If you need an entire arch of teeth replaced with dental implants, you could be a candidate for Teeth in a Day. Using a system called Immediate Smile® that places 4 titanium rods in an arch of your mouth (with the back 2 arches angled) and adheres a bridge of adjacent tooth crowns onto those rods, this tooth replacement system can have you walking into Oklahoma Dental Implants and Oral Surgery with an arch of missing teeth, and walking out the very same day with a brand new smile!
Teeth in a Day offer Norman patients with several benefits. Here are the top 3 reasons you should consider this full arch replacement system, which can be performed on your upper arch, lower arch, or both.
- Teeth in a Day is a More Cost-Effective Solution Than Having Individual Dental Implants Placed
Getting your teeth permanently replaced is an investment in both time and money. But for Norman residents who are already missing most of the teeth in one of their arches, having their remaining teeth surgically extracted and then having a full arch replaced at once is more cost effective than having one dental implant placed for every one tooth that is already missing. It’s also a faster process than having multiple dental implants placed, which means you’ll need to take less time off work to have the surgery performed and to recover.
- Teeth in a Day Patients Usually Don’t Need Bone Grafting Pre-Surgeries
Many patients who are already missing teeth need bone grafting surgeries before dental implants can be placed. This is because their missing tooth roots having been stimulating their jawbone growth, and as a result, their jawbone tissue is too small to properly receive and fuse with dental implants’ titanium rods.
An Immediate Smile® is different. Because it only uses 4 titanium rods (and the back 2 rods are angled), they can be placed in jawbones that have already lost some tissue, without requiring a bone grafting surgery to take place – which could delay you getting your dental implants by up to 6-9 months.
- Teeth in a Day Last Longer Than Dentures
A final reason to consider replacing an entire arch or entire mouth of teeth with dental implants is that they’re designed to be a permanent solution, so long as you care for them properly. Dentures, which also replace missing arches of teeth, aren’t meant to last forever. They need to be replaced over time, and they’re also removable (so you’re toothless at night) and can slip and slide as you chew, bite, and speak.
Dental implants, however, are permanently fused to your jawbone. You don’t take them out at night, they’re meant to stay in your mouth forever, and they allow you to eat and chew anything you want. These are just a few of the reasons that so many of our Norman patients choose implants over dentures.
Learning More About Your Options
Whether you need to replace the teeth in your upper jaw, your lower jaw, or both, our oral surgeons Dr. Perry Brooks and Dr. Seth Brooks at Norman’s Oklahoma Dental Implants and Oral Surgery can help. To learn more about your options, call our practice today at (405) 329-3500.