Many issues can destroy teeth. They range from impact and injury to poor oral health, medical conditions, bad habits, and congenital birth defects. No matter how damaged your teeth are, you may be able to enjoy a brand new smile thanks to Teeth-In-A-Day technology at our Naperville Cosmetic Dentistry.
Teeth-In-A-Day, also called “All-On Four,” involves three things. It starts with having a Naperville cosmetic dentist remove the damaged teeth, place four dental implants, design a custom prosthetic, and place this denture—all in one day. The process might seem daunting. But, there are an incredible number of benefits this state-of-the-art procedure provides for patients. Dr. Bryan Weyneth, our Naperville cosmetic dentist, can tell you more.
With traditional dental implants, patients often have to endure months of waiting time as their implant sites heal. But, with Teeth-In-A-Day, we place and loaded dental implants the same day. This gives you the chance to enjoy instant, beautiful results. Besides taking years off of your smile, Teeth-In-A-Day can help to restore your personal self-confidence and make it easier to work, date, and communicate confidently.
Traditional dentures can create problems when you eat, especially if they don’t fit. Chewy or crunchy foods can be difficult to chew, even putting you at risk for having your dentures slip or fall out. But, Teeth-in-a-Day dental implants fuse with your jaw bone over time, so you can enjoy restriction-free eating and healthier foods.
Another powerful benefit of Teeth-In-A-Day is that they can last a lifetime. They prevent some of the bone loss experienced in typical denture patients. Your new bridge will stay strong, stable, and beautiful for many years to come.
All-On-Four dental implants are incredible easy to care for. You just need to brush and floss your teeth. This helps your remaining teeth to stay clean and healthy, as well as protecting the structure of your bridge.
The bridges used in the Teeth-In-A-Day procedures anchor into your existing bone tissue. Since they are so easy to care for, it helps to protect the surrounding teeth and tissues. Gums stay healthier when patients can whisk away bacteria with normal brushing and flossing. And, the bone stops resorbing when implants recreate natural stimulation. Besides helping you to prevent issues like periodontal disease, the All-On-Four dental implant procedure also helps you to protect your face shape and health.
Unlike individual dental implant placement, patients who opt for Teeth-In-A-Day have a fraction of the number of dental appointments. This saves you time, money, and frustration. You won’t have to have many appointments to prepare dental sites and place crowns. You can heal a lot faster, helping you to stay more comfortable.
With Teeth-In-A-Day, you will enjoy an instantly improved quality of life. After your teeth heal, you will be able to go out with your friends without worrying about how you look, or deliver that speech at work without stressing over how you will pronounce certain words. You will be able to look better, eat better, and feel better, improving your life each day.
Before your Naperville cosmetic dentist can schedule your Teeth-In-A-Day procedure, he will need to determine if this procedure is right for you. He will begin by talking with you about your aesthetic dental goals, budget, and timeline. Then, he will also give you a comprehensive oral examination to make sure your periodontal arches are healthy enough for a successful procedure.
During this exam, he will take 3D scans, digital X-rays, and CT images of your mouth. Your Naperville cosmetic dentist will then take impressions of your teeth and gums to craft your new bridges.
Since some patients may have jaws that aren’t healthy enough for implants, you may need prerequisite procedures to prepare the area. For example, if you have a recessed jaw, you might need bone grafting before your Teeth-In-A-Day procedure.
Before your Teeth-In-A-Day procedure begins, you will be sedated and anesthetized so that you don’t feel a thing during the procedure. Your Naperville cosmetic dentist will watch your personal level of comfort and vital signs throughout the procedure. We want to ensure a safe and pain-free process.
After you are completely numb, your Naperville cosmetic dentist will start working on your existing smile. He will remove any damaged or decayed teeth, and clean the jaw and root areas to pave the way for implants.
Using a computerized guiding system, he will place two dental in the front of your jaw, and another two implants will at a 45° angle near the back of your jaw. He chose these locations for their bone volume and biting force, ensuring a strong and stable anchoring point.
After the implants are in place, he will clean the surgical sites and suture the incisions. You will come out of sedation to rest and recover while we perfect your bridges.
While you recover, your Naperville cosmetic dentist will put the finishing touches on your personalized prosthetic to prepare it for installation. He will evaluate things like color, size, and fit. When you are ready, he'll attache the prosthetic to your dental implants. After installed, your dentist will check your comfort and bite. At this point, you will use a mirror so that you have the chance to check out your brand new smile.
After your Teeth-In-A-Day procedure, you will get very detailed care instructions. These help to keep you safe, comfortable, and healthy following the placement of your new teeth. For example, you will need to follow a soft-foods diet for awhile after your surgery. You will also need to avoid things like contact sports, excessive drinking, smoking, and heavy exercise. We will schedule a follow-up appointment, and you go home to heal.
Not sure if Teeth-In-A-Day is right for you? Schedule a consultation at our Naperville Cosmetic Dentistry to find out. There is a reason that many call Dr. Weyneth one of the best dentists in Naperville. With an eye for detail and a commitment to excellence in dentistry, this committed cosmetic dentist will help you to enjoy the smile you have always wanted.