Teeth-In-A-Day – Frisco, CO
Support Your Whole Smile with Just Four Implants
If you’re missing a few teeth, dental implants are a great way to bridge the gaps in your smile. But what about if you’re missing an entire arch of teeth? You could get traditional dentures, but did you know there’s another option? It even provides better stability and helps keep the jawbone healthy. It’s known as Teeth-in-a-Day, or All-on-4. Dr. Amedro skillfully places four dental implants that are used to hold a denture in place. Contact him today to schedule an appointment, and continue reading below to learn more about Teeth-in-a-Day in Frisco.
How Do Teeth-in-a-Day Work?
A dental implant is a titanium post that serves as a root for a tooth that has been lost. Normally, a dental implant can only support a single crown to replace one tooth. However, with Teeth-in-a-Day, Dr. Amedro can strategically place four implants to support an entire arch of prosthetic teeth. The two implants that are placed toward the back of the mouth are done so at a 45-degree angle, eliminating the need for a bone graft to make sure there is enough bone height for osseointegration. Oftentimes, the implants and denture itself can both be placed in the same day, which is where the procedure gets its name!
Am I A Candidate for Teeth-in-a-Day?
Teeth-in-a-Day implants can be placed in patients who have lost all of their teeth in one or both arches. Unlike with traditional dental implants, you don’t need a perfectly healthy jawbone to support the full height of the implant, since two of the four implants are inserted at a 45-degree angle. This is great news for patients who may have already suffered extensive bone loss due to missing teeth.
That being said, it’s still important that you have good oral hygiene and health habits before the implants can be placed. Smokers should consider quitting, as it can slow down the healing process and increase the chance of the implants failing to integrate into the jawbone. If you have gum disease, Dr. Amero will treat that first to make sure it doesn’t cause complications with your new implants.
What Are the Benefits of Teeth-in-a-Day?
Unlike traditional dentures, Teeth-in-a-Day in Frisco do not require denture adhesive and they do not need to be removed. Therefore, you can simply brush them like you would your natural teeth to keep them clean. They also come with an increased biting and chewing power, as they will not slip around like ill-fitting traditional dentures would. Dentures alone will also not prevent bone loss in your jaw like implants will; they will keep you looking younger by supporting your facial features.
Teeth-in-a-Day VS Traditional Dental Implants
Because bone grafts are not required, Teeth-in-a-Day implants require fewer visits and less time spent in the dental chair than traditional dental implants. They’re also significantly more stable, meaning there’s a high chance you’ll be able to receive your prosthetic teeth on the same day as your implant placement surgery without the need to wait for osseointegration to be complete. Because of the angle of placement, Teeth-in-a-Day can support an entire arch with only 4 implants as opposed to the 6-8 normally required if they were standing straight up. This makes the procedure much more cost-effective.