One Day Smiles
There are several ways to replace missing teeth, but today’s most exciting option is dental implants. Unlike dentures or even fixed bridges, dental implants give you permanent replacement teeth that can last a lifetime. The problem with most types of dental implants is that they take a long time to complete and involve numerous dental office visits. If you’ve read about the time it takes to get dental implants and have been put off by that aspect of the procedure, you should read on to learn about One Day Smiles. It’s a scientifically proven method of placing both dental implants and permanent teeth in just one dental office visit,and it’s available now.
Dental implants work by securing artificial teeth, called crowns, to metal posts that are permanently implanted in the jaw. Usually it takes 6-8 posts to secure a row or arch of teeth. When the implants heal, they are permanent parts of the jaw, and the crowns are permanently attached. Having dental implants means that your teeth don’t come out, and you take care of them the way you did when you had natural teeth.
One Day Smiles requires only four posts for an arch, upper and lower, for a total of only eight implants in your mouth when you need full replacement teeth. The cost, procedure time and recovery time are all decreased because of the low amount of individual implants required.
Some problems encountered with traditional implants that are reduced or eliminated with One Day Smiles include:
The need for bone grafting when there is too little jawbone
- Periods of time with no teeth in between appointments
- Adjustment periods for different sets of temporary teeth during the overall process
- Missed work or other appointments due to the need to keep multiple dental appointments
- Emotional uncertainty through a process that can take as much as a year or more
One Day Smiles same-day implants have been studied and documented for over a decade with positive results.
How One Days Smiles Works
Before any dental implant procedure, you will need to have a thorough dental exam with x-rays and a consultation with a dentist. During the consultation, you will need to provide the dentist with information including your personal health history and family history if known. This is because there are some medical conditions that make it less likely that dental implants will be successful. Successful implants fuse to the bone in the jaws and become a permanent part of the body, much like the natural roots of teeth. Having certain medical conditions or being a smoker increases the chance that your body will reject the implants. After your initial exam and consultation, the dentist will decide if you are a good candidate for dental implants and only proceed with the implant procedure if you are believed to have a very high chance of success. Statistically, when the decision has been made to go ahead with dental implants, the overall success rate is nearly 100 percent.
Any loose or diseased teeth that are not able to be saved will have to be extracted before the implant procedure. If you have been missing teeth for a long time, you may be lacking in healthy bone under your gums. This is because the bone that supports the natural teeth begins to wear away as soon as teeth are lost, and wearing dentures or bridges does not prevent this bone loss from occurring. With One Day Smiles, usually having less bone does not mean you will require bone grafting to build up your bone, but sometimes bone grafting is necessary.
After any preliminary procedures are performed and your mouth has fully healed, the implant procedure can begin. The implants are placed in your jaws after you are given
anesthesia to prevent pain and make your comfortable. The crowns are placed on the implants immediately, so you will leave the office with your new teeth.
After Your Appointment
Your mouth will be healing for some time after you get your implants, and you should follow the instructions you are given when you leave the office. It may take awhile for you to get used to the feel of your new teeth, as well as some adjustment to eating and speaking. In a short time you should be as comfortable with your new implants as if they were your natural teeth.
Find Out More
If you are interested in replacing missing teeth or dentures with permanent teeth that are the next best thing to natural teeth, call us now and ask about One Day Smiles. We can set up a consultation appointment for you or schedule a preliminary exam.