April 10, 2017

Is it possible to safely replace all your missing teeth in one day?


As a dentist skilled in dental implant therapy, Dr. Hanna frequently sees people who are struggling to replace their missing teeth. After all, open spaces in your bite can make it difficult to smile, speak, or even maintain a balanced diet.

In many cases, it’s easier to restore your smile’s beauty and form than you thought possible. Often, it can be done in just one day.

What to Expect

Undergoing Teeth in a Day treatment involves strategically placed dental implants and an interim restoration that is fixed over them. Due to the precise location and design of the implants, we can use as few as four of them to support a full-arch prosthesis.

In the coming weeks, your body will form new bone around the implants. We call this process “osseointegration,” and it permanently fuses the implants into your jaw.

After a few months, your jaw will have fully recovered. At this point, Dr. Hanna will remove the interim prosthesis and replace it with a permanent one that’s made from durable, more aesthetic materials.

What About Single Teeth in a Day?

Depending on the health of your jaw, it may be possible to install a single implant and crown in one visit. While this is not normal protocol, it is sometimes an option for people with only one or two missing teeth. A lot of it will depend on where the tooth is located in your mouth.

Dr. Hanna will need to perform an individual assessment prior to recommending any teeth in a day treatment. During this visit, we will let you know if you’re a candidate for same day dental implants and an estimated cost of the procedure. Call our Gilbert implant dentist today to learn more!