If you have tooth loss, you know how hard it can be to regain a confident smile. Our smiles are one of the most meaningful ways we humans communicate with one another. Losing that form of communication through tooth loss can be traumatic. Modern dental procedures make it easy for you to replace lost teeth and be able to smile confidently again.
Replacing missing teeth is also good for your health. Tooth loss can make gum care more difficult, which can lead to other more serious health problems. Missing teeth create gaps where food and bacteria become trapped and can cause infections. Shifts in the remaining teeth towards the gaps can also cause jaw pain and headaches.
But there is good news. Whether your tooth loss is due to gum disease or an accident, you have more options than ever to restore your smile. There is now a dental procedure that provides patients with permanent tooth restoration, without having to endure the longer, multi-step process required for individual dental implants.
Teeth in a Day may just be the easiest way to get your smile back, fast. Is it right for you?
How Teeth in a Day Works
The Teeth-in-a-Day procedure, also known as implant-supported dentures, or One Step Hybrid, uses the same concept as dental implants, but rather than undergoing another lengthy procedure for each tooth, several teeth are affixed to a single implant. This method eliminates the need for the dentist to perform bone or sinus grafting, making it faster and more cost effective for you. Implants made of ceramic and titanium are attached to four fixed teeth restorations which are implanted during a single appointment. Precision imaging technology aids the dentist in placing your implants. Many patients prefer to be completely anesthetized during the procedure, but others choose local anesthesia.
During the healing period, which can be from 6 to 8 weeks, it’s important to maintain a soft diet. The success of the procedure depends on maintaining the position of the implants that was determined by precision imaging. Avoiding crunchy foods like nuts or uncooked vegetables helps ensure that the dental implants don’t move.
The Benefits of Teeth in a Day
Patients who chose Teeth in a Day rather than traditional removable dentures or individual implants have reported a number of benefits. Not having to spend weeks or months without a complete smile is just one of them. The healing process is also shorter, allowing patients to get back to enjoying their lives sooner.
With permanent implants instead of dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods again. You won’t have to deal with messy denture gels or cleaning them, or worry about slippage or discomfort that dentures can cause. You’ll look great and feel great, and be able to relax and enjoy all the laughter and smiles you’ve been holding back.
Teeth in a Day implants have long-term oral health benefits, too. They will stabilize bone loss and prevent changes to the shape of your jaw that occur with tooth loss. Like dentures, these implants are immune to bacterial infection and bio-compatible. This means they contain no substances that could potentially cause an adverse chemical reaction in the mouth, and they will not decay like real teeth. The denture implants are nearly weightless, yet stronger than real teeth. Because the crown is immediately attached to the implant, the gums can grow around it for a more natural look. Afterwards, patients don’t experience any of the discomfort or inconvenience associated with dentures, like gum soreness, slippage, or having to take their teeth out at night. Care for them as you would your real teeth and continue to get regular dental cleanings and checkups and they will give you long-term results.
The Best Candidates for Teeth in a Day
The One Step Hybrid Teeth in a Day procedure is often recommended for wearers of partial or full dentures, as well as for people with one or more missing teeth. It can even be performed the same day as a tooth extraction.
Those who are committed to maintaining a high level of self-care have the best results with this procedure. After treatment, healthy eating habits can help prevent or successfully control conditions like diabetes that can interfere with the natural healing process. Not smoking helps prevent heart disease and reduces the bacteria that causes gum disease. If you suffer from any condition that adversely affects the healing process, this procedure may not be right for you. It is important to provide your dental care professional with all the health information necessary to correctly determine what procedure would be best for your situation.
For many people, Teeth in a Day has proved to be a fast, effective and affordable solution to tooth loss. If you are as committed to your overall health as you are to restoring your smile, it might just be the perfect option for you.
Balle & Associates Las Vegas Teeth in a Day
Balle & Associates offer Teeth in a Day implant-supported dentures at our Las Vegas, Nevada practice, along with a range of advanced cosmetic and general dentistry procedures to meet your dental care needs and help keep your smile bright. If you would like more information on whether this may be a solution for you, give our office a call at 702-919-6864.
Balle & Associates is staffed by the most skilled and experienced general dentists in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Peter Balle and Dr. Tate Guild use a personalized approach to get to know patients and offer them services specific to their needs.