Same Day Dental Implants, Louisville

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 “Teeth in a Day” Implants?

The All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” procedure allows most patients to get all remaining teeth removed, dental implants placed, and a stunning, fixed, functional smile delivered in a single day! The All-On-4 procedure has the ability to not only provide patients with a stunning smile, but also provide a renewed outlook on life. We see countless patients suffering with extensive decay, failing or old dental work, and fractured teeth. For them, All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” is the ideal solution to have a new smile and fix the dental problems that have bothered them for years.

 

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

How All-On-4 Dental Implants Work

This technique includes removing all remaining teeth, adding 4-6 implants per arch, and affixing a low-profile bridge to the implants. The implants are often added at specific angles to avoid the patient’s sinuses. This also avoids the need for expensive bone grafts with lengthy healing times.

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

Am I a Candidate?

Most people will be a candidate for this procedure. The doctor will use a combination of angled and straight implants to avoid the sinuses and engage the strongest bone. Utilizing this technique often eliminates the need for costly and lengthy sinus augmentation bone grafts.

Our doctor will perform a complete assessment during your free consultation to see if All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” is the right option for you.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

All-On-4 Cost

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

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Our pricing is the best in Louisville while also providing the best final result. We can accomplish 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. Our team has 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 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 durability, appearance, and resistance to staining. Upgrading to these materials often costs significantly more at competing locations. At Louisville 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 Payment & Financing Options

Dental implants are a significant investment in yourself, and being able to divide this investment into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more obtainable and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans covering either all or part of the dental implant treatment.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to eat with my new teeth from day one?

Yes! However, while your implants and new teeth are securely in place from day one, we do ask that you stick to a softer diet throughout the 4 month healing timeframe. What exactly does that mean? A general rule of thumb is that you can eat anything that can be can cut with the side of a plastic fork. We ask this because you're investing into a treatment that could last for many decades, possibly the rest of your life, and keeping to a softer diet initially will allow the best possible integration of your implants into the bone and help ensure a wonderful long-term outcome.

For how long has this procedure been available?

This transformative procedure was developed by Portuguese dentist Paolo Malo in the 1990s. Since that time, it has been safely performed on hundreds of thousands of individuals all the while being improved upon to what we use today.

How do I care for my new teeth?

Maintaining your implants is simple, but consistency is the key. Just like how we are supposed to routinely brush and floss natural teeth, you should do the same with your new teeth and implants. Just a few minutes a day is all you will need to keep your dental implants healthy. 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 daily is all it will take.

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

Other than that, regularly follow up with your doctor consistently during the year for quick evaluations of your new implant teeth.

What will my new implant teeth feel like?

Your new implant bridges will bring a new sensation and will take a few days or sometimes a few weeks to adjust to.

Will there be a lot of pain involved in this procedure?

While there will be moderate pain, it is similar to the pain of typical dental extractions. We use a combination of medications to help control pain and keep our patients as comfortable as we can.

Can I expect pain after this procedure?

While experiences will vary some, most patients should expect some discomfort and slight swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the next day for their post op exam reporting minimal discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help reduce any discomfort. Also, if you are a good candidate for it, the doctor will give you a steroid injection which will: help with pain and swelling for the first few days.

What recovery time can I expect for dental implants?

Experiences will vary from person to person, but, most often, the recovery period is faster and easier with All-on-4 implants than other full arch or full mouth restoration options. This is mainly thanks to the bridges being attached directly to your jaws via the implants. Conventional dentures and implant dentures both require recovery periods during which time they are able to shift and lead to sore spots. The pain should decline mostly within one to two, with complete healing commonly after six months.

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

Our practice is limited to dental implants and prosthetics. Dental implants, and especially "teeth-in-a-day," are our passion, and our team is constantly working to ensure our patients get the best results possible. Many dental practices will often refer you to multiple providers, use outside labs, and have inconsistent pricing. They will take several months or even years to complete your procedure all the while charging you 50-100% more. Your doctor will perform the procedure from surgery to final teeth. We have an on-site prosthetics lab and experienced lab technician, along with affordable and transparent pricing. By offering all this under one roof, we are able to deliver the best service at the best price.

What is the difference between your practice and corporate implant offices?

Louisville Dentures and Implants has the same advantages of the corporate implant centers by limiting our practice to dental prosthetics and implants. Our office has an in-house lab, very competitive pricing, and offer teeth the same day. The advantage is, our office is privately owned, and each and every patient will be seen by our doctor. We focus on the happiness of our patients instead of monthly quotas, cost cutting, and shareholders. With corporate implant centers, there is no guarantee that you will be seen by the same doctor who has the great online reviews or whom your friend recommended you to see. Our doctor oversees your complete procedure and the team will do everything we can to make sure you are thrilled with your new 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 the All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day " procedure. Please proceed cautiously at any office that recommends mini dental implants as a permanent implant solution. These have a very high failure and complication rate.

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

How frequently should I have my new teeth cleaned professionally?

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

Can implants fail?

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

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

If an implant fails during the first year, our doctor will replace it at no cost to you.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

Excess saliva is completely normal when you first have an implant placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as foreign material and is trying to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should decrease within 2-3 days.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. Click here to learn more about your options. This medicine will help relax you and typically makes it so you won't remember your 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 your 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 dental implants the day of the procedure?

In most cases these will be attached immediately. In certain cases, mainly dependent on your bone quality and volume, we would not be able to attach your bridge(s) the same day and you will need to wear a temporary healing denture while your implants bond to your bone. Our doctor will review this thoroughly during your exam.

How long can I expect to bleed after surgery?

Substantial bleeding will stop before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after your procedure. In addition, you'll most likely see 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 heavy bleeding continues, 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 patience and practice to get used to your prosthetic teeth. All that being said, since these are firmly anchored to your jaw, All-On-4 teeth will be the easiest to get comfortable with of all our full-arch restoration options.

Will I know how to talk with my new 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 most difficult to pronounce. Practicing words like "stupendous" and "Mississippi" can help you get accustomed to your prosthetic teeth. In some cases, patients may have a small lisp long-term with All-On-4 upper teeth.

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

You should expect to wait 6 weeks after the procedure before beginning to clean a water flosser.

Am I too young for this procedure?

No, this is not only for seniors. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, and 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be quite beneficial to your long-term physical health, and being able to laugh, converse, and smile confidently with teeth you’re proud of can benefit your psychological health.

What items should I have ready ahead of my procedure?

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

What will my new teeth be made of?

The final bridge is made from zirconia. Zirconia is much stronger and more resistant to staining and wear than traditional acrylic All-On-4 teeth that many providers offer. If you select another office, make sure you know what kind of teeth you will be getting. If you do decide on acrylic denture teeth with a titanium bar at another office, you can expect to see staining around the teeth and to replace them every five to ten years. Also, make sure you know the total price you're going to pay for the operation, temporary teeth, and final teeth. Some providers will charge you a base fee only for you to discover owe an additional five to fifteen thousand dollars for your final teeth.

How much does the All-On-4 procedure cost?

The entire cost for the single arch (upper or lower) is $19,900. For both upper and lower arches, the total cost will be $39,000. Both prices include removing any remaining teeth, placing the implants, same day fixed temporary teeth, and your fixed permanent zirconia teeth. Many offices may charge an operation fee, temporary fee, and then surprise you at the end with yet another fee for your permanent teeth. Our pricing is fully transparent, and we will never surprise you with any extra fees.

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

The unique thing about this procedure, and what lets us attach to your implants immediately, is that all of your implants will be rigidly splinted together by the new teeth (the implant bridge). This process prevents the micro-movement of the implants that can lead to early failure. Essentially, your implants and dental bridge support one another.

Your dental implants will be made from titanium, the same metal used in replacement hip and knee joints, so your bone will naturally grow around and attach to them over time.

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

Many patients who have been told they aren't candidates for other dental implants are actually fantastic candidates for our "Teeth in a Day" procedure. The combination of using angled implants and using the front of the jaw bone where the bone is more dense lets us perform this procedure for many patients that thought it was not an option for them. Our team can typically perform the procedure without needing expensive grafting which delays treatment by months or even years. Please come see us for a free implant exam to learn if you're a candidate.

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

Yes! Completing all steps in the same day is our preferred way of performing this procedure with an ideal final result. With the leading implants and materials available today, there is typically no reason for you to wait months or even years to go through the process like you had to do in the past.

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

No, the doctor is a general dentist who 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 very select cases, the doctor will collaborate with other dental specialists to ensure that our patients receive the best possible treatment for their situation.

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

Because of the high number of these procedures we perform and limiting our practice exclusively these procedures, we have advantages that other practices do not have. Our office has in-house lab and lab technician and a single dentist who performs the procedure start to finish. Because of these efficiencies, we are able to offer dental implant procedures for our patients at the most competitive pricing available. Not only do we have the best prices, we also use the best quality dental implants and materials.

Do you have payment plans?

Yes. Our practice offers multiple payment plans including third party financing. We work with our patients in any way possible to get them smiling again.

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Does your practice provide warranties or guarantees?

If a dental implant should fail to integrate we will replace it at no cost. Our office warranties the final bridge for 5 years. To keep this warranty, patients must return every 6 months for maintenance and hygiene of their bridges/implants. This 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 procedure take?

Typically the surgery takes about 1 hour per arch. Then, the lab portion of making your teeth takes about 2 hours. If we start in the morning, for a single upper or lower arch, patients are often done by lunch time. If we are replacing both top and bottom teeth, we usually finish around 2:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon. Much of this time is waiting for the teeth to be produced in our lab and trying them in to be certain your smile is exactly how you want it. It is a long day, but will definitely be worth the final product!

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

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

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

While this can be a good fit for some patients, in the rare case of complications or teeth breaking, it can be very difficult to deal with if you traveled thousands of miles away or out of the country. Most local practices will not be willing to repair another office'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 learn what you like/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 exciting to get your final teeth immediately, it does come with some serious drawbacks that cannot be ignored.

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

No, they are rigidly attached to your dental implants, which are rigidly anchored in your jaw. If your All-On-4 teeth begin moving for any reason, call our office so we can schedule an exam.

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

This is referred to as "teeth in a day" because you are receiving a set of implant-supported functional prosthetic temporary teeth in one day. Since there can often significant 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 the temporary teeth get damaged?

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

Can the final teeth get damaged?

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

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 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 dental 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 included in your long-term hygiene regimen.

How long should I take off work to recover after surgery?

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

“Teeth-in-a-Day” Procedure 

Timeline

The procedure itself usually takes between four and six hours depending if 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 the new implants. You will wear the temporary bridge(s) for 4 months to allow time for your implants to fuse with the bone and for your jaws and gums to heal into a strong, long-term position before we fabricate your permanent teeth. Having this recovery time ensures the best possible fit for your final teeth. After this healing time, we will begin producing your permanent bridge(s). This involves multiple appointments over a 5-6 week period, during which time you’ll help our team 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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