Same Day Dental Implants
Many people who have conventional dentures don’t like to wear them because they don't stay in place making eating and talking normally impossible. Dental Implant Solutions of Greater Philadelphia offers a way to keep your replacement teeth secure and allows you to go about your daily life with confidence.
Conventional dentures are designed to give you the appearance of natural teeth, but not actually replace your natural teeth. You may have noticed that your denture that once fit well now slips constantly and requires costly visits to the dentist for adjustment. That's because every day that you were a denture the bone in your jaw shrinks a little more. Eventually the denture won't fit at all and you will have to replace it. If you have this problem, you already know the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat the foods you love, and the problems with messy denture adhesives.
Same Day Teeth is a very different solution. You will still have beautiful natural looking teeth, but now they will also function like natural teeth. The Same Day Teeth secures your replacement to surgically placed dental implants so that you can eat, speak and live confidently without the fear of slipping dentures.
Fix Common Denture Problems
- Difficulty chewing certain foods
- Slurred speech and embarrassing clicks, whistling or smacking
- Slipping or moving of the denture
- Gum and mouth irritation
- Mouth infections
- Pain caused by poor fitting dentures
- The average biting forces in the first molar area in a patient with their own teeth is 150-250 psi
- The average maximum biting force of a toothless patient is 50 psi
- The average maximum biting force of a person in dentures for 15 years is 5.6 psi
- 17% of denture wears claim to eat more effectively without their dentures.
- 29% of denture wearers are able only to eat soft or mashed foods
- 40% of denture wearers state they have worn ill-fitting dentures for more than 10 years
- A removable denture accelerates jaw bone loss
Are you a candidate?
Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can choose the best treatment plan for you. Please ask your Drs. Freedman and Gradwell to explain the benefits and risks to determine if this solution is right for you.
The Same Day Teeth Solution
After you have met with Drs. Freedman and Gradwell and they have created a personalized treatment plan, you will schedule the “guided surgery and full arch teeth replacement”. During the procedure, 4 to 6 implants are surgically placed into your jaw with abutment posts. A custom made temporary set of teeth is then secured to the abutment posts with special prosthetic screws. This procedure typically can be completed in one day and is done under IV Sedation administered by an Anesthesiologist. Your Dental Implant Solutions team will have a custom temporary fabricated for you (or on very rare occasions a full denture) prior to the procedure so that you walk out that day with teeth. Discomfort from this treatment is usually minor and temporary. Dr. Gradwell or Freedman may prescribe pain relievers for you as needed. A soft diet will be required during the initial healing phase.
After the procedure
Questions & Answers
Q: What are dental implants?
A: Dental implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement. They are titanium roots that fuse with bone to provide permanent support for crowns and dentures.
Q: What happens when wearing a conventional denture?
A: Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.
Q: Who is a candidate?
A: Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Please ask Dr. Freedman or Gradwell to explain the benefits and risks to see if dental implants and the corresponding implant teeth are right for you.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: No, the procedure is typically done in your clinician’s office. You will be given very complete post-op instructions and if deemed appropriate you may receive some prescriptions.
Q: How soon may I return to work after treatment?
A: You may return to work the next day unless otherwise instructed by your clinician. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any minor discomfort you may have.
Q: How long will my procedure take?
A: The single implants can be placed in as little as 30 to 60 minutes depending on the location and the number of implants placed. The “full arch guided surgery” protocol requires 4 to 6 dental implants be placed to secure your new teeth. The total procedure will typically require 3 to 4 hours. Ask the Dental Implant Solutions of Greater Philadelphia team for more complete time estimations, based on your treatment needs.
Q: When will I receive my new teeth?
A: Immediate replacement is designed as an immediate solution so that you walk out the same day as your surgery with secure natural looking teeth. One should be aware that rarely complications may occur that require your dentist to delay securing your denture to the implants, but you will always leave with teeth. Talk to Dr. Freedman or Gradwell about potential complications.
Q: How do I care for my new teeth?
A: Initially you will only use a mediated mouth rinse prescribed by doctors at Dental Implant Solutions of Greater Philadelphia. Once your mouth is healed, you will use a waterpick to clean around the implants and under the secured denture. You will also schedule regular follow up visits with your dentist for cleanings.
Q: How long will dental implants last?
A: Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
Q: What is the success rate of dental implants?
A: BioHorizons dental implants have an extremely high average success rate (99.2%).1
Q: How does the long-term value of dental implants and implant supported teeth compare to other treatment options?
A: Very often this type of treatment is the most conservative option with the greatest long term success rate. The opportunity to restore one’s natural appearance and function is priceless!
Q: Are dental implants and implant supported teeth covered by insurance?
A: Insurance policies vary, but most cover only a small portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options are available with competitive interest rates and payments can be tailored to your budget.
Did you know?
Single, multiple and all teeth supported by dental implants have been successful for millions of people. The number of patients with dental implants is growing rapidly due to their effectiveness, long-term durability and the high success rate. Why not eat, smile and live life with a “3rd” set of realistic, permanent teeth?
For more information and a FREE Consult, call Dental Implant Solutions of Greater Philadelphia today at (215) 884-8289!