Wouldn’t it be truly remarkable if you could go to a special kind of dentist and in a ONE SINGLE DAY regain lost self-esteem and improve the quality of your life? Wouldn’t it be incredible if, at the conclusion of this transformative day, you would be sporting a truly bodacious, spontaneous smile (accompanied by a few tears of joy)?
Can you really get new teeth in a day?
That’s a pretty dramatic description for a truly dramatic and often life-altering TRANSFORMATION experienced by many people who had lost all, some or even just one of their teeth. You see, tooth loss doesn’t simply affect a person’s smile, it can affect the ability to eat comfortably and to speak clearly. Because without the support of your natural teeth, even your facial features can collapse. This leaves many people without self-confidence and with plenty of self-consciousness.
Unbelievably, more than 30 million Americans are missing all of their upper teeth and another 20 million are missing all of their lower teeth (not counting wisdom teeth.) Furthermore, among people over 60 years of age, most have lost an average of 10 teeth during their lifetimes. The lucky adult who still has a complete dentition (none lost) has 28 teeth. That means that the average 60+ year-old is missing 35% of his or her natural teeth!
If we set aside the obvious physical impact that complete or partial edentulism (lost teeth) can cause, we also see psychological impacts of tooth loss. When you have missing teeth you can experience anxiety and concern about romantic situations (especially if you’re in a new relationship), fear of ending up as an oral invalid (especially if you don’t tolerate dentures well), difficulty speaking clearly, and unhappiness with your appearance. This can all can lead to social avoidance and low self-esteem. In fact, Americans spend more than 200 million dollars each year just on adhesives to keep dentures in place.
Take Heart…You Can Get Your Confidence Back
Because of amazing advances in implant dentistry, including improved surgical techniques, computer imaging, and other innovations, we can now offer many thousands of people hope that they never had before. Even a temporary state of toothless-ness can now be avoided.
This treatment approach has been popularized by a very catchy moniker: Teeth In A Day.
Simply put, Teeth In A Day is a treatment approach in which you can have dental implants surgically placed and then capped (restored) with attractive, comfortable and functional replacement teeth…all in just one visit!
This type of treatment requires careful and thorough planning. While the actual implant surgery and prosthetics (the actual crowns or bridges) can be done in one visit, you must visit you dentist for preliminary and preparatory appointments. This is because teeth are not one-size-fits-all. The design, appearance and function must be individually planned and fabricated prior to the day of delivery (that was not a reference to childbirth!).
Some Clarification About Teeth In A Day:
The Teeth In A Day process is actually a temporary (provisional) restoration.
Modern dental implants are most frequently made of commercially pure titanium or titanium alloy whose unique properties allow the implants to fuse to bone in a process called osseointegration. Certain biologic principles are accepted as scientific facts – implants require 4 to 6 months of healing before osseointegration occurs. This means that with the rare exception, the final crowns and bridges that will be supported by implants cannot be made before this time frame.
Thankfully, temporary “teeth” can be quite exquisite in appearance and comfort. But, they are a merely a means to an end. Once the implants have integrated to the bone, permanent restorations can be fabricated which in beauty, form, function, and natural luminescence, can be extraordinary and dazzling.
Losing your teeth can be a devastating and even haunting personal crisis. Dental implants make possible what was once inconceivable. They offer the means and the opportunity to bridge the gap between being toothless and whole.
Teeth In A Day is an innovative approach, which when executed thoughtfully and using proper technique, elicits spontaneous and very genuine smiles
Dr. Michael Sinkin has been practicing dentistry for over two decades. He truly cares about the experience his patients have and takes great pride in making them feel relaxed and comfortable during every visit. Come in for an appointment and experience a different kind of dental practice. To find out more about Dr. Sinkin, please click here. Thanks for reading!