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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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Dear Smile Centre Family,

The recent Ontario government announcement declaring a state of emergency and issuing of a new stay-at-home order has caused some uncertainty. We wanted to let you know that all of our Smile Centre locations are still OPEN.

As dental professionals we have been classified as an essential part of healthcare and will continue to provide both preventive, restorative, and emergency treatment. We will not be providing some elective services such as teeth whitening at this time.

We are grateful to remain open as we know how important it is to stay on top of dental issues before they become major problems. Good oral health is directly related to good overall health. Please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that we go above and beyond all of the recommended safety protocols to keep you, your loved ones, and our team healthy and safe. That is, and always will be our highest priority. Our strict protocols include: Advanced pre screening, using Hepa air filters, wearing advanced PPE, and limiting the number of people in the office by making virtual consultations available. Our offices have always prided ourselves on being experts when it comes to asepsis and sterilizations protocols and it should be noted that there has been no evidence of COVID spread related to dental offices at this time.

Should you have any questions, or wish to postpone or delay any upcoming appointments, please feel free to reach out. We completely understand that not everyone is comfortable receiving dental treatment at this time and we will do our best to accommodate all of your needs while making sure that you feel safe.

Continuing to follow our enhanced safety guidelines, that we have had in place since June, will help to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone.  Underneath these layers of extra protection, rest assured that we are still the same, caring, attentive providers we have always been!

Thank You for your trust during these uncertain times,

Your Smile Centre