My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.
There are several types of dental implants available for patients, but many of them can take months to be completely inserted into your gums. However, there is a procedure which allows for the procedure to be completed in within an hour. If you are looking for a quick solution to missing teeth, here is what you need to know about Teeth-in-an-Hour.
What Is Teeth-in-an-Hour?
Teeth-in-an-Hour is a dental implant procedure that is specifically for patients with jawbone that is strong enough to support the implants. In one appointment, a dental surgeon can insert the implant and perform any restorative procedures that are required, such as a bridge. Although the actual procedure can be completed in one visit, your dentist will need to prep your mouth.
What Is Done During Prep?
To prepare for the procedure, your dentist will need to perform a detailed evaluation of your jawbone, teeth, and gums. The evaluation helps the dentist determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If he or she determines that you are, the dentist will then start to focus on planning the implant surgery.
During this period, you will undergo CT scans and other imagery so that the dentist has a comprehensive 3-D view of your jaw. Once the planning is complete, the dentist will order the implants. Once the implants are received, you are ready for the surgery.
What Are the Advantages?
The biggest advantage of Teeth-in-an-Hour is that you do not have to wait to have your dental work completed. You can immediately begin the process of healing from the surgery. You are able to leave your dental surgeon's office with a fully functional mouth, in most situations.
Another advantage is that the surgery does not require the use of sutures. As a result, the pain and discomfort that is usually felt during and after the procedure is less than usual.
What Are the Disadvantages?
There are some disadvantages to Teeth-in-an-Hour. For instance, it is an expensive procedure and because it is considered cosmetic, your insurance might not cover the costs.
Another issue is the increased risk of implant failure. Fortunately for you, with good dental care and by following your dentist's directions, you can lower the chances of experiencing dental failure.
Consult with an experienced dental surgeon (such as one from Webster Cosmetic Dental LTD) to determine if Teeth-in-an-Hour or another type of implant is best for you. The dentist can assess your dental situation and help you make a decision.