Losing your teeth and living without them for an extended time can cause discomfort and embarrassment and affect your oral health. Missing teeth allow your remaining teeth to drift, cause misalignment, and disrupt your bite. Board-certified oral surgeon Dr. Ryan Hambleton offers Teeth-in-a-Day implants to patients in Littleton, Colorado. Teeth-in-a-Day is a technique for placing dental implants and attaching replacement teeth to them in one appointment. This method allows you to leave our office with a healthy, complete smile.
How Does the Teeth-in-a-Day Process Work?
During a consultation, Dr. Hambleton will review your dental and medical histories and take a 3-D CT scan to determine whether you are a candidate for implants. The scan will measure your bone volume to ensure it can support implants. Otherwise, you may need bone grafting.
When you are ready for implants, Dr. Hambleton will use the 3-D CT scan to create a model of your oral anatomy. Digital software will identify the optimal location for each implant, allowing him to position the implants precisely and efficiently. We will ensure you have as comfortable of a procedure as possible.
After implant placement, Dr. Hambleton will attach temporary replacement teeth to them. The implant sites must remain undisturbed while they fuse with your jawbone. Initially, you will eat soft foods that do not require any chewing and gradually introduce foods that require minimal chewing. A soft-food diet will minimize stress and pressure on the implants.
Your bone and implants will integrate in three to four months. Afterward, Dr. Hambleton will attach abutments, or connectors, to the implants. Your general dentist will take impressions of your mouth and the abutments so that a dental lab can craft your custom replacement teeth. Your dentist will attach your final teeth to the abutments.
What Are the Benefits of Teeth-in-a-Day Implants?
Teeth-in-a-Day benefits include:
- Your complete set of teeth will help retain your facial shape.
- You can enjoy clearer speech and improved chewing function.
- Filling the gaps in your smile will prevent tooth movement and misalignment.
- You can smile confidently throughout treatment.
- Your replacement teeth will not slip or dislodge.
- Precisely placed implants can minimize swelling, bruising, and discomfort.
How Long Does Implant Surgery Take?
Implant surgery takes about two hours. The length of your surgery depends on its complexity and whether your case requires extensive work. Dr. Hambleton will develop a treatment plan and include a time estimate for your surgery. You will have dental implants and a restored smile when you leave the appointment.
How Much Does Teeth-in-a-Day Cost?
The cost of Teeth-in-a-Day varies because each patient’s case is unique. Factors that affect the price include whether you require tooth removal and the quantity, location, and type of implants you receive. Your dental insurance benefits may affect your out-of-pocket costs. After Dr. Hambleton develops a treatment plan, we will provide a cost estimate.
Get Teeth-in-a-Day Implants in Littleton, CO
The ability to receive dental implants and replacement teeth on the same day may meet your oral health goals and offer the convenience you need. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hambleton at Highlands Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery to determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. Call us at (720) 996-0210.