The term “dental implants” might sound off-putting to some, considering that they are a permanent tooth replacement that requires dental surgery. However, dental implants are nothing to be afraid of — in fact, they are the ideal solution for many patients who suffer from tooth decay or otherwise missing or unsaveable adult teeth. Here at Trillium Dental in Ottawa, we are proud to offer Smile-In-A-Day dental implants so patients can leave our dental clinic with beautiful, strong teeth in just one day. That being said, here are a few benefits of our same-day dental implants!
BENEFITS OF SMILE-IN-A-DAY
Before we dive into some of the reasons why you should consider same-day dental implants, it’s important to note their benefits. These include the fact that our Smile-In-A-Day dental implant procedure can be completed in a matter of hours, solving your dental problems with a fully functioning replacement in just one dental appointment. Dental implants also look, act, and feel like real teeth, meaning that they are a much more practical alternative than dentures for many people. Plus, they are secured with the underlying jawbone and stimulate additional bone growth in patients who are suffering from minor to moderate jawbone decay, which helps them regain natural jaw strength over time.
In addition to the benefits listed above, Smile-In-A-Day dental implants are also great for people who don’t require a complete set of dental implants — rather, we can secure four to six dental implants in place of missing teeth and restore them with a hybrid denture. This is a minimally invasive approach compared to full dental implant procedures and bone grafting, which have a much longer treatment and recovery time. Same-day dental implants also do not typically require the placement of healing abutments over top, which would need to be removed after a few weeks. Because of this, Smile-In-A-Day is one of the quickest, easiest, and least invasive ways to replace your missing or unrescuable teeth.
ARE SMILE-IN-A-DAY DENTAL IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR ME?
Now that you know some of the benefits of Smile-In-A-Day dental implants, you might be wondering if these same-day dental implants are right for you. At Trillium Dental, we highly recommend Smile-In-A-Day for edentulous patients with missing adult teeth or arches, as well as those with severely deteriorating teeth. Often, we see patients who have avoided dental care for their decaying teeth because dental implants are more expensive than removable dentures.
However, our dentists and dental hygienists do our best to work with patients’ dental insurance in order to get them the best treatment when it comes to saving or replacing decayed teeth, which is often our Smile-In-A-Day procedure. We have also found great success with same-day dental implants for patients with unsaveable teeth that are not yet missing, so feel free to contact us if you’d make a good candidate for Smile-In-A-Day. Below are a few circumstances that might lead you to consider our same-day dental implant treatment.
YOU HAVE HEALTHY GUMS
You might be surprised to know that healthy gums are critical for dental implant candidates, as this helps support the implants as they fuse with the underlying jawbone and stimulate new bone growth. Trust us, the last thing you want is for your dental implants to fail because your gums aren’t strong enough to support them, which is why we do not necessarily recommend same-day dental implants for patients with periodontitis (also known as late-stage gum disease). If you are suffering from gum disease, however, be sure to visit our Ottawa dental clinic as soon as possible so we can assess the damage and provide appropriate treatment.
YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT JAWBONE DENSITY
While dental implants are a great solution for many patients with a weakened jawbone, there must be a sufficient amount of strong jawbone structure for the dental implants to be secured to. If you do not have adequate jawbone density to support dental implants, we might recommend an alternative method such as bone grafting. When you visit our dental office to see if you are a good candidate for same-day dental implants, we will determine whether or not your jawbone is strong enough for dental implants to anchor into, and if not, we will provide a professional recommendation for your dental care.
YOU DON’T GRIND YOUR TEETH
If you suffer from bruxism, or persistent teeth grinding and clenching, you might not be a good candidate for Smile-In-A-Day. This is because same-day dental implants are an investment that requires you to pay extra attention to your oral habits (e.g. quitting smoking, not grinding your teeth, etc.) for them to be successful. Though we do not necessarily deter patients from the possibility of Smile-In-A-Day if they clench or grind their teeth in their sleep, we will discuss this more in-depth when you visit our dental clinic for your dental implant consultation.
YOU DON’T SMOKE
This is another major factor in determining whether or not you would make a good candidate for Smile-In-A-Day. Cigarette smokers and those who chew tobacco generally find less success with dental implants, as these habits have a direct negative impact on your oral health, and consequently, your gums and teeth. Ideal same-day dental implant candidates maintain good oral health, which means brushing and flossing daily, as well as making regular trips to their local dentist for professional teeth cleanings.
SCHEDULE YOUR SAME-DAY DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULTATION
Ready to see if you are a good candidate for Smile-In-A-Day dental implants? Contact us to learn more about the procedure, and book your consultation at Trillium Dental in Ottawa today!