Dental Implant and Teeth in a Day FAQ
What are teeth in a day?
Teeth in a day refers to a full arch dental implant restoration where all of the diseased teeth are removed, implants are placed, and temporary teeth are placed in one visit. After your mouth has healed over several months, the permanent teeth are placed.
Who is a good candidate for Teeth in a day?
If you are missing one or more teeth due to diseases, injury, tooth decay, or other reasons, you may be a candidate for dental implants. One of the major requirements is that you have enough healthy bone to support dental implants. Your jaw bone may have become worn or thin over the years, requiring bone grafts to prepare your mouth for the implants.
What are the advantages of all-on-4 dental implants vs. dentures?
All-on-4 dental implants provide the feel, look, and function of natural teeth that you can’t achieve with dentures. You can care for the dental implants the same way you would your natural teeth, simply by brushing and flossing. You also don’t have to deal with inconvenient adhesives since the implants are secured permanently to your jaw. Implants are also discreet and encourage bone growth for a more youthful appearance.
How much do implants cost?
Implant cost relies on a variety of factors, which is why an exam is required before cost can be determined. We will need to know how many teeth need to be removed, and we will also need to determine if you require a sinus lift or a bone graft as well as how many implants you will need to have placed. The cost can vary depending on these factors, so it is essential to schedule a consultation for the most accurate cost breakdown.
Does my insurance cover the cost of teeth in a day dental implant?
Your individual insurance policy will determine how much coverage you have for dental implant treatment. On average, most dental benefits have an annual maximum of $1,000 to $1,500. This all depends on what is spent on the insurance policy, so there are limitations with most plans.
Many policies exclude dental implants as a benefit that is covered by the plan but will pay for a lower-cost alternative such as partials or dentures. If your insurance plan does include dental implants as a covered benefit, keep in m inf that this will be limited by the maximum benefit.
Financing options may be available.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime. Research shows that dental implants have a long-term success rate ranging from 95% to 98% percent for over 50 years.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a type of specialized dental implant procedure where we can use as few as four implants to support an arch of teeth.
Are dental implants removable, or do they stay in your mouth?
No, dental implants are permanently secured to your jaw bone to provide stability and a natural look.
Do dental implants help if I have dentures?
Yes, dental implants are a popular option for patients who wear partial or full dentures. If you have a denture, the dental implants can be used to help provide support and retention for a removable implant overdenture, allowing it to snap over the implants. With dental implants, you can reduce your dependency on denture adhesives or denture glue.
Do I need general anesthesia for Teeth in a Day?
In many cases, you will not need general anesthesia. Most of the Teeth in a Day procedure will be completed under general anesthesia. Typically, the surgical portion of the procedure will not take very long, depending on how many teeth are being extracted or how much of the bone needs to be flattened or shaved. If you are afraid and are unable to handle the procedure under local anesthesia, then you can opt to be sedated with general anesthesia.
I have osteoporosis. Can I get dental implants?
Yes, as long as your osteoporosis is not treated with bisphosphonates. If you have previously used bisphosphonates, it can lead to a delay in healing following the implant surgery and can also prevent the osteointegration of the connection of the implants to the jaw bone, especially in the lower arch or mandible.
How long does it take to heal?
To allow the gum to heal and the implant to fuse with the jawbone prior to fitting your permanent replacement teeth, the healing period will last anywhere from six weeks to six months.
Will my new All-on-4 teeth look natural?
Absolutely, the entire point of the all-on-4 dental implants is to give you natural-looking teeth that will function like your natural teeth.
What can I eat after surgery?
Keep in mind that your teeth and gums will need plenty of time to heal after the procedure, so you will need to be a liquid diet for the first two weeks after the procedure. Avoid any foods or liquids with pieces, no matter how soft. You will also need to avoid chewy foods because you will want to avoid placing pressure or movement on the newly placed implants.
How long does the Teeth in a Day procedure take?
There are a variety of factors that can affect the length of time for your Teeth in a Day procedure. Times will vary depending on whether you are getting a single implant placed or having a full-mouth reconstruction. Extraction of teeth, bone grafts, and a sinus lift will also add time to the procedure. Typically, for the placement of a single implant, you can expect the procedure to last for about an hour to 90 minutes. For a full-mouth procedure, you can expect the procedure to take a full day to complete.