Can a Ft. Lauderdale Dentist Give Me New Teeth in a Day?
It sounds too good to be true. Yet in many cases, thanks to improvements in dental implant materials and techniques, it is possible to get new teeth in a day.
And now, for the fine print. The dental implant itself only requires one visit. To give your mouth an even better appearance, Dr. Stone usually places temporary teeth on top of the implants. But the implants do not become semi-permanent until the osseointegration (bone growth) process is complete. Once your natural bone tissue anchors your new teeth, they usually remain in place for a lifetime.
To ensure that this process goes according to plan, Dr. Stone usually recommends a follow-up visit or two over the next month or so.
How Does It Work?
Individual implants, whether they are full-size or mini dental implants, always have individual anchors. Full implants use titanium posts; mini-implants usually use screws.
New-teeth-in-a-day implants work a little differently. Instead of individual roots, Dr. Stone affixes four implants in each individual arch. A mouth arch is basically the upper and lower portions of the jaw. This area has a lot of dense bone mass, even among patients who have experienced some bone loss along the gumline. So, Dr. Stone does not have to graft additional bone. That’s usually the most time-consuming part of the dental implant process.
This procedure is difficult to perform and it’s definitely not for non-prosthodontic professionals. It usually takes Dr. Stone several hours to fit the implants around the alveolar nerve and the sinuses. But it’s all downhill from there. Once Dr. Stone affixes the bridges to the new implants, the patient is good to go.
What Happens After I Get My New Teeth?
The aforementioned individual posts and bone graft usually makes for quite a bit of mouth soreness once the anesthesia wear off. Moreover, the recovery time for traditional dental implant procedures could be several days or even longer. But with new teeth in a day, there are almost no side-effects. Dr. Stone uses plasma-rich growth factors (PRGF) to hasten healing.
Still, most patients experience some mild discomfort for a short while. Analgesic pain relievers, such as Tylenol, usually take care of this discomfort. Also, Dr. Stone advises most patients to stick with soft foods for a while, just to be on the safe side.
Because they are permanent, patients can brush, floss, and clean their same-day implants just like they were natural teeth. These implants do need regular irrigation, and Dr. Stone will give you all the details. That ease of care makes this option quite cost-effective in the long run.
How Much Do New Teeth in a Day Cost?
Same-day dental implants usually cost between $3,000 and $4,000, largely depending on the number of new teeth that the patient needs. Sometimes, although not very often, dental insurance pays some of this cost. For the leftover cost, we offer a range of financing options.
New teeth in a day do more than improve your smile. A full set of healthy teeth also significantly improves your oral health. To see how this exciting new technology works, contact Dr. John Stone at Best Dental Associates for your initial consultation.