Teeth in a Day™ for the partially edentulous or fully edentulous maxilla and/or mandible is a surgical-restorative protocol that involves immediate functional loading of dental implants and customization of a transitional prosthesis. Prior to surgery, the restorative dentist and lab technician fabricate a provisional prosthesis, which will be modified with acrylic resin after implant surgery.
During surgery, the periodontist makes an incision in the maxilliary and/or mandibular arch. When the flaps are raised, the periodontist assesses the quality and quantity of bone, determining the ideal sites for the placement of dental implants. Radiographs are taken after suturing to confirm the correct positioning of implants to support the temporary prosthesis. After three to six months of postoperative healing, the final implant-supported prosthesis is placed.
This procedure provides the patient with the immediate satisfaction of functional, fixed teeth and an esthetic smile, eliminating the traditional three-to-six-month waiting time of two-stage surgery.