Have you been considering implants to replace missing teeth? It is important for the health of your mouth (and your overall health) to have all of your teeth, but you may have been putting off getting implants because of the time and hassle involved. Teeth in a day does away with the waiting to give you a healthy smile within hours!
How are teeth in a day better than old-fashioned implants?
Old-fashioned implants can take months to completely integrate into your bone, and the procedure means incisions, sutures, and lots of recovery time. The old method involved using x-rays of the mouth and jaw as a guide for placement of the implants; the new method uses computer technology to precisely place the implants. This eliminates some of the “guesswork” involved in implants – they can be placed at exactly the right location and at exactly the right depth.
The type of implant used is still the same as that used in the older procedure. However, with the newer procedure there is less risk of complications, a faster recovery time, and very little downtime afterwards. The old procedure involved lots of waiting for the titanium post to bond with the bone – this takes months, after which the tooth is finally placed. In the new technique, posts and artificial teeth are placed in one fast and minimally invasive procedure – it still takes months for the implant to bond with the bone, but you already have your replacement teeth.
Teeth in a day is the perfect answer for patients who may have structural or volume issues with their bones. There will be some swelling and soreness after the procedure, but usually this can be treated with over-the-counter medication. Patients report no pain during the procedure, but there may be a feeling of pressure on the jaw, and your dentist may give you some restrictions on what you can eat.
With the teeth in a day procedure, you can have replacement teeth in hours instead of months. Call the Cabot, Arkansas, office of Dr. Samuel Jirik to make an appointment for a teeth in a day consultation. Call (501) 843-9561 today!