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About All-On-4 Implants

Results and Testimonials

Explore All-On-4 Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What are All-On-4 Implants?

The All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” procedure allows most patients to have their remaining teeth removed, implants placed, and a beautiful, fixed, functional smile delivered over the course of a single day! This procedure has the ability to not only give patients a beautiful smile, but also give them a fresh outlook on life. We see countless patients suffering with extensive decay, failing or old dental work, and broken teeth. For these patients, All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” is the perfect solution to obtain a new smile and fix the dental problems that have plagued them for years.

 

  • Best looks/aesthetics | Looks and feels the most like natural teeth.
  • Non-removable | Doesn’t come in and out of the mouth like a denture.
  • No long healing times before you can use your dental implants.
  • Doesn’t cover the roof of the mouth!
  • Best chewing capability of all full arch/full mouth tooth replacement options.
  • Requires the least amount of bone | Great for people who have been told they don’t have enough bone for implants.
  • Taste your food better!

How Same Day Dental Implants Work

This procedure involves removing any remaining teeth, placing 4-6 implants per arch, and attaching a low-profile bridge to those implants. The implants are often placed at special angles to avoid the patient’s sinuses. This also avoids the need for expensive bone grafts with long healing times.

The traditional All-On-4 procedure involves four implants and acrylic denture teeth over a titanium frame. Our doctor has modified this procedure based on his experience and knowledge to provide an even better result for his patients! At Birmingham Dentures and Implants, we carefully analyze each and every case and base our treatment on the individual patient’s anatomy. Your doctor will place between four and six implants per arch and temporary fixed bridges will be placed while your implants integrate with your jawbones and your mouth heals. After your healing is complete, the doctor and lab technician will design your final teeth with zirconia, which is much stronger than the traditional acrylic (plastic) denture teeth offered at most other dental offices. Zirconia also gives a more natural, life-like end result and is more hygienic and resistant to staining. This means they will last longer and look better than the acrylic/titanium hybrid bridges you find at most other practices.

Am I a Candidate?

Most patients will be a candidate for this procedure, even those who have been told they don’t have enough bone for dental implants. Your doctor will use a combination of straight and angled implants to avoid the sinuses and engage the strongest bone. Using this technique usually removes the need for expensive and lengthy sinus augmentation bone grafts.

Your 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 Cost

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

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This pricing is the best in the area while also providing the best final result. We are able to achieve this by having a highly trained dentist who performs 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, the dentist, and our in-house lab technician will work together to design your perfect smile. While other offices still use acrylic denture teeth over titanium bars, we use zirconia for the best in appearance, durability, and resistance to staining. Upgrading to these materials usually costs significantly more at other offices. At Birmingham 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 an important investment in yourself, and having the option to break this investment down into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more accessible and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans to cover either all or part of your dental implant procedure.

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 from day one?

Yes! However, although your dental implants and new teeth are securely placed immediately, we kindly request that you stick to a softer diet during the four month healing period. What exactly do we mean? A good general rule is you can eat anything which you can cut with a plastic fork. We ask this because you are investing in something which can last you decades, even the rest of your life, and maintaining a softer diet during the healing period will allow the best union your implants into the bone and help provide a fantastic outcome long-term.

How long has the All-on-4 procedure been around?

This life-changing procedure was created by Portuguese dentist Paolo Malo in the 1990s. Since then, this procedure has safely been performed on hundreds of thousands of people and has been improved upon to the method we use today.

How do I take care of my dental implants?

Maintaining your new teeth is easy, but staying consistent is key. Similar to how we are supposed to routinely floss and brush natural teeth, you need do this with your new teeth and implants. Only few minutes a day is all it will take to keep your implants and mouth healthy. Regularly brushing your bridges with a soft tooth brush and cleaning under them with a water flosser (WaterPik is a very popular, well-known brand) a few times daily is all it takes.

Tobacco can escalate the risk of implant problems, so we do not recommend smoking with your dental implants. Diabetics should also be made aware of a heightened possibility of problems with dental implants. Keeping diabetes under control is very important for the long-term success of your new implants.

Other than that, simply follow up with your doctor consistently throughout the year for quick examinations of your new All-on-4 implants.

What will my new implant bridges feel like?

Your new implant bridges will bring a new sensation which will take a few days or sometimes a few weeks to get used to.

Can I expect excessive pain with this procedure?

Although you can expect moderate pain, it is similar to the pain of typical dental extractions. Our team uses a combination of medications to help control the pain and keep you as comfortable as we can.

Is there pain after this procedure?

Though experiences will vary, you should expect mild soreness and some swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the following day for their post op appointment reporting minimal soreness. All patients are prescribed medication for pain to help reduce any discomfort. Also, if you’re a candidate for it, the doctor will offer a steroid shot which will: help reduce swelling and pain for the first days of recovery.

What is the recovery time like with All-on-4 dental implants?

Experiences will vary from person to person, but, overall, the recovery time is shorter and easier with All-on-4 implants than other complete teeth replacement alternatives. This is mainly thanks to the bridges being attached directly to the bone by your implants. Conventional dentures and implant dentures both require adjustment periods during which time the dentures can move and lead to sore spots. The pain should subside for the most part within 1-2 weeks, with complete healing usually after six months.

What is the difference between Birmingham Dentures and Implants vs. another local practice offering a wide range of dental services?

Our practice is limited to dental prosthetics and implants. Dental implants, and specifically "teeth-in-a-day," are our passion, and we are continually working to ensure our patients receive the best possible results. Many dental practices will often refer you to other providers, use outside labs, and have confusing pricing. They will take many months or even years to finish the procedure while charging you up to double our price. Your doctor will perform the procedure from surgery to final teeth. We provide an on-site dental lab and certified lab technician, along with affordable and transparent pricing. By having all this under one roof, our team is able to deliver a premium service at an affordable price.

What is the difference between your practice and national implant practices?

Birmingham Dentures and Implants has the same advantages of the corporate dental implant practices by limiting our practice to dental prosthetics and implants. Our practice has an in-house 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 offices, there is no guarantee that you'll be treated by the same provider that has the great reviews or whom you were recommended to see. Our doctor oversees your complete procedure and the team will do everything to make sure you are happy with your smile and treat 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 with caution at any office recommending mini dental implants as a permanent implant solution. This method has a very high complication and failure rate.

Snap-in implant dentures, on the other hand, can be a wonderful option for some patients. We also provide this option and have a separate page dedicated to these if you want to learn more. These may be a more budget-friendly alternative to the All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day" dental implant procedure.

How frequently should I have my new teeth professionally cleaned?

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

Can implants fail?

While titanium dental implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things which can cause them to fail:

  • Failure to bond to the bone
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

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

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

Excess saliva is completely normal when you first have a prosthesis placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should subside within a few days.

Can I be put under for the procedure?

Our office does not currently put patients to sleep, we do, however, offer both IV and oral conscious sedation. Click here to learn more about the options. This medicine will help relax you and typically makes it so you don’t even remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver both ways for your procedure, due to the sedation medication. 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 day of the procedure?

In most cases these will be attached immediately. In certain cases, mostly dependent on your bone quality and volume, we will not be able to install your bridge(s) the same day and you'll need to wear an interim healing denture while your implants fuse to the bone. Our doctor will go over this thoroughly at your evaluation.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

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

Will I automatically know how to use my new teeth immediately?

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

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

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

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

Patients should expect to wait 6 weeks after the procedure before beginning to clean your water flosser.

Am I too young for the dental implants?

No, this is not only for seniors. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need their teeth replaced. Replacing bad teeth can be immensely beneficial to your overall health, and being able to speak, smile, and laugh confidently with teeth you’re proud of can benefit your psychological health.

What items should I have ready for after my procedure?

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

What will my final teeth be made from?

We make the final bridge from zirconia. Zirconia is a much stronger and more stain resistant material than conventional acrylic All-On-4 implants that other offices provide. If you choose a competing office, be certain you know what kind of material they will be using. If you do get acrylic denture teeth with a titanium bar with another office, expect to see staining surrounding the teeth and to have them replaced every five to ten years. Also, make sure you understand the total price you are going to pay for the surgery, temporary teeth, and final new teeth. Other providers will charge you a base fee only for you to find out you owe another $5,000-$15,000 for the final product.

How much can I expect to pay for the "Teeth in a Day" procedure?

The total cost for the single arch (upper or lower) is $19,900. For both upper and lower arches, the total cost will be $36,000. Both prices include the removal of any remaining teeth, placing the implants, same day fixed temporary teeth, and the fixed permanent zirconia teeth. Many offices often charge an operation fee, temporary fee, and then surprise you afterward with yet another fee for your new teeth. Our pricing is completely transparent, and we will not surprise you with any additional fees.

How can I get new teeth in just one day? I thought dental implants needed time to heal?

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

The dental implants will be made from titanium, the same material used in artificial hip and knee joints, so your jawbone will naturally grow around and bond with them over time.

What if another dentist has said that I'm not a candidate or don't have enough bone for implants?

The majority of patients who have been told they are not candidates for dental implants are actually good candidates for the All-On-4 procedure. A combination of using angled implants and using the front of the jaw where the bone is denser allows us to complete this procedure for many patients that thought implants were not an option. We can typically perform the procedure without needing expensive grafting that delays treatment by months or years. Please come see us for a free implant exam to see if you are a candidate.

Will the extractions, implants, and fixed teeth really be completed in just one day?

Yes! Completing all steps in the same day is our preferred way of doing this procedure with an ideal outcome. With the advanced dental implants and materials that we have available today, there is usually no reason to have 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 a prosthodontist, periodontist, or oral sugeon?

No, the doctor is a general dentist that limits their practice exclusively to prosthetics and dental implantology. This area of expertise is their passion, and they have placed more dental implants than most specialists and other general dentists. In limited select cases, the doctor will collaborate with another dental specialist to ensure that our patients get the best possible treatment for their specific situation.

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

By performing a high number of these procedures and limiting our practice to very specific procedures, we have advantages that other offices simply do not. Our office has in-house lab and lab technician and a single dentist that performs the procedure start to finish. These efficiencies allows us to offer these procedures for our patients at the most competitive pricing. Not only do we have the lowest prices, we also use only the finest implants and zirconia teeth.

Are there payment plans available?

Yes. Our practice offers a variety of payment plans 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. Our office warranties the final dental bridge for 5 years. To keep this warranty, 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 that continue to use nicotine products or have uncontrolled diabetes or develop other uncontrolled systemic conditions that compromise their implants.

How long will the All-on-4 procedure take?

Typically the surgery takes about 1 hour per arch. Then, the lab portion of making the teeth takes about 2 hours. If we start in the morning, for a single upper or lower arch, patients are usually finished by lunch time. If we are replacing both upper and lower teeth, we typically finish closer to 2:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon. Much of this time is waiting for your teeth to be produced in our lab and trying them in to ensure your smile is just right. It is a long day, but will definitely be worth it in the end!

What if I'm not happy with my new teeth?

Our team does everything in our power to ensure you love your new smile. The teeth you receive the same day of the procedure are only a temporary/transitional set. When our lab fabricates your final teeth, you will have full control of the design and appearance of your smile.

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

While this can be a good fit for some patients, in the rare case of complications or teeth breaking, it is very difficult to fix 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/don’t like. For the final zirconia or nano-ceramic teeth, we can do try-ins to ensure that your teeth look exactly the way you want them to look. While it’s exciting to get your final teeth immediately, it can come with several serious drawbacks that cannot be overlooked.

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

No, these are firmly attached to your dental implants, which are firmly anchored to your jaw. If your new teeth begin moving for any reason, call our office so we can schedule an exam.

Why do you call this procedure "teeth in a day" when I don’t get my permanent teeth until 4-6 months after my procedure?

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

Can my temporary teeth get damaged?

Yes, the temporary teeth are made from acrylic and can chip, crack, and sometimes break. This is quite common. The best thing about the acrylic temporary is that it can easily be repaired. If you have any issues with the temporary, just give us a call and we’ll get you fixed up right away.

Can the final teeth be damaged?

While it is possible for nano-ceramic and zirconia to get damaged, it’s extremely rare. Zirconia and nano-ceramic are among the strongest and most durable materials available in the dental world.

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

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

Can I remove my All-On-4 teeth?

No, you cannot remove these 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 daily with a water flosser will be part of your long-term hygiene regimen.

How much time should I take off work for recovery after my procedure?

Of all the full arch replacement options, All-On-4 often has the shortest time required to recover. Typically 4-7 days is sufficient. That being said, since there is always the chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to become accustomed to speaking and eating with your new teeth, the more time you can take off, the better.

All-On-4 Procedure

Timeline

The procedure itself typically takes 4-6 hours depending on whether you are having 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 your new implants. You will wear your temporary bridge(s) for 4 months to allow time for your implants to integrate with your bone and for your jaws and gums to heal into a stable, long-term position before we fabricate your final bridge(s). Allowing this healing time ensures the closest possible fit for your final bridges. After this healing time, we will begin fabricating your final bridge(s). This involves a few appointments over a 5-6 week period, during which time you’ll help us design the smile you want for your permanent 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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