Recent advancements in implant technology and teeth replacement procedures now make it possible for you to get new teeth much faster. After some initial preparation and appointments, a procedure for getting new teeth that are fixed into your mouth is completed over the course of a day's time. If you want your new smile quickly - in time for a special event such as your son's wedding or a high school reunion - or you just want to enjoy eating meals again, this may be a great option for you!
Teeth in a Day refers to the process of getting new teeth fixed into your mouth with implants - within a 24 hour period rather than over the course of several months.
First, Dr. Pogoncheff must determine if you are a candidate for Teeth in a Day. We will take 3D X-rays at the office to determine if you have enough bone in your jaw in the appropriate areas. We will also screen your health history to make sure you are a candidate for the procedure. Once Dr. Pogoncheff establishes that you are a candidate, then he will plan out the steps and review everything with you. There will be some appointments where we take photos and records of your mouth to prepare for the procedure.
The procedure has two components. The first part involves placing the implants in your mouth and the second part involves fixing the prosthesis (the artificial teeth) onto the implants. These two steps take place over the course of 24 hours. Normally, you must wait several months of healing before fixing a prosthesis to implants. Teeth in a Day does not require a long period of time between these two steps.
- Shorter treatment time to get fixed teeth
- Fewer surgical procedures
- Less need for bone grafting
You may not be a candidate if you do not have enough bone in your jaw. Your prosthodontist can determine if you are a candidate.
Teeth in Day are a fixed prosthesis and stays in your mouth. You would clean it as you would your natural teeth with proper daily brushing and flossing. You still have the same risks of gum disease so make sure to maintain good oral health and habits.