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

Treatments

Multiple dental implants

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

Treatments

Implant secured dentures

Dentures can be uncomfortable, irritating and embarrassing. With advances in Implant Dentistry, Lyme Bay 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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Implants

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants have been used for over 30 years to replace missing teeth. As with natural teeth, they can be damaged by trauma and affected by gum disease and poor oral hygiene. However, if they are looked after like normal teeth, they can last a lifetime.

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Implants

What is Immediate Loading?

Immediate Loading is when a dental implant and crown are fitted at the same time. This is as opposed to a Delayed Loading implant, which is a two-stage process, separated by a period of up to six months.

The main advantage of Immediate Loading is convenience. The procedure can be done in the same day, which is why it’s sometimes known as ‘the same day smile’.

Other advantages are that it’s a quicker procedure, there’s no need to wait for the bone and implant to fuse, and you don’t need to wear a temporary bridge or dentures.

However, the main disadvantage with Immediate Loading is that there’s an increased risk of loss of the implant, due to a failure of the bone to fuse sufficiently to the implant.

Your Portman dentist will advise you on which technique will be the most beneficial for you.

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