It’s one of life’s big decisions. We’re not talking about finally tying the knot with your significant other or turning that spare bedroom into a nursery. It’s the decision to invest in your own oral health by replacing your missing teeth through the Teeth in a Day procedure. After you’ve done your homework and believe the procedure is right for you, here are five important steps to take:
Step #1: Schedule an initial consultation with one of our oral surgeons, who routinely perform the procedure, to find out if you are a candidate. As a general rule, if you can have routine dental treatment, you can have dental implants. This means you’re probably still a candidate for the Teeth in a Day procedure even if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, periodontal disease or problem teeth, suffer from bone loss or smoke (the habit does lower the procedure’s success rate, however).
Step #2: To prepare for your consultation, create a list of any medical conditions you have and any medications you take, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter supplements. During this appointment, we will review your medical history, answer any questions or concerns you may have and prepare a customized treatment plan that will take into account factors such as how many teeth you need replaced and the condition of your jawbone. You will find out exactly how much the Teeth in a Day procedure will cost—without any surprise fees.
Step #3: You will return for an appointment with your general dentist to take measurements and make impressions to create your new teeth in a day.
Step #4: Follow our instructions on what to eat and drink before surgery. If you’re having general anesthesia, plan on having someone take you home after surgery and expect to rest for the remainder of the day.
Step #5: You may need to eat soft foods while the surgical site heals. If swelling, discomfort or any other problem gets worse in the days after surgery, contact your oral surgeon. You may need pain medications or antibiotics.