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Same day teeth

Teeth in a day is a process where patients can have implants placed and fully functioning teeth attached in the space of one day.

Traditional implant procedures require between three and six months between placing an implant and restoring with the final replacement teeth. This ensures that following placement, the area completely heals and the implant bonds with the jaw, before it bears any load from the permanent replacement teeth. During this time, temporary restorations are often provided to ensure you are not left with any gaps.

With the latest technological advances, it is now possible to place an implant and restore with the final replacement crown, bridge or dentures immediately, ensuring you can walk out of the clinic with your new smile in one day.

Same day smile can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or to anchor a complete set with denture stabilisation.

The treatment is simple, fast and there is no need to wear a temporary denture.

Discover more about what an implant is an how it works here.

Why would you want same day teeth?

By having the Same Day Teeth treatment you will:

  • Be more confident in your smile
  • Never be without teeth
  • Have reduced anxiety levels on your appearance
  • Feel happier within yourself
  • Be more confident in business and social situations

The same day teeth procedure

Diagnostics

  • The dentist will take an X-ray and impression of your jaw, to produce an exact copy as a study model
  • A removable denture will then be constructed for the intended teeth and will be transformed into a template for the CT scanning
  • If required, a CT scan may be taken to help visualise and diagnose the jaws 3 dimensionally, to ensure there is enough bone to place the dental implants – This will also establish where your nerves and sinuses are

Implant Placement

  • The dentist will take an X-ray and impression of your jaw, to produce an exact copy as a study model
  • A removable denture will then be constructed for the intended teeth and will be transformed into a template for the CT scanning
  • If required, a CT scan may be taken to help visualise and diagnose the jaws 3 dimensionally, to ensure there is enough bone to place the dental implants – This will also establish where your nerves and sinuses are

Provisional Restoration

  • On the day of the implant placement, a full fixed arch prosthesis will be attached

Permanent Restoration

  • After the 3 month healing period, the final or permanent restoration will be fitted
  • The final solution can include both removable and fixed prostheses
  • The fixed solution will include an implant bridge with porcelain or acrylic crowns cemented to the framework of the bridge
  • The removable solutions include over-dentures on an implant bar that is attached by a variety of attachment systems

All on 4™

What is all on 4™?

All on 4™ is based on 4 implants (two angled implants in the posterior and two straight implants in the anterior region of the jaw) supporting a provisional, fixed and immediately loaded full-arch of teeth (prosthesis).

Who is suitable for all on 4™?

If you have missing teeth in your lower/upper or both jaws, all on 4™ could be ideal for you.

What are the benefits of all on 4™?

  • Will reduce the need for bone grafting
  • Prosthetic solutions for fixed and removable
  • Four implant for a full arch restoration
  • Immediately loaded for a time saving and efficient treatment
  • All on 4™ is scientifically proven and documented
  • Implants are placed accurately using computer aided guided surgery and ct scans

All on 4™ protocol

Diagnostics

  • Impressions and x-rays will be taken, so we can produce study models of your jaw
  • A removable denture is constructed with the intended teeth setup and is transformed into a template for the CT scanning
  • A CT scan may be taken, to help diagnose and visualise the jaws 3 dimensionally to ensure there is enough bone for the dental implants to bond with – This will also establish where your sinuses and nerves are (to avoid during the procedure)

Implant Placement

  • The implants will be placed under intravenous (IV) sedation or local anaesthetic with the assistance of a template or an accurate guide based on the CT scan
  • The implants will be allowed to heal and integrate with the jawbone. This process will normally take 3 months

Provisional Restoration

  • The implants are immediately loaded with a full arch fixed prosthesis on the day of the implant placement

Permanent Restoration

  • The final or permanent restoration is fitted after 3 months
  • Final solutions include both fixed and removable prostheses
  • Fixed solutions include an implant Bridge with acrylic or porcelain crowns cemented to the bridge framework
  • Removable solutions include Over-dentures on an implant bar attached by means of a variety of attachment systems

Treatments

Multiple dental implants

If you’re missing more than one tooth, there are a number of options available to you at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic.

Treatments

Implant secured dentures

Dentures can be uncomfortable, irritating and embarrassing. With advances in Implant Dentistry, Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic now have many innovative techniques for either denture stabilisation or completely replacing the need to wear a denture.

Related FAQs

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Does it matter if I have missing teeth?

A natural smile and a healthy mouth are important for your confidence, but it is important to replace missing teeth for health reasons as well.

Some of the health reasons to replace missing teeth are:

  1. If you have missing teeth, the way your jaw opens and closes can be affected. This can result in a condition called TMJ dysfunction (or TMD), which is extremely painful and requires surgery in extreme cases.
  2. Gaps between the teeth can allow the movement of other teeth into these spaces. These surrounding teeth become increasingly susceptible to decay and gum disease, which can result in them being lost as well.
  3. Once teeth have gone, it results in bone loss. This not only shortens your face and ages it, but can cause other teeth to become loose which are then at risk of falling out. Your features droop and can appear prematurely aged.
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Is a dental implant right for me?

Most healthy people, who regularly brush their teeth and visit the dentist, are suitable for implants. Dental implants can be a great solution for people of any age.

While implants are suitable for most people, there are circumstances where implants may not be suitable. It’s important that you speak to your Portman dentist if you’re concerned about any of the below.

  1. Heavy smoking, which slows down and hinders the healing process.
  2. Excessive alcohol intake, which can disrupt healing of the gums.
  3. Those with a weak bones, as the implant needs to fuse with the bone in the jaw.
  4. Severe gum disease. Tooth decay and/or gum disease needs to be treated before proceeding with a dental implant. Gum disease is a major cause of bone loss, which would hinder the success of any implant procedure.
  5. People with compromised immune systems.
  6. People who suffer from teeth grinding (bruxism).
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Care & advice

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