Why might I need a dental implant?
Due to nerve damage, gum disease, poor dental hygiene and other factors, sometimes teeth decay to the point that they no longer serve their purpose. Suddenly, it hurts you to chew; you eventually find yourself unable to use some teeth at all. To add insult to injury, this feels and may look unattractive, negatively impacting your self-confidence. To remedy this, dental implants are the perfect solution. Trained specialists at Dental Partners of Boston remove rotten or broken teeth and replace them with clean, strong and natural looking prosthetic teeth.
What is Teeth in a Day?
Traditionally, dental implants required an “implant integration period.” During this time, x-rays were taken, and teeth measurements made. These measurements were then sent to a lab to have prosthetic teeth developed. Unfortunately, this step involved a wait period of four to six months before finally being sent to your orthodontist to install.
With our Teeth in a Day procedure the wait period for a permanent prosthetic tooth has been reduced to 3-4 months. And in the meantime, we can implant a fixed temporary bridge insert the same day you have a bad tooth removed.
This procedure doesn’t only apply to single, standalone teeth; when necessary for oral health, the same procedure can be applied to entire sets of new prosthetic teeth. To ensure maximum stability and comfort, we bind multiple prosthetics together. This makes your smile look natural and helps your mouth quickly adjust itself to the sudden change.
How long does it take to adjust to prosthetic teeth?
We hope to work hand in hand with any patients considering our Teeth in a Day program. Though we have dramatically reduced the time and healing delay of this procedure, there is still a period of a few months in which patients must eat softer foods (no more crunching on ice).
Contact us today to schedule an appointment. An experienced dentist at Dental Partners of Boston will be happy to discuss helping you have a healthier, natural feeling, beautiful smile in less time than ever