part and requires a longer healing time and possible bone grafts. Teeth in one day use the front part of jawbone and an angular placement, meaning surgery only takes a couple of hours. Even if you need teeth extracted, the process can be completed in one day.

Can I eat what I want or talk regularly?
Yes! In most cases, patients regain complete function of their teeth and jaw within a day. That means you can eat whatever you want and talk like you naturally would. Traditional dentures, on the other hand, cause permanent diet restrictions and often cause a whistling noise or lisp.

How much do they cost?
The cost for one-day permanent dentures can be higher than removable dentures, but they don’t need replacing. You only have the one-time investment. While removable dentures are often cheaper, they don’t come with the same benefits as All-on-4. Best of all, payment plans make it easier to afford permanent dentures.

How long do they last?

They aren’t called permanent for nothing. While traditional dentures need to be replaced regularly, one-day permanent dentures can last a lifetime, meaning you can enjoy the beauty and function of your new teeth for the rest of your life.

If you’d like to know more about one-day permanent dentures, schedule a complimentary consultation with Springville Dentistry today. Now offering permanent dentures to Utah County residents.