New Teeth in a Day vs. Traditional Implant Procedures – Understanding the Differences

New teeth in a day

Tooth loss is something one can’t (and shouldn’t!) leave untreated, but most traditional teeth replacement procedures – such as traditional implants – require a lot of time investment, which is an inconvenience to many. To solve this problem, modern dentistry came up with the New Teeth In A Day treatment, which allows you to have new teeth in just one day! 

However, a lot of people still lack knowledge about this revolutionary treatment. And even if they do have some knowledge, they don’t fully understand the core difference between traditional implant procedures and the new teeth in one day procedure. This knowledge gap results in them being deprived of the immediate results they want – a benefit that only this treatment can offer.

This blog will educate you about all you need to know about the procedure, along with discussing the major differences between it and traditional implant procedures.

What Is Meant By New Teeth In A Day?

New teeth in a day, also known as same day dental implants, is a modern dental restorative treatment that has proved to be a blessing for people with multiple missing teeth, especially those who have time constraints and can’t afford to visit the dentist multiple times to get their teeth replaced.

Whether you have a section of missing teeth or an entire arc, this treatment would certainly benefit you by giving you an ‘immediate’ replacement for missing teeth.

In this treatment, dental implants are placed in your jaw and a temporary prosthesis (denture) is placed over the implants, all on the same day, restoring your dental functionality and aesthetics almost instantly.

Are You The Right Candidate To Get New Teeth In A Day?

While the idea of getting new teeth in just one day sounds pretty appealing (and it sure is!), the treatment has some prerequisites to render a patient eligible for it. The following are some general prerequisites and criteria that you should have to be eligible for new teeth in a day:

  • You should have multiple or all of your teeth missing.
  • You should have sufficient jawbone density, which is required for proper support and healing of dental implants.
  • You should have healthy gums (no gum disease and/or chronic infections).
  • You should be healthy, both in terms of general as well as dental health.
  • You shouldn’t have any medical condition that might interfere with the healing of implants (such conditions include certain immune disorders, diabetes, uncontrolled bruxism, etc.). 
  • You shouldn’t be a heavy smoker or a heavy alcohol consumer, as these habits also hinder optimal implant healing and increase chance of dental implant failure.

Having said that, people who have compromised jawbone structure may also get new teeth in a day, depending on the severity of bone loss. In such cases, patients would need to get supplemental bone-stimulating treatments (like bone grafting) done before the actual treatment. This might lengthen the overall duration of the treatment and impact the new teeth in a day procedure’s cost, but the results would be satisfactory nonetheless.

New Teeth In A Day Vs Traditional Implant Procedures: What’s The Difference?

New teeth in a day is a relatively recent development in restorative dentistry, and it approaches teeth restoration from a more patient-centric perspective, valuing their time, money, and preferences. However, this is not the case with traditional implant procedures. New teeth in a day differs from traditional implants in two major ways:

New Teeth In A Day Is Quicker Than Traditional Implant Procedures 

This is the major and the most prominent difference between new teeth in a day and traditional implants. The new teeth in a day procedure is specially designed on the premise of making teeth replacement quick and efficient. It’s a unique procedure that provides implant-supported dentures to patients in one day only, where everything involved in the process – from implant surgery to prosthesis placement – is executed in a single day. 

Traditional implant procedures, on the other hand, are pretty time-consuming, where each step of the procedure (teeth removal, implant placement, prosthesis designing, prosthesis placement, etc.) is tackled in a separate visit to the dentist, spanning the duration of the treatment to several months. In short, New Teeth In A Day treatment achieves in a single day what traditional implant procedures achieve in several months.

The Technique/Materials Used In Teeth In A Day Are Conducive To Quicker Healing

The new teeth in a day procedure incorporates specialized implant material/designs and implant placement techniques that support quick healing. These techniques include extremely careful and precise implant placement, where special attention is given to determining the best places and angles for implant placement. 

For example, your surgeon would find the most dense and healthy areas in your jawbone for implant placement so that the implants may have quick healing and stability. Similarly, such materials are used in the implants to allow for immediate loading of dentures. This is not the case with traditional implant procedures, which require a lot of healing time before a restoration can be placed on them.

What’s The Process Of New Teeth In A Day?

The process of new teeth in a day treatment starts with an initial consultation with your dentist, followed by implant surgery and prosthesis placement. Let’s discuss what goes into the initial consultation/pre-planning, and summarize the rest of the process.

Preplanning

Your surgeon would perform the implant surgery and the prosthesis device placement on the same day, but he would have to plan for it in advance. For this, he would perform a detailed examination (using different diagnostic tools like x-rays) of your oral profile to see whether you’re suitable for the treatment. After that, he would carefully plan out the sites and angulation for implant placement, along with determining the number of implants needed in your case. 

The number of implants that you will need depends on several factors, including the quality and quantity of your jawbone, your general health, your dental health, etc. In any case, anywhere from 4 to 6 implants will be placed in your jaw, all of which will support the temporary denture, allowing you to continue your eating and drinking without interruption.

Summary Of The Implant + Prosthesis Placement Process 

The process includes minimally invasive surgery for the placement of implants – whether it’s all-on-4 implants or all-on-6, depending on your consultation – in your jaw, which is immediately followed by the placement of a temporary prosthesis (denture), which will give you instant restoration of your smile. The temporary prosthesis would stay in your mouth until the implants achieve optimal integration (osseointegration) with your jawbone, which takes around 6-8 weeks, after which the temporary denture is removed and replaced by a strong, stable, permanent denture.

All of the above-mentioned procedures (excluding the preplanning and diagnostics) are performed in a single day, and you walk out of the clinic (with a fully functional and visually appealing set of teeth) the same day that you entered it.

Conclusion 

The new Teeth In A Day procedure offers partially or completely edentulous (lacking teeth) patients a quick, safe, and effective treatment for their missing teeth, giving them a complete dental restoration in just one day – something traditional implants can’t offer. In this treatment, implants with special materials and designs are used that allow for immediate loading of a denture, placed with such specialized techniques that would require minimal healing time. 

Do you, too, wish to have such a quick dental transformation? Book a FREE online consultation with Seattle Smile Clinic, a premium dental practice located in Washington, USA. Our expert surgeons will guide you through every aspect of new teeth in a day, streamlining your journey toward a new, healthy smile!

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