Many people with missing teeth are wearing dentures. It is a fairly common way to replace teeth and has been for some time. If you are a current dentures-wearer or considering dentures, you should know there are other options as well. Dentures work well for many people, but for other people, they can slip and fit poorly, leading to problems with speech, chewing and breathing.
What Are Teeth in a Day?
Teeth in a Day, or dental implant bridges, are a great treatment option if you have missing teeth and would like to replace them with non-removable prosthetic teeth. Dentures can be a hassle for some people when they prefer to have prosthetic teeth that stay in place and are not removable.
Simply put, this procedure allows patients to have a fixed (non-removable) implant dental bridge the same day the dental implants are placed! This can be used in several ways and often without the need for sinus lifts or bone grafts. The procedure can be used for the upper arch of teeth, the lower arch, or both. The implant bridges are not removable and are securely anchored in place by 4 or more implants placed in the arches.
The Teeth in a Day Treatment Process
Dr. Konig uses the 3D CBCT scan to visualize the bone, teeth and jaws in three dimensions. This enables careful planning prior to any surgery or implant placement. All the planning and fabrication of the implant bridges are completed in advance, then the implants are inserted in the bone beneath your gums on the day of surgery.
There are many advantages to the dental implant bridge option, including:
- Dental implant bridges are very stable and secure.
- You won't have to remove the bridges for cleaning and storing like you do with dentures.
- Speaking and chewing are dramatically improved.
- No uncomfortable or awkward upper palatal portion.
Another benefit is that Dr. Konig is able to create excellent cosmetic results as well. In cases with overclosed or collapsed bites, the lower third of the face is improved, creating more youthful and proportional facial features and smiles.
This is truly a life changing procedure for patients with regards to confidence and even overall health and aesthetics!
If you are interested in the Teeth in a Day process to replace missing teeth, please contact Ronald W. Konig, DDS, FAGD, LVIF by calling (713) 668-2289 to schedule a consultation in the Houston area.