Since Smile-In-A-Day involves dentures, the assumption is that this course of treatment is only applicable to patients that are edentulous (without teeth on one or both arches). The fact of the matter is that this is not the case at all. The treatment is also an excellent alternative for people who have few remaining, severely compromised, “unsaveable” teeth. These patients may be avoiding dental treatment in the hopes of avoiding the preconceived discomfort of wearing a removable denture. We can remove the compromised teeth, place the dental implants and restore the implants with a temporary, hybrid denture within that single appointment.
Benefits for Smile In A Day
- Greater Support & Stability
When it comes to complete denture options, dental implants offer the greatest support and stability. This stability yields optimal functionality for the dental prosthetic – almost equivalent to natural teeth.
- Minimized Bone Resorbtion
The placement of dental implants stimulates the bone tissue surrounding the titanium devices, ensuring that bone resorbtion does not affect the area. If left unchecked, bone resorbtion results in a brittle and recessed jaw line.
- Shorter Treatment Timeline
With Smile-In-A-Day, dental implants can be placed and restored with a temporary, hybrid denture in a single appointment – a much shorter treatment timeline than with the traditional approach ( upwards of 12 months to complete treatment).
- Results in a Single Appointment
The immediate restoration of the dental implants with a hybrid denture means that our patients leave their appointment with a beautiful and fully functional prosthetic denture.
- Avoiding Bone Grafting
When vertical bone depth is insufficient for a traditional approach for the placement of dental implants, the angle at which the implants are placed with the Smile-In-A-Day approach allows us to often avoid the bone grafting procedure that would otherwise be required.
- Reduced Number of Dental Implants Required
When securing the hybrid denture, only 4 or 6 implants are required as opposed to the 8 dental implants that are sometimes required using the traditional dental implant placement approach.
- Minimally Invasive
With fewer dental implants being placed, and by being able to avoid the placement of healing abutments, the Smile-In-A-Day process can be less invasive than the traditional dental implant placement approach.
- The Power of One Team, Office and Appointment
Having the entire treatment completed by a single team, in a single office and in a single appointment offers huge value to the patients that have decided to pursue this treatment alternative.