An extraordinary procedure has been developed that permits the placement of 4 dental implants and a fixed bridge in as little as one appointment. In its most extraordinary application, an entire mouthful of teeth may be replaced with implants and non-removable set of new teeth in one-day. This procedure is called “Teeth-In-A-Day”. The same technique may be used for the replacement of a single missing tooth.
Teeth-In-A-Day is an alternative to placing a top or bottom set of replacement teeth, called a full arch. Four dental implants are placed in available bone, avoiding the need for bone grafting. Special abutments are used so that a temporary set of replacement teeth can be placed the same day. You follow a modified diet while the gum tissues heal and the implants bond with your natural bone. In about 12-16 weeks the permanent replacement teeth will be placed and you can resume a regular diet.
The Teeth-In-A-Day dental implant protocol is the most advanced and technically demanding procedure in all of implant dentistry. This is not a procedure that you want to trust to someone who simply “dabbles” in dental implants. If you are considering this procedure, carefully check the credentials of your dentist.
The Teeth-In-A-Day dental implant procedure has a documented long term success rate that exceeds 99% in some published studies. Dr. Holtan believes dental implants are a reliable solution and provides each patient with a written warranty supporting his beliefs.
While dentures are less expensive than teeth in a day supported implants, dentures are typically poorly fitting, uncomfortable, and sometimes painful. Dentures often negatively affect your speech and sometimes have damaging psychological effects. Dental implants are permanent and offer a much better quality of life.