Earlier this year, we reviewed everything you need to know about Teeth in a Day to help you understand more about this revolutionary procedure and whether it’s right for you. This month, we’re taking a closer look at some of the advantages of Teeth in a Day and how it can quickly transform your smile into one that will light up any room. Keep reading to learn more about the top 5 benefits of Teeth in a Day, one of the most convenient and highly rated options in dental restoration.
While undoubtedly worth it, getting dental implants can be a long and time-consuming process. In many cases, this means living without teeth for a few months as you heal and wait for your new crowns to be made, which is both inconvenient and uncomfortable. If your implants are placed in a visible area, your dentist will likely provide you with removable dentures in the meantime, but these appliances don’t have quite the same fit or feel as your natural teeth.
To solve this problem, Teeth in a Day lets you receive your new implants and walk out of the office with a dazzling smile the same day. First, the implant posts are placed securely into the jawbone, where they’ll provide the necessary stimulation to prevent bone loss. Then, a temporary, implant-supported prosthetic is attached to these posts, which is fully functional and lets you laugh, eat and talk with confidence. After a few months, you’ll be ready to receive your permanent set of teeth. These are made from stronger materials and custom-made to fit your mouth for the perfect bite and smile.
Throughout the entire treatment process, you’ll never have to go without teeth and worry about embarrassing gaps that can affect your appearance.
When it comes to preserving the health and functionality of your mouth, the teeth play a vital role. Activities like biting or chewing provide necessary stimulation that allows the jawbone to continuously remodel and repair itself so it stays strong. One of the biggest concerns with tooth extractions is that this pressure is now absent, which signals the body to stop maintaining the bone tissue. Unfortunately, traditional dentures or bridges don’t place enough stress on the jawbone to stop this process.
The jawbone is the biggest and strongest bone in your face. It includes the lower jawbone (mandible) and the upper jawbone (maxilla). When bone loss occurs in the lower jawbone, it can distort your facial features and produce symptoms like mouth pain, loose teeth or trouble speaking. When it occurs in the upper jawbone, it can lead to similar issues and cause the sinus cavity to sink. People with dentures often experience bone loss in both areas, which changes the overall shape, structure and functionality of the jaw.
Teeth in a Day dental implants are designed to prevent bone loss by preserving the strength and density of the jawbone. Instead of resting on the gums like other dental appliances, they are attached firmly to posts embedded in the bone tissue, providing the stimulation needed to keep your jaw healthy while eating, biting or chewing.
The prospect of full dental restoration can be daunting, especially when considering the need for multiple implants. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a separate implant post for each individual tooth that’s being replaced. This would be impractical, expensive and unnecessary. With Teeth in a Day, an entire set of upper or lower teeth can be supported by four to six implants that act as an anchor point for your new prosthetic.
Although your jawbone will no longer receive stimulation from every single tooth socket, studies have found that four to six implants provide enough pressure to maintain healthy bone tissue and density. The implants are placed in strategic locations to maximize the use of your jawbone and angled to ensure more coverage, further eliminating the need for an excessive number of posts per arch.
The surgical part of this procedure can be accomplished in one day, making the process more comfortable and streamlined than similar treatments. For most patients, implant placement occurs immediately after extracting broken or decaying teeth, except in cases of extreme bone loss. Although the implants are angled to make the best use of the available jawbone, some patients may need to first undergo a bone graft for the best results. This would make the procedure take longer to complete but will improve your jawbone to ensure a stable foundation for your new teeth. However, grafting may be avoided with other treatment or implant options, which Dr. Freeman can discuss further during your consultation.
Depending on your treatment needs, Teeth in a Day may cost less than traditional implants. That’s because the procedure requires fewer visits and only four to six implant posts to restore a full set of teeth. In comparison, the price of individual implants can add up quickly, especially if you need multiple teeth replaced. While dentures might seem like an appealing and affordable alternative, they have a limited lifespan, are more challenging to maintain and won’t prevent bone loss from occurring. For these reasons, your dentist may recommend Teeth in a Day over other treatment options if you have several missing or damaged teeth to help you save money in the long run and ensure the best results.
Dental implants are a life-changing procedure that can transform your smile, but Teeth in a Day allows you to enjoy your new look immediately with a fully functional temporary prosthetic. No more embarrassing gaps while waiting for your permanent teeth to be fabricated. If you’d like to learn more about this procedure and how it can help you achieve a more confident, dazzling smile, give Dr. Freeman’s office a call at 281-599-9445. As an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, he proudly serves residents in Houston and the Katy, Texas, area.