Sometimes, the placement of dental implant dentures means we insert multiple posts and after a healing period of three to four months, we connect the denture. But for some, we could complete the entire process in only one visit. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about how we place Teeth in a Day.
Treating Total Tooth Loss
This is meant to address cases in which people have lost all of their teeth, or at least the vast majority of them. To begin treatment, we will need to carefully and gently remove the remaining teeth. We use anesthesia and sedation to make the process comfortable. Once we extract these teeth, we gather detailed digital images to create a 3D computer model, one that allows us to design the prosthetic and plan the placement of dental implants with precision and accuracy. We then move forward with securing your new smile.
A New Smile in One Day
First, we will guide the placement of three to four dental implant posts per arch. We choose the angle and position to allow them to support a denture, and also stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue. Once these are in place, we connect an abutment to them that extends above the gum line. The impressions and images we took allow us to create the denture, ensuring it looks natural and fits comfortably. We connect the finished denture to the abutments. Your prosthetic is now firmly in place. Since this only uses four posts, we can often offer this for those with weakened jawbones, so you can receive new smiles without first undergoing treatment with grafting or sinus lifts.
Preserving Your Youthful Features
You leave the office with a full smile. As the placement heals, you will be able to eat your favorite foods again, speak with ease, and smile with confidence. The dental implants bond with the jawbone and act as new roots, which prevents the loss of mass and density in the jaw that follows tooth loss. Your new dentures can stay in place for decades or even a lifetime for some patients. They never slip when you eat or speak, and you don’t have to remove them for cleaning or speaking. Instead, you just smile with confidence after only one visit!
If you have any questions about receiving Teeth in a Day, or if you want to discuss other aspects of your tooth loss, then contact our team today.
TALK TO YOUR LIVONIA/DETROIT, MI DENTIST ABOUT TEETH IN A DAY
Our team wants to help you enjoy a full and functional smile once more, in one visit if possible. If you want to learn more about restoring your missing teeth, then please contact your Livonia, MI, dentist, Dr. Stewart, by calling (734) 425-4400.