7600 Hanover Parkway #200 Greenbelt, MD 20770 (301)-474-1110
In the early 2000’s, implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare, collaborated with European implant dentist Paulo Maulo on how to use computer simulation, clinical research, and bio-mechanics, to determine the best use of implants for restoring a full upper or lower arch of teeth. The result was Teeth in One Day, a procedure that utilizes the fewest implants possible, avoids bone graft surgery, and offers high-quality restorative results in the quickest time possible.
The new innovative dental implant procedure was created as a way to more efficiently use implants in both jaws. It is a great treatment for upper arch restoration as longer and stronger implants can be used in the back part of the jaw. Specifically, the procedure uses four implants, with the back implants angulated to take maximum advantage of existing bone. Special implants also were developed that could support the immediate fitting of replacement teeth. With Teeth in One Day, qualified candidates receive just four implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment without bone grafts.
In comparison, traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of teeth typically involved bone grafts, five or more implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. Accordingly, a patient often would be without any teeth or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year. With Teeth in One Day, our patients always leave the same day with fixed and secure teeth.
The patient has one or two visits to allow Dr. Shakoori to gather information for a treatment plan ( X-Rays, Impressions, Photographs). Following this consultation, the patient is scheduled for surgery implantation and the new teeth are fitted and adjusted, all in one appointment. The patient comes to the office in the morning and leaves in the afternoon with a beautiful set of fixed and functioning teeth.
The patient will return for occasional check-ups over the next several weeks and months. After about 6 months, when the gums have fully healed and the implants are fused to the natural bone, Dr. Shakoori will take new impressions of the patient’s mouth and prepare a final, permanent set of teeth. This ensure that the teeth will last for many years, and provide maximum support.
Will My Implant Supported Teeth be Uncomfortable and Push on My Gum Tissue?
Not at all all! Since your teeth are supported by the implants, they do not press on the gum tissue and therefore do not create any of the discomfort, common with dentures.
Can People See the Line Between the Fixed Bridge and the Jaw Bone?
The line will be hidden behind your lips; therefore, it is not visible. We will adjust your smile line to ensure that your new smile will not be too gummy and that it will be completely hidden.
If I Need Both Lower and Upper Full-Arch Teeth Replacements, Do They Have to be Done at the Same Time?
In many situations, where the patient has many broken or missing teeth or has an uneven bite, it is best to do both arches at the same time. This allows us to control the patient’s biting plane and bite. However, it truly depends upon the health, financial situation, and other needs of the patient.
What is the Success Rate of the Teeth in One Day Procedure?
There is a 98.2% success rate for this procedure in regards to the lower jaw. For the upper jaw, the success rate is between 97% to 98%.
Why Do I Need a Provisional Set of Teeth Prior to Receiving my Permanent New Teeth?
This provisional set of teeth is made entirely of acrylic resin, which places less stress on your new implants during their first few months of use. You must be selective in the foods you eat the first few weeks following your procedure (avoiding hard and brittle foods), but you will soon be back to a normal diet.
Once your gum tissues have healed and the implants have become completely stable (usually about six months), we fabricate a permanent bridge with acrylic or porcelain teeth, but this time, with a titanium framework inside for strength. This permanent set of teeth is carefully adapted to your healed gum tissues.
What Follow Up Visits Do I Need?
Follow-up checks are completed at one week, two weeks, two months, and four months. By the end of the 4-6 month period, the fabrication of the permanent teeth begins and requires one or two extra visits over the following few months until the final teeth are delivered.
How is the Teeth in One Day Procedure Different from a Denture?
A denture or partial denture is a removable appliance, and should be taken out every night for cleaning, meanwhile Teeth in One Day provides patients with new teeth that are firmly fixed in place. Furthermore, a denture is not fixed in place and so, will often slip or fall out, making normal activities difficult to accomplish. In comparison, Teeth in One Day provides the patient with a set of teeth that are connected to the implants, and are solidly fixed in place. They may only be removed by the dentist,, are brushed as well as cleaned like normal teeth, and are the closest thing possible to natural teeth in terms of feel, functionality, and look.
Finally, the Teeth in One Day bridge also allows the patient to bite with much more force than dentures, since the stresses are transferred straight to the bone rather than to gum tissue as is the case with dentures. This signifies that patients can eat almost any of their favorite foods without worrying about their teeth.
Dr Shakoori, General & Cosmetic Dentist, serving Greenbelt, Lanham, Goddard, Bowie, Laurel, College Park, Cheverly, Prince Georges county, Maryland & Washington DC. 20770
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