Teeth-in-a-day is the newest innovation in the field of dental implants. Rather than going through the long waiting periods involved with most dental implants, patients can receive a new set of permanent implants in a single day. This treatment is ideal for those who want to replace existing dentures or are missing teeth due to decay or injury. Teeth-in-a-day is a process in which a full arc of teeth can be replaced with only four dental implants.
Traditional dental implants need to be undisturbed for up to 6 months following the procedure. During this time, the dental implants can become fused with the bone tissue to provide a strong and stable foundation. During this waiting period, patients may have to wear a bridge or partial denture. Teeth-in-a-day, however, require no waiting period. Missing teeth can actually be replaced immediately. Once the surgery is complete, Dr. Lara Tull-Ryan can put in place a fully functional restoration piece without waiting up to 6 months.
With teeth-in-a-day, Dr. Tull-Ryan will first create a three dimensional scan of your jaw to find out the precise placement of the dental implants that is necessary. Then a tooth replacement is created before the procedure takes place. Finally, during the procedure, implants are fitted into the jaw in such a precise way that no healing is necessary. This is how teeth-in-a-day is able to function immediately.
Not everyone will qualify for teeth-in-a-day. Only patients who fill specific criteria can be candidates. You will need to meet with Dr. Tull-Ryan to complete a full diagnostic work up. This includes taking models of your mouth, having x-rays done as well as three dimensional scans of your jaw. Once this information has been collected, you will need to discuss your existing condition as well as all other treatment options. To find out if you are a candidate for teeth-in-a-day in Overland Park, KS, you can contact Lara Tull-Ryan at Johnson County Periodontics today and schedule a consultation.