Teeth in a Day
Elmwood Park, IL
Your smile is often the first thing that a person will notice about you so of course, you want for your smile to shine. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There are many things that can ruin your teeth. Decay, smoking, and age are just three of the things that can damage your smile. If you need your teeth replaced, you might think that the only choice that you will have is dentures, especially if you need all of your teeth replaced. Here at Taglia Advanced Dentistry we have options for you, including teeth in a day.
What Is Teeth in a Day? How Can It Be Beneficial?
Here is some information on teeth in a day. It could help you to decide if this is something that could be right for you. Teeth in a day use an approach known as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. This is a way that you can have a permanent new smile. You might wonder if you will have a new set of teeth in one day. The answer is both yes and no. Here is how it works. You will arrive at our office at the beginning of the day.
With All-on-4, we will insert screws into your jaw so that you will eventually be able to receive a permanent implant and bridge. The "4" in the name stands for the four screws that you will receive to anchor the teeth to your jaw. We will then fit you with new teeth. This is all done in one day, which is what is meant by teeth in a day.
The teeth that you receive that day will not be your permanent new teeth, however. That would not be possible because your mouth will need to heal. What is nice about All-on-4 is that we will rarely need to do a bone graft so that you will heal faster.
Once your mouth has healed, you will return to our office. That is when you will receive your permanent teeth. Your mouth will have fully healed by the time that you return, and the screws from the implants will have fused to your bone. If you are worried about the surgery, we can use sedation so that you will sleep through the entire thing.
Once you are home, you can use ice packs to keep the swelling down. We will also talk to you about pain relievers. It could take several weeks for the bone to fuse to the screw, but you will not feel pain that whole time. If anything feels wrong or unusual before you receive the permanent teeth, please let us know.
If you do not want to deal with dentures, then teeth in a day may be the solution for you. Once you have healed, you will feel as if your new teeth have always been there. Here at Taglia Advanced Dentistry, we would like to talk to you about all of your options. Call us at (312) 757-6434 and make an appointment. You can have a beautiful smile once again.