Same Day Dental Implants, Oklahoma City
The most life-like way to replace bad or missing teeth with dental implants.
About All-On-4 Implants
Results and Testimonials
Explore All-On-4 Cost
Frequently Asked Questions
About All-On-4 Implants
Results and Testimonials
Explore All-On-4 Cost
Frequently Asked Questions
How it Works
This procedure involves removing any remaining teeth, placing 4-6 implants per arch, and attaching a low-profile bridge to those implants. The implants are often placed at special angles to avoid the patient’s sinuses. This also avoids the need for expensive bone grafts with long healing times.
The traditional All-On-4 procedure involves four implants and acrylic denture teeth over a titanium frame. Our doctor has modified this procedure based on his experience and knowledge to provide an even better result for his patients! At Oklahoma City Dentures and Implants, we carefully analyze each and every case and base our treatment on the individual patient’s anatomy. Your doctor will place between four and six implants per arch and temporary fixed bridges will be placed while your implants integrate with your jawbones and your mouth heals. After your healing is complete, the doctor and lab technician will design your final teeth with zirconia, which is much stronger than the traditional acrylic (plastic) denture teeth offered at most other dental offices. Zirconia also gives a more natural, life-like end result and is more hygienic and resistant to staining. This means they will last longer and look better than the acrylic/titanium hybrid bridges you find at most other practices.
Am I a Candidate?
Most patients will be a candidate for this procedure, even those who have been told they don’t have enough bone for dental implants. Your doctor will use a combination of straight and angled implants to avoid the sinuses and engage the strongest bone. Using this technique usually removes the need for expensive and lengthy sinus augmentation bone grafts.
Your doctor will perform a thorough evaluation during your free consultation to see if All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” is an option for you.
Pricing includes all extractions, as many implants as needed, fixed temporary teeth, and fixed final teeth.
This pricing is the best in the area while also providing the best final result. We are able to achieve 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. They have performed this procedure from start to finish together more times than they can count.
For your final teeth, you, the dentist, and our 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 appearance, durability, and resistance to staining. Upgrading to these materials usually costs significantly more at other offices. At Oklahoma City Dentures and Implants, they’re our standard.
Upper or Lower
Zirconia Final Bridge
Zirconia Final Bridge
Available Financing & Payment Options
Dental implants are an important investment in yourself, and having the option to break this investment down into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more accessible and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans to cover either all or part of your dental implant procedure.
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, although your implants and teeth are securely in place from day one, we kindly request that you keep up a soft foods diet throughout the four month healing timeframe. So what does that mean? A good general rule is that you can eat any food which you can cut with a plastic fork. The reason for this is that you are investing into a treatment which could last you several decades, even the rest of your life, and keeping to a soft food diet during the healing period 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 around?
This transformative procedure was developed by Portuguese dentist Paolo Malo in the 1990s. Since that time, this procedure has safely been performed on hundreds of thousands of individuals all the while being improved upon to the method we use today.
How do I care for my new teeth?
Maintaining your new teeth is easy, however staying consistent is the key. Similar to how we are supposed to regularly brush and floss natural teeth, you should do the same with the All-On-4 implants and teeth. Just a few minutes a day is all you will need 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 very popular, well-known brand) a few times a day is all it takes.
Cigarette smoking can escalate the risk of implant problems, so we recommend not using tobacco products with your dental implants. Diabetics 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 implants.
Other than that, regularly follow up with your doctor consistently throughout the year for quick examinations of your new implant teeth.
What do the new implant bridges feel like?
Your new implant teeth will bring a new sensation and will take several days or sometimes several weeks to become accustomed to.
Will there be excessive pain with the procedure?
Although you can expect moderate pain, it is similar to the pain common with standard teeth extractions. Our team uses a combination of medications to help control your pain and keep you as comfortable as we can.
Will there be pain after this procedure?
Though your experience may vary, most patients should expect some soreness and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the following day for their post op exam reporting minimal pain. You will be prescribed medication for pain to help reduce any discomfort. Also, if you are a good candidate for it, your doctor will offer a steroid shot which will: help reduce swelling and pain for the first few days.
What is the recovery time like with All-on-4 dental implants?
Experiences will vary from patient to patient, but, overall, the recovery period is faster and easier with All-on-4 implants compared to other full arch or full mouth replacement alternatives. This is mainly due to the bridges being attached directly to your jaws via your implants. Conventional dentures and implant dentures both require healing periods during which time they can move and cause sore spots. Your pain should decline for the most part within one to two, with full healing commonly after 6 months.
What is the difference between your practice vs. a traditional local practice that has a wide range of dental services?
We limit our practice to dental prosthetics and implants. Dental implants, and especially "teeth-in-a-day," are our passion, and our team is constantly working to ensure our patients get the best possible results. Many offices will often refer you to other providers, use outside labs, and have complicated pricing. They can take many months or even years to finish your procedure while charging you 50-100% more. Our dental surgeon performs the entire procedure from surgery to final teeth. We have an on-site dental lab and expert lab technician, along with affordable and transparent pricing. By offering all this at one location, we are able to deliver the best service at the best price.
What is the difference between your practice and national dental implant offices?
Oklahoma City Dentures and Implants has the same advantages of the national implant centers by focusing our practice on dental implants and prosthetics. We have an on-site lab, competitive pricing, and same day teeth. The advantage is, our office is privately owned, and every single patient will be seen by our doctor. Our team focuses on the gratification of our patients instead of shareholders, sales quotas, and cost cutting. At corporate dental implant practices, there is no guarantee that you will be seen by the same dentist that has the great online reviews or whom your friend recommended you to see. Our doctor oversees your complete procedure and our team will do everything to make sure you are overjoyed with your new smile and take care of 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 cautiously at any office recommending mini dental implants as a permanent restoration solution. These have a very high complication and failure rate.
Snap-in implant dentures, on the other hand, can be a wonderful option for some people. Our office also provides this service and have an entire page dedicated to these if you would like to learn more. This option may be a more economical alternative to the All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day" dental implant procedure.
How often should I have my dental implants cleaned professionally?
Plan to (visit us every 6 months to have your implants examined and cleaned. This will help ensure the longevity of your new implants and teeth.
Can implants fail?
While titanium implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things that can contribute to failure:
- Failure to integrate into the bone
If your implant fails during the first year, our doctor will replace it for free.
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 a foreign object and is working to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should decrease within 2-3 days.
Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?
We do not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do provide both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about your options click here. The medication will help relax you and often makes it so you won't even remember the procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver 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 implants the same day as the procedure?
Most cases will be attached immediately. In certain cases, mainly depending on your bone quality and quantity, we would not be able to install your dental bridge(s) the same day and you will need to wear an interim healing denture while your new implants integrate into the bone. Your doctor will review this in-depth at your exam.
How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?
Significant bleeding will stop before you leave our office, however, expect to have slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after your procedure. Additionally, you'll most likely have increased salivation when we first put your temporary teeth in. When this extra 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 prosthetic teeth immediately?
Just like you would 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 they are rigidly attached to your jaw, All-On-4 teeth will be the easiest to get used to of all the full-arch implant options.
Will I automatically know how to speak with my prosthetic 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 most difficult to pronounce. Practicing words like "sixty-six" and "sarcastic" can help you get accustomed to your prosthetic teeth. In a few cases, patients may experience a slight lisp long-term with All-On-4 upper teeth.
How long after the 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 your water flosser.
Am I too young for the dental implants?
No, this is not only 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 very beneficial to your long-term health, and being able to speak, smile, and laugh confidently with teeth you can be of can benefit your emotional health.
What should I have ready for after my procedure?
- Ice packs
- Wash cloths you wouldn't mind throwing away
- Comfortable clothes you don’t mind throwing out
- Soft foods (see list above)
What will my prosthetic teeth be made from?
The final bridge is made from zirconia. Zirconia is much stronger and more resistant to staining and wear than conventional acrylic All-On-4 implants that other dentists use. If you choose a competing 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, expect to see staining surrounding your teeth and to have them replaced every 5-10 years. Also, be certain you know the total price you are going to pay for the operation, temporary teeth, and final teeth. Some practices may charge you a surgery/temporary fee only for you to discover owe an additional five to fifteen thousand dollars for the final product.
How much can I expect to pay for the All-On-4 procedure?
The full cost for the single arch (upper or lower) is $19,900. For both arches, the total cost is $36,000. These prices include the removal of any remaining teeth, placing your implants, same day fixed temporary teeth, and your fixed permanent zirconia teeth. Many providers often charge a surgery fee, temporary teeth fee, and then surprise you afterward with yet another fee for your permanent teeth. Our pricing is entirely transparent, and we will not surprise you with any additional costs.
How can I get new teeth in only one day? I thought the implants needed time to heal?
What is unique about this procedure, and what allows us to attach teeth your implants from day one, 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. Essentially, your implants and bridge support one another.
Your dental implants are made from titanium, the same metal used in replacement knee and hip joints, so your jaw will naturally grow around and attach to them over time.
What if a different dentist has said that I'm not a candidate for this or don't have enough bone for implants?
The majority of patients who have been advised they aren't candidates for other dental implants are actually great 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 denser lets us complete the procedure for many patients who thought this was not an option for them. We can typically perform this procedure without the need for expensive grafting that delays treatment by months or even years. Please visit us for a free implant exam to learn if you're a candidate.
Can the extractions, implants, and fixed teeth really be completed in just one day?
Yes! Completing all steps in the same day is our preferred way of performing this procedure with an ideal outcome. With the state-of-the-art dental implants and materials 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 your doctor a specialist such as an oral surgeon, periodontist, or prosthodontist?
No, our doctor is a general dentist who limits their practice to dental implantology and prosthetics. This area of expertise is their passion, and they have more experience placing 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 situation.
How can you offer the All-On-4, "Teeth in a Day" dental implant procedure for so much less than other offices in the area?
By performing a high number of these procedures and limiting our practice to these procedures, we have advantages that other offices do not have. Our office has in-house lab and lab technician along with a single dentist that performs the procedure start to finish. These efficiencies allows us to offer dental implant procedures for our patients at the most competitive pricing available. Not only do we have the lowest prices, we also use only the finest implants and materials.
Are there payment plans available?
Yes. Our practice offers a variety of payment plans including third party financing. We work with our patients in any way possible to get them smiling again.
Does your practice offer guarantees or warranties?
If a dental implant fails to integrate we will replace it at no cost to you. We warranty the final dental bridge for 5 years. To keep this warranty, patients must return to the office every 6 months for hygiene and maintenance of their bridges/implants. The 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 this 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 usually finished around lunch time. If we are replacing both top and bottom teeth, we usually finish around 2:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon. Most of this time is waiting for your teeth to be made 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'm not happy with my new teeth?
We do everything in our power to ensure you're thrilled with your new teeth. The teeth you get 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 them.
What about some of these out of town dentists in Florida, Las Vegas, etc. advertising same day final teeth?
While this can be a good service for some patients, if there are complications or broken teeth, it is very difficult to repair if you traveled thousands of miles away or out of the country. Most local offices 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 see what you like and don't like. For the final zirconia or nano-ceramic teeth, we can provide 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 can come with several significant drawbacks that cannot be overlooked.
Do All-On-4 teeth move (side to side, front to back)?
No, these are rigidly attached to your implants, which are firmly anchored to your jaw. If your new 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 don’t receive my final teeth until 4-6 months after the surgery?
The procedure 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 healing and implant integration phase, it is best to start with a temporary set of teeth. This helps ensure the best long-term outcome with your final teeth.
Can the temporary teeth get damaged?
Yes, your temporary teeth are made from acrylic and can chip, crack, and sometimes break. This is quite common. The great thing about the acrylic temporary is that it can easily be repaired. If you have any issues with your temporary, just give us a call and we’ll get it repaired right away.
Can my final teeth be damaged?
While it is possible for nano-ceramic and zirconia to be damaged, it’s extremely rare. Zirconia and nano-ceramic are among the strongest and most durable substances available in the dental world.
I already have an implant (or implants), can they be used for All-On-4?
Unfortunately, no. As your existing 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 dental 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 routine.
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. Generally 4-7 days is enough. With that said, as there is always a chance of swelling and bruising, and you will need to become accustomed to speaking and eating with your new teeth, the more time you can take off, the better.
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The procedure itself typically takes 4-6 hours depending on whether 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 your new implants. You will wear your temporary bridge(s) for 4 months to allow time for your implants to integrate with your bone and for your jaws and gums to heal into a stable, long-term position before we fabricate your final bridge(s). Allowing this healing time ensures the closest possible fit for your final bridges. After this healing time, we will begin fabricating your final bridge(s). This involves a few appointments over a 5-6 week period, during which time you’ll help us design the smile you want for your permanent teeth.
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.
Remove any teeth (if applicable), place implants, place temporary implant bridge(s). The procedure typically takes anywhere from 4-7 hours.
Post Op #1
Day after procedure | Check healing and answer any questions you may have.
Post Op #2
3 weeks after procedure | Remove sutures, check healing, patient typically cleared to begin using water flosser/WaterPik at this appointment.
Impressions for Final Teeth
4 months after procedure
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.
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.