Same Day Dental Implants, Harlem

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 Same Day Implants?

The “Teeth in a Day,” All-On-4 procedure allows most patients to have their remaining teeth removed, implants inserted, and a beautiful, permanent, functional smile delivered in a single day! The All-On-4 technique has the ability to not only provide patients with a beautiful smile, but also give them a new outlook on life. We see countless patients suffering with extensive decay, old or failing dental work, and fractured teeth. For these patients, All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” can be the perfect answer to obtain a new smile and fix the dental problems of the past.

 

  • Best looks/aesthetics | Looks and feels the most like your natural smile.
  • Permanent | Doesn’t come in and out of your mouth like a denture.
  • No extended recovery times before you can use your dental implants.
  • Doesn’t cover the roof of your mouth!
  • Best chewing capability of all full arch/full mouth teeth replacement choices.
  • Requires the smallest amount of bone | Fantastic for those who have been told they don’t have enough bone to get dental implants.
  • Taste your food better!

How Same Day Dental Implants Work

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

The classical All-On-4 procedure involves four implants and acrylic denture teeth overlaid upon a titanium frame. Our doctor has improved this procedure based on experience and knowledge to offer an even better result for our patients. At Harlem Dentures and Implants, we carefully examine every single case and base our 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 used while your implants fuse with your jawbones and your mouth heals. Once the healing is complete, the doctor and lab technician will design your final teeth with zirconia, which is much more stable than the conventional acrylic (plastic) denture teeth used by most other dental implant offices. Zirconia also offers a more natural, life-like finished product and is more sanitary and resistant to discoloration. This means they will last longer and look better than the acrylic/titanium hybrid bridges common at competing dental implant practices.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Most people will be a candidate for All-On-4 dental implants. Your doctor will use a blend of angled and straight implants to avoid your sinuses and engage the strongest bone. Using this method usually eliminates the need for expensive 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 Dental Implant Cost

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

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Our pricing is the best in Harlem and also provides the best final result. We can accomplish this by having an extensively trained dentist who performs the full procedure from beginning to end along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. Our team has performed this procedure from beginning to end together more times than they can count.

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For your final teeth, you, the dentist, and the 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 which offers the best in appearance, durability, and resistance to staining. Upgrading to zirconia usually costs much more at competing practices. At Harlem 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 an important investment in yourself, and being able to divide this investment into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more available and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing companies to provide payment plans to cover either all or part of your dental implant treatment.

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 96 months)

Interest-free up to 6 months

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 60 months)

Option to apply with a co-applicant increases chance of approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I eat with my new teeth immediately?

Yes! However, although your implants and new teeth are securely placed immediately, we kindly request that you stick to a soft foods diet throughout the 4 month healing period. What exactly do we mean? A good general rule is you can eat any food you can cut with a plastic fork. We ask this because you're investing in a treatment that can last for many decades, possibly the rest of your life, and maintaining a soft food diet initially will allow the best possible integration of your implants into your bone and help establish a fantastic outcome long-term.

How long has this procedure been around?

This life-changing solution was pioneered by Portuguese dentist Paolo Malo in the 1990s. Since then, it has been safely 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 new teeth?

Taking care of your new teeth is easy, but consistency is the most important. Just like how we are supposed to regularly floss and brush natural teeth, you should do this with the All-On-4 implants and teeth. Only few minutes a day is all it will take to keep your implants and mouth healthy. Regularly brushing your bridges with a soft bristle tooth brush and cleaning beneath them with a water flosser (WaterPik is a well-known and popular brand) a few times daily is all that's required.

Tobacco can increase the possibility of implant complications, so we recommend not smoking with your dental implants. Diabetics should also be aware of an increased possibility of problems with dental implants. Controlling your diabetes is very important for the long-term success of your dental implants.

Other than that, simply follow through with your doctor consistently during the year for quick examinations of your new implant teeth.

What do the new implant teeth feel like?

The new dental implants will be a new sensation and will take a few days or sometimes several weeks to become accustomed to.

Is there excessive pain with this procedure?

While there will be moderate pain, it is similar to the pain common with typical dental extractions. We use a combination of medications to help control the pain and keep our patients as comfortable as possible.

Is there pain after this procedure?

While your experience may vary some, most patients can expect some soreness and possible swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the next day for their post op exam reporting minimal discomfort. All patients are prescribed medication for pain to help alleviate any discomfort. Also, if you’re a good candidate for it, the doctor will offer a steroid injection which will: help alleviate swelling and discomfort for the first days of recovery.

What recovery time can I expect with this procedure?

Experiences will vary from person to person, but, most often, the recovery time is shorter and easier with this procedure than other complete teeth replacement alternatives. This is mostly due to the bridges being attached directly to the bone by the implants. Classic dentures and implant dentures both require healing periods during which time the dentures are able to shift and cause sore spots. The pain should subside for the most part within 1-2 weeks, with complete healing typically after six months.

What is the difference between your practice vs. a traditional dental practice offering a wide scope of dental services?

We limit our practice to dental prosthetics and implants. Dental implants, and especially "teeth-in-a-day," are our passion, and we are constantly working to ensure our patients receive the best results possible. Many dental practices will refer you to multiple providers, use outside labs, and have complicated pricing. They can take many months or even years to finish the procedure while charging you up to double our price. Our doctor performs the entire procedure from surgery to final teeth. We have an in-house dental lab and experienced lab technician, to provide transparent and affordable pricing. By providing all these services under one roof, we are able to deliver the best service at the best price.

What is the difference between Harlem Dentures and Implants and corporate implant offices?

Harlem Dentures and Implants has the same advantages of the national dental implant offices 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 each and every patient will be seen exclusively by our doctor. We focus on the satisfaction of our patients instead of cost cutting, shareholders, and monthly quotas. With national dental implant practices, there is no guarantee that you will be seen by the same provider who has the great online reviews or whom you were recommended to see. Our doctor oversees your procedure from beginning to end and our team will do everything to make sure you are overjoyed with your smile and take care of you like family.

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

Mini dental implants are not related to our All-On-4 "teeth-in-a-day " procedure. Please proceed with caution at any office recommending mini dental implants as a permanent implant solution. This method has a very high failure and complication rate.

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

How frequently should I get my new teeth professionally cleaned?

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

Can dental implants fail?

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

  • Failure to integrate into the bone
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

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

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

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

Can I be put under for my procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do offer both IV and oral conscious sedatives. Click here to learn more about the options. The medication will provide relaxation and often makes it so you won't even remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can fill it at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver both ways for this 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 dental implants the day of the procedure?

Most cases will be attached immediately. In certain situations, mainly dependent on the quality of your bone and quantity, we will be unable to attach your dental bridge(s) the same day and you will need to wear a temporary healing denture while your new implants fuse to your bone. Our doctor will go over this in-depth at your exam.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

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

Will I know how to use my new teeth immediately?

Just as you would need practice in order to get used to functioning with a prosthetic leg, it will need some practice and patience to get used to your prosthetic teeth. All that being said, since they are rigidly anchored to your jaw, All-On-4 teeth will be the easiest to get comfortable with of all the full-arch restoration options.

Will I automatically 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 trickiest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "stupendous" and "Mississippi" will help you get used to your prosthetic teeth. In a few cases, patients may have a slight lisp long-term with All-On-4 upper teeth.

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

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

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

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

What items should I have ready for after the procedure?

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

What will my replacement teeth be made from?

We make the final bridge from zirconia. Zirconia is a much stronger and more stain resistant material than conventional acrylic All-On-4 teeth that other offices provide. If you select another 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 with a different office, expect to have staining around your teeth and to replace them every five to ten years. Also, be certain you know how much you are going to pay for the operation, temporaries, and final prosthetics. Many offices will charge you a base fee only for you to find out you owe another $5,000-$15,000 for your final teeth.

How much can I expect to pay for the "Teeth in a Day" procedure?

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

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

What is unique about this procedure, and what allows us to attach teeth your implants immediately, is that all of your implants will be rigidly splinted together by your new teeth (the implant bridge). Splinting them together prevents the micro-movement of the dental implants that can lead to early failure. Essentially, your implants and dental bridge all support each other.

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 attach to them over time.

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

Many patients that have been advised they aren't candidates for other dental implants are actually good candidates for our All-On-4 "Teeth in a Day" procedure. A 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 who thought implants were not an option. Our team can usually perform this procedure without needing expensive grafting which delays treatment by months or years. Please come see us for a complimentary dental exam to learn if you're a candidate.

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

Yes! This is our preferred method of performing this procedure to support an ideal final result. With the leading implants and materials available today, there is often no reason for you to wait months or even years to complete the process like patients experienced in the past.

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

No, the doctor is a general dentist who limits their practice to dental implantology and prosthetics. Dental implantology is their passion, and they have more experience placing dental implants than most specialists and other general dentists. In limited select cases, the doctor will collaborate with other dental specialists to ensure that our patients get the best possible treatment for their specific situation.

How can you provide 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 simply do not. Our office has in-house lab and lab technician along with 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 available. Not only do we have the lowest prices, we also use only the finest dental implants and materials.

Do you have payment plans?

Yes. We offer a variety of payment plans 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 guarantees or warranties?

If a dental implant fails to integrate we will replace it at no cost to you. We warranty the final bridge for 5 years. To keep this warranty, our patients must return to the office every 6 months for maintenance and hygiene 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 will the All-on-4 procedure take?

Typically the surgery takes about 1 hour per arch. Then, the lab portion of making your teeth takes another 2 hours. If we start in the morning, for a single upper or lower arch, patients are 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 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 don’t like my new teeth?

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

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

While this can be a good fit for some patients, if there are complications or broken teeth, it can be 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 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/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 great to get your final teeth immediately, doing this can come with some significant drawbacks which cannot be ignored.

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

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

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

This is referred to as "teeth in a day" because you are receiving a set of implant-supported working prosthetic temporary teeth in one day. Since there are often significant changes in 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 my temporary teeth get damaged?

Yes, your temporary teeth are made from acrylic and can crack, chip, and sometimes break. This is very common. The best 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 you fixed up right away.

Can the permanent teeth be damaged?

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

Are my All-On-4 bridges removable?

No, you cannot remove these 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 can get some amount of food under it. You can rinse with water to get food out 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 to recover after my procedure?

Of all the full arch replacement options, All-On-4 tends to have the shortest time required to recover. Usually 4-7 days is sufficient. With that said, as there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to get used to eating and speaking with your new teeth, the longer you can take off, the better.

“Teeth-in-a-Day” Procedure 

Timeline

The procedure itself usually takes between four and six 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 your new implants. You will wear the temporary bridge(s) for 4 months which provides time for your implants to integrate with your bone and for the jaws and gums to heal into a stable, long-term position before we create your final bridge(s). Allowing this recovery time ensures the best possible fit for the final bridge(s). After this recovery time, we will begin fabricating the final teeth. 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.

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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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