Placing and restoring dental implants often requires a serious time commitment. For some, months had to elapse between implant placement and the attachment of a crown or denture. But what if the entire process could be done in one sitting? In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about Teeth-In-A-Day.
The Risks of Your Total Tooth Loss
We often recommend a smile in one visit for those missing most or all of their teeth. When you lose the majority of your smile, this could limit the foods you eat and deprive you of essential nutrients. Difficulty speaking clearly could also develop. Without your tooth roots, the body will suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue will gradually break down, leading to an aged appearance! But with dental implants, we insert biocompatible titanium roots into the jawbone. The body accepts these as natural roots, and they stimulate the growth of bone tissue to prevent the jaw from breaking down. This allows the new roots to stay in place for decades to come, and preserve your youthful features too!
Securing Smiles in One Day
To begin, we will see if you have teeth that need to be extracted. We then gently remove these and take detailed digital images and x-rays of your smile. The images will be combined to create a detailed 3D impression, which we use to plan and guide the placement of the dental implants, choosing the best angle and position to support your new smile. With dental sedation and local anesthesia, you will be comfortable as we insert these new roots into your jaw. We then attach an abutment to each one, which will extend above the gum line. We then attach the custom prosthetic to the abutments. The denture portion will be created to ensure a lifelike appearance and durable chewing surface, so you can smile with confidence. When you smile, you will showcase a row of lifelike teeth that never slip when you eat or speak, and offer a lifetime of tooth replacement in some cases!
Caring for Your New Teeth
When you leave, we will provide detailed intuitions for keeping your new smile healthy and strong. After all, dental implants are still vulnerable to issues like gum disease, which could cause failure. But good oral hygiene habits could safeguard your smile and protect your new teeth for decades to come. For more information on Teeth-In-A-Day, give us a call!
Ready for a New Smile in One Visit?
Our team can tackle your advanced tooth loss in only one visit with implant dentistry. To learn more about our Teeth-In-A-Day, then call James Stewart, DDS, dental implant office in Livonia, MI, at (734) 425-4400. We also serve the residents of Farmington, Plymouth, Dearborn Heights, and all surrounding communities.