What is Teeth-in-a-Day?
Teeth-in-a-Day refers to the process where a patient can have necessary extractions done, dental implants placed and have an implant-supported prosthesis, all in the same day. It combines immediate implants and immediate restorations principles, so that a patient can come to the office in the morning, have all necessary surgery and prosthetic work completed, and leave home in the afternoon with fixed new teeth in place.
To achieve success, a number of factors must be considered:
- Health of the extraction sites
- Integrity of the surrounding bone
- Location of implants
- Type of prosthesis
- Patient bite and forces of chewing
Immediate implant placement shortens the overall treatment time and consolidates your procedures into one. We offer Teeth-in-a-Day treatments but only to patients who meet strict criteria. Violation of such criteria significantly increases complications and failure rate.
A Patient Shares Her Experience:
Caution regarding Teeth-in-a-Day treatments:
Advertised widely by chain implant centers, the Teeth-in-a-Day concept has become largely a marketing fad. Teeth-in-A-Day, while promising and successful in selected group of patients, lacks sufficiency in its science, knowledge, literature, research, and expertise that is required to achieve predictable results.
The approach may be successful, but only in very few candidates with no infection around their teeth, have great amount of bone, and all conditions are ideal. If conditions were this perfect, why would they need to have their teeth extracted to begin with? Many commercial “implant centers” do a hard sell to fit a patient into a treatment plan. Healthy natural teeth end up being extracted in order to place multiple implants and connect them with an immediate prosthesis on the same day! There are some evidence-based studies on this approach, but there are too many variables not yet thoroughly understood. Use of this approach in poor candidates results in high rates of failure and implant loss.
Many experts advise patients to be cautious of such hard advertisements and made promises that are often impossible to deliver.