You could walk into our dentist office in San Antonio without any teeth and leave that same day with a brand new smile!
Does that sound impossible? It’s not, thanks to our Teeth-in-a-Day™ process at Advanced Dental Associates. Before you think this sounds too good to be true, we encourage you to keep reading the rest of today’s post. We’ll explain how this is possible and why it might be right for you.
Or better yet, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. This will give us a chance to examine your mouth and jaw. It gives you a chance to ask any questions you have about Teeth-in-a-Day or about our other teeth replacement options.
What Should You Do About Your Missing Teeth?
Losing your teeth can be tough. How you deal with it is up to you.
Some people will try to live without teeth, but this can hurt your overall quality of life in multiple ways. First, many people feel embarrassed about not having any teeth. This may make you hesitant to smile when meeting people, which can also make you appear unfriendly or cold.
So, maybe you decide to get dentures — just normal, traditional dentures. We can tell you that modern dentures can look quite natural … as long as they stay in your mouth.
That’s also part of the reason many people become frustrated with dentures. The longer you have them, the more likely they are to feel loose, slip out of place, or even fall out of your mouth.
This can make eating, singing, and speaking that much more frustrating. You never know when your dentures will fall out. As a result, you may quit eating foods that you enjoy, and you may be reluctant to join in a conversation.
Sure, you can try using denture adhesives, but those only provide temporary benefits. Besides, they can interfere with the flavor of food, which can make meals less enjoyable for a different reason.
The reason dentures aren’t the same as full teeth replacements is simple. Dentures only replace the top part of your teeth. To get full teeth replacements, you need to replace the roots as well. We do that with dental implants.
By getting implant-supported dentures, you can restore nearly all of the biting force of someone with a full set of healthy teeth. Implants also make dentures secure and stable. You won’t be worried that your dentures will slip out when you try to tell a joke or take a bite. You also won’t have to mess with denture adhesives at all.
In the long run, dental implants can give you replacement teeth that are as close to the real thing as we can make in modern dentistry. The only remaining question is how long should you wait to enjoy the benefits of implants.
See Your New Smile Sooner With Teeth-in-a-Day
The standard procedure for getting implant-supported dentures can take months.
First, your implants are placed in your mouth. Then you need time to heal. This allows your jawbone to bond to your implants. When you are ready, your dentures can be attached to your implants.
This could mean walking around for months longer without teeth.
With Teeth-in-a-Day, you can start enjoying your implant-supported dentures on the same day that you get your implants.
This starts with how your implants are placed in your mouth. Our doctors have training in the All-on-4® technique, which allows you to get your implants and your dentures in a single visit to our office.
By carefully placing four implants where they will provide you the most support, we can attach a temporary denture before your leave. This way you can smile and eat many foods that same day.
You won’t have to feel like you should hide your smile while you wait for your permanent dentures.
As you recover, you will notice that you are able to eat more and more of the foods that you love. By the time you are ready for your permanent dentures, you will understand just how similar your implant-supported dentures are to natural teeth.