If you have one or more missing teeth, teeth in a day may work for you. But just like any other dental implant, teeth in a day may not be a suitable option for everyone.
Most dental patients are not suitable candidates, and it depends on your situation, the type of treatment you need, and the care you need before your dentist can place the teeth. Find out if teeth in a day is right for you.
Teeth in a day is a type of dental implant procedure, and it also goes by the name same-day implants. Just as the name suggests, the dentist restores your teeth with full arch teeth implants in just one visit. The convenience of teeth in a day is quite amazing. What can take traditional dental implants several months to finish now takes a single visit to your dentist.
Depending on the number of teeth implants you need, the teeth-in-a-day process can take 30 minutes to three hours to complete. But it is vital to know that you will not leave your dentist's office with your permanent teeth because teeth-in-a-day are temporary.
During the procedure, the dentist places temporary teeth that stay in place until your tailored, permanent teeth are ready for the implant process. This allows you to go about your day with confidence without worrying about visible gaps in your mouth from your missing or broken teeth. As soon as your mouth heals and is ready to receive your permanent teeth, your dentist will send you the permanent set to easily swap the temporary ones.
Generally, teeth in a day may be ideal for you if:
Healthy patients have fewer complications in dental procedures. But your dentist may successfully address some dental issues before the procedure. For instance, you may need medication to treat a gum infection or a bone graft before the procedure.
Any teeth that need swapping with implants should have gone through breakage or be missing for a lengthy period that the gums are cured. If you have pain or cavities, your dentist needs to address them before the procedure.
People who grind their teeth do not qualify for teeth in a day. This is because most people who grind their teeth do it unknowingly at night and cannot control their activities.
You need to have good dental hygiene practice to qualify for teeth in a day. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and seeing your dentist for professional teeth cleaning.
When you see your dentist, you will go through a complete dental exam to check your oral health. If you have had several extractions, too much bone loss, or cavities, teeth in a day may not be right for you.
For more on teeth in a day and whether it is right for you, visit Levenson Smile at our office in Worcester, Massachusetts. You can call (508) 731-3940 today to schedule an appointment.