Teeth-in-a-Day: Same-Day Implant & Restoration Placement
Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement due to their versatility, longevity, health benefits, and functionality. Unfortunately, placing dental implants takes months of healing, which may involve wearing a less custom, temporary restoration, or just going toothless. Fortunately, a new method for implant placement allows you to get your custom restoration the same day as your implants. If you want to restore your smile as fast as possible, West Sayville implant dentist Dr. Richard Sigismondi offers Teeth-in-a-Day.
What Is Teeth-in-a-Day?
Teeth-in-a-Day, also known as same-day implants, is an implant dentistry technique that allows Dr. Sigismondi to place a complete arch restoration on the same day as your appointment! This economical implant placement method uses a minimal amount of sturdy implants, usually no more than four to six, and a denture restoration to replace every tooth in an arch.
The trick is the specially designed load-bearing implants, which can adjust to the weight and pressure of the restoration immediately. You’ll walk out of our Sayville dental office with a new smile without waiting months for your permanent restoration.
Benefits of Teeth-in-a-Day
- Same-Day Placement – Teeth-in-a-Day means your implants and permanent restorations begin placement on the same day as your appointment.
- Increased Confidence – Since you won’t have to go without teeth while your jawbone heals, you’ll feel better about your smile and overall look!
- Affordability – Teeth-in-a-Day uses a minimal amount of implants and arch restorations, which is more affordable than trying to replace every tooth in an arch with a singular dental implant and crown.
- Better Healing – Teeth-in-a-Day implants fuse to the jawbone more readily than traditional implants.
- No Need for Bone Grafting – Teeth-in-a-Day uses your existing jawbone structure, so even if you lack jawbone mass due to resorption, you may have a chance of qualifying.
Who Is a Candidate for Teeth-in-a-Day?
You may be a candidate for same-day, Teeth-in-a-Day implants if any of the following apply to you:
- You’re missing most of the teeth in an arch
- You have adequate gum tissue mass
- You practice good oral hygiene and will continue to do so
- Your jawbone is fully developed
- You’re about to lose most or all of the teeth in an arch
The Step-By-Step Teeth-in-a-Day Process
As with any dental procedure, your Sayville implant dentist, Dr. Sigismondi, will have you attend an initial consultation before he approves you for Teeth-in-a-Day. During your initial consultation, he’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history, and ask about your smile goals. Your dental implant dentist will show you what your new smile will look like using a digital smile design. If you’re prone to dental anxiety, Dr. Sigismondi will extend the sedation dentistry option.
Designing Your Teeth-in-a-Day Implants
Once Dr. Sigismondi has approved you for Teeth-in-a-Day, he’ll take digital images and impressions of your teeth. These will serve as the design blueprints for your Teeth-in-a-Day custom-made implants. You’ll return for your implant and restoration placement once your restoration is ready.
Once you return to our Sayville Dental office, we’ll show you your new restoration to make sure it’s to your liking. If your new dental restoration suits your needs, we’ll clean your mouth to provide a sanitary environment for your new implants. Then, we’ll apply a local anesthetic to the soft tissues near the surgical site.
Placing Your Teeth-in-a-Day Implants
Once we’re sure you’re numb, Dr. Sigismondi will make the incision into your gums, where the implants will be secured. Then, he’ll insert the implants into their proper places. Once the implants are secure, he’ll attach the dental arch restoration to complete your new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
The exact cost of your Teeth-in-a-Day same-day implants will depend on numerous factors like how many implants were needed to secure the restoration and your insurance. Our dental office works with every provider to ensure our patients can afford the treatment they need. Your implant dentist and the rest of our dental staff encourage you to contact your insurance provider beforehand to learn what coverage they provide and under what circumstances.
For those who are uninsured or underinsured, your implant dentist may be able to offer flexible financing options. We’re here to help you afford the best treatment for your oral health needs, and your implant dentist will discuss treatment costs with you during your initial consultation.
Like other implant restorations, your Teeth-in-a-Day implants can last twenty years to a lifetime. The tooth restoration will need to be replaced every ten to fifteen years. You’ll need to give your Teeth-in-a-Day implants the same care as your natural teeth. Be sure to brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day (preferably before bedtime), rinse between meals, and visit your dental office every six months for regular dental exams.
Placing your Teeth-in-a-Day implants will usually take about six hours, although that timeframe can vary. Additionally, while you’ll get your same-day implants placed and your restoration secured the same day, your jawbone will still need to fuse with the implants through osseointegration. This healing period can take anywhere from three to six months.
Teeth-in-a-Day implants are just as safe as any implant placed by a dental professional. Your implant dentist will review your medical history, including past surgeries and medication use before approving you for dental implants. He’ll also tell you about your other restorative options, so you can make an informed decision.