FAQ for One-Day-Teeth

Why only four implants to replace all my teeth?

The extensive clinical research by renowned dental implant pioneer Dr. Paulo Malo, proved only four dental implants are needed in selected cases to support a fixed prosthesis (teeth) in the upper or lower arch.  By placing the posterior (back) dental implants at certain angles and using custom abutment, the patient can be successfully restored without costly and time consuming bone grafts. More implants can be placed but most cases required only four, thus reducing the total cost.

How can I get my teeth in one day?

With One Day Teeth™ the dental implants are stabilized together with an acrylic prosthesis to permit immediate function. When only one or two implants are involved the dental implants are restored with a temporary crown, which looks, feels, and functions almost like a final crown. Of course a significant amount of work goes into the fabrication of the prosthesis before the surgery.

What happens if the implant fails?

Dental implants rarely fail.  In fact they are the single most successful procedure offered by the entire dental implant professions today. In the infrequent event that the dental implant fails, most patients can have another implant placed using a slightly longer or larger dental implant in an alternative position in the arch.  Late failures for single implants are quite rare.  We will work with you to determine the exact etiology of the failure. Late failures are most likely due to poor oral hygiene.  As with natural teeth, the dental implants and implant supported bridges must be cleaned daily and good oral hygiene habits need to be observed.

What would prevent me from getting One Day Teeth™ ?

Dr. Whitesides is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon.  His knowledge and experience will be used to critically evaluate your case.  He and his team will critically evaluate your clinical and radiological (3D CT scan) case to determine if you are a suitable candidate for One Day Teeth™ . Should your health history be complex, Dr. Whitesides will work with your primary care physician to help you meet your goals for a new smile.

Is the procedure painful?

No surgical procedure is always without pain or discomfort.  Dr. Whitesides will have you comfortably sedated throughout the entire surgical procedure.  After the surgery, while the prosthodontists is working on your smile, you will be comfortably numb and not feel any pain or discomfort.  Postoperative instructions and appropriate pain medications will be given to make sure that your postoperative experienced is as comfortable as possible.

Will my new One Day Teeth™ replace my old teeth?

Yes. You will be able to eat almost anything without worrying about your teeth falling out as the prosthesis is attached to the implants. During the first three months, we ask you modify your diet slightly to permit the bone and dental implant to integrate, after that chew away!

Will I need to see a dentist after I get my One Day Teeth™ ?

Regular visits to your dentist are highly recommended.  Routine maintenance of dental implants and natural teeth are a must if you wish to maintain your beautiful smile. Unlike the big corporate dental implant chains Dr. Whitesides will see you yearly for routine check-ups at NO COST.

What should I expect with One Day Teeth™ ?

If you are a good candidate for One Day Teeth, you can expect to have your teeth in one day!  Everyone’s case is unique but the vast majority of the work done by Dr. Whitesides and the prosthodontist is done before the surgery.That being said, most patients can have their single or multiple implant cases completed by lunch provided the pre-surgical work-up is relatively simple..  More complex or full arch cases require full day.

Will my insurance company cover the cost?

In most dental implant cases, the dental insurance will contribute only partially to the dental implant treatment. We have alternative financing options via Lending Club to help you meet your financial obligation.  We also accept all major credit cards.  We offer significant discount for cash payment.

What are the benefits for One Day Teeth™ ?

  • One day surgery to get the teeth
  • Minimal down time
  • Minimal discomfort
  • No expensive bone grafts
  • Preservation of bone
  • A lifetime of beautiful smile and eating the things you want.
  • Free yearly recall visits