Same Day Dental Implants, Idaho Falls

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 “Teeth in a Day,” All-On-4 procedure allows most patients to get any remaining teeth removed, dental implants inserted, and a stunning, fixed, functional smile delivered in a single day! The All-On-4 procedure has the ability to not only give patients a gorgeous smile, but also provide a new outlook on life. We see countless patients suffering with extensive decay, failing or old dental work, or fractured teeth. For these patients, All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” is the perfect solution to obtain a new smile and correct 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 come in and out of the mouth like a denture.
  • No lengthy recovery times before you can use your dental implants.
  • Does not cover the roof of your mouth!
  • Best chewing ability of all full arch/full mouth tooth replacement choices.
  • Requires 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

The procedure includes removing any remaining teeth, placing 4-6 implants per arch, and affixing a low-profile bridge to those implants. The implants are often placed at specific angles to avoid the patient’s sinuses. This also removes the necessity for expensive bone grafts with extended recovery times.

The traditional All-On-4 treatment involves four implants and acrylic denture teeth over a titanium frame. Our doctor has improved this procedure based on knowledge and experience to provide an improved outcome for our patients. At Idaho Falls Dentures and Implants, we carefully review each and every case and base our treatment on each individual patient’s anatomy. The doctor will place between four and six implants per arch and temporary fixed bridges will be added while the implants integrate with the jawbones and your mouth heals. Once your healing is finished, the doctor and lab technician will design your final teeth with zirconia, which is much more stable than the traditional acrylic (plastic) denture teeth offered at most other dental implant practices. Zirconia also provides a more realistic, life-like finished product and is more sanitary and resistant to discoloration. This means they will last longer and look better than the acrylic/titanium hybrid bridges you find at other dental implant practices.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Most patients will be a candidate for this procedure. Our doctor will use a blend of angled and straight implants to avoid the sinuses and engage the strongest bone. Applying this technique often removes the need for costly and lengthy sinus augmentation bone grafts.

Your doctor will perform a detailed 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 are needed, fixed temporary teeth, and fixed final teeth.

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This pricing is the best in Idaho Falls while also offering the best final result. We are able to accomplish this by having a highly trained dentist who does the full procedure from start to finish along with an experienced 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 the final teeth, you, your dentist, and our in-house lab technician will work together to design your perfect smile. While competing practices still use acrylic denture teeth over titanium bars, our office uses zirconia which offers the best in durability, appearance, and resistance to staining. Upgrading to these materials usually costs much more at other practices. At Idaho Falls 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 smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more available and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing providers to provide payment plans to cover either all or part of your dental implant treatment.

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

Will I be able to eat with my new teeth the same day?

Yes! However, although your dental implants and new teeth are firmly in place from day one, we kindly request that you keep up a soft foods diet throughout the four month healing period. What exactly do we mean? A good general rule is that you can eat anything which you can cut with a plastic fork. The reason for this is that you're investing into something which can last you many decades, even the rest of your life, and maintaining a softer diet initially will allow the best union your implants into your bone and help establish a fantastic long-term outcome.

How long has this procedure been around?

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

How do I care for my dental implants?

Maintaining your implants is simple, however staying consistent is key. Similar to how we’re supposed to regularly floss and brush natural teeth, you should do this with the new implants and teeth. Only few minutes a day is all it will take to keep your mouth and implants healthy. Brushing your bridges with a soft bristle tooth brush and cleaning beneath them with a water flosser (WaterPik is a well-known and popular brand) a few times daily is all it takes.

Tobacco can escalate the possibility of implant complications, so we recommend not smoking with your dental implants. Patients with diabetes should also be aware of a heightened risk for complications with dental implants. Controlling your diabetes is paramount for the long-term success of your new implants.

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

What do the new implant bridges feel like?

The new implant bridges will be a new sensation which will take a few days or sometimes a few weeks to become accustomed to.

Can I expect a lot of pain involved in this procedure?

While you can expect moderate pain, it is similar to the pain associated with 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 your experience may vary, most patients should expect some discomfort and slight swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the next day for their follow-up appointment reporting minimal pain. All patients are prescribed medication for pain 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 discomfort and swelling for the first few days.

What is the recovery time like with this procedure?

Experiences will vary from patient to patient, but, most often, the recovery period is faster and easier with this procedure compared to other full arch or full mouth restoration options. This is mostly due to the bridges being attached directly to the bone via your implants. Traditional dentures and implant dentures both require adjustment periods during which time they can move and lead to sore spots. The pain should subside mostly within 1-2 weeks, with full healing commonly after 6 months.

What is the difference between Idaho Falls Dentures and Implants and a traditional dental office that has a wide range of dental services?

Our practice is limited to dental implants and prosthetics. Dental implants, and particularly "teeth-in-a-day," are our passion, and our team is regularly working to ensure our patients get the best results possible. Many offices will often refer you to multiple providers, use outside labs, and have inconsistent pricing. They can take several months or even years to finish your procedure while charging you 50-100% more. Your doctor will perform your procedure from surgery to final teeth. We provide an on-site lab and expert lab technician, to provide affordable and transparent pricing. By having all this at one location, our practice is able to deliver a premium service at an affordable price.

What is the difference between your practice and corporate dental implant practices?

Idaho Falls Dentures and Implants has the same advantages of the national implant centers by limiting our practice to dental implants and prosthetics. We have an in-house lab, competitive pricing, and same day teeth. However, our office is privately owned, and every single patient will be seen exclusively by our doctor. We focus on the satisfaction of our patients instead of monthly quotas, cost cutting, and shareholders. At corporate dental implant practices, there is no guarantee that you'll be treated by the same provider that has the great reviews or whom your friend recommended you to see. Our doctor oversees your complete procedure and the team will do everything to make sure you are happy with your new smile and treat you like family.

How does this compare to mini dental implants? Or snap in dentures?

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 restoration 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. We also provide this option and have an entire page dedicated to snap-in dentures if you would like to learn more. These can be a more affordable alternative to All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day" dental implants.

How often should I get my dental implants professionally cleaned?

You should (visit us every six months to have your implants examined and cleaned. This will help ensure the longevity of your new implants and teeth.

Can implants fail?

Although titanium dental implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things that may contribute to failure:

  • Failure to integrate into the bone
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

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

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is completely normal when you first have a prosthesis placed in your mouth. Your mouth senses it as foreign material and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should decrease within a few days.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, we do, however, offer both IV and oral conscious sedatives. Click here to learn more about the options. The medication will help relax you and often makes it so you won't remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver both ways for your procedure, because of 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 situations, mostly depending on your bone quality and volume, we would be unable to attach your bridge(s) the same day and you will need to wear a temporary healing denture while your new implants bond to your bone. Your doctor will review this in-depth during your examination.

How long can I expect to bleed after surgery?

Significant 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 have increased salivation when we first place your temporary teeth. When this increased saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like more blood than it is. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

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

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

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

Again, this will take a little time, but with some patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the trickiest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "stupendous" and "Mississippi" will help you get used to your new teeth. In some cases, patients may have a small lisp long-term with All-On-4 upper teeth.

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

You should expect to wait six weeks after the procedure before you begin cleaning with a water flosser.

I feel like I’m too young for this procedure?

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

What should I have ready ahead of my procedure?

  • Ice packs

  • Wash cloths you don’t mind throwing away

  • Comfortable clothes you wouldn't mind throwing out

  • Soft foods (see list above)

What will my replacement teeth be made from?

The final bridge is made out of zirconia. Zirconia is a much stronger and more stain resistant material than conventional acrylic All-On-4 teeth that other offices provide. If you select a competing office, make sure you know what kind of material they will be using. If you do decide on acrylic prosthetic teeth with a titanium bar at a different office, expect to have staining surrounding your teeth and to replace them every five to ten years. Also, be certain you understand the total price you're going to pay for the procedure, temporary teeth, and final prosthetics. Other offices may charge you a surgery/temporary fee only for you to discover owe an additional five to fifteen thousand dollars for your final teeth.

How much can I expect to pay for the All-On-4, "Teeth in a Day" procedure?

The full cost for a single arch (upper or lower) is $19,900. For both arches, the total cost will be $39,000. These prices include the removal of any remaining teeth, placing the implants, same day fixed temporary teeth, and the fixed permanent zirconia teeth. Other practices will charge a surgery fee, temporary teeth fee, and then surprise you afterward with another fee for your final teeth. Our pricing is completely transparent, and we will not surprise you with any extra fees.

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

What is unique about this procedure, and what allows us to attach to your implants immediately, is that all of the implants will be rigidly splinted together 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 bridge support one another.

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

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

Many patients who have been advised they aren't candidates for dental implants are actually good candidates for our All-On-4 procedure. A 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 this was not an option. We can typically perform this procedure without needing expensive grafting which delays treatment by months or even years. Please come see us for a free dental exam to see if you are a candidate.

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

Yes! Completing all steps in the same day is our preferred method of doing this procedure to support an ideal outcome. With the state-of-the-art 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 patients experienced in the past.

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

No, our doctor is a general dentist who limits their practice exclusively to dental implantology and prosthetics. Dental implantology is their passion, and they have placed more dental implants than most specialists and other general dentists. In limited select cases, they will collaborate with other dental specialists to ensure that our patients receive 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 offices?

By performing a high number of these procedures and limiting our practice to dental implants, we have advantages that other offices do not have. 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 All-on-4 "Teeth in a Day" procedures for our patients at the most competitive pricing available. Not only do we have the best prices, we also use the best quality implants and zirconia teeth.

Do you have payment plans?

Yes. Our practice offers multiple payment options 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 guarantees or warranties?

If a dental implant fails to integrate we will replace it at no cost. We warranty the final dental bridge for 5 years. To keep this warranty, our patients must return to the office every 6 months for hygiene and maintenance of their bridges and implants. The warranty does not apply to patients who continue to use nicotine products or have uncontrolled diabetes or develop other uncontrolled systemic conditions that compromise their implants.

How long does the procedure take?

Usually the surgery is about 1 hour per arch. Then, the lab portion of making your teeth takes another 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 top and bottom teeth, we typically finish around 2:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon. Most of this time is waiting for your 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 it in the end!

What if I don’t like my new teeth?

We do everything possible to ensure you love your new teeth. The teeth you get the day of surgery are only a temporary/transitional set. When we fabricate your final teeth, you will have full control of the design and appearance of them.

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

While this is a good service for many 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 dentists will not be willing to repair another practice's work. A major advantage of having a transitional set of fixed teeth on the day of your surgery is that you get to test them out and see 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’s great to get your final teeth immediately, doing this can come with some serious drawbacks that cannot be ignored.

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

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

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

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

Can my temporary teeth get damaged?

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

Can the permanent teeth be damaged?

While it is possible for zirconia and nano-ceramic to get damaged, it’s extremely 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, not. Since your current implants will not be the correct position that this procedure requires, and since bone reduction will be necessary, we cannot use your existing implants and they will most likely need to be removed.

Are my All-On-4 bridges removable?

No, you cannot remove the prosthetics yourself. Only the dentist is able to remove them. They are secured to your implants.

Can food get under my All-On-4 bridge(s)?

Yes, any dental prosthetic can get some amount of food under it. You can rinse with water to remove food from under your bridge(s), and cleaning every day with a water flosser will be part of your long-term hygiene regimen.

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

Of all full arch replacement options, All-On-4 tends to have the shortest time required to recover. Usually 4-7 days is enough. That being said, since there is always a 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 typically takes between four and six hours depending on whether you are having a single arch treated (upper or lower) or both arches (full mouth). When you leave our office, the temporary teeth will be securely attached to your new implants. You will wear the temporary bridge(s) for 4 months which provides time for the implants to fuse with your bone and for your jaws and gums to heal into a stable, long-term position before we make your permanent bridge(s). Allowing this healing time ensures the best possible fit for the final bridge(s). After the recovery time, we will begin producing the final teeth. This involves a few appointments over a five to six 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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