Losing your teeth is a big deal, no matter if you have lost an entire arch or you have only lost a single tooth. When you lose teeth, your entire life is affected. Once simple tasks like eating and speaking become more challenging. The quality of your smile, not to mention your confidence, decreases. Losing teeth even leads to bone loss in your jaw. Dental implants are an incredibly popular treatment for replacing missing teeth that addresses all of these issues and restores your quality of life. Treatment uses small titanium posts to provide support for your new teeth. The posts are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Your bone fuses to the posts, stabilizing them in the jaw. While effective, dental implants require a lengthy recovery, during which you typically wear temporary teeth. At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we can provide you with your restorations in the same appointment, eliminating the wait, with Teeth in an Hour.
The Typical Implant Process
Getting dental implants requires a surgical procedure. First, a local anesthetic and sedation are provided. When they have taken effect, incisions are made in the gums to expose the bone underneath. Holes are drilled into the bone, and the posts are placed inside. After suturing the gums closed around the posts, temporary teeth are placed. These teeth remain in place throughout your recovery process, which could take several weeks to several months to complete. During this time, several follow-ups are performed to ensure proper healing.
Once you have fully healed, then the process for placing your final restorations begins. This process typically requires an additional two appointments. At the first appointment, the temporary teeth are removed, and the abutments are placed on the posts. Next, impressions of your mouth are taken. These impressions are sent to a dental lab where they are used to create the final restorations. The second appointment occurs after the teeth are ready. They are checked for fit, bite, and comfort and secured into place.
Immediate Loading With Teeth in an Hour
With Teeth in an Hour, your restorations are placed in the same appointment as your implant surgery. Before beginning surgery, we perform a thorough evaluation of your medical history and a thorough head, neck, and oral exam to make sure that this treatment is the right choice for you. If you are determined to be a good candidate, we take impressions of your mouth. These impressions are used to fabricate your immediate dental restorations before surgery.
We also take a 3D scan of your mouth and jaw bones. This scan allows us to determine optimal implant placement and allows us to create a customized surgical guide. Computer-guided surgery allows us to precisely place your dental implants to provide you with the best results possible. Immediately following the placement of your dental implants, your dental restorations are secured into place. The whole procedure takes about an hour to complete.
Benefits of Teeth in an Hour
Teeth in an Hour provide several significant benefits. These benefits include
||Avoiding the need for temporary teeth.
||Fewer office visits.
||Less pain and swelling after surgery.
With Teeth in an Hour, you leave your surgical appointment with your final restorations, eliminating the need for temporary teeth and reducing the number of appointments you need. For more information, and to find out if Teeth in an Hour is right for you, call Optimum Oral Surgery Group at (856) 437-4432 today.