Teeth in a Day
Losing your teeth is a serious issue that causes several complications. The more teeth you lose, the worse the effects. Effects of tooth loss include a deterioration in the quality of your smile, difficulties eating and speaking, and a loss of confidence. Additionally, tooth loss leads to bone loss in your jaw, which causes the bone to become weak and change shape. Dental implants are a popular modern treatment for replacing missing teeth. Typically, when dental implants are placed, temporary teeth are used while you heal. At Harmony Dental, we can reduce your treatment time and provide you with your permanent teeth right away with Teeth in a Day.
A Modern Solution for Tooth Loss
Dental implants are a modern alternative to dentures and bridges. This treatment requires the surgical implantation of small titanium posts into your jawbone. The posts are used to provide support for your replacement teeth, or ceramic crowns. During your recovery after surgery, your jawbone fuses to the posts in a process called osseointegration. This process stabilizes the posts within the bone so that they can hold your new teeth securely in place. Implants are an incredibly versatile treatment that can replace as little as one tooth or as many as a full arch.
How are Implants Typically Placed?
Implants require surgery. During the procedure, small incisions are made in your gums to provide access to the bone underneath. Next, small holes are drilled into the bone, and the implant posts are placed inside. Finally, temporary teeth are set into place, and you go home to heal.
During your recovery period, several follow up appointments allow us to monitor your progress. These appointments are to make sure that your bone is healing properly and that there are no complications. Once you have fully healed, the abutments are placed on your implants and impressions are taken of your mouth. The impressions are sent to a dental lab, where your final restorations are designed and created. Your temporary teeth are set back into place while you wait. A final appointment is required to check your final restorations for fit and bite and to secure them into place.
Teeth in a Day
Teeth in a Day is a treatment that allows you to get your final dental restorations in a single appointment. During your initial consultation, we determine if implants are the right solution for you and if you are a candidate for this particular treatment. If you are deemed an ideal candidate, we take digital impressions of your mouth. These impressions allow us to digitally design and create your final restorations, which will be created for you and waiting when you arrive for your implant surgery. After your implants have been placed, your final dental restorations are placed on the posts.
What are the Benefits of Teeth in a Day?
There are many benefits associated with Teeth in a Day. Many of these benefits are similar to other types of dental implants, including a completely natural appearance, comfort, stability, and maintaining the strength of your jawbone. Teeth in a Day also has its unique benefits such as
With Teeth in a Day, you leave your surgical appointment with your permanent dental restorations set in place, eliminating the need for temporary teeth and additional appointments. For more information, and to find out if Teeth in a Day are right for you, call Harmony Dental at (541) 246-3250 today.