Extensive tooth loss affects the appearance of your smile and so much more. Eating a balanced diet can become extremely difficult if you’re missing all of your teeth. You might also experience serious dental health issues if the tooth loss isn’t resolved.
That’s were Dr. Ray T. Chow can help. Thanks to Teeth-in-a-Day, people who are missing teeth can have a functional smile in just a single dental visit. The Victoria, BC team at Elements Dental would like to consider the basics of Teeth-in-a-Day and who qualifies as a good candidate for treatment.
How Teeth-in-a-Day Works
Teeth-in-a-Day allows people who are missing all of their teeth to get a functioning dental appliance placed within one day. The process involves the use of strategically placed dental implants along the dental arch and a denture to restore full function of your smile once the implants have been placed.
Rather than wait up to several months to experience the benefits of Teeth-in-a-Day, a temporary denture is snapped into place at the end of the procedure. You’ll be able to smile, bite, and chew again in no time.
The Extent of a Patient's Tooth Loss
Good candidates for Teeth-in-a-Day are people who’ve experienced extensive tooth loss along the dental arch. People who are just missing a tooth or a few teeth are more ideal candidates for implant-supported bridges, traditional dental bridges, and other less extensive procedures for smile restoration.
Bone Density Along Along the Dental Arch
The dental implants must be anchored into sturdy jawbone tissue in order to be effective. If a patient is lacking in jawbone density, that puts the success of the procedure and that patient’s dental health at risk. Only people who have not experienced serious bone loss are good candidates for Teeth-in-a-Day treatment.
Overall Dental Health and Wellness
Even if you have sufficient bone density in place, there may be other dental health issues that prevent a person from getting Teeth-in-a-Day. A patient with gum disease, for example, runs a risk of implant failure due to infection. As a practical matter, it’s important that other dental health matters be addressed before initiating Teeth-in-a-Day treatment at our Victoria, BC practice.
Factors Related to the Cost of Treatment
Teeth-in-a-Day is more affordable than traditional implant dentistry but also more expensive than removable dentures. This added cost could make Teeth-in-a-Day a financial burden for a number of households. That said, the convenience and effectiveness of Teeth-in-a-Day may justify the expense. Financing options are also available if the upfront cost of care is too steep. These factors are important to weigh when it comes to any sort of dental procedure.
Weighing Your Options and Making a Smart Choice
It's important to us that patients are able to weigh their options for care and make a confident choice, especially when it comes to treating extensive tooth loss. During your visit to our practice, we will make sure that all of your questions are answers, all of your concerns are addressed, and that all potential treatment options are discussed.
Learn More About Teeth-in-a-Day
If you are interested in Teeth-in-a-Day and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist. The team at Elements Dental can be reached in Victoria, BC by phone at (250) 382-5233.