One of the challenges of having missing teeth or tooth extractions is that it leaves behind a gap in your smile. In addition, the extra space gives the remaining teeth room to shift and move out of place, which can lead to further discomfort. Teeth-in-a-Day dental implants allow you to have implants placed along with temporary crowns all in the same appointment. You will leave with a full smile that has no gaps.
How Does the Teeth-in-a-Day Process Work?
The oral surgeon will take a CAT scan of your jaw bone in order to create a three-dimensional model of your mouth structure. Then, advanced software is used to determine the precise location for each implant. This allows the oral surgeon to insert them in the exact spot they need to be more quickly and efficiently.
Once the implant is placed, a temporary crown is affixed, which blends in with your natural teeth. If you had all of your teeth removed, temporary dentures can be attached to the implants giving you back a full set of teeth.
It is important to note, however, that just like with regular dental implant surgery, it will take about three months for the implant to fuse with the bone and become fully stabilized. During this time, you will not be able to use temporary crowns like regular teeth. For example, no biting into an apple or sandwich if you had an incisor or canine replaced. You may need to adjust your diet accordingly and eat softer foods to avoid putting pressure on these teeth.
After osseointegration has occurred and the implant is securely fused in place, then a permanent crown or dentures will be attached, and you will regain full function of your mouth.
What Are the Benefits of Teeth-in-a-Day Implants?
Some advantages to having Teeth-in-a-Day implants include:
- Leaving the office with a full set of teeth.
- Having any gaps filled to keep remaining teeth in place.
- Allowing the gum to begin forming properly around the crown during recovery.
- May have less swelling, bruising, and discomfort due to the precision with which implants are placed.
How Long Does Implant Surgery Take?
The entire process typically takes around two hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure and any other work that needs to be done. However, you leave the appointment the same day with the implants and temporary dental prostheses placed.
How Much Do Teeth-in-a-Day Cost?
The cost of the procedure will vary from patient to patient. There are multiple factors your oral surgeon must take into consideration, such as the number, type, and location of implants, as well as if any extractions are necessary. Dental insurance coverage can also affect how much you will pay out of pocket. Once the oral surgeon has evaluated your needs and developed a plan, they can let you know a more accurate price.
Get Teeth-in-a-Day Implants in Highlands Ranch, CO
To learn more about this procedure and whether it is a good fit for your oral health needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hambleton at Highlands Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery today.