For my patients with teeth good enough to save, we can do full mouth crowns and veneers in one day. In one day we can remove old leaking fillings, cavities, root canal infections, and cover gaps or missing teeth. We prepare all of the necessary teeth for crowns and veneers and make temporaries that look like the final ceramic restorations. It is an incredibly transforming day for these patients. A lifetime of hiding your smile can go away in the blink of an eye! You wear the temporaries for about a month, then we have back to bond the permanent porcelain crowns and veneers in place. This is the first application for Teeth in 24. The second application for Teeth in 24 is for my patients whose teeth are not good enough to save or are already missing all of their teeth.
Teeth in 24 for patients whose teeth cannot be saved includes an advanced procedure for screw-in, permanent implant dentures. It means you don’t have to wait for a healthier mouth and a brighter smile. In one day, we perform the surgery: we remove the affected teeth, trim up the bone to allow the new teeth to fit, and put in the implants. The best part is you’re sedated and relaxed the entire time! We do 4 to 6 implants for each jaw. Four implants is the minimum, but six is best for long-term strength. The day of surgery we take an impression of the implants so that the lab can prepare your customized temporary screw-in prosthetic. The next day, I place the implant prosthetic in your mouth and you leave the office with a full, new set of teeth that is anchored in place. It doesn’t rock or move or need to ever come out.
Now, these are temporary teeth made out of acrylic, so you have to be extremely easy with them. You are going to be on an ultra-soft diet for two to three months while the implants heal.
For the first couple of weeks, your mouth may be a little swollen and sore. We’ll provide you with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories to make sure you’re comfortable. And like anything in life that is new, it may take some time to adapt to having your new teeth in your mouth. I like to describe it like “having training wheels on your bicycle again.”