Teeth are integral to both your appearance and oral function. Missing or decayed teeth can not only diminish your profile but also restrict the functionality of your mouth. These issues can prevent you from enjoying certain foods and even cause pain in the face and jaw. Missing or damaged teeth can also be highly embarrassing, and they may stop you from smiling and talking in certain situations to avoid showing your teeth.
The Teeth In A Day is a same-day dental implant procedure that provides an immediate, long-lasting solution to broken or missing teeth. With specially designed implants placed by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, you can restore complete dental functionality (your ability to bite and chew) and a full, natural-looking smile in just one day.
Dr. John Freeman is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. With extensive experience performing various dental implant procedures, he has helped countless patients achieve complete oral function and feel more confident about their appearance.
Following your detailed consultation where the surgery is meticulously planned, Dr. Freeman draws on revolutionary techniques to restore a complete, healthy set of teeth.
Teeth In A Day is an immediate-loading dental implant operation that can replace multiple missing teeth with a single procedure. While other options to replace missing teeth involve multiple procedures and significant recovery time, Teeth In A Day provides immediate results.
For patients who are without teeth in the upper jaw (maxilla) and/or lower jaw (mandible) or with a set of non-restorable teeth, this procedure can be a life–changing event. This innovative, ground-breaking technique often avoids the necessity for bone grafting, providing patients a more convenient, less involved treatment process.
Extraction of the teeth, placement of immediate implants and immediate placement of prosthetic teeth can all be performed in one day. This alternative to traditional dental implants streamlines the process to avoid leaving you without teeth.
Broken, decayed or otherwise damaged teeth must be removed to clear the way for your implants. First, an anesthetic will be used to numb your gums, bone and teeth. Your dentist will then loosen the affected teeth to separate them from their ligaments and enlarge the socket in the jawbone that holds them. He will then remove the teeth with forceps, an instrument that allows him to grasp the tooth and carefully maneuver it out of your mouth. Any infected tissue will also be removed, and the socket will then be washed out to remove any tooth, bone or tissue fragments.
Dr. Freeman surgically places specialized screw-like tooth implants into your jawbone. He places these dental implants at a certain angle that makes the best use of the available bone, which allows people with bone loss to have this procedure. This technique also does not require months of healing like typical implants do before your teeth replacements can be attached.
Temporary teeth restorations are placed the same day of your implants rather than having you wait months for the implants to heal with no teeth. These prosthetic structures are implant-retained and designed to look and function like your natural teeth, allowing you to chew and smile with confidence.
You leave our office with beautiful, functional and natural-looking temporary prosthetic teeth. This set of teeth is in place for approximately three months, during which time your implants fuse to your jawbone. After this healing time, your final set of permanent teeth are fabricated.
While creating your permanent teeth replacements, we take into account any modifications that need to be made to create a pleasing, customized smile for you. At your final appointment, your temporary prosthetic teeth are removed, and your permanent replacement teeth are attached to your implants by your restorative dentist.
If you’re missing teeth, you’re also missing the root structure attached to the jawbone. Without this supportive structure, the jawbone isn’t stimulated during chewing. This lack of pressure reduces blood flow and causes the body to reabsorb and shrink the bone. For some patients, there is very little bone in the posterior maxilla (upper jaw). For these patients, a sinus lift or bone graft would be needed to create enough bone density to place conventional dental implants. However, other treatments may be available that require fewer stages and less healing time, such as angulated implants, zygoma implants and pterygoid implants. Oftentimes, grafting can be avoided.
This treatment uses specially designed inserts called zygoma implants, which are anchored into the zygomatic bone (cheekbone). Zygoma implants bypass the bone grafting process. The zygoma implant can be the posterior anchorage for the upper Teeth In A Day.
Another implant that is used to bypass the sinus lift bone grafting technique is the pterygoid implant. This dental implant is placed at a tilt in the most posterior aspect of the upper jaw (maxilla) and anchored into the pterygoid process. These special dental implants allow the Teeth In A Day process to move forward at the usual pace.
When performed by an experienced and highly skilled surgeon like Dr. Freeman, Teeth In A Day implants can provide transformative benefits to patients with missing or decayed teeth. These dental implants work to replace the tooth roots and provide an immediate secure anchor for replacement teeth.
The benefits of this procedure include:
Teeth In A Day is a suitable procedure for patients with several missing teeth or teeth that are unstable, askew or heavily deteriorated. Adults of all ages can benefit from this same-day teeth replacement procedure. Zygoma implants are used particularly when maxillary bone quality or quantity is inadequate for regular dental implant placement. For those seeking to avoid the lengthy treatment process associated with conventional dental implants, Teeth In A Day can restore a sleek, natural-looking smile in less than half the time.
Dr. Freeman is an expert in oral surgery and dental implantation. In your consultation, he will examine your mouth and jawbone structure to determine whether Teeth In A Day is a suitable tooth replacement option for you. If you have experienced social withdrawal or a lack of confidence due to unsightly teeth, Dr. Freeman can work with you to achieve a fuller, more polished smile.
Your consultation is a crucial part of the treatment process. During this appointment, Dr. Freeman will conduct an in-depth analysis of your jaw and facial structure, which usually includes 3D scanning and X-rays. He will also review your current health and medical history to ensure it is safe to proceed with treatment. Through this examination, he will determine the most suitable techniques and design a procedural plan tailored to your facial proportions and ideal smile. Prioritizing your safety and comfort, Dr. Freeman will walk you through each step, explaining how to prepare for the surgery as well as how to care for your teeth during the post-operative stage.
These long-lasting tooth restorations are designed to last a lifetime. However, you must take care of them to maintain optimal results.
For over a decade, Teeth In A Day has allowed patients with various teeth-related and structural issues the opportunity to renew their smile and reclaim their confidence. Like with your original teeth, however, maintaining proper oral hygiene is essential for protecting and prolonging your results after the Teeth In A Day procedure. A healthy routine of regular brushing and flossing will preserve the health of your gums and implants, which, in turn, will also ensure your jawbone remains in optimal health.
In your consultation, Dr. Freeman will discuss methods for safeguarding and maintaining your results. With regular dentist visits and a sensible oral hygiene regimen, you can enjoy a beautiful natural smile for years to come.
The cost of Teeth In A Day can vary. The full teeth replacement cost is, of course, more than replacing a few teeth. If you need a zygoma implant or pterygoid implant, this can affect the cost of your procedure.
During your consultation, we can develop your customized teeth replacement plan and provide you with specific pricing. We also offer CareCredit and Lending Tree financing to make your procedure affordable with payment plans that work for you.
The reason you want or need to undergo the procedure will affect whether or not insurance covers your Teeth In A Day treatment. If you need teeth restoration for purely cosmetic purposes, most insurance companies will not pay for any part of them. If you need immediate implants for restoring the function of your mouth, meaning to restore your ability to chew, bite and talk normally, insurance may cover a portion of the procedure. We will contact your dental insurance company to learn more about your coverage at the time of consultation.
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that restore your teeth and gums. Patients who have lost all of their teeth or had them removed may choose dentures as an easy option for teeth replacement. Dentures don’t require any implant surgery and generally cost less than implants, but if you have damaged teeth, you will still need surgical tooth extraction before you can wear dentures. These prosthetic teeth need to be removed at night and when eating certain items. Dentures also do not look as natural and can move around while eating or talking.
The main reason dentures are not recommended for long-term tooth replacement is that they are not attached to your jawbone and, instead, are supported by the soft tissues of your mouth. This means they do not stimulate blood flow to the jawbone, which generally leads to atrophy. As the bone shrinks, the structure of your face can change and result in a sunken appearance.
With Teeth In A Day, implants are inserted into the jawbone that act just like your natural tooth roots. While this requires surgical implantation of the screw-like posts and recovery, dental implants are considered the best option for replacing missing teeth because they help maintain a youthful facial structure. They are also permanently attached to your mouth, and you can eat and care for them like you would your natural teeth.
Missing or decayed teeth can adversely affect your appearance and confidence. With Teeth In A Day, you can reclaim an immediate, lasting smile to enrich your whole facial aesthetic. Achieving these invaluable results begins with an in-person consultation with our highly qualified and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. John Freeman. By carefully assessing your needs and designing a treatment plan tailored specifically to your facial structure and tooth replacement goals, Dr. Freeman can help you achieve full oral function and a sleek, radiant smile.
If you’re looking for permanent teeth replacement near Houston, Texas, contact our Katy office to learn more about Teeth In A Day and find out if it’s right for you. Call 281-599-9445 today to schedule your in-person consultation with Dr. John P. Freeman and take a step closer to the comfort and smile you deserve!