How All-on-4 Dental Implants Work
There are many advantages to modern dental implants. They are made of titanium, which safely, firmly, and permanently fuses to human bone tissue. This means your implant rods are rooted into your jaw in much the same way that natural teeth are.
Implants also last for decades - usually for life. And they have a 98% to 99% success rate. You can cap each implant rod with a dental crown, a bridge, or with permanent dentures.
With implants supporting them, your dentures won't shift in your mouth and rub your gums. You won't have to get your dentures refitted every few years anymore. And the firm foundation of four strategically placed dental implants will enable more natural biting, chewing, and speaking with your dentures.
Additionally, it will be much easier to clean and care for implant-based dentures. You just brush and floss as with natural teeth, and your periodontist can remove, clean under, and reattach the dentures periodically as needed to ensure excellent oral health for many years to come.
Do I Qualify For Teeth In One Day?
Talk to your local periodontist to find out if you are a good candidate for teeth in one day. If you need bone grafts or soft tissue grafts, then your implant surgery may need to be delayed and you may need to go with ordinary implant installation instead of same-day implants. But you can still get it done.
However, if you do qualify for teeth in one day, you can save time and money and gain significant convenience. Sometimes, it's best to do only one jaw of dentures per day, but this will vary from patient to patient. Even then, teeth in two days is still faster and simpler than other options. Note that you can get any necessary tooth extractions on the same day that you get your same-day implants and dentures.
Sometimes, you may need to wear temporary crowns while your mouth heals post-op. In that case, you would have your dentures fitted on in the next appointment. But you may be able to have the dentures attached same-day as well - you just have to go easy on them during the early days and weeks after installation.
A Teeth In One Day Examination
A comprehensive oral examination will be needed to see if you qualify currently for same-day implants and all-on-4 dentures. Full mouth X-rays, bite evaluations, and intraoral photography are among the key tools that can be used to assess your "mouth readiness" for the procedure.
Your periodontist will also do a close visual exam, look at your dental and medical history, find out if you are on any prescription medications, ask you all pertinent questions, and be ready to answer all of your questions about Teeth In One Day.
To find out if Teeth In One Day and all-of-4 permanent dentures are right for you, contact Dr. Kenzik in Ormond Beach, Florida, today!