Same Day Dental Implants, Little Rock

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 All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” procedure allows most patients to have their remaining teeth removed, implants placed, and a stunning, fixed, functional smile delivered over the course of a single day! The All-On-4 technique has the ability not only to provide patients with a beautiful smile, but also provide a renewed outlook on life. We see countless patients suffering with extensive decay, old or failing dental work, or broken teeth. For them, All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” is the best solution to have a new smile and fix the dental problems of the past.

 

  • Best looks/aesthetics | Looks and feels the most like your natural smile.
  • Permanent | Can’t come in and out of the mouth like dentures.
  • No extended recovery times before you can use your new implants.
  • Doesn’t cover the roof of the mouth!
  • Best chewing ability of all full arch/full mouth tooth replacement choices.
  • Requires the smallest amount of bone | Wonderful for people 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 technique includes removing any remaining teeth, placing 4-6 implants per arch, and attaching a low-profile bridge to those implants. The implants are typically placed at special angles to avoid the patient’s sinuses. This also eliminates the need for expensive bone grafts with extended healing times.

The standard All-On-4 treatment involves four implants and acrylic denture teeth overlaid upon a titanium frame. Our doctor has improved this procedure based on experience and knowledge to provide an even better outcome for our patients. At Little Rock Dentures and Implants, we carefully analyze each and every case and base the treatment plan 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. After the healing is finished, the doctor and lab technician will design your permanent teeth with zirconia, which is much more stable than the traditional acrylic (plastic) denture teeth offered at most other dental implant offices. Zirconia also offers a more natural, life-like finished product and is more sanitary and resistant to staining. This means they will last longer and look better than the acrylic/titanium hybrid bridges common at competing dental implant offices.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Most patients will be a candidate for this procedure. Your doctor will use a combination of angled and straight implants to avoid your sinuses and engage the strongest bone. Using this method usually eliminates the need for costly and lengthy sinus augmentation bone grafts.

Our 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 Dental Implant Cost

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

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This pricing is the best in Little Rock while also providing the best final result. We are able to accomplish this by having an extensively trained dentist who performs the entire procedure from beginning to end 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.

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For the final teeth, you, your dentist, and the in-house lab technician will design your perfect smile together. While competing practices still use acrylic denture teeth over titanium bars, our office uses zirconia to provide the best in durability, appearance, and resistance to staining. Upgrading to these materials often costs much more at competing offices. At Little Rock 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 Financing & Payment Options

Dental implants are a significant investment in yourself, and having the option to divide this investment into smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more obtainable and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing companies to offer payment plans covering either all or part of the 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 immediately?

Yes! However, while your implants and teeth are firmly in place from day one, we do request that you stick to a softer diet throughout the four month healing timeframe. What exactly do we mean? A simple guide is that you can eat any food you can cut with a plastic fork. The reason for this is that you're investing in something which could last you many decades, possibly the rest of your life, and keeping to a soft food diet initially will allow for the best union your implants into your bone and help provide a fantastic outcome long-term.

How long has this procedure been available?

This transformative procedure was created by Portuguese dentist Paolo Malo in the 1990s. Since then, this procedure has safely been performed on hundreds of thousands of patients and has been improved upon to the method you see today.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Taking care of your teeth is very easy, but consistency is key. Just like how we’re meant to routinely brush and floss natural teeth, you need do the same with the new teeth and implants. Just a few minutes daily is all it will take to keep your implants and mouth healthy. Regularly brushing your bridges with a soft tooth brush and cleaning under them with a water flosser (WaterPik is a very popular, well-known brand) a few times a day is all that's required.

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

Besides that, regularly follow up with your doctor consistently during the year for quick evaluations of your new dental implants.

What will my new dental implants feel like?

The new dental implants will bring a new sensation and will take a few days or sometimes several weeks to get used to.

Will there be a lot of pain with this procedure?

Although you can expect moderate pain, it is similar to the pain of typical dental extractions. Our team uses a combination of medications to help control your pain and keep you as comfortable as we can.

Can I expect pain after this procedure?

While your experience may vary, most patients can expect mild discomfort and possible swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the following day for their follow-up examination reporting very little pain. All patients are prescribed medication for pain to help alleviate any discomfort. Also, if you’re a good candidate for it, your doctor will give you a steroid shot which will: help alleviate 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 time is faster and easier with this procedure compared to other complete teeth restoration options. This is mainly due to the bridges being attached directly to the bone by the implants. Classic dentures and implant dentures both require recovery periods during which time the dentures can shift and cause sore spots. The pain should subside for the most part within 1-2 weeks, with full healing usually after six months.

What is the difference between your practice and another local practice offering a wide range of dental services?

Our practice is limited to dental prosthetics and implants. Dental implants, and specifically "teeth-in-a-day," are our passion, and our team is continually working to ensure our patients receive the best results possible. Many dental practices will often refer you to other providers, use outside labs, and have confusing pricing. They will take several months or even years to complete the procedure while charging you 50-100% more. Your doctor will perform the full procedure from surgery to final teeth. We provide an on-site dental lab and expert lab technician, to provide affordable and transparent pricing. By having all these services at one location, our office is able to deliver a premium service at an affordable price.

What is the difference between your practice and corporate implant centers?

Little Rock Dentures and Implants has the same advantages of the corporate dental implant practices by focusing our practice on dental prosthetics and implants. We have an in-house dental lab, competitive pricing, and offer teeth the same day. However, 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 cost cutting, shareholders, and monthly quotas. At national implant practices, there is no guarantee that you'll be seen by the same provider that has the great online reviews or whom you were recommended to see. Our doctor oversees your complete procedure and the team will do everything to be certain you are happy with your new smile and take care of you like family.

What about 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 that recommends mini dental implants as a permanent implant solution. They have a very high complication and failure rate.

Snap-in implant dentures, on the other hand, can be a good option for some patients. Our office also provides this option and have an entire page dedicated to snap-in dentures if you want to learn more. This option may be a more budget-friendly alternative to All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day" dental implants.

How frequently should I get my new teeth professionally cleaned?

Plan to (visit us every 6 months to have your implants checked and cleaned. Doing this will help ensure the longevity of your new teeth and implants.

Can implants fail?

Although titanium 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
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

If your implant fails within the first year, your doctor will replace it at no cost to you.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is perfectly normal when you first have a prosthesis placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as foreign material and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should subside within 2-3 days.

Can I be put to sleep for the procedure?

We do not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. Click here to learn more about the options. This medicine will provide relaxation and often makes it so you don’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 to and from for this 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 dental implants the day of the procedure?

Most cases will be attached immediately. In certain situations, mostly depending on the quality of your bone and quantity, we would be unable to attach your dental bridge(s) the same day and you will need to wear an interim healing denture while your new implants bond to the bone. Your doctor will review this thoroughly during your examination.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will stop before you leave our office, however, you can expect to have some bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after your procedure. In addition, you'll most likely notice increased salivation when we first put your temporary teeth in. When this extra saliva mixes with a little 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 new teeth right away?

Just like you will 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. With that being said, since they are firmly anchored to your jaw, All-On-4 dental implants will be the easiest to get comfortable with of all our 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 a little patience and practice, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "stupendous" 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 the procedure do I need to wait to use a water flosser or Waterpik?

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

Am I too young for the dental implants?

No, this is not just a procedure for seniors. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, and even 20s to need their teeth replaced. Replacing bad teeth can be extremely beneficial to your overall physical health, and having the ability to smile, laugh, and converse confidently with teeth you’re proud of can benefit your psychological health.

What would be helpful to have ready for after my procedure?

  • Ice packs
  • Wash cloths you don’t mind throwing out
  • Comfortable clothes you wouldn't mind throwing away
  • Soft foods (see list above)

What will my prosthetic teeth be made of?

We make the final bridge from zirconia. Zirconia is much stronger and more resistant to staining and wear than traditional acrylic All-On-4 teeth which many dentists use. If you select another office, be certain you know what kind of material they will be using. If you do decide on acrylic denture teeth with a titanium bar with another office, you can expect to see staining surrounding your teeth and to have them replaced every 5-10 years. Also, make sure you understand how much you are going to pay for the operation, temporaries, and final new teeth. Some offices will charge you a surgery/temporary fee only for you to discover owe an additional $5,000-$15,000 for the final product.

How much can I expect to pay for the All-On-4 procedure?

The total cost for a single arch (upper or lower) is $19,900. For both upper and lower arches, the total cost will be $39,000. These prices include removing any remaining teeth, placing the implants, same day fixed temporary teeth, and your fixed permanent zirconia teeth. Many providers may charge an operation fee, temporary fee, and then surprise you afterward with yet another fee for your final teeth. Our pricing is fully transparent, and we will not surprise you with any additional costs.

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

The unique thing about this procedure, and what allows us to attach to your dental implants immediately, is that all of your 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 early failure. Essentially, your implants and bridge support one another.

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

What if another provider has said that I am not a candidate for this or do not have enough bone for implants?

The majority of patients that have been told they are not candidates for dental implants are actually great candidates for our All-On-4 "Teeth in a Day" procedure. The combination of using angled implants and using the front of the jaw bone where the bone is more dense lets us complete the procedure for many patients who thought it was not an option for them. We can typically perform the procedure without the need for expensive grafting which delays treatment by months or years. Please come see us for a free dental exam to learn if you're a candidate.

Will the extractions, implants, and new teeth really be completed in just one day?

Yes! This is our preferred way of performing this procedure with the best outcome. With the state-of-the-art dental implants and materials that we have available today, there is often no reason for you 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 a periodontist, oral surgeon, or prosthodontist?

No, our doctor is a general dentist who limits their practice exclusively 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 offices in the area?

By performing a high number of these procedures and limiting our practice exclusively very specific procedures, we have advantages that other offices simply do not. We have our in-house lab and lab technician and a single dentist who performs the entire procedure. These efficiencies allows us to offer dental implant procedures for our patients at the most competitive pricing. 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. 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 offer warranties or guarantees?

If a dental implant fails to integrate we will replace it at no cost. Our office warranties the final 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 that compromise their implants.

How long does this procedure take?

Usually the surgery is about 1 hour per arch. Then, the lab portion of making the teeth takes about 2 hours. If we start in the morning, for a single upper or lower arch, patients are often finished by lunch time. If we are replacing both upper and lower teeth, we typically finish closer to 2:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon. Much of this time is waiting for the 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 the final product!

What if I don’t like my new teeth?

Our team does everything in our power to ensure you love your new teeth. The teeth you receive the same 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 your teeth.

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

While this can be a good service for some patients, in the rare case of complications or broken teeth, it is very difficult to deal with if you traveled thousands of miles away or out of the country. Most local practices will not be willing to repair another dentist's work. A major advantage of having a transitional set of fixed teeth on the day of your procedure is you get to test them out and learn what you like and don't like. For the final zirconia or nano-ceramic teeth, we can do try-ins to ensure that your teeth look exactly like you want them to look. While it can be great to get your final teeth immediately, it can come with several serious drawbacks which cannot be ignored.

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

No, they are rigidly attached to your dental implants, which are rigidly anchored in your jaw. If your new teeth begin rocking for any reason, call us so we can schedule an exam.

Why do you call it "teeth in a day" when I won’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 functional prosthetic temporary teeth the same day. As there are often significant changes to your mouth during the healing and implant integration phase, it is best to start with a temporary set of teeth. This ensures the best long-term outcome with your permanent teeth.

Can my temporary teeth be damaged?

Yes, your temporary teeth are made from acrylic and can crack, chip, and sometimes 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 the 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 get damaged, it’s extremely uncommon. These materials are among the strongest and most durable materials available in the dental world.

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

Unfortunately, not. As your current implants will not be the proper position required by this procedure, and since bone reduction will need to be performed, we cannot use your current implants and they will most likely need to be removed.

Can I remove my All-On-4 teeth?

No, you cannot remove these yourself. Only the dentist is able to remove them. Prosthetic teeth are secured to your dental implants.

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

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth can get some amount of food under it. You can rinse with water to remove food from under your bridge(s), and cleaning daily with a water flosser will be included in your long-term hygiene routine.

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

Of all complete teeth replacement options, All-On-4 often has the shortest time required before returning to work. Typically 4-7 days is sufficient. With that said, since there is always the chance of swelling and bruising, and you will need to get used to speaking and eating with your new teeth, the longer you can take off, the better.

All-On-4 Procedure

Timeline

The actual procedure usually takes between four and six hours depending if you are getting a single arch completed (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 your 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 strong, long-term position before we create your final bridge(s). Having this healing time ensures the closest possible fit for the permanent bridge(s). After this 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 us design the smile you want for your final 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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