New Teeth in One Day
If you’re finding that traditional dentures are not for you or are facing the prospect of having most or all of your teeth extracted, you will be relieved to know that your dentist can provide you with new teeth in a single day. This of course does not mean that you can decide one day that you would like to get implant-supported dentures and have them the next – the planning that goes into this procedure is quite detailed and takes some time – but it does mean that from the day you have teeth extracted or hand in your floating dentures, you can walk out of your dentist’s office with a full set of prosthetic teeth that will last you the rest of your life.
The prosthetic teeth that we can provide you with will not slip, not fill up your mouth with a clunky acrylic base, and not make your gums sore and painful like traditional dentures can. They can also provide excellent aesthetic results and a stronger biting and chewing surface. The benefits of implant-supported dentures are truly amazing – and they could work for you!
Planning and Procedures
The first step in planning for new teeth in a day is a consultation with your dentist and/or oral surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. They will do a careful oral examination, review X-rays, and ask you questions about your overall health to determine if your bone and overall health will support this kind of procedure. If you are a good candidate for same day dental implants, you will also likely make decisions together about the kinds of materials used in the creation of the prosthetic teeth as well as some other considerations.
The day of the procedure, four implant fixtures will be installed below the gumline into the hard tissue of the jawbone. These implants, which are essentially small posts made of titanium or some of other material of your and your dentist’s choosing, are designed to carry out the function of dental roots, providing deep, core stability to the prosthetic teeth that they will support. Abutments, or small connecting pieces, are then attached to the implant fixtures. These are the small posts above the surface of the gumline that will connect with the arch of your new teeth. This connection between the implant fixtures, abutments, and prosthesis is what gives implant-supported tooth replacement technology their strength, durability, and staying power.
Results and Follow-Up
During the day of the procedure, it’s probable that temporary prostheses will be placed so that the tissues are allowed to heal before the final set of teeth are placed. Following the installation of your temporary new teeth, your dentist will create the final product and see you for follow-up visits to ensure proper healing and advise you on how to care for your new teeth at every stage.
Once the implant fixtures have completely integrated with the jawbone, you will be able to receive your forever teeth. Once those are placed, your dentist will ensure a good fit for optimal comfort. Soon you’ll find that your new teeth are truly as good as those they replaced, and you’ll be back to eating, smiling, and laughing again with ease.