Teeth in a Day
Teeth in a Day is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure that takes about a day. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and utilizes collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the oral surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
The process begins when a CAT scan is taken of the patient’s jaw bone. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jaw bone that can then be used with virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are a more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient.
All-on-4 post-operative diet
A softer diet is recommended for patients that have undergone the All-on-4 procedure. Strict adherence to a modified food diet is extremely important to the success of your procedure. Foods that are soft enough to be cut with a fork and require minimal chewing for digestion would be appropriate. Suggestions are as follows:
- Scrambled eggs
- Mash potatoes
- Baked/grilled fish
- Steamed vegetables
FOODS NOT TO EAT (avoid all that require tearing or biting with your front teeth). Examples are as follows:
- Raw vegetables
- Anything hard/crunchy
The modified diet is to be maintained until you receive your permanent prosthesis, usually about six months.
Refrain from smoking during this time for it can be detrimental to your procedure.
If you bite feels off, contact your dentist immediately.