Teeth-in-a-Day or All-On-4 Screw-Retained Hybrids
Screw retained dentures have become known as “Teeth-in-a-Day” because of many corporate dental chains that spends heavily on advertising. In reality, there is relatively little difference between a locator denture and the “All-on-4” or “Teeth-in-a-Day” solution.
The main difference is that the latter solution is screwed into place as opposed to being removable. Some patients prefer the peace of mind of having their dentures screwed-in rather than removable. But, the disadvantage is that they are more difficult to clean and maintain over time. Both locator overdentures and screw-retained hybrids are extremely stable. But, most patients prefer the feature of a prosthesis that is firmly and permanently affixed.