This is a great option for people who are already wearing dentures or are losing their teeth due to disease and breakdown. The idea being to provide the patient with a new ‘fixed’ set of teeth (either bridgework or a fixed denture) are screwed onto dental implants which have been placed on the very same day. Initially these are a provisional set of teeth that look and feel great and are then replaced with a more permanent set some months later.
The ‘same-day’ concept can also be used for single teeth or a few teeth in some cases, but more commonly relates to a complete jaw or set. It can be done using the ‘All on 4 implants’ technique or with 6-8 or more implants in each jaw depending on the needs of the case and on whether a fixed denture or fixed crowns and bridges are desired. All on 4 implants are a quick, safe and cost-effective dental treatment for anyone whose self-confidence and quality of life are affected by missing teeth. All on 4 implants even work in people who have a lack of bone although some bone rebuilding is sometimes necessary.
An initial consultation and various detailed diagnostics including X-rays, CT scan and dental impressions will determine your bone structure and the condition of any remaining teeth. A number of planning appointments are required and then the implants are inserted into the jaw in such a way that they will completely fuse to the natural bone over time. An initial fixed denture or bridge is usually fitted on the same day and the final denture or bridgework is made after a few months.
It is vital that you take good care of your implants, so regular maintenance visits with our dental hygienist and a commitment to good home dental care is essential for long term success.
To learn more about same day teeth and dental implants, take a look through our dental implant solutions or call us and let us change your life with a beautiful new smile!