The dental implant procedure uses the latest technology and techniques to restore your smile from the roots upward. They offer countless unique benefits that make them patients’ number one tooth-replacement option. However, many people are derailed from this plan once they learn that they may not be able to enjoy their completed smile for months, due to the multiple procedures that are often required during the process. What many patients don’t know is that, with Teeth-in-a-Day, they’ll be able to transform their grin and get all the perks of dental implants without having to wait sacrifice their teeth during the process. Read on to learn more about this procedure and how it’s all possible.
The Teeth-in-a-Day Process
With the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure, it’s important to note that, while you won’t be able to have all of the work done on your mouth in a single day, you will be able to have a complete and full smile throughout the entire process.
Whether you have lost your teeth due to genetics, gum disease, or trauma, dental implants offer a secure, stable, and strong alternative for many patients besides dentures. It’s important to choose an experienced dentist for this procedure because it’s an intricate one. The first step of the process will be to map out your surgery, which means your implant dentist will need to capture several images of your facial structure and mouth to learn exactly where they need to place the implants in your jawbone.
Before the surgery takes place, they will administer a local anesthetic to make sure that you remain completely numb throughout the entire process. As soon as your implants are secure, they will place a full set of temporary prosthetic teeth, so you can leave their office smiling.
The most crucial part of this process is the healing time that takes place after your surgery. It typically occurs over the course of a few months, giving your implants time to naturally fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Once this time period is complete, you’ll have your abutments placed, and then your final, permanent restorations.
Good Candidates For the Procedure
While the only way to know for sure if you’re a good candidate for Teeth-in-a-Day is to visit an implant dentist for a consultation, patients who receive the procedure often possess some of the following traits:
- Are missing teeth.
- Have adequate jawbone density.
- Have healthy oral tissue.
- Want long-lasting results that are easy to maintain.
- Do not grind their teeth excessively.
- Do not have medical diseases that inhibit their immune system.
- Are looking for an alternative to dentures or other traditional restorations.
The Benefits of Getting Teeth-in-a-Day
With Teeth-in-a-Day, patients are able to enjoy all the benefits that dental implants offer, without having to go through several months with a half-built smile. That means, you’ll be able to enjoy a natural-looking and feeling set of pearly whites when the process is finished, without having to ever sacrifice your ability to easily eat and speak.
About the Author
Dr. Gladston Silva has completed countless years of specialized training in prosthodontics (replacement teeth) and dental implants. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Florida Prosthodontic Association, Academy of Osseointegration, and the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology, to name a few. He has also been honored with multiple awards from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as the College of Dental Medicine at NOVA Southeastern University in Prosthodontics. For questions or to schedule a consultation to learn more about the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure or the general dental implant process, visit Lakeside Daytona Dentist’s website or call 386-274-2021.