Frequently Asked Questions about TeethXpress and Dental Implants
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the standard of care for replacing missing teeth. Your bone bonds to them to provide permanent support for crowns, bridges or a full set of teeth through the TeethXpress procedure.
Who is a candidate for the TeethXpress procedure?
The TeethXpress full mouth dental implant procedure can be performed for most adults who have lost some or all of their teeth. Ask a Certified TeethXpress Provider to explain the benefits. Find out if TeethXpress is right for you.
Is TeethXpress treatment painful?
Most TeethXpress patients experience minimal to no discomfort. The TeethXpress procedure is often completed using local anesthesia, while other patients prefer I.V. sedation to sleep through the procedure.
How soon may I return to work after treatment?
TeethXpress patients often return to work within a day or two unless otherwise instructed by their Certified TeethXpress Provider. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any minor discomfort that you may experience.
What happens when wearing a conventional denture?
Losing your teeth affects your smile and changes the shape of your face. Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Wearing a conventional denture speeds up the process of jawbone loss, which causes the denture to become loose and function poorly.
How long will the TeethXpress procedure take?
The total TeethXpress full mouth dental implant procedure typically requires three to four hours. With sedation dentistry, many patients find themselves sleeping through the entire procedure. Ask your Certified TeethXpress Provider for more complete time estimates based on your specific needs.
When will I receive my new teeth?
TeethXpress is designed as an immediate solution so you can walk out of the office the same day with secure natural looking teeth, all on four, five or six dental implants. There is no need to go without teeth for any period of time.
How do I care for my new teeth?
Your Certified TeethXpress Provider will prescribe you an oral hygiene regimen for you to follow at home as well as routine cleaning/maintenance visits. This is essential to the long-term health of your new teeth.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many dental implants have been in place for more than 40 years. It is important to be treated by an implant dentist that uses a reputable dental implant manufacturer. If implant repairs are needed in the future, a dentist will be able to order replacement parts to repair your implants. This is not always possible with an unsubstantiated dental implant system.
What is the success rate of TeethXpress and dental implants?
The full-arch, immediate-load TeethXpress procedure — when performed exclusively with BioHorizons dental implants — has been proven more than 95% successful through multiple clinical studies.
How does the long-term value of TeethXpress compare to other treatment options?
The TeethXpress procedure offers a new set of attractive, stable teeth, all on four, five or six dental implants in as little as one day.
When traditional crown and bridge treatment solutions are used instead of the TeethXpress procedure — to rehabilitate the same number of teeth — traditional crown and bridge treatment is often more expensive and takes longer to complete.
A traditional denture is less expensive than TeethXpress; however, a traditional denture accelerates jawbone loss and requires the daily use of costly denture glue. On average, it is recommended that dentures be replaced once every five years.
Is TeethXpress covered by insurance?
Dental insurance will often cover a portion of the TeethXpress procedure. Financing is usually available with competitive interest rates and payments tailored to your budget. Most patients choose to finance the TeethXpress procedure for smaller monthly payments. See Cost of Dental Implants for more information.
What does All-on-4® Mean?
As you conduct research on options to replace missing teeth and alternatives to dentures, you may come across the term “All-on-4”1 and wonder what this means.
According to Wikipedia, the term All-on-4 is defined as: “all teeth being supported on four dental implants, a surgical and technique prosthetics procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease.”
In simple terms, the All-on-4 and TeethXpress procedures may use four dental implants to anchor down a full set of new teeth. The new teeth are typically provided on the same day or within a 24-hour period of the dental implant surgery.
By this definition, Certified TeethXpress Providers use the All-on-4 protocol in their private practices every day. Locate a Certified TeethXpress Provider near you and find out if you are a candidate for this procedure.
1All-on-4 is a registered trademark of Nobel Biocare™.