Teeth in a Day® in Davidsonville, MD
The prospect of losing your remaining natural teeth and getting dentures can be discouraging, to say the least. With Immediate Function technology, removable dentures are completely avoided. It is now possible to remove the failing teeth, insert implants and attach a FIXED bridge in the same appointment. Just look at the photos to the left to see what a difference this exciting new technology can make in a patient’s life.
How are teeth in a day accomplished? Dental implants are the foundation for teeth in a day sit, but what is a dental implant? Implants are permanent teeth replacement appliances that are surgically placed in your jaw. They are made of three parts post, abutment, and crown. The post is the first piece of the implant that is placed, and it is the only part of the process that involves surgery.
As with almost all dental procedures, this one starts with ensuring your comfort. Depending on your level of comfort we will offer you either local anesthetic or general anesthesia. When the actual procedure begins we will start by making a small incision in your gums to expose the bone in your jaw. Once the jaw bone is exposed we will drill a small pilot hole. The post is made of titanium and resembles a small screw. We will place the post into the hole in the jaw making certain to follow exacting standards.
The post is made of titanium because it is a biocompatible metal that the bone in your jaw will eventually accept by growing into and around. We often talk about how tooth loss can result in bone loss because the bone ceases to receive tactile stimulation. Because dental implants are placed directly into the jaw bone they are able to replicate the same kind of tactile feedback as your tooth, thereby encouraging healthy bone activity.
Once the post is placed we will place the abutment into the post. The abutment provides a go-between for the crown and the post. It attaches firmly to the post and provides enough surface area for the crown to be attached via a permanent dental cement.
The crown is the final portion of the implant to be placed an is the part that is seen and used as the chewing surface of the tooth. They are made to look just like real teeth. In the case of teeth in a day crowns, they will initially be temporary and will eventually be replaced with a permanent crown.
Special Care Instructions
With the teeth in a day procedure there will be some special care instructions to observe. The implants have to settle and be accepted into the jaw, so there will be some dietary restrictions. We will go over the “soft food diet” with you before the procedure and make sure that you understand all the limitations of your new teeth. After the implant have fully healed you will be able to eat as normal.
The Wooddell & Passaro patient to the left had 15 implants placed and bridgework permanently placed the same day.
Please call us today at (443)808-1958 to schedule an appointment. Remember, if you experience tenderness or temperature sensitivity for more than a week, please call us to schedule an appointment as this could be a sign of a more serious issue.