Teeth In A Day

The Wellness Hour with Dr. Phillip Katz

A new set of teeth could make a world of difference for someone whose teeth aren’t fully functional. From the food we eat to the way we smile, our teeth affect our daily life. Can you imagine walking out of the dentist after just one appointment with an entirely new set of permanent teeth? We are pleased to offer a way to do just that! In just ONE DAY, your teeth could be completely transformed, and you could walk out of the dentist with a new look and a confident smile! Teeth In One Day uses All-on-4 technology to give you a transformed smile in just hours. The All-on-4 treatment protocol is a full set of upper and/or lower permanent teeth secured by just four dental implants. The four implants create a secure foundation for a beautiful smile! Using this advanced protocol saves you from having an implant for every tooth. All-on-4 provides a faster and less extensive procedure with the use of just 4 implants! With Teeth In One Day, you will feel as though you have your full set of natural teeth back! You will be able to enjoy meals again and smile confidently with a new, permanent smile. Teeth In One Day will give you a lifetime of smiles in no time at all!

What are Teeth In One Day?

Teeth In One Day are customized dental implants using All-on-4 technology that restores the full set of upper and/or lower teeth. They are replacement teeth utilizing just four dental implants. In a nutshell, Teeth In One Day are a beautiful new set of permanent teeth that can become your new smile in a one-day procedure attaching them to just four implants!
What advantages will I have with Teeth In One Day

Utilizing All-on-4 technology, Teeth In One Day gives you permanent teeth that will look and feel natural. You can once again eat what you want and look years younger! Teeth In One Day is completed in just one visit, in just one office, with one Dr. and lasts a lifetime! Also, Teeth In One Day helps you prevent further bone loss and saves you both time and money!
What is the cost of Teeth In One Day?

The cost of Teeth In One Day is a one-time investment for a permanent solution. There are various ways to pay for Teeth In One Day and Dr. Katz and his team will be more than happy to help you determine costs and find an affordable payment plan that works with your budget!
How can I find out if I am a candidate for Teeth In One Day?

Simply give us a call! We will set up a consultation and Dr. Katz can go over all of your options!
Are there advantages of Teeth In One Day compared to dentures?

Yes, these implants have advantages over dentures including stable and secure teeth that you will not have to remove and the ability to chew more effectively! With Teeth In One Day, you can have a permanent smile that looks and feels completely natural.
Is Teeth In One Day right for me?

If you are looking to restore your entire smile or an entire arch of teeth…If you have been told you need your teeth removed and a denture or you cannot currently wear your denture, Teeth In One Day using the All-on-4 technology can save you a tremendous amount of money. Our office is setup to complete your smile from start to finish in-house, in just one location, saving you from having to go to multiple implant centers or dental offices. Also, our sedation dentistry will allow you to be completely relaxed during the entire procedure. If you are interested in learning more about Teeth In One Day, give us a call! Dr. Katz can examine your teeth and give you the best treatment options to fit your smile and your budget!
Why choose Phillip Katz, DDS for your Teeth In One Day?

We can save you thousands of dollars on this procedure and get the work done all in-house. You won’t need to visit multiple dentist offices or implant centers. Our office is equipped for completing these procedures. We have the latest CT 3D X-rays that are required for dental implants. We use advanced simulation software to plan your dental implant and ensure the correct placement. Dr. Phillip Katz is an experienced implant dentist who has placed and restored over 1000 implants and he will perform the surgical procedure and restore your teeth, in one location. Enjoy comfortable sedation dentistry during your procedure so you can sit back, relax, and let us do the work.
Will I need Removable Dentures?

If you choose the Teeth In One Day/All-On-4 procedure you will never need removable dentures again. You will get beautiful teeth that last a lifetime and keep you looking young.
If you have been struggling with loose or poorly fitting dentures, we have a solution for you. No matter what condition your teeth are in, the Teeth In One Day treatment protocol can restore your smile. These implants are locked down by four titanium top quality dental implants making them long-lasting and cost-effective. Best of all, you’ll be able to eat and chew your food without any embarrassing issues such as your dentures popping out.
Dentures are typically uncomfortable and unattractive. If you are tired of wearing dentures or feel embarrassed about them, consider replacing them with Teeth In One Day/All-On-4 permanent teeth. The American Dental Association endorses dental implants for denture patients who have lost teeth in their lower jaw. To eliminate slipping dentures, the best thing to do is lock them down with dental implants.
What is the process for Teeth In One Day?

Months are needed for the implant to fuse with the jawbone. This is called osseointegration. Patients usually wait months from the time the implant is inserted before they reap the benefits of the procedure.
Well, the wait is over with Teeth-In-One Day. Teeth-In-One-Day is an innovative new process created by Nobel Biocare which eliminates the wait needed for osseointegration and enables us to complete your procedure in just a few hours. We use advanced planning software to plan the procedure on the computer before we install the implant. This makes the procedure more precise and provides high quality results in a fraction of the time. If you need to replace one or more missing teeth contact us about scheduling an appointment.

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Dental Implant Procedure “All-On-4” Treatment Protocol

The new innovative dental implant procedure, “All-On-4,” was developed as a way to more efficiently use implants in both jaws. It is especially effective treatment for upper arch restoration because longer, stronger implants can be used in the back part of the jaw.

In the early 2000’s, implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare, collaborated with noted European implant dentist Paulo Maulo, and began to use computer simulation, bio-mechanics, and clinical research to determine the optimal use of implants for restoring a full upper or lower arch of teeth. The result was a procedure that uses the fewest implants possible, avoids bone graft surgery, and provides high-quality restorative results in the shortest time possible.

The new “All-On-4” Dental Implant Protocol uses four implants, with the back implants angulated to take maximum advantage of existing bone. Special implants also were developed that could support the immediate fitting of replacement teeth. This treatment is attractive to those with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. With the “All-On-4 Treatment Protocol,” qualified patients receive just four implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment – WITHOUT bone grafts! The real appeal is how quickly permanent implants can be placed so that patients can leave the same day with fixed, non-removable replacement teeth.

Traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of teeth usually involved bone grafts, six or more implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. That meant that a patient often would be without any teeth or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year. Now, our patients always leave the same day as surgery with fixed and secure teeth!

With the “All-On-4” Dental Implant Procedure, the patient has one or two visits to allow Dr. Katz to gather information for a treatment plan (e.g., CAT Scan, X-Rays, Impressions, Photographs). Following this consultation, the patient is scheduled for surgery implantation and the new teeth are fitted and adjusted, all in one appointment (even when extractions are necessary). The patient comes to the office in the morning with unhealthy (or no) teeth, and leaves in the afternoon with a beautiful set of fixed, functional teeth.

The patient will return for occasional check-ups over the next several weeks and months. After about 6 months, when the gums have fully healed and the implants are fused to the natural bone, Dr. Katz will take new impressions of the patient’s mouth and prepare a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to a perfect fit – at no additional cost. This helps ensure that the teeth will last for many years, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.

How is the “All-On-4” procedure different from a denture?

The “All-On-4” Treatment Protocol provides patients with new teeth that are firmly fixed in place, and look and function as close to natural teeth as possible.

A denture or partial denture is a removable appliance, and should be taken out every night for cleaning. Additionally, since a denture is not fixed in place, it will often slip or sometimes fall out, under even normal use. For this reason, a multi-billion dollar market for denture adhesives has developed, to try to hold dentures in place. Even with adhesives, many people find that eating, laughing, being active, and sometimes just talking can be a challenge with dentures.

“All-On-4” provides the patient with a set of teeth that are connected to the implants, and are solidly fixed in place (what we call an implant-supported fixed bridge). They may only be removed by the dentist, are brushed and cleaned like normal teeth (though flossing is different), and are the closest thing possible to natural teeth in terms of look, feel, and function.

The “All-On-4” bridge also allows the patient to bite with much more force than dentures, since the stresses are transferred directly to the bone rather than to gum tissue as with dentures. This means that patients can eat almost any of their favorite foods without worrying about their teeth.

Will my implant supported teeth be uncomfortable and push on my gum tissue like a partial or a full denture does?

Absolutely NOT! And this is the beauty of dental implant treatment vs. dentures. Not only will your implant supported teeth be fixed in place, without slipping or needing to be removed for cleaning, but since your teeth are supported by the implants, they do not press on the gum tissue and therefore do not create any of the discomfort, common with dentures.

What about the line between the fixed bridge and the jaw bone? Can people see it?

This line will be hidden behind your lips so that when you smile, it is not visible. During your initial examination, Dr. Katz will evaluate your smile to determine where the junction of the fixed bridge and the jaw bone will be. During the procedure, we adjust your “smile line” to ensure that your new smile is not too “gummy” and that the top (or bottom) of your prosthesis is completely hidden.

What is the success rate of the “All-On-4” Procedure?

Published studies indicate a 98.2% success rate when using the “All-On-4” technique in the lower jaw. Similar studies show a 97 to 98% success in the upper jaw for the same procedure. Occasionally, an implant will fail. If this happens, we simply place a new implant in a slightly different position to take advantage of existing bone, and our lab refits the fixed bridge to align with the new implant.

What type of follow-up visits are necessary?

For the “All-On-4” procedure, the implants are placed the day of the surgery and follow-up checks are done at one week, two weeks, two months, and four months. At the end of the four to six month period, fabrication of the permanent teeth begins, and requires one or two additional visits over the next few months until the final teeth are delivered.

How much does the “All-On-4” Treatment Protocol cost?

The fees for the “All-On-4” implant surgery and the final prosthesis in most cases is less than half of any alternative treatments. (As compared to older procedures which required sinus bone grafting, placing 6-10 implants, temporary ill-fitting dentures, and finally after 1 year of healing and wearing a loose denture, expensive porcelain bridgework which can cost from $55,000-$75,000 per jaw). The cost of the new “All-On-4” implant procedure is very reasonable considering the advantages of having FIXED natural looking teeth that you can function with immediately. At your complimentary consultation visit, Dr. Katz will be able to give you a more detailed estimate and financial arrangements can be made at that time.

My friend had a full arch procedure done at another dentist using 8 implants. Why does the “All-On-4” Treatment Protocol use only 4 implants?

Research done by Nobel Biocare, and clinical experience shows that in most cases, 4 implants, specially placed with some angulated, are just as effective in supporting a full arch fixed bridge in either jaw as 5, 6, or 8 implant restorations. On rare occasions, where bone is soft or worn down, additional implants may be needed, but these situations are the exception and usually only in the upper jaw.

Most dental practitioners do not have the experience that Dr. Katz has with implant surgery “treatment protocol” and “treatment concepts” and they continue to use older techniques involving as many implants as they feel the bone will support. In most cases, more than 4 implants is just not necessary, and can subject the patient to unnecessary surgery, possible un-cleansable areas, excess treatment time, and higher costs.

My friend’s procedure involved bone grafting to “build up” the bone before the implants were placed. Does the “All-On-4” Procedure involve bone grafting?

In most cases, even the most difficult ones, Dr. Katz is able to place 4 implants and restore a full arch of teeth without bone grafting. This is accomplished by the special placement and angulation of the implants, taking maximum advantage of the available bone, without grafting.

Dr. Ole Jensen, author of the textbook The Sinus Bone Graft, used in dental schools and by dentists around the world, has discovered that use of the “All-On-4” technique can eliminate the need for bone grafting in more than 95% of the full arch cases he treats.

My friend’s full arch case took over one year to complete, and she had to wear a loose fitting denture for most of that time. How long does an “All-On-4” Procedure take?

The past approach to restoring a full arch of teeth usually involved 6 or more implants, bone grafting, and as many as 18 months of treatment. That meant that a patient would often be without any teeth or with a temporary denture for more than a year.

With the “All-On-4” Treatment Protocol, the patient has one or two visits to the office to allow the dentist to prepare the case (CT Scan, X-Rays, impressions, photos, etc). Following this initial work-up, the patient is scheduled to have the implants and the new teeth placed, all in one appointment (even when extractions are necessary). The patient comes to the office in the morning with bad (or no) teeth, and leaves in the afternoon with a beautiful set of fixed, functional teeth.

The patient will return for occasional check-ups over the next several weeks and months. After six months, with the gums now fully healed and the implants now fully fused to the natural bone, Dr. Katz will take new impressions of the patient’s mouth and prepare a final, permanent set of teeth with additional titanium support in the bridge. This helps ensure that the teeth will last for decades, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.

What will my diet be like after the “All-On-4” Procedure? When can I eat solid food again?

Solid foods can be eaten by a patient that has undergone the “All-On-4” Procedure that same day. However, we must define what we mean by solid foods. We are talking about a modified food diet, defined as foods that are soft enough to be cut with a fork. Examples of the modified food diet are scrambled eggs, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, hamburger, fish, and pasta. Please do not eat foods that require any tearing or biting with your front teeth i.e.: Pizza, sandwiches, and bagels. Also, avoid hard foods such as carrots, chips, apples, nuts, and absolutely no gum chewing! This modified diet is to be maintained until you receive your permanent prosthesis, usually about six months. Once your final bridges are made with the titanium frame as reinforcement, you can resume a normal diet.

Why do I have to wear a provisional set of teeth and not my permanent new teeth right away?

On the day of your procedure, we place the implants and a new set of teeth called a “long term provisional” prosthesis. This provisional set of teeth is fixed in place, is fully functional, and provides you with a beautiful smile. You will laugh, talk, play sports, and be normally active, without having to worry about your teeth.

This provisional set of teeth is made entirely of acrylic resin, which places less stress on your new implants during their first few months of use. We will ask you to be selective in the foods you eat the first few weeks following your procedure, but you will soon be back to a normal diet (without hard, tough, or brittle foods for a while longer).

Once your gum tissues have healed and the implants have become completely stable (usually about six months), we fabricate a permanent bridge with acrylic or porcelain teeth, but this time, with a titanium framework inside for strength. Think of the titanium as a reinforcement bar to give your teeth extra support and long term strength. This permanent set of teeth is carefully adapted to your healed gum tissues and is adjusted to be sure we achieve an ideal fit in your mouth and that your bite and smile are perfect.

If I need both upper and lower full-arch teeth replacements, do they both have to be done at the same time?

In many cases, where the patient has several broken or missing teeth or has an uneven bite, it is best to do both arches at the same time to avoid compromising the final result. This allows us to control the patient’s biting plane and bite.

Doing both arches at the same time is a complex procedure, and is beyond the skill level of most dentists. However, Dr. Katz will use his experience, treatment protocols, and judgement in determining if two jaw cases can be done in one day. In other instances, treatment can be sequenced to meet the financial, health, or other individual needs of the patient.

Are some people not candidates for the “All-On-4” Procedure?

Very few people who need a full arch of replacement teeth are not candidates for the “All-On-4” Treatment Protocol. However, each candidate is fully evaluated to determine the most appropriate plan of treatment to address their individual dental needs.

Importantly, Dr. Katz requires all candidates to be stable medically before entering treatment. That may entail contacting your physician about any existing medical conditions, and getting your doctor to provide medical clearance.

In some Cases, the “All-On-4” Treatment Protocol is not the indicated treatment approach. Based upon dental condition, some people are better off being treated with conventional dental procedures done by their dental practitioners. We initially determine the appropriate treatment approach at the consultation appointment, and confirm that treatment plan at the Prosthetic Evaluation.

For a complimentary evaluation, please contact our office today!

Comparison of Dental Implant Options Available with Dr. Katz’s Method of Modern Dental Implants

(All photos from the perspective of looking up at the palate.)

The “Platinum Standard” Non-Removable PORCELAIN Implant Teeth
No Plastic, No Gagging, Feels and Looks Like Natural Teeth

The “Gold Standard” Non-Removable ACRYLIC Implant Teeth
95% Less Plastic than a Denture, Feels and Looks Like Natural Teeth

The “18th Century Standard” A Denture
Bulky, Gags, Interferes with Taste, Unhygienic, Denture Goop-Glue Required