Discover How You Can Get New Teeth in One Appointment
Single day smile usually works in this possible scenario. You’re eating something, and you notice something in your mouth, and it’s a piece of your tooth. It’s usually a premolar that had a large silver filling from a long time ago, and the back piece of your tooth breaks off.
You come into my office, and you are told that unfortunately, the break is below the gum line, and the tooth is no longer salvageable for a crown. What we can do is extract the tooth, place a dental implant in that same day, and we could put a temporary crown right on top of that implant, so when you walk out of our office, your smile is the same as it was before you walked in. It’s not for chewing purposes, but it’s certainly for cosmetics, and you don’t have to take it in and out. After the implant’s had a chance to integrate or fuse with your jaw bone, then we put a permanent crown on that tooth that you’re able to chew with for the rest of your life.
Making sure that we communicate to our patients whether they’re a candidate for same day smile is really important and really understanding that same day smile is purely focused on cosmetics.