Teeth-In-A-Day – What to Know
On average, dentists in the US place nearly 5 million dental implants each year. What’s more, new techniques and procedures are replacing traditional dental implants such as dentures, etc., as innovations in dentistry take place. Are you familiar with the Teeth-In-A-Day procedure?
Whether you have missing teeth or uncomfortable, poorly fitted dentures or dental implants, you have come to the right place. Here’s what you should know about Teeth-In-A-Day.
What is Teeth-In-A-Day?
It is an option for people who want to replace a large set of teeth at once, which can sometimes be an entire arch, upper and/or lower. In this single-appointment procedure, you get a set of fresh prosthetic teeth arches to wear while the implants heal and fuse into the jawbone.
There is no need for multiple surgical visits, and it is a minimally invasive procedure. In fact, if a patient requires replacement of damaged tooth (i.e., after extraction) with prosthetics, then it may be possible at the same time along with restorations.
The process involves an invasive placement of four to six implants inside your mouth rather than a single implant for every tooth.
How Does It Work?
The procedure for a general Teeth-In-A-Day follows up with a deep CT and X-Ray scan of your mouth. This gives your dentist an idea of your current dental condition. If you have any damaged teeth and you want them extracted, your dentist will do that as well.
After your dentist extracts the teeth, they will initiate the implant process and place a minimum of four dental implants in your jaw after looking at the scans. This will also eliminate the need for bone graft because your dentist will optimize the jawbone location for the implants beforehand.
The dentist will use a local anesthetic, and you may also ask to use a sedation option, such as IV sedation, light, local anesthetics, oral anesthetics, etc. Consequently, your dentist will place abutments to take impressions in order to recreate artificial teeth for you. While your implants fuse and the jaw heals, your dentist will work on the custom-made teeth.
The temporary teeth will look like any other natural restoration. Finally, your dentist will conduct frequent check-ups during a span of a few months until the implants completely fuse into the jawbone. After the implants successfully integrate with the bone, you may ask your dentist to place a stronger prosthetic.
How Do You Know That You Should Go For Teeth-In-A-Day?
Here’s what might call for a Teeth-In-A-Day procedure:
- loose dentures
- edentulous (no teeth)
- Damaged bridges or crowns
- ill-fitted dentures
- desire for fixed teeth
Consider consulting your general dentist, and if they confirm, the next step might be a detailed examination of your dental state.
What are the Benefits of Teeth-In-A-Day?
Here are some benefits of the Teeth-In-A-Day procedure:
- they are fixed and don’t get loose or fall
- the treatment procedure takes less than a day
- easy maintenance and more comfortable
- better stability and no bone grafts
- few implants (4 to 6) rather than one for every single tooth
Certain Factors to Consider Before Teeth-In-A-Day
What you should know about this dental procedure is that it is not a myth but a reality. However, keeping a few things in mind might help further.
Firstly, such a procedure can cause damage to the blood vessels or any other teeth near the implant. Nevertheless, if your dentist has experience and expertise, then there might not be any tissue or blood vessel damage.
Secondly, a sinus lift surgery might be necessary to resolve the sinus issues that may arise due to the implant reaching a sinus cavity. Further, only adequate procedural techniques and attention will prevent an infection on-site (i.e., dentist’s office).
If you want to get the Teeth-In-A-Day procedure done by the best experts in surgical dentistry, contact Dr. Shawn B. Davis. Here at Oral and Facial Surgery Institute in Utah, Dr. Shawn B. Davis, MD, feels proud to provide the best treatments to his patients, including All-on-4 dental implants, to give them a beautiful smile.
Give us a call today at (435) 238-7083 to schedule an appointment. Or pay us a personal visit if you are in Utah at 1098 East Riverside Dr St. George, UT 84790.