What Is Teeth in 1 Day™?
Missing teeth? Fearing dentures? Or tired of ill-fitting dentures? We have a solution with the revolutionary Teeth in 1 Day treatment, often called All-on-4 dental implants or full-mouth dental implants. You can get a new set of natural-looking teeth locked down by dental implants*. The new set of teeth look and act like natural teeth.
Plus, thanks to sedation dentistry, you won’t feel any pain at all. You’ll fall asleep and wake up with a new smile.
No more removable teeth. No more hiding your smile. You can get a confident new smile in just one day. Eat all the food you enjoy. Smile, talk and eat without fear. Come see us for a consult*** to learn about a new set of teeth.
How It Works
Advantages of Teeth in 1 Day™*
Full-mouth dental implants, often called All-on-4 dental implants, offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and are an attractive alternative to a full set of dentures. Why choose Teeth in 1 Day:
Natural-looking set of teeth in one day
Eat whatever you want!
Minimal procedures and visits
Never remove teeth again
Look younger as you prevent sagging jawbone
No messy creams or adhesives
Eat, chew and talk with confidence
IV sedation lets you sleep through the procedure and wake up with a new smile
OUR PATIENTS BEFORE/AFTER
Dr. Paul Petrungaro
WORLD RENOWNED PERIODONTIST AND DENTAL IMPLANT SURGEON
Dr. Paul S. Petrungaro graduated from Loyola University Dental School in 1986, completing independent study of Periodontics at the Welsh National Dental School in the United Kingdom. He earned his residency specialty in Periodontics. He holds a Master of Science degree in Periodontics from Northwestern University Dental School, where he was the Coordinator of Implantology for the University’s Graduate Department of Periodontics. He holds medical licenses in Illinois and Minnesota establishing his private practice in the Chicago area in 1988.
A Fellow of the International & American College of Dentists, and Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, he is acclaimed for his diversified seminars and lectures on advanced periodontal, prosthetic and Implant interrelationships, Bone Regeneration and Esthetic Tissue formation, the All-on-4® treatment concept, All-On-6; 48 Hour Nano-Ceramic Final Teeth Implants, Zygomatic “rescue” Implants, the treatment of Failing Implants, and the Reconstruction of previously Failed Implant Cases.
His knowledge, expertise, with his vast experience in the field of Periodontics and Implantology recognizes him as a pioneer and leader in his field. He is considered an expert in the use of One-Piece Zirconia Implants for Single and Multiple Tooth Replacement in the Esthetic Zone.
Make an investment that lasts a lifetime.
Invest in yourself and a smile that lasts! Our team has multiple options to help you reach a smile within your budget.
Common Medicare-Related Questions
Our office is a certified Medicare provider**. So what does Medicare cover and how can it benefit you? Read on for answers.
Medicare does not cover “dental issues.” It will not pay benefits towards anything tooth-related (such as fillings, extractions, dentures, etc.). But it DOES cover medically necessary oral surgery** that is needed due to jaw inflammation, infection, resorption of bone and inability to chew food.
What is Medicare?
Medicare is a health insurance that provides benefits for patients over the age of 65 who have a “medical necessity.” If you have a condition that, if left untreated, would worsen and impact your well-being, then this condition may be covered, in part, by Medicare insurance. This can include major oral surgery services. There are conditions of coverage and exclusions and each patient must be evaluated individually to find out if they have a condition that meets “medical necessity” requirements.
Who can use their Medicare insurance for major dental services?
If you have Medicare insurance Part B and a condition deemed a medical necessity, you may be eligible to have part of your oral surgery and dental implant treatment paid through Medicare. We have many patients who take advantage of this. There are multiple Medicare insurance plans in Minnesota and not every plan will pay for dental services. The only way to find whether you have an eligible plan and a condition deemed “medical necessity” is to come to our office for a personal consultation1.
If you are covered, what may this mean financially?
Many times these benefits have a major value in lowering your out-of-pocket expense. Medicare won’t cover all of the fees needed for treatment, but with specific conditions it’s not unusual to have 20-40% of fees paid –especially if you have a good supplemental policy. For some conditions, this translates to up to $6,000-8,000 per arch for oral surgery and implant treatment.
How do I find out which Medicare plan I have and whether I have a condition deemed a “medical necessity?”
To see if you are qualified for a medical necessity and if you have oral disease, which will affect your long term health and well-being, you must be seen for an in-person consultation in our office. This consultation cannot be done by phone. To schedule a consultation, call 651-615-2400.
What if you find that my Medicare plan excludes dental services?
Annually, you have the right to change Medicare plans. We will advise you on which plan to switch to so that we can get coverage for you.
How many dentists are credentialed as Medicare providers? Only 1% of dentists in the United States are Medicare providers who are credentialed (certified) to treat Medicare patients.
How many dentists in Minnesota can help me use Medicare insurance for dental implant treatment?
Our doctors are just a few of the dentists credentialed in San Diego as a provider and who have a proven history of helping patients use their Medicare insurance under medical necessity provisions for dental implants.
What kinds of medical conditions are often deemed to have medical necessity?
Oral disease is well documented in the medical literature to worsen many other organ diseases. This includes heart disease where mouth infection can contribute to heart attack, thrombosis (blood clots) leading to stroke, and vascular and valvular infection. Mouth disease adds to the risk of pulmonary (lung) infection and can contribute to serious pneumonia. Patients with COPD are at great risk of pulmonary infections from mouth disease. Patients with diabetes are at great risk of infections in other parts of their body as a result of bacteria from gum disease (pyorrhea). The mouth is a main target of diabetic infection and poor healing. Patients with GERD and other GI issues have many of these problems due to poor diet and not being able to choose healthy food groups for good nutrition. A recent study by the cancer society links colon cancer to periodontal (gum) disease and chronic infections in the mouth.
If you have any of these conditions and major dental disease, you may qualify for medical necessity and have a portion of major dental services covered.
Do teeth play a role in general health?
Teeth in later life are essential for nutrition. Denture patients often become disabled from poor nutrition. Teeth firmly attached to dental implants give patients a better quality of life, even in the late stages of life. Many patients have shared stories of a loved one who would have had a much better quality of life if they had only had better teeth to chew with to contribute to better health.
Our Convenient Location:
1S660 Midwest Rd Suite 205 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
*Individual results may vary. A majority of patients qualify (roughly 90%) and can have their procedure in one day after an initial consult. Most patients will leave surgery with a temporary prostheses and have a final placed at a later appointment. All services are performed by a licensed dentist.
**Standard Medicare restrictions apply. Medicare covers oral surgery medical necessity only.
***Medicare deductible rules apply. Free consultations are for non-Medicare patients only. Medicare co-pays required by law.
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