Patients who have broken teeth, infected gums, or feel jaw pain, which is causing discomfort and affecting oral health, should contact their dentist to see if they are a fit candidate for a full mouth reconstruction.
In a full mouth reconstruction procedure, Dr. Amy will reconstruct your mouth, replacing most or all of the teeth to restore the function and appearance of your mouth.
So, if you observe that your teeth, jaw or gums are not functioning normally and there is pain, Dr. Amy Khajavi can help resolve your discomfort and pain, and give back your beaming smile.
Missing teeth or broken teeth can affect your health in many ways. It can also affect your self-esteem. Dentures are often uncomfortable. And sometimes, dentures can shift at very awkward and embarrassing moments.
The teeth in a day procedure can immediately replace missing, loose, or broken teeth with implants that will support restoration that looks natural and stays put, all in one appointment.
You will be wearing temporary teeth throughout the healing process. This avoids having no teeth while you wait for your gums to heal, which can take months.
Teeth In A Day lets your dentist attach temporary teeth at the same time, or appointment, as your implant placement. Usually, you have to wait for your implant to heal completely before teeth are attached.
Most of the time, the teeth in a day procedure is for full arch dental implant restorations. In this case, all bad teeth are removed, implants placed, and temporary teeth are placed—all in a single visit. When the gums have completely healed, the permanent teeth are placed.
Single-visit procedure is also available for patients requiring replacement of only a single tooth.
Thanks to teeth in a day, you are never without teeth. In the past, patients have to wait several months for the gums to heal without teeth. As mentioned above, teeth in a day allows your dentist to attach temporary teeth at the same time as the implants are placed.
Dental implants fit and feel like natural teeth. It is now the new standard for tooth replacement. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root substitute, usually titanium, surgically embedded into your jawbone. This will support new teeth that are then attached to the implant. Eventually, after complete healing has occurred, the titanium fuses to the jawbone.
During your pre-surgery examination or consultation, your implant dentist will perform a complete dental exam. This may include x-rays and molds, or digital scans of your whole mouth. A 3D x-ray may also be taken to help in evaluating available bone.
Because each patient is unique, your dentist will take your individual situation and make an assessment. He will evaluate your teeth, gums, and bone structure. All this information will help formulate a treatment plan best fit for you. Your dentist will also discuss with you in case they find any deficiencies.
Your medical history is important. The dentist will assess your full and complete medical history. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes, leukemia, and other systemic illnesses may interfere with the healing process. However, even with these conditions, dental implants can still be an option for most people. Furthermore, it is important to note that smoking may increase healing complications.
Your dentist will help you decide how your medical condition may factor into implant treatment.
After your implant treatment is completed, it’s especially important to maintain excellent oral hygiene and schedule regular dental visits. That way, you can make sure your dental implants last a lifetime.
Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery. However, each patient is different. So your dentist should customize surgical protocols according to your specific needs.
Typically, diseased teeth are extracted, bone grafts are placed as required, and the jawbone is prepared for placement of the titanium implant. Necessary amount of time for healing is allowed so the implant fuses to the jawbone. Once healed, the implant dentist will take impressions of your mouth to make your artificial teeth. In just a few short visits, you will have a new smile with permanent artificial teeth that will feel natural.
For those patients undergoing the full arch teeth in a day procedures, you can expect to have all diseased teeth removed and leave the office with a temporary version of your new teeth that same day. You then return at a later date for placement of the permanent teeth.
Successful dental implants mean the bone completely healed around the implant. This involves two phases: surgical phase and restorative phase. After adequate healing has occurred, the restorative phase may begin. Depending upon the complexity of the case, this may be one to six months, or longer.
For teeth in a day, significant work is completed in a single surgical visit. These are the cases where all affected teeth are removed and an immediate temporary provided at the same time.
But sometimes, it may be necessary to prepare the site to accept an implant. This means a few procedures before the implant procedure may be necessary. This is when it can take more than a day treatment plan.
Talk to your dentist to find out if you need more than one visit for your new smile.
If you have missing teeth, deteriorating teeth, or have long-term dental issues, dental implants may be the right solution you have been looking for.
The first thing you should do is look for a dental implant expert. Do not just find any dental practitioner. Read about the dental professional’s credentials, history of surgeries, and patient testimonials. You would want a dentist that other people have satisfactory experience with.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. It’s much easier to eat, smile, and talk with dental implants than it is with dentures. No more “clicking noises”. No more anxiety whether a food is “safe” to eat. You can start feeling proud about your smile.
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