Living a life without teeth is no picnic. People who have no remaining natural teeth generally experience a more reduced quality of life than their counterparts. Experts believe this results from a restrictive diet of softer foods that do not provide enough nutrients and lower self-esteem and confidence. While edentulous people have several options for replacing their missing teeth, dental implants represent the very cutting edge of technology and patient satisfaction. Of course, many patients find the time involved in placing dental implants a bit daunting. For those who want to experience the enhanced quality of life associated with dental implants in record time, Dr. David Zelby, your Atlanta dentist and prosthodontist, presents Teeth in a Day.
Traditional Dental Implants
As opposed to teeth replacement options that rest on top of the gums, such as bridgework or dentures, dental implants simulate a natural tooth’s crown and root structure. Biocompatible titanium posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone and, over the course of the next 3-6 months, integrate with the surrounding bone tissue. Next, the posts are exposed and an abutment is placed. Several weeks to a couple of months later, your dentist places the dental prosthetic, usually a crown, partial dentures, or full dentures, onto the implant. In general, patients undergoing dental implant placement can expect the total procedure to take anywhere from 5-10 months.
What are Teeth in a Day?
Teeth in a Day refers to a procedure that requires the coordination of several essential elements, including a skilled oral surgeon, an experienced prosthodontist, state-of-the-art imaging technology and planning software, and the very best materials. After using 3D imaging to carefully plan the implant placement, the oral surgeon places four titanium posts and the prosthodontist affixes a durable, highly realistic prosthetic. Teeth in a Day technology can replace a single missing tooth or a full dental arch. Teeth in a Day is also appropriate for patients with severely compromised teeth whose oral health would benefit from total extraction. These patients can undergo extraction and replacement in a single day!
Benefits of Teeth in a Day
In addition to an overall enhanced quality of life that comes with replacing missing or severely compromised dentition, Teeth in a Day offer several advantages over other teeth replacement options, including:
- Minimized healing time.
- Restores an average 90% of your chewing ability (as opposed to 10-20% restored chewing ability with removable dentures).
- Easy to maintain. Consistent brushing and flossing and regular checkups with your family dentist will keep your new smile healthy and beautiful for many years.
- You do not have to face the embarrassment of slipping or loose removable dentures.
- You look instantly younger and in better health as your new teeth restore the underlying support to your cheeks and lips.
Teeth in a Day with Your Atlanta Dentist
To learn more about how you can get a new smile in a single day, call Dr. David Zelby at (770) 955-0550. Dr. Zelby and the expert team at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta provide a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to help you achieve the best smile of your life. Our Atlanta dentist office proudly serves patients in Marietta, Smyrna, East Cobb, Buckhead, Vinings, and Metro Atlanta.