Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth replacement that can produce an instant improvement in appearance.
If you select the Teeth-in-a-Day process, once the surgical procedure for implantation is complete, you walk out of the office with temporary teeth that look like permanently installed teeth. These temporary teeth will eventually be replaced by permanent crowns, but in the short run, you can have the benefits of a beautiful smile, while preventing the bone loss that can take place when you are missing teeth. With this process, you still have to come back to your oral surgeon at a later time to have your permanent crowns cemented into place, but Teeth-in-a-Day look great from the beginning.
The Typical Dental Implant Process
Typical implant surgery positions a titanium screw in the jaw, which will ultimately serve as a support to a crown. This surgery is either done immediately after extraction of the tooth at the site of the implant, placed two weeks to three months after the extraction, or added more than three months later.
Often using computer technology to guarantee the proper placement, the screw is fastened into place with a wrench where the torque is precise, so as not to put too much pressure on the surrounding bone. Then, the tissue of the gingiva is fixed to either cover the screw or keep it visible. The screw then bonds with the bones over a period of 3 to 6 months. At the end of the time, the screw is uncovered if it has been buried, and crowns are installed on the screw.
Temporarily Completing the Process with Teeth-in-a-Day
For those who have enough bone density, the Teeth-in-a-Day process is often used to fit the temporary crowns right on the implant. These teeth are fitted on the implant screws with connectors known as abutments. With the teeth in place, the bone loss that normally accompanies tooth extraction does not occur, and the healing process of bonding the screw and the bone continues. Meanwhile, the patient has temporary acrylic teeth for about three months.
The temporary teeth look like permanent teeth. Because the bone is still knitting itself together, you may not want to eat foods that are tough or chewy for a month or two, so as not to disrupt the healing process. Even though you might be cautious with the new teeth, they permit normal chewing, offer a pleasing appearance, and function like normal teeth almost at once.
Consider Teeth-in-a-Day Implants at Oral Surgery of Utah
What is needed to make teeth in a day a reality is an oral surgeon who is skilled in providing dental implants, and who has the equipment on hand to place the screws for the implant. Oral surgery of Utah offers the expertise in Teeth-in-a-Day technology. Make an appointment today to see if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary type of dental implants.