What Type of Implants Are Used in a Teeth in a Day Treatment?
Imagine walking into Riverside County’s Temecula Facial Oral Surgery with either no teeth, or an arch or mouthful of teeth that are mostly unsalvageable, and walking out that very same day with an entirely new smile! This is exactly what Teeth in a Day, also known as All-on-4® treatment, provides local dental implants patients.
The Difference in Implants Used for Regular Dental Implants vs. Teeth in a Day
The process of having teeth in a day inserted is different than the typical implants procedure. If you’re just having a few teeth throughout your mouth surgically replaced, one titanium rod is used for each replacement tooth.
However, with teeth in a day, 4 titanium rods are used per mouth arch – with the posterior 2 implants angled so that they don’t enter into the sinus cavity. Rather than having one tooth crown screwed into each implant, computer-generated images help Dr. Tsvetov to create a bridge of tooth crowns, which are screwed into each of the 4 titanium rods per arch of the mouth.
Who is a Candidate for Teeth in a Day?
The following types of Riverside County patients are typically candidates for teeth in a day dental implants:
- Patients who are missing all or most of their teeth in an upper and/or lower arch
- Patients who have mostly unsalvageable teeth, where it wouldn’t make sense to invest time and money to preserve the remaining teeth
- Patients who have advanced stages of periodontal disease, where teeth are very loose, shifting, or falling out
- Patients with dentures who either don’t like them or have a difficult time tolerating them, such as denture patients with a severe gag reflex
How Long Does it Take to Have Teeth in a Day Placed?
As the name suggests, teeth in a day can be completed in just 1 day! However, if you’re having both arches of teeth replaced, Dr. Tsvetov generally recommends his Riverside County patients spread the procedure out over the course of a week. You can come in on week 1 for the upper arch of teeth to be placed, and on week 2 to get the lower arch of implants placed. It’s that quick and easy!
Is the Teeth In a Day Recovery Process Different Because of the Types of Implants Placed?
Teeth in a day recovery is different than typical dental implants because of the type of implants placed. However, since your surgical site is much larger than if you were just replacing 1 or 2 missing, diseased, or fractured teeth, you can expect your recovery process to be more involved.
Usually, recovery from teeth in a day includes:
- Swelling and bruising of the treated arch for about 1 week
- Immediate follow up appointments the 1st and 2nd week after your arch was replaced
- Follow up appointments monthly for the first 2 to 6 months after teeth in a day placement
After 6 months, you’re released back into your Riverside County general dentist’s care, who performs a dental cleaning on your dental implants by unscrewing them from your mouth, cleaning them, and then screwing them back in.
Learning More About Teeth in a Day
If you have any follow up questions about teeth in a day, Riverside County dental implants oral surgeon Dr. Tsvetov is happy to help. Simply call Temecula Facial Oral Surgery to set up a consultation with him to determine if you’re an eligible patient for this procedure and have advanced images taken.
Make the appointment by calling his office today at (951) 302-9100.