At the Henderson dental offices of Dr. Joshua Ignatowicz, we understand how missing, damaged, decayed, or crooked tooth/teeth can negatively impact your life and your smile. We want to help you restore your oral health and put a beautiful smile back on your face. Through a permanent dental implant solution called Teeth in a Day, we can give you the next best thing to your natural teeth so you can get back to enjoying your life.
No longer will you have uncertainty in your smile because of that missing tooth. Our dental implant procedure will give you a new self-image and the confidence to light up the room in both professional and social settings with your perfect smile.
The Teeth in a Day Process
When you come to our office for your Teeth in a Day appointment, Dr. Ignatowicz will make a careful, individualized assessment of your oral health and bone structure using X-rays and a CT scan of your jaw. This assessment will determine your treatment options.
If you are a candidate for the procedure, dental impressions will be made of your upper and lower jaws. If this makes you uncomfortable, don’t worry. You will be given a “conscious sedation” so you won’t feel a thing! Afterward, our dental implant expert will anchor your arch of teeth by placing 6-8 titanium rods in your jaw so that your provisional teeth can then be mounted on an abutment (connector). Once the implants have healed with the bone and fused, they will become like a root for your permanent teeth. Your crowns will function just like natural teeth, and you can even care for them (brushing and flossing) like you would for natural teeth.
What Is Recovery Like?
After your surgery and once Dr. Ignatowicz has cleared you to go home, it will take a few hours for the anesthesia to wear off. You may feel some pain and discomfort from swelling, but your dentist will likely prescribe over the counter pain relievers–nothing stronger is usually necessary. Because each patient is unique, many factors contribute to the healing time associated with Teeth in a Day dental implants including age, your medical history, your average healing time for cuts and scratches, tobacco use, and outside medical conditions such as diabetes.
Typically, patients feel better in a few days, but it is not uncommon for the healing process to take up to a week or more. If the pain, swelling, or discomfort lasts longer than that, call Dr. Ignatowicz as soon as possible.
Take Care of Those Missing Teeth Today!
If you are tired of looking at missing, damaged, or decayed teeth and want a permanent solution, contact Dr. Ignatowicz to schedule an appointment to discuss your dental implant options!