Fast & Effective Restorations
Living with missing teeth for an extended period can feel embarrassing for many people. The gaps in your smile can impact your confidence and active lifestyle, making life harder than it needs to be. That’s why our dentist works hard to create stunning Teeth in a Day dental implant restorations at our Ottawa dental office.
Discover Teeth in a Day dental implant solutions with our dentist’s guide below.
What Is Teeth in a Day?
Teeth in a day, also known as All-on-4 dental implants, are an ideal restorative solution for patients who are looking to replace an entire arch of teeth. It’s comprised of four titanium dental implants connected to customized supported dentures.
Biocompatible titanium implants allow patients to rebuild their dazzling smiles without using an individual implant for each tooth. Your jawbone will absorb the implant to mimic the structure of your tooth roots in a process called osseointegration. This process makes dental implants the most natural, longest-lasting method of restoring your smile.
The benefits of Teeth in a Day include:
- Affordability — Using just four implants helps you save money and time during your restoration procedure.
- A quick procedure — Placing your implant-supported denture takes just one appointment.
- Smoother healing — Fewer dental implants mean your jawbone only has to integrate with four implants instead of one for each tooth.
- Easy maintenance — Your implants are as easy to care for as your natural teeth with routine brushing, flossing, and preventative dentist appointments at our Ottawa office.
The Teeth in a Day Process
Appointment 1: Your Consultation
Beginning your journey to a brand new smile starts with your initial consultation with Dr. Conness. Members of our team will clean your teeth before your dentist discusses our implant options and your medical history.
From there, Dr. Conness will provide a thorough exam, assess your jawbone health, and take a detailed impression of your teeth. He’ll also treat any underlying oral health problems or perform supplemental procedures in future appointments.
Appointment 2: Placing Your Implants
We’ll begin your procedure by preparing your mouth with another meticulous cleaning. Our expert dentist will then apply a local anesthetic and, if you choose, dental sedation to ensure your comfort throughout the entire treatment.
We’ll then surgically place your four dental implants in predetermined locations directly to your jaw. Placing these titanium rods onto your jawbone triggers osseointegration and strengthens it in the following months. We’ll attach your healing denture to wear while your implants bond with your jawbone.
Appointment 3: Finalizing Your Teeth in a Day
Once your implants have successfully integrated into your jaw, we’ll contact you to return to our Ottawa office. Our dentist will remove your temporary healing appliance to place your personalized implant-supported dentures.
These restorations are designed by dental prosthetics specialists to look and feel just like your natural teeth and can last up to 15 years with the proper care. You’ll leave our office that day with a fully functional smile you’ll feel proud to share with the world.
Caring For Your Teeth in a Day Implants
Your implants can last a lifetime, and your supported dentures can last up to 15 years with the proper care. Thankfully, it’s easy to maintain the health and appearance of your dentures. Follow our dentist’s recommendations below to extend the lifespan of your restoration:
- Brush your dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste for two minutes, twice a day.
- Floss nightly between your teeth to remove plaque, food, and bacteria.
- Rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after eating.
- Schedule twice-yearly appointments with Dr. Conness for professional dental cleanings and preventive maintenance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Teeth in a Day cost?
The cost of your Teeth-in-a-Day depends on a variety of factors, such as any supplemental treatments you may need to prepare your jaw for these implants. Dr. Conness will provide you with an estimated treatment cost at your initial consultation.
You can visit our financing page to learn more about our affordable payment options. We also suggest looking into CareCredit, a third-party financing service dedicated to helping patients pay for their treatments. Applying online is quick and easy, and you may qualify for financial aid regardless of your insurance status.
How long do Teeth in a Day last?
While implants can last up to a lifetime, the lifespan of your Teeth-in-a-Day restorations will depend on how well you care for them. Typically, they can last around 10 to 15 years with proper care. This includes brushing and flossing twice a day along with biannual visits to our Ottawa office for routine cleanings.
How long does the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure take?
The length of this procedure will depend on your personalized treatment plan, which includes any supplemental procedures and the number of implants you need. A single dental implant typically takes around 90 minutes to install. Dr. Conness will provide you with a more accurate timeline at your initial consultation.
How long does Teeth-in-a-Day take to heal?
The healing time for Teeth-in-a-Day implants can take anywhere from four to six months. This depends on factors such as your oral health and your body’s unique physiology. During this time, your implants will fuse to your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. This provides a strong and stable foundation for your restoration. Dr. Conness can provide you with an estimated healing time during your initial consultation.
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Discover Teeth in a Day With Dr. Conness
The most reliable way to restore a full arch of teeth without placing an implant for each tooth is by creating implant-supported dentures with Dr. Conness. These natural-looking appliances make it easy for patients to receive a brand new smile in just a day following implant placement.
Learn more about Teeth in a Day when you schedule your consultation at our Ottawa dental implant office. Contact us today by calling (815) 324-2550 to speak with a helpful team member.