Teeth-in-a-Day, also known as immediate load dental implants, has revolutionized dental implant technology, the permanent replacement of teeth. In most cases, the teeth being replaced cannot be saved with dental crowns (because of extreme decay), or have been extracted or damaged. Also, many patients are now opting for immediate load dental implants for loose teeth that cannot be rectified (or missing teeth).
Teeth-in-a-Day – The Procedure
For dental implants in Las Vegas, visit Dr. Frank P. Bruno, DMD. He and his team will make you feel comfortable and confident in your procedure.
The Teeth-in-a-Day procedure has three phases:
The mouth is prepared and the area is completely numbed with a local anesthetic. Unless the procedure is being performed for previously missing teeth, the teeth being operated on are removed.
The extraction site is reshaped to make a channel for the dental implant. Then, the implant is drilled into the alveolar bone (bone that contains tooth sockets). Afterwards, a temporary abutment is put in place and then a temporary acrylic crown is cemented into place or bonded to the adjacent teeth, acting as a bandage for the healing implant area. The temporary is then bite-tested and adjusted as needed and will be required to be in place for up to six months, until the permanent crown can be placed. It is important that the bone is given proper time to heal around the implant. (A soft food diet is recommended so that the temporary is not used for chewing.)
During the second appointment, they temporary dental crown is removed and the new, ceramo-metal crown is created and placed. To learn more about dental crowns visit the dental crowns page.
The success of your dental implants depends on your in-home care and regular dental visits.
Considering Teeth-in-a-Day Dental Implants
Patients select the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure to rectify issues like:
• severe periodontal disease (gum disease)
• loose teeth that cannot be saved
• a more convenient option than traditional dentures
• no teeth
• traumatic oral injury
• severe gum recession that may lead to loose teeth and/or tooth loss
For Teeth-in-a-Day dental implants in Las Vegas, contact Dr. Bruno today!