Teeth-In-A-Day is an option for patients who need numerous teeth replaced, or even a whole upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure is a relatively new technique in dentistry and allows patients to receive an entire arch of prosthetic teeth in a single appointment with a surgeon. By using typically just 4 to 6 dental implants instead of one implant per tooth, the procedure is minimally invasive and can replace an entire set of teeth without the need for repeat surgical visits. If you are tired of wearing your denture or if your denture is loose and ill-fitting, a Teeth-In-A-Day procedure will help you get rid of your denture and provide you with permanent, naturally looking teeth.
What is Teeth-In-A-Day?
Teeth in a Day are terms used to describe a procedure that allows patients to receive replacement teeth done in just one day. You may hear of other versions of this procedure such as “Teeth in an Hour“, “Dental Implants in One Day“, “Teeth In One Day“, “Teeth In One Visit”, or “DIEM”. While they go by many names, all refer to a one-day implant treatment, which restores a full arch of replacement teeth.
The Teeth-In-A-Day, specifically, is used to replace the entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by typically using 4 to 6 dental implants which act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture for 12 to 14 teeth. Teeth-In-A-Day implants can replace both damaged and missing teeth and provide a long-term, permanent alternative to dentures.
As with all Dental Implants, Teeth-In-A-Day Implants are placed during an outpatient surgical procedure in First State Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Most patients will want to take advantage of some sort of sedation for this procedure, in addition to the local anesthetic that will be used.
Before leaving First State OMS office, the patient is fitted with the prosthetic arch. After the implants have fully integrated with the bone, the patient may return to receive a second, stronger prosthetic.
In the days immediately following the Teeth-In-A-Day procedure, patients should use common sense to determine what they can and cannot do to avoid complications and problems with the implants. Maintain a soft diet for a few weeks and be gentle with your oral hygiene routine (but still keep up with it to minimize the presence of potentially infection-causing bacteria!).
In addition to the short treatment time frame, Teeth-In-A-Day Implants have a number of advantages over conventional dentures. Teeth-In-A-Day implants are more stable and secure, greatly reducing the jawbone resorption that occurs with standard dentures, which have no root-like structure to anchor the bone. An implant-supported arch will not slide out of place, and it’s more effective at chewing so patients can maintain a varied diet. If you think Teeth-In-A-Day solution is right for you, schedule a consultation today with First State OMS.
How does the Teeth-In-A-Day procedure work?
1. X-Ray and 3D CT
A complete oral examination is performed along with dental radiographs.
2. Computer Simulation
Determination of implant feasibility and position is performed using computer based simulation programs.
3. Anatomage Table
A three dimensional surgical guide to ensure exact positioning is fabricated.
4. Implant Placement and Temporary Teeth
The failing teeth are removed if present and the implants are placed.
5. Implant Prosthesis
The dental prosthesis is fitted to the implants
After an appropriate period of healing has occurred, a final prosthesis is placed on the implants.