November 16, 2018
With today’s modern dental technology, it’s possible to give almost everyone a beautiful smile and the ability to eat all the foods they love comfortably. That includes people who elect to have some or all of their existing teeth removed and replaced with dental implants. However, the usual implant process requires 3 to 6 months of healing which is too long for many people. Now, with Same-Day Smile from Dr. Steven Airey at Appalachian Dental Care in Boone, NC, you can a beautiful new smile in just one day!
Let’s Talk Dental Implants
Dental implants have revolutionized the process of replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is a small screw, usually made of titanium, that is inserted into the bone where a tooth has gone missing. The bone fuses to the implant and allows it to function as a replacement tooth root. An abutment is secured to the implant. Then, the dental restoration – a single solid crown to replace one tooth, a dental bridge, or a full arch of teeth – is secured to the abutment.
Dental implants are as close as you can get to your natural teeth. In fact, it’s common for people to forget which tooth is actually the implant restoration!
The implants themselves should last as long as you live provided you take care of your oral hygiene. Any dental restoration will wear over time and will need to be replaced. But restoring a dental implant is a quick and painless process.
How Same-Day Smile Is DIfferent
Unlike traditional dental implants, the special implants the Dr. Steven Airey uses for Same-Day Smile require no healing period. If you’re looking for a full “arch” of teeth,, any remaining teeth are extracted and the implants are placed immediately. Then, the restoration is secured to the implants. The result is a brand-new smile that is both beautiful and very durable in just one day!
The same process can be used for dentures, a dental bridge, or a single crown. Speaking of dentures, dentures that are supported by implants absolutely will not slip or slide in the mouth or pop out unexpectedly! You don’t have to use any goopy denture adhesives and you can eat what you love with confidence. Implant dentures return 90 percent of your chewing power compared to the 25 percent that you get with regular dentures!
The Problems Of Missing Teeth
Having a full set of healthy, functional teeth has a lot of health benefits. Even if you’re only missing a few teeth, there’s a natural tendency to chew on the side with the most teeth. That can cause premature wear of your tooth enamel on that side. It may also lead to muscle imbalances that can cause headaches, among other things.
People who are missing a lot of teeth tend to pick foods that are easier to chew. That may lead to not eating a healthy variety of foods and not getting enough of the nutrients your body needs.
In addition, the bone where teeth are missing begins to deteriorate because it’s no longer being stimulated by chewing. That deterioration, plus the lack of teeth, can cause your face to look sunken in and make you look older than you are.
Schedule Your Same-Day Smile
A Same-Day Smile from Appalachian Dental Care in Boone, NC takes just one day to complete. Call our office today at 828-355-5673 to schedule an appointment. You can also contact us online to request an appointment.