The smile is a person’s most prominent facial feature. Even the most beautiful of faces are rendered immediately unappealing when a smile reveals stained, chipped, missing, or crooked teeth. And an attractive smile is not just about vanity. The smile is an important part of a first impression and often remembered long after the person has left the room. It is vital that the smile be as aesthetically pleasing as possible. In extreme smile makeovers, cosmetic dentistry creates attractive smiles at the Our Dental Implant Center.
Tooth extraction is quite common due to poor dental health and gum disease. Leaving the missing tooth space empty may not sound too serious, but the consequences of not filling in space from the missing tooth can include:
- The teeth adjacent to your missing tooth can change position to fill the gap;
- The loss of your missing tooth’s root can cause your jawbone to shrink, making your face appear prematurely older; and,
- A missing tooth in the front of your mouth can affect your smile and your self-confidence.
We understand the power and importance of a dazzling smile. These cosmetic dentists know that there is more to a smile than just straight white teeth and healthy gums. We recognize that changing a smile will result in a change to the entire appearance of the patient, so they make sure patients are comfortable not only with their new smiles but also with how their new smiles “fit” with their other facial features. By using digital photography and patient models, we create before and after so their clientele can see their extreme smile makeover cosmetic dentistry results before the cosmetic procedure even begins!
In many situations, a dental implant is the most pleasingly esthetic solution for replacing the missing tooth. An all-ceramic dental crown or dental bridge, secured to a dental implant, provides a complete and beautiful solution for improving your smile. A dental implant takes the place of the missing tooth’s root and helps prevent the above consequences.
Getting Started with Dental Implants in – Teeth In One Day
Examination for dental implants
The first step to your new teeth is an examination of your current situation with your dentist. Then, you and your dentist can determine which solution works best for you.
During your examination, you may be presented with the option to follow a conventional process or a state-of-the-art guided process to place your – Teeth In One Day dental implants
Under the guided process, your – Teeth In One Day dentist uses a computerized tomography (CT) scan, or a model of your jawbone, to plan your entire dental procedure before it begins. Keyhole surgery is used to place the dental implant. This minimally invasive technique reduces the healing time traditionally experienced in the conventional process, as well as the need for stitches, a significant amount of swelling, and much of the discomfort arising when your Teeth In One Day dental implants are placed using conventional methods.
Preparation for dental implants
Under the conventional process, your dentist will take x-rays to see how your jawbone looks. Often an impression will be taken of your current teeth and jawbone.
Under the guided process, your dentist will map your jawbone or your jaw and teeth will be scanned using computerized tomography (CT) enabling your dentist to plan your entire dental procedure before getting started. From this planning, a guide is created that will help the dentist to place the – Teeth In One Day dental implants into the optimal positions.
At the same time, a laboratory will begin making your final teeth, so they are ready for placement at the same time your – Teeth In One Day dental implants are placed.
Under the conventional process, you’ll undergo the following:
- You’ll receive local anesthesia
- Your dentist will place your – Teeth In One Day dental implants
- Your dentist may place a temporary dental bridge to your – Teeth In One Day dental implants, so you can eat during the healing process
- At the same time, your dentist may take an impression from which your final dental bridge will be made
Under the keyhole method, you’ll undergo the following:
- You’ll receive local anesthesia
- Using the surgical guide and keyhole surgery, your dentist will then place your – Teeth In One Day dental implants
- Once your Teeth In One Day dental implants are placed, your dentist will place your final dental bridge or a temporary dental bridge
After your dentist has determined that your gums have sufficiently healed, you’ll return to have your final dental bridge fitted and cemented. Your dentist will ensure that your bite is correct and you’re pleased with the results.
You’ll return to your dentist and have your custom-made all-ceramic dental bridge fitted.
Once the procedures are chosen and the plan is in place, our smile makeover patients typically begin to see results as soon as the completion of the first cosmetic dentistry procedure! The entire smile makeover is often completed in as little as two to three visits to our Dental Implant Clinic.