In days gone by, dentures or dental bridges were about the only practically available options for tooth restoration for most people. But today, dental implants are fast becoming the new norm.
With today's implants, a titanium rod firmly fuses to your alveolar ridge, which is the bony ridge between your jawbone and your gums and teeth. Through osseointegration, metals like titanium can connect to bone to allow a natural bite. Titanium is safe in contact with human tissue, making it the perfect choice for implants.
Gum tissue will enclose the implant tooth just like with a natural tooth. On top of the titanium rod, a realistic, durable, tooth-colored dental crown will be placed. Sometimes, small "posts" are used to keep the implant from moving out of position until it is fully fused and healed.
How Can You Get Teeth In One Day?
Normally, it can take several appointments before dental implants are fully placed, but this doesn't have to be the case. In some cases, if you need preliminary soft tissue grafts or bone grafts, you cannot qualify for Teeth In One Day and it may take longer than usual before you can receive your new implants - but in most cases, same-day implants are a viable and attractive option.
If you only need a few implants placed, it is fairly easy to take care of them all in one sitting. Or, if you need all-on-four implant-supported dentures, you could get four implants placed on one day and the other four on a second day - or even all 8 at once. Four implants will be needed to support a permanent denture on each (upper/lower) jaw.
The surgery may take only two or three hours, depending on how many implants you need and on the complexity of the case.
How Long Will My New Teeth Last?
With good, normal dental hygiene, dental implants can be easily maintained. There really are no special tools or techniques for keeping modern implants clean and healthy - you just treat them the same as your original teeth in most cases.
Implant surgery has a 99% success rate, while same-day implants have a 98% success rate overall. Even in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, however, your periodontist can resolve the issue. After an initial recovery period post-procedure, you can begin eating, talking, chewing, and living the same as if you had never lost your teeth.
Dental implants typically last for several decades with proper care. And it is not uncommon for them to continue to look and function great for a lifetime.
If you or a loved one are interested in our Teeth In One Day (same-day dental implants) procedure as a tooth restoration option, reach out to us for help. Contact Ormond Beach Periodontics & Implant Dentistry today for more information and to schedule an in-office consultation!