Has fear kept you or a loved one from visiting the dentist? Have you lost the hope that you could ever have the youthful smile you once had? For many patients, fear has lead to neglect and an overwhelming breakdown of their oral health. Moreover, if you have several missing teeth, are in pain, have difficulty chewing, are embarrassed to smile, or unsatisfied with your denture, New Smiles is here to help with New Smile in a Day.
What Is New Smile in a Day?
New Smile in-a-day is a procedure for those whose teeth cannot be saved. In the past this meant dentures. However, with the use of modern technology, we are able to replace all the teeth in one day utilizing implants. To begin the process we take detailed records including a CBCT (a 3-dimensional x-ray) to know exactly where the bone is for the implants. Then we take a detailed photograph to drive the cosmetic component. Finally, we make digital impressions of your remaining teeth and gums. All of these records are correlated together to design your new smile.
Every implant is then precisely planned and surgical guides are made to ensure the implants are placed in the exact location they are needed, which allows the bridge to be made in advance of the procedure. Before these technology advancements, it took almost a year to go from initial teeth removal to a prosthesis that could be supported by implants. Normally it takes 4 to 6 month for a single implant to be ready for a final crown. The secret to the New Smile in-a-day procedure is cross arch stabilization. Basically, by placing the bridge the day of the surgery, the implants are hooked together in a semi-circular arch, allowing them to support one another during healing.
New Smile in a Day Benefits
It’s hard to quantify the change in a person’s life when they’ve gone from having few or no teeth to a full mouth of fully functioning teeth. Your confidence will soar. Your diet will improve. You’ll smile again!
These are the benefits associated with the New Smile in a Day system:
- Acquire a complete set of fully functioning teeth in a short amount of time — The New Smile in a Day procedure takes around 2.5 hours per arch, and you will have temporary functioning teeth the same day (they will be replaced with your permanent teeth when your implants have fully healed and solidified).
- Dramatically improve your appearance — Your new teeth will function, feel, and look just like natural teeth. Your smile will be back.
- Eat a full assortment of foods without worrying — Because your new teeth are fully anchored into your jawbone, you can now return to a normal diet.
- Don’t be afraid to bite — Chew and bite with confidence. Your anchored new teeth will give you a bite force with 70 percent more power than dentures.
- Enjoy a full set of teeth for the duration — Your implants are permanent, and your new teeth can last the rest of your life.
- Implants without the need for bone grafts — If you’ve lost jawbone mass you won’t need to suffer through the bone grafting required with traditional implants.
- Put an end to further bone loss — Your implants will now transfer your bite force energy down into your jawbone. This energy triggers the jawbone to continually create new bone cells, the key to healthy bone mass.
Am I a Candidate for New Smile in a Day?
The ideal candidate for the New Smile in a Day procedure at New Smiles Dentistry should be missing all or most of his or her teeth. You may or may not be wearing dentures. Age is not a limiting factor.
New Smile in a Day Procedure
The New Smile in a Day procedure at New Smiles takes generally just a single day. Of course, we may first need to extract any remaining damaged teeth. But the actual placement of the implants takes just 2.5 hours per arch. So, if you need both top and bottom arches, that’s just five hours to regain a full set of teeth!
Before we place your implants we take a CT scan of your jawbone. This tells us the condition of your jawbone and the best location for the eight implants. We then create a computer simulation of your mouth, allowing us to map the precise implant locations. This simulation will guide the creation of your new teeth, as well.
Next we apply local anesthesia (unless you prefer general). We place the back implants at an angle and the front implants vertically. The implants are anchored by the titanium screw-like base that is screwed down into the jawbone. Abutment posts are attached to the implants. Then a temporary set of teeth attaches to each post, and you’re done for now.
Once your implants have fully integrated into the jawbone, you return and we replace the temporary prostheses with your permanent teeth. Now you’re good to go eat what you want and show your new smile to the world.
New Smile in a Day Before and After
The “New Smile in a Day” approach has proven that when you change your smile, you change your life.
New Smile in a Day vs All-on-4
What sets us apart from others offering similar procedures is the accuracy with which we are able to perform the surgery. Your bridge is made before the surgery begins and delivered the same day, rather than having to go days or months without teeth. In addition, we utilize an anesthesiologist and a team approach for cases involving both upper and lower arches. Another thing that sets us apart is the number of implants we place as part of your surgery. In most cases, we place at least 6 implants to support an arch of teeth. However, sometimes only 4 implants fit in an arch. Some of our competitors have made this exception their standard and ONLY place 4 implants and they have even coined the term for this, the “all on 4”. This should be the exception, not the norm.
It is cheaper and easier to place only 4 implants. However, that is a lot of pressure to put on only 4 implants and if one implant fails, the entire bridge is lost. We want you to have long-term success with your new smile, so to avoid such a risk, we place more implants. Our desire for your long-term success has also prompted us to cover your hygiene cleanings for the first year, so you can have the best chance of success.
Permanent Teeth Options
You’ll have various options for your permanent teeth. These can match your budget and can range from acrylic to porcelain. Whatever material you choose, we will design your new teeth to the finest aesthetic detail. No one will ever know your teeth aren’t your original teeth.
Will My New Teeth Look Natural?
Your new teeth will be a part of your jawbone and will look, feel, and function just like real teeth. We take great pride in the prostheses we provide and guarantee you’ll love your new teeth and your new smile!