Dental implant surgery is a long-lasting, natural-looking way to replace missing or damaged teeth. While some dental implant methods require a series of office visits over several months, the Teeth in One Day procedure at Softouch Dental Care allows you to experience the benefits of fully functional teeth immediately. Discover the factors that may affect your candidacy for this innovative dental procedure.
What is Teeth in One Day?
Teeth in One Day is a method of dental implant surgery. Dental implants are an effective way to replace broken or missing teeth because they are placed into to your jawbone. The implants function like the roots of a tooth and provide a stable base for attaching durable and natural-looking crowns. However, traditional dental implant methods require a healing period between placing the implant and attaching the crown.
The Teeth in One Day procedure is unique because temporary, fully-functional teeth can be placed on the same day that you receive dental implants. These temporary teeth remain in place until your custom, permanent teeth are ready to be placed. This allows you to experience instant, beautiful results from your dental implant procedure.
Thanks to the stability that dental implants offer, you will be able to smile, talk, and eat with confidence. Implants also help to stabilize and maintain the jaw bone, preventing future bone loss. Dental implants are a popular alternative to dentures, as dentures can be a hassle and may also contribute to bone loss in the jaw.
Am I a Candidate for Teeth in One Day?
A consultation with Dr. Michael Chung is the best way to determine your candidacy for the Teeth in One Day procedure. He will conduct a comprehensive dental exam to evaluate if this procedure is right for your specific needs.
Generally speaking, you may be a good candidate for Teeth in One Day if you:
- Have one or more missing or damaged teeth.
- Want to see an immediate cosmetic and functional dental improvement.
- Have adequate bone density in the implant area.
- Have healthy oral tissue.
- Want results that can last a lifetime with proper care.
- Do not grind your teeth excessively.
- Do not have medical conditions that may negatively affect bone healing.
- Want an alternative to dentures or bridgework.
There are several factors that may need to be treated before you can be considered a good candidate for dental implants. For example, if you do not have sufficient bone density in your jaw, Dr. Chung may need to perform a bone graft to support the future implant. If you have gum disease or other oral health issues, these will need to be treated before you can be eligible for the procedure.
If you are not currently an ideal candidate for Teeth in One Day, Dr. Chung may be able to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you become eligible. He may also recommend another procedure that can help you achieve your goals for your smile.
Schedule Your Consultation with our Oakton Dentist
Discover if the Tooth in One Day procedure is right for you by scheduling a consultation and examination with Dr. Chung at 703-319-6990. At Softouch Dental Care, your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We proudly serve Oakton, Vienna, McLean, and nearby areas of Northern Virginia.