If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, you may be considering dental implants. Many people are turning to a procedure known as Teeth-in-a-Day® to get their smile back and get back to life as quickly as possible.
The Basics of Teeth-in-a-Day®
Teeth-in-a-Day® begins with a consultation appointment. If our periodontists decide you are a good fit for the procedure, we use a high-resolution 3D machine to take CT scans of your mouth from every angle. Before your second appointment, we use virtual planning software to design and create your dental implants. When you come in again, we fit the implants in your mouth. We may schedule one final appointment a few months down the line to ensure everything works as expected. Teeth-in-a-Day® differs from traditional implants because it takes only one surgical appointment. Traditional implants require multiple surgeries to ensure fit, and patients often must use ill-fitting dentures or go without teeth altogether for weeks or months between appointments.
Benefits of Same-Day Implants
The Teeth-in-a-Day® procedure offers several benefits over traditional implants. Most important to many patients is the ability to walk out of their periodontist's office with a healthy and beautiful smile on the same day. Many patients prefer dental implants to traditional dentures because they do not have to be careful about the foods they eat. Additionally, taking care of implants is just like taking care of natural teeth—there is no need to use special products like the ones required for dentures.
Qualifying for Teeth-in-a-Day®
Unfortunately, not all patients are good candidates for same-day implants. A good candidate must have healthy gums and enough jawbone to support the implants. Uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune disorders and smoking all impact the implants. Our periodontists do a thorough exam during your consultation to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure.
Call Us Today
If you are ready to learn more about Teeth-in-a-Day® in Nashville, TN, call Nashville Periodontal Group to schedule a consultation. You can reach us at 615-457-8289.
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