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4 Questions about Teeth in a Day Your Dentist Can Answer

You’ve already decided that dentures are not for you. Now you are wondering if implants are the right solution. There’s actually more than one approach to implants that your dental professional will want to to discuss. If you’ve never heard of teeth in a day in Markham, these four questions should be part of the conversation.

What is Teeth in a Day?

Sometimes referred to as all on four implants, the Teeth in a Day approach involves inserting four implants that are strategically placed along the upper or lower jaw. A customized dental plate fashioned to look like a set of upper or lower teeth is attached to those four implants. That plate is made to be the perfect proportion for your mouth, so the look is perfectly natural.

There is no need to insert the implants and wait any amount of time to attach the plate. Everything can be done within a matter of hours. When you have one of the Markham-Stouffville dentists perform this procedure, you could literally walk into the clinic without teeth in the morning and leave that afternoon with a full set.

How Can This Implant Surgery Be Done So Quickly?

The all on four solution does not require inserting an implant to replace each tooth. The series of four holds the custom plate in position firmly. Since the process for insertion involves punching a hole to insert an implant instead of making an incision, the four implants are in position a lot faster. Once they are tested to ensure each implant is firmly in place, attaching the plate will take very little time.

Will I Be Awake During the Procedure?

Any patient who undergoes this type if implant procedure will receive some kind of local anesthetic. Depending on factors like your level of anxiety, the dental surgeon may also administer some sort of sedation to keep you more comfortable. Most patients are not completely asleep, so they still respond to any instructions from the dental team. However, you are highly unlikely to remember anything about the actual procedure.

Is there Much Pain in the Days After I Get the Implants?

You may experience some minor swelling and soreness in the days immediately after the surgery. Some dental professionals provide prescriptions for pain relievers. It’s not unusual for a mild antibiotic to also be provided. In some cases, the dentist may recommend using an over the counter product to ease inflammation.

Prescription medication should only be taken as directed. In the case of over the counter products, stick with the ones recommended by the dentist. If the swelling is not subsiding after a few days, call the dental clinic. You may need something stronger to ease the inflammation.

Teeth in a Day has proven to be a great solution for many patients. If you think this might be right for you, talk with your dentist today. Assuming that there are no factors to complicate the process, a beautiful set of teeth will be yours in almost no time.

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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.

FAQ

When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

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