“DuraSmile” and “All on 4” are terms used to describe a procedure that allows patients to receive beautiful teeth in just one surgical procedure You may hear of other versions of this procedure such as “Teeth in an Hour,“ “Dental Implants in One Day,“ “Teeth In One Day,“ “Teeth In One Visit.” While they go by many names, all refer to a one-day implant treatment, which restores a full arch of replacement teeth.
The DuraSmile treatment concept utilizes four dental implants to attach your new set of permanent replacement teeth in a minimally invasive way. The dental implants used in this procedure are specially designed for immediate function and typically do not require bone grafting. This treatment is attractive for those patients with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. If you are about to lose your teeth or have many missing teeth, the DuraSmile-procedure can help you achieve a beautiful smile and teeth in just one surgical procedure.
Unlike other approaches that involve more laborious and costly techniques often requiring bone grafting, sinus lifts, and eight or more implants per arch, which can take up to 3 years to complete treatment. Our Crowns Now, doctors use this proven technique that involves only four specially placed implants without the need for bone grafts and sinus lifts. Your new teeth can be completed in just a surgical procedure.
The end result is a solid base of teeth that are fixed in place and cannot be removed by the patient. It means reduced healing times allowing our patients to regain their original youthful smile and original function faster, more reliably. The DuraSmile technique is FDA approved and has a long history of success.
DuraSmile dental implants are placed during an outpatient surgical procedure in our Crowns Now Surgical Suite. Most patients will want to take advantage of some sort of sedation for this procedure, in addition to the local anesthetic that will be used.Learn more about Sedation Dentistry – or “Sleep Dentistry” – here.
Before leaving the Crowns Now office, the patient is fitted with a fixed. After you have healed for 2- 6 months, you will return for a second stronger more precise, customized beautiful set of teeth
In addition to the short treatment time frame, The DuraSmile implants have a number of advantages over conventional dentures:
A full set of dentures allows for about 10%-20% of chewing capacity compared to a full set of natural teeth. This means a softer diet, which may eliminate some of the foods that you’re accustomed to eating. With permanent dental implants, you can regain your self-confidence and 90%-100% of your chewing ability. Eat the foods you once enjoyed. More often than not, denture wearers complain that their denture ends up “flopping around a lot.” A denture is a last resort. This state-of-the-art technique is specifically designed for individuals to re-establish their chewing function, stop bone loss and the effects of aging.
If you are interested in the DuraSmile dental procedure, get in touch with us today to arrange a free consultation. A doctor at Crowns Now will speak you in-depth about your dental history, your requirements and concerns and explain all your treatment options to you so can come to an informed decision. Call today for your free consultation and to learn more about our dental implant services.