If you’ve lost all of your teeth, you’ll probably want them replaced as soon as possible so that you can speak and smile with confidence again. With traditional dental implants, there’s usually a significant delay between getting the implants and receiving the actual replacement teeth – but there doesn’t have to be! In some cases, the team at Tarpon Shores Dental can use the Teeth-in-a-Day technique to allow you to walk away from the surgery with a new, full and functional set of pearly whites.
Four dental implants – small metal posts that can support false teeth – are inserted into the jawbone. The back implants are positioned at a 45-degree angle so that they can take advantage of the denser bone near the front of the jaw. Because of this, the entire procedure can be performed in a single day; you won’t have to wait months for your mouth to recover before receiving your new dentures.
Thanks to the implants, your smile will be stable and secure inside your mouth; you won’t have to worry about them slipping while talking or eating.
The Teeth-in-a-Day procedure is for patients who need to replace an entire arch. Candidates will therefore have already lost all or most of the teeth in their upper or lower jaws. If there are still some teeth remaining, they’ll most likely need to be extracted before dentures can be placed.
If you have gum disease or tooth decay, you won’t be able to get dental implants right away; any oral health problems will need to be taken care of first. Smoking, uncontrolled diabetes and other conditions might also lessen the chances of a successful treatment. Our team will evaluate your overall health and help you make a beneficial decision.
As the name implies, one of the biggest advantages of Teeth-in-a-Day is that you’ll get your actual replacement teeth much faster than you would with traditional implant techniques. Normally, you would need to wait for the implants to become fully integrated with the bone before they can support full dentures; with Teeth-in-a-Day, you can receive them much sooner.
Furthermore, traditional dental implants sometimes require bone grafts before surgery can be performed. Teeth-in-a-Day takes advantage of the densest areas of the jaw to reduce the need for such treatments.