Messy adhesives, bulky, removable, non-secure, bulky palate
Multiple temporaries, multiple adjustments, 6-12 months or final
2-10 years and multiple relines
Bulky, removable, more secure, palate, puts stress on implants
Multiple temporaries, 6-12 months for final
Spans need constant replacement, denture 2-10 years
Most like natural teeth if done by experienced Dentist
Typically 1-2 year process, including sinus lift and bone grafting
Increased risk of implant failure
With this revolutionary technique, our caring and experienced prosthodontist our team places four dental implants in the upper and/or lower jaws, and that quartet anchors the entire prosthetic arch. This procedure is completed right in our office, and the patient receives a complete set of teeth on the day of surgery. The whole process takes between 6-8 hours.
Not only is the FastNewSmile® procedure more efficient than conventional crowns, bridges, and dentures, it also helps to stabilize the jawbone in a way that regular dentures cannot. The dental implants stand in for some of the missing teeth’s roots, minimizing jawbone atrophy and maintaining consistency in the shape of the bone over time.
The bone loss that accompanies tooth loss is a major concern for denture wearers—especially those who have had dentures for many years—who want to make the switch to dental implants. FastNewSmile® helps to overcome this obstacle, too. The implants are strategically located toward the front of the jaw, where bone erosion takes place more slowly. This positioning eliminates the need for a bone graft or sinus augmentation that some dental implant patients would face when choosing conventional denture, crown or bridge work for teeth replacement. With these additional dental procedures, the patient would be making multiple surgical appointments to complete the treatment; taking at least 1 year to complete. These patients will also have more dental implants placed which will increase the cost of treatment tremendously.
Patients regain maximum functionality in terms of chewing and speaking, and the dentures stay in place. Furthermore, the shape of the jawbone remains constant, meaning that patients won’t need to have their appliances refitted every few years, ultimately requiring a completely new set of dentures.
Another benefit is the maintenance of the implant bridge. The material used is easily repairable and inexpensive; whereas, repairing porcelain crowns and bridges can be costly. There is no repairing when it comes to porcelain material. Lab technicians have to recreate the prosthesis all over again. Also, the patient would have to wait for a minimum of 2 weeks for the lab to process the case as opposed to waiting for about an hour for their prosthodontist to repair the FastNewSmile® implant bridge.
If you have been considering conventional crowns, bridges or dentures, we encourage you to contact any of our offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to learn more about Teeth-in-a-Day and all of the benefits that come with this treatment.
Our team has extensive experience with this technique, and we can also show you examples of results in patients with cases similar to yours.