Same Day Dental Implants, Grand Junction

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 All-On-4 Implants?

The All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” procedure allows most patients to get all remaining teeth removed, implants placed, and a gorgeous, permanent, functional smile delivered in only a single day! This procedure has the ability not only to give patients a stunning smile, but also give them a fresh outlook on life. We see countless patients suffering with extensive decay, old or failing dental work, and broken teeth. For them, All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” can be the perfect solution to obtain a new smile and correct the dental problems of the past.

 

  • Best looks/aesthetics | Looks and feels the most like natural teeth.
  • Non-removable | Doesn’t come in and out of your mouth like dentures.
  • No long healing times before you can use your dental implants.
  • Does not cover the roof of the mouth!
  • Best chewing ability of all full arch/full mouth tooth replacement options.
  • Needs the smallest amount of bone | Fantastic for people who have been told they don’t have enough bone for dental implants.
  • Taste your food better!

How All-On-4 Dental Implants Work

This technique involves removing any remaining teeth, adding 4-6 implants per arch, and affixing a low-profile bridge to the implants. The implants are often placed at specific angles to avoid the patient’s sinuses. This also removes the necessity for expensive bone grafting with lengthy recovery times.

The classical All-On-4 treatment involves four implants and acrylic denture teeth over a titanium frame. Our doctor has modified this procedure based on knowledge and experience to provide an even better outcome for our patients. At Grand Junction Dentures and Implants, we carefully analyze each and every case and base our treatment on the individual patient’s anatomy. Our doctor will place between four and six implants per arch and temporary fixed bridges will be used while the implants fuse with the jawbones and your mouth heals. Once your healing is complete, the doctor and lab technician will design your permanent teeth with zirconia, which is much more stable than the conventional acrylic (plastic) denture teeth offered at competing dental implant offices. Zirconia also provides a more realistic, life-like end result 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.

Am I a Candidate?

Most people will be a candidate for All-On-4 dental implants. The doctor will use a combination of straight and angled implants to avoid your sinuses and use the strongest bone. Using this method often eliminates the need for costly and lengthy sinus augmentation bone grafts.

Our doctor will perform a thorough assessment 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

Our pricing includes all extractions, as many implants as needed, fixed temporary teeth, and fixed permanent teeth.

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This pricing is the best in Grand Junction while also offering the best end result. We are able to achieve this by having a highly trained dentist who does the complete 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 many, many times.

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For your final teeth, you, the dentist, and the in-house lab technician will design your perfect smile together. While competing offices still use acrylic denture teeth over titanium bars, we use zirconia to provide the best in appearance, durability, and resistance to staining. Upgrading to these materials usually costs significantly more at competing practices. At Grand Junction 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 having the option to break this investment down 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 offer payment plans covering either all or part of the 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

Can I eat with my new teeth from day one?

Yes! However, even though your implants and new teeth are securely in place from day one, we kindly ask that you keep up a soft diet during the 4 month healing period. So what does that mean? A good general rule is you can eat any food you can cut with the side of a plastic fork. The reason for this is that you're investing into a treatment that can last you many decades, even the rest of your life, and maintaining a soft food diet initially will allow the best possible integration of your implants into the bone and help establish a wonderful long-term outcome.

How long has this procedure been available?

This life-changing procedure was pioneered by Portuguese dentist Paolo Malo in the 1990s. Since that time, this procedure has safely been performed on hundreds of thousands of people all the while being improved upon to the method you see today.

How do I care for my All-On-4 teeth?

Taking care of your new teeth is easy, but consistency is the key. Similar to how we are meant to regularly floss and brush natural teeth, you need do the same with the All-On-4 implants and teeth. Only few minutes daily is all it will take to keep your mouth and implants healthy. Regularly 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 that's required.

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

Other than that, regularly follow through with your doctor consistently during the year for quick evaluations of your new All-on-4 implants.

What do the new implant bridges feel like?

The new implant bridges will bring a new sensation which will take a few days or sometimes a few weeks to get used to.

Is there excessive pain with 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 pain and keep our patients as comfortable as we can.

Is there pain after this procedure?

Though experiences will vary some, you should expect some discomfort and possibly swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the following day for their follow-up examination reporting very little soreness. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort. Also, if you are a good candidate for it, the doctor will offer a steroid injection which will: help with swelling and pain for the first days of recovery.

What is the recovery time like with this procedure?

This will vary from person to person, but, most often, the recovery period is shorter and easier with All-on-4 implants than other full arch or full mouth restoration options. This is mostly thanks to the bridges being attached directly to your jaws via the implants. Conventional dentures and implant dentures both require healing periods during which time the dentures can move and cause sore spots. Your pain should subside mostly within one to two, with full healing typically after 6 months.

What is the difference between Grand Junction Dentures and Implants and another dental office offering a wide range of dental services?

We limit our practice to dental implants and prosthetics. Dental implants, and specifically "teeth-in-a-day," are our passion, and our team is regularly working to ensure our patients get the best possible results. Other offices will refer you to multiple providers, use outside labs, and have inconsistent pricing. They often take several months or even years to complete the procedure while charging you up to double our price. Our dental surgeon will perform the entire procedure from surgery to final teeth. We have an in-house lab and experienced lab technician, to provide transparent and affordable pricing. By offering all this at one location, our team is able to deliver the best service at the best price.

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

At Grand Junction Dentures and Implants, we have the same advantages of the corporate dental implant practices by focusing our practice on dental implants and prosthetics. Our practice has an on-site dental prosthetic lab, competitive pricing, and same day teeth. The advantage is, our office is privately owned, and each and every patient will be seen by our doctor. Our team focuses on the satisfaction of our patients instead of shareholders, sales quotas, and cost cutting. At national dental implant centers, there is no guarantee that you'll be seen by the same dentist that has the great reviews or whom you were recommended to see. Our doctor oversees your procedure from beginning to end and our team will do everything we can to be certain 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 what we do at Columbus Dentures and Implants for our All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day " procedure. Please proceed cautiously at any office recommending mini dental implants as a permanent restoration solution. This method has a very high failure and complication rate.

Snap-in implant dentures, on the other hand, are a good option for some patients. Our office also provides this option and have a separate page dedicated to snap-in dentures if you would like to learn more. These may be a more budget-friendly alternative to the All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day" dental implant procedure.

How frequently should I have my dental implants cleaned professionally?

You should (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 dental implants fail?

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

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

If your implant fails during the first year, our dentist will replace it at no charge 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 mouth senses it as foreign material and is working to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should decrease within 2-3 days.

Can I be put under for the procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, offer both IV and oral conscious sedation. To learn more about your options click here. The medication will help relax you and typically makes it so you don’t even remember the 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 this procedure, due to 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 dental implants the same day as the procedure?

Most cases will be attached straightaway. In certain cases, mostly dependent on the quality of your bone and quantity, we would be unable to attach your dental bridge(s) during your procedure and you'll need to wear an interim healing denture while your implants integrate into the bone. Your doctor will go over this thoroughly during your exam.

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave the clinic, however, you can expect to have some bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. Additionally, you will most likely have increased salivation when we first place your temporary teeth. When this extra saliva mixes with a small amount of blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If you experience heavy bleeding, please call our office.

Will I know how to use my prosthetic teeth right away?

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

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

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

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

Patients should wait six weeks after the procedure before beginning to clean a water flosser.

I feel like I’m too young for the dental implants?

No, this is not only for the elderly. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, and 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be immensely beneficial to your long-term physical health, and having the ability to laugh, converse, and smile 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 wouldn't mind throwing out

     

     

  • Comfortable clothes you wouldn't mind throwing out

  • Soft foods (see list above)

What will my prosthetic teeth be made of?

The final bridge is made out of zirconia. Zirconia is a much stronger and more stain resistant material than conventional acrylic All-On-4 implants which many dentists use. If you select another office, make sure you know what kind of teeth you will be getting. If you do get acrylic denture teeth with a titanium bar with another office, expect to see staining surrounding the teeth and to have them replaced every five to ten years. Also, be certain you understand how much you are going to pay for the operation, temporaries, and final prosthetics. Other offices may charge you a base fee only for you to discover owe an additional five to fifteen thousand dollars for the final product.

How much does the "Teeth in a Day" procedure cost?

The total 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 your implants, same day fixed temporary teeth, and the fixed permanent zirconia teeth. Other practices will charge a surgery 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 not surprise you with any additional fees.

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

What is unique about this procedure, and what lets us attach teeth your implants from day one, is that all of the implants will be rigidly splinted together by your 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 dental bridge support one another.

Your dental implants are made from titanium, the same material used in replacement hip and knee joints, so your bone will naturally grow around and attach to 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 told they aren't candidates for dental implants are actually wonderful candidates for the "Teeth in a Day" procedure. The combination of utilizing angled implants and using the front of the jaw bone where the bone is more dense lets us complete the procedure for many patients that thought implants were not an option. We can typically perform this procedure without needing expensive grafting which delays treatment by months or years. Please visit us for a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate.

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

Yes! This is our preferred method of doing this procedure with the best final result. With the leading dental implants and materials available today, there is typically no reason to have 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 an oral surgeon, periodontist, or prosthodontist?

No, our doctor is a general dentist who limits their practice to prosthetics and dental implantology. 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 can you provide the All-On-4, "Teeth in a Day" dental implant procedure for far less than other local dental practices?

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

Do you have payment plans?

Yes. We offer 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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Does your practice offer guarantees or warranties?

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

How long does the All-on-4 procedure take?

Typically the surgery takes about 1 hour per arch. Then, the lab portion of making the teeth takes another 2 hours. If we start in the morning, for a single upper or lower arch, patients are often finished around 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 just right. It is a long day, but will definitely be worth it in the end!

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

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

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 many patients, in the rare case of complications or teeth breaking, it is very difficult to repair if you traveled thousands of miles away or out of the country. Most local dentists 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 surgery is you get to test them out and discover 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 several significant downsides that cannot be ignored.

Do 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 rocking 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 get my final teeth until 4-6 months after my surgery?

This is referred to as "teeth in a day" because you will receive a set of implant-supported working prosthetic temporary teeth the same day. Since there are often major changes to your mouth during the implant integration and healing phase, it is best to start with a transitional set of teeth. This helps ensure the best long-term outcome with your final teeth.

Can the temporary teeth get damaged?

Yes, the temporary teeth are made from acrylic and can chip, crack, and occasionally 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 your temporary, just call our office and we’ll get it repaired right away.

Can the permanent teeth get damaged?

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

I already have an implant (or implants), can they be used for All-On-4?

Unfortunately, not. As your current dental implants will not be the proper 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 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 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 surgery?

Of all the full arch replacement options, All-On-4 tends to have the shortest time required before returning to work. Generally 4-7 days is enough. That being said, since there is always the chance of swelling and bruising, and you’ll need to become accustomed to speaking and eating with your new teeth, the longer you can take off, the better.

All-On-4 Procedure

Timeline

The actual procedure typically takes 4-6 hours depending on whether you are having a single arch completed (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 your temporary bridge(s) for 4 months which provides time for the dental implants to integrate with the bone and for the jaws and gums to heal into a stable, long-term position before we create your permanent bridge(s). Allowing this healing time ensures the closest possible fit for the final teeth. After the recovery time, we will begin fabricating your final teeth. This involves multiple 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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