Are you unhappy with your dentures? Do you have teeth that are worn and broken? Have you been searching for “a dentist near me in Croydon who can fix my smile”? If so, you may be the perfect candidate for same day teeth implants. Same day teeth from The Denture & Implant Clinic near Croydon is a minimally invasive solution that can restore your smile in just a single day. Below, we’ll look at what same day teeth implants are and their benefits.
What are same day teeth implants?
Also called all-on-4 implants, same day teeth are a restoration that replaces an entire lower or upper arch of teeth in one dental appointment. By placing anywhere from 4 to 6 implants in the arch, we can attach a temporary bridge or dentures right away, so you leave the office with a restoration that looks and functions as close to natural teeth as possible.
How it works:
Same day teeth use dental implant technology to replace missing teeth roots in the jawbone. 4-6 implants are strategically placed in the jawbone in either the upper or lower jaw to provide support for an attached restoration. Immediately following the implant procedure, temporary teeth are attached to the implants. These temporary teeth will look very similar to the final restoration and will stay firmly in place, so you don’t have to worry about them shifting or falling out.
Patients are free to bite and chew with their same day teeth right away, just try to avoid hard foods for a few days while waiting for the implants to heal.
After several months once the implants have healed, you will return to have your final teeth attached to the implants.
The process for same day teeth
During the initial consultation we will discuss the goals for your smile, take digital images and impressions, and perform an oral exam. A full evaluation along with several planning appointments is often required before the same day implants.
Once we determine you are a candidate for same day teeth, we use the digital images and impressions to plan the precise location and angles for the dental implants for them to properly support the final restoration. A surgical guide is used to make sure we place the implants in the perfect position to minimize the impact on the bone and gum to improve healing.
The implant surgery is relatively fast and straightforward. In many cases only four implants are needed on the bottom arch, while four to six may be required on the top arch. Your temporary fixed bridge or denture is fitted on the same day and you will return in four to six months for your final restoration.
Once the final restoration is placed, you will often need to return for several bite adjustments until the alignment is just right. A misaligned bite can cause problems including difficulty chewing and TMJ pain.
Taking care of your same day teeth implants
With proper oral care, dental implants can last a lifetime. We recommend that patients get 2-3 professional cleanings per year to keep the mouth healthy and the implants in good condition. At The Denture & Implant Clinic, our hygienists are specially trained to clean implant supported restorations for you to maintain optimal oral health. Without good oral hygiene, the bone and tissue surrounding the implants can be susceptible to infection.
Benefits of same day teeth implants
- Immediately improve your quality of life because you and chew and smile with confidence.
- No need to wear uncomfortable dentures.
- Little to no discomfort post treatment.
- The procedure itself is quick and comfortable.
- Reduces the need for bone grafts.
- Treatment is much faster than conventional dental implants, but quality is not compromised.
Schedule your consultation for Same Day Teeth Implants near Croydon today!
If you live near Croydon and would like to learn more about same day teeth implants, please book an appointment today by calling 020 8629 1226. During your comprehensive evaluation we’ll perform a thorough examination, discuss your medical history, and determine if you are a candidate for same day teeth implants. Our office is convenient and inviting. We look forward to meeting you there!