Teeth-in-a-Day & All-On-4® Dental Implants in Orange County
Losing your teeth can be devastating, and living without your smile for an extended period of time can be quite challenging. At Facer Hales Parker Dentistry, we will evaluate your smile and explain all available tooth replacement options. We will spend the time with you to help determine the best solution for your specific oral needs. If you are missing several or all teeth, you should consider Teeth-in-a-Day or All-on-4® dental implants. Performing this procedure following tooth loss will have the best results.
What is "Teeth-in-a-Day?"
Teeth-in-a-Day is a process that streamlines the usual dental implant treatment for replacing all your teeth. Instead of removing the teeth, placing dental implants, designing the denture, then attaching the denture over several months, Teeth-in-a-Day can give you a perfect smile in one day. We immediately place a 3D printed, resin bridge fixed to your implants same day. Once your smile has fully healed, we transition to a porcelain or zirconia bridge. Call to see why Dr. Parker is your implant dentist in Orange County, CA!
All-On-4® Dental Implants
All-on-4® dental implants provide you with a minimally invasive method and an alternative to full-mouth dental implants. All-on-4® uses four implants to help support a full arch on the upper or lower jaw with non-removable teeth. This dental implant method allows our clients to have a beautiful smile and a complete set of teeth without having to go through multiple surgeries. All-on-4® and Teeth-in-a-Day dental implants allow our clients to receive the smile they’ve always wanted, all during one appointment at our Ladera Ranch implant dentistry practice.
How Does Teeth-in-a-Day Work?
Traditional dental implants can take up to four to nine months to fully complete, but Teeth-in-a-Day and All-on-4® will allow you to leave our dental office with a beautiful smile. Our friendly team of dental assistants will capture a CT scan of your jawbone to tell us where dental implant dentist Dr. Parker can place the implants. Once you receive your initial plan and make financial arrangements, we will remove any damaged teeth, place dental implant posts, and a 3D printed bridge of teeth is attached to the implants to help provide reliable function. While your implants heal, you will visit our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Parker at Facer Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch, CA, several times to ensure everything is going smoothly. When the time is right, we will take more digital scans of the implants and tissue, in order to fabricate and deliver your final porcelain bridge of teeth.
The process may seem long or confusing, but our dental implants dentist will work with you one-on-one so you can understand every step of the process. Contact our office today to learn more about our Teeth-in-a-Day or All-on-4® dental implants or schedule an appointment.
Your initial evaluation involves a sit-down with Orange County Implant Dentist Dr. Parker and your patient concierge. With modern technology, your initial examination is comfortable and easy. With a CBCT, we evaluate all of your anatomy and can begin to strategize rebuilding your teeth. With photos, we are able to assess the esthetic presentation you have and how to design a natural, full smile. Bring your questions and concerns to this appointment and we start the conversation so you know you are making the right decision for you. We will discuss all the financial arrangements specific to your case at this visit.
Step Two happens all behind the scenes. Implant dentist Dr. Lincoln Parker plans the surgery and teeth from start to finish. He communicates with his digital lab about the potential challenges your case may present so we are ready for anything during the process. All the implants, abutments, and surgical needs are ordered and prepared for your new smile!
Dr. Parker and all his experience with digital technology comes through for you to get the best possible outcome!
Today is the day for your new smile and teeth. Our anesthesiologist will be sedating you so you are safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. We will remove anything that will impede your future health and function. Implants are placed and then digital scans are made to fix the printed teeth to the implants as accurately as possible. The initial set of teeth are printed and fixed to the implants. You will be given all of your instructions and home care as well as any medications.
At this time, we will assess the healing, bite, and esthetics of the initial set of teeth. We will take digital scans and photos. From here we are able to start the process of building the final set of teeth which will be of a much stronger material and natural appearance. These final teeth are carefully crafted and designing them takes time to ensure longevity and ideal patient outcome. Zirconia is typically used.
The final teeth are completed and secured to your dental implants. From here, you walk out feeling and enjoying your new smile. Going forward, only periodic visits are needed to ensure the health of the dental implants and cleanliness is maintained. With these new teeth, you are secure to eat and treat life like you used to without the worry of a smile that isn’t show-worthy or healthy.
What does All on 4® Dental Implants Cost?
Full arch implant restoration cost can vary. In Southern California, patients will typically see the cost range from $15-75,000 per jaw or "arch." When choosing to do this treatment, you must consider the office location, the doctor and team providing the service, the technology utilized, and the materials chosen for your dental implants and teeth. There is no one who will take better care of you and your family than Dr. Lincoln Parker. His training and experience in communication, dental implant surgery, TMJ bite rehabilitation, and esthetics bring "The Parker Trifecta" to you. Your treatment cost will vary depending on your situation and we want you to feel 100% we are worth every penny spent on rehabiltating your smile!
Are There Payment Plans?
We understand that this treatment is extensive and can be outside of your budget. Because of that, we offer a variety of payment options. We are partnered with Prima Health and the majority of our patients qualify for their easy payment plan options. For our patients that need extra help, we also partner with Compassionate Finance.
Who Is A Candidate?
To be considered for All on 4 Dental Implants, your teeth are beyond repair, you have no remaining teeth, and you have bone that can receive dental implants. There are health considerations to consider. Smoking, diabetes, and osteoporosis can present difficulties in achieving a good outcome.
Our typical dental implant patient in Orange County has tried to keep their teeth but life and other circumstances just made it too difficult. We are here to walk you through the emotional process of this transition and get you to a restored life!
Tooth Material Options
Traditional All on 4 dental implant restorations or Teeth in a Day were made of acrylic. Utilizing messy impression material and other analog options, it took longer and was less hygienic than it is now.
With digital scanning technology, Dr. Parker skips the analog and keeps your whole process in the digital world. This means your initial set of teeth is 3D printed out of a strong, smooth resin. This allows for more accurate fitting and easier cleaning. This leads to faster and better healing.
Then the final set of teeth are made of the highest quality porcelain, zirconia. It is night and day, the difference and advances that our dental implant in Ladera Ranch office and Dr. Parker can bring to you!
What Are The Benefits
Patients seek us because they are no longer able to chew comfortably, smile in front of friends, and are frustrated with the constant breakdown of their teeth. The benefits of teeth in a day dental implants in Orange County are restoring normal life with your teeth! You can chew and eat whatever you would like, you no longer have to worry about cavities, you can laugh and smile confidently again.
Maintenance is relatively easy and we'll coach you through how to. The rest of your life is waiting for you!
What Technology Is Used?
Digital technology and newer materials have really changed things for dental patients and doctors. At Facer Hales Parker Dentistry near Mission Viejo, CA some of the latest advancements in technology can be enjoyed. It starts with the CBCT 3D x-ray to give the most detail of your jaw bone anatomy. Then we utilize photos and an intra-oral scan to create digital models of your face and teeth. During surgery, a 3D printed surgical guide will be used.
After the implants are placed, we use photogrammetry scanning as well as intra-oral scanning to plot the 3D position of the implants. This allows for the most accurate imaging, accuracy and positon possible!
Teeth-in-a-Day and All-on-4® is a procedure that takes quite a bit of time to perform. There are many factors to consider and it is extremely detailed. Because of the amount of time it takes we bring in a medical doctor anesthesiologist to keep you monitored and comfortable for the procedure. Conscious sedation is another option that could work if you only need a single jaw or arch done to the shorter procedure time.
What are the Cons?
Any procedure performed on our teeth and gums comes with risks as well. It is important to be informed of the negative aspects of treatment as well. Once all of your teeth are removed, there is no going back and so for some patients, this can be too emotional or difficult a decision to make. Learning how to clean around a fixed bridge on implants is a transition and that effort must be considered as well. While the teeth are made out of extremely strong materials, they can still break under too much stress. If it does break, it will need to be completely replaced and that potential cost will need to be considered as well.
Why "The Parker Trifecta"
Dental implant dentist Dr. Lincoln Parker brings his unique experience to you for your full arch implant rehabilitation. His advanced training in cosmetic dentistry in Orange County, CA brings smile design and natural tooth effects to you. His advanced training in TMJ pain and bite rehabilitation brings to you a doctor with knowledge in how to get your bite to function ideally. His vast surgical training and in-operatory experience provides you the confidence you need going into the procedure.
What do I need to know?At Facer Hales Parker Dentistry, our dental implants can help achieve the smile of your dreams through dental implant placement. Do you want to feel happier, more comfortable, and overall confident? Your smile can be the first thing people notice about you so let’s make it the best it can be! Let us help you restore the function of your teeth to eat all the foods you have been avoiding.
What are dental implants?Dental Implants replace teeth with a titanium structure that is placed in the bone to mimic the roots of your teeth. They can be for any adult 18 years or older and allow that person to confidently live their life to the fullest by smiling, eating, laughing, talking, with confidence!
Dental Implant Eligibility: Who can get them?Any adult who is healthy enough to undergo a dental or oral surgery can be considered for dental implants! The patients should have sufficient bone to hold the implant. Our expert implant dentists will require the patient to have good oral hygiene and attend regular dental visits. After dental implants have been placed and restored our expert implant dentists encourage regular oral hygiene appointments. Eligibility for dental implants can completely depend on our expert implant dentist’s discretion. Some patients may not be considered eligible for dental implants. Our expert implant dentists will take a thorough look through a patient’s entire health history. Some patients with uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, blood clotting disorders, drug abuse, smoking, or any problems with their immune system may not be considered eligible but this is completely up to our expert implant dentist’s discretion.
When should you get dental implants?There are many reasons to get dental implants. Whether you’ve had dental trauma or want to feel comfortable with your mouth again! Several reasons people consider dental implants can include: Dental trauma, tooth loss, no longer wanting dentures. Depending on the reason why you want to get dental implants can affect when you should get them. If you have lost teeth then you will want to get dental implants as soon as possible because the bone could sink down and deteriorate. If your bones are insufficient and are not in good shape then you may not qualify for dental implants without another procedure. If you do not have sufficient bone you may need an initial bone replacement procedure to qualify for dental implants. The short answer when you should get dental implants is ASAP before you could become ineligible!
What are the benefits of dental implants?You should feel confident with your smile that should last a lifetime! There are lifelong benefits of getting dental implants that can impact your overall quality of life. · Improved Overall Quality of Life: Dental Implants allow your smile and teeth to function normally which can increase your comfort and confidence. · Improve your Appearance: Getting dental implants preserves bone and prevents further deterioration of the facial structure. With dental implants, wrinkles and other facial structures will stay in place and you can look years younger! · Eliminate Health Issues: having dental implants will improve your overall health.
How are dental implants done? What is the procedure?The dental implant surgery is performed in our dental office. Either way that the surgery is performed, the intention is that our expert dentist will replace tooth roots with metal, screwlike posts, and replace damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like real ones.
What are the steps to get dental implants?Step 1: Initial Consultation At this appointment our patient concierge and our expert implant dentists will evaluate and prepare you for your dental implant procedure! The initial consultation will not take long unless bone grafting is necessary then it could take 3-6 months. This can be the most exciting part of the Dental Implant process, you can start to envision your confident life just around the corner! Step 2: Procedure The procedure itself takes 1 to 2 hours. You can be asleep during the procedure by using anesthesia or sedation (oral or IV). Many patients will use local anesthetic/freezing which is a popular way to control any pain. The procedure will be virtually painless and quick! Step 3: Follow-up Visit After the procedure, there will be a healing time which could be from 3-5 months but you can start eating again within 24 hours! Our expert implant dentists will require a few follow-up visits to monitor the dental implant healing.
How much are dental implants?The cost of dental implants will vary depending on the difficulty of the procedure. Typically, a single dental implant completed with a crown can range from $2,000-$4,000. This price includes the cost of the surgery, implant, all the components, and the implant crown. Unfortunately, generally, dental insurance does not pay for this procedure but the typical way to pay for a dental implant is through optional 3rd party financing offered by our office. Click Here
What types of dental implants are there?There are three main types of dental implants: endosteal, subperiosteal, and zygomatic. Endosteal Implants Endosteal implants are the most common and highly utilized type of dental implants. They are suited for most patients but require an adequate amount of bone for the implant to integrate/fuse into. These implants are the foundation for the final post and crown. Dental implants are shaped like artificial roots. The type of endosteal implant selected is based on the amount of bone, the quality of bone, and our expert implant dentists expectations of how the final restoration will look, feel, and function. Subperiosteal Implants Subperiosteal Implants are rarely used and are the main alternative to Endosteal Implants. This type of implant is the only procedure available when bone grafting and bone levels are inadequate. Two surgical procedures are required to make and insert a subperiosteal implant. Unlike standard implants, a subperiosteal must be custom-made to fit the contours of a particular person’s bone. Subperiosteal implants rest on top of the bone but are still under the gum. Zygomatic Implants Zygomatic implants are an alternative to the more traditional implants listed above and are the least common type of dental implant. These implants are anchored into the jawbone and After the surgery, fixed teeth can be replaced after three days. There are also two types of alternative non-removable denture dental implant techniques: All-on-4 and All-on-6 Implants All-on-Four or All-on-Six dental implant-supported dentures have advantages over both a full set of dental implants and traditional non-supported dentures. § Unlike regular dentures, All-on-Four or All-on-Six dentures don’t require relining or replacement on a regular basis, and don’t have to be removed daily for cleaning. Instead, as is common with dental implants, the full-bridge of teeth can be cared for in much the same way as your original teeth. § All-on-Four or All-on-Six implants also have advantages over a full set of individual dental implants. These implants are more cost-efficient and four can be supported by existing bone more readily than a full set, and the implants can possibly be set at an angle to utilize existing bone. There can be circumstances that the final bridge/fixed denture can be placed the same day or within a day or two. § Having this procedure as soon as possible after complete tooth loss is highly recommended, as the bone will not have less time to atrophy/deteriorate away and will still be able to support the dental implant procedure.
Why should I choose this treatment?· Can be placed and restored in as little as one day · Only requires 4 or 6 implants per arch · Feels & functions like natural teeth · Fixed into placed · Allows patients to eat the food they desire · Preserves facial structure · Long-term solution/most cost-effective · Risks of Getting Dental Implants · Dental implants have a high success rate, and failures are relatively rare. Issues include infection and poor healing, failure to integrate, underlying medical condition, lack of bone or excessive bone loss, implant breakage, or fracture. Our expert implant dentist will review with you if you are at risk for any of these and how to best mitigate and minimize the chance of them happening.
Are dental implants worth the investment?Dental implants provide individuals a lifetime of endless enjoyment of all aspects of life. The joy of being able to eat their favorite foods without worry or discomfort. People smile with total pride, confidence, and a new natural feeling and looking cosmetic appearance. Today’s modern procedures performed by our skilled expert implant dentists using quality materials, combine for very high success rates. Learn about how implants have changed the lives of some of the patients we’ve helped get dental implants.
How long do dental implants last?Implants usually last a lifetime as long as you are maintaining brushing, flossing, and routine dental appointments. The lifespan can be affected by several factors including smoking of any kind and drug abuse.
Can you break a dental implant?Dental Implants can break, although it’s very rare. The materials and technology used today make them very reliable.
Can a dental implant fall out?Most dental implant surgeries are successful with a failure rate of less than 5 percent! But if an implant does ever move or fall out then schedule an appointment with our expert dentist immediately.
Does food ever get under implants?Occasionally some type of food can get caught between the soft gum tissue and the implants. Some food such as popcorn husks or tiny seeds.
Can you get dental implants in a day?Yes, many dental implant procedures can be done in one clinical appointment. However, every case is different and our expert implant dentist will make the final determination. Typically, a traditional surgery requires placement of the implant and restoration/teeth placed 4-6 months this allows for the integration of the implant into the bone.
Do dental implants stay white?The crown/tooth placed on top of a dental implant does remain white. They are designed to resist typical staining, but over time calculus/tartar could build up and require routine dentist visits.
How long after dental implants can I eat again?Our expert dentist will give you a specific treatment recovery plan on average we recommend only eating soft foods until you have recovered from surgery. Typically, after all, dental surgery, a person should avoid spicy, or extra hot food or drinks. It’s often advised not to drink from a straw for 24 hours as well. Our expert implant dentist will provide specific directions for you to ensure a smooth recovery.
What are the best dental implants to get?There are many dental implants for different types of situations but experts have said that titanium screws with a permanent crown or implant-supported bridge are the most long-lasting option for most people. Our expert dentist will advise on the preferred methods and materials at your initial consultation.
Should I get a bridge or an implant?There are benefits of both, but ultimately our dentist will determine which procedure you are eligible for and which is right for you. Bridges do not require surgery but do require sufficient teeth that are not health compromised. Dental implants which do require surgery and recovery are a long-lasting solution.
How painful are dental implants?Most people do not experience much discomfort within 1-2 days after dental implant placement. Our dentist will prescribe you a pharmaceutical solution to handle the discomfort. Generally, after a few days, regular over-the-counter medications (Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen) can be useful for any discomfort.