Renew Your Oral Function Asap With Same-Day Smile
One of the few disadvantages of dental implants is the healing period between when you get your implants and when they are restored with dental restorations. You may spend up to several months with a gap in your smile. While that’s not a big deal for a single tooth, it is for a whole mouthful of teeth. Avoid the wait with a same-day smile in Plano, TX!
Your same-day smile procedure will go smoothly thanks to:
- The expertise of Dr. Dickson, a fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a faculty member with the prestigious CARD Institute (called the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry).
- Cutting-edge technology like our 3-D CT scanner.
- Our in-house dental lab.
- Four kinds of dental sedation, one of which will be right for you.
- A choice of implants and implant procedures, including mini dental implants.
Our Implant Dentist Uses The Latest Treatment Techniques
Dr. Dickson uses the latest technology like 3-D imaging to determine if you’re a candidate for a same-day smile procedure. It helps him plan your treatment too, determining the best kinds of implants and best type of procedure to use. One option is All-on-4®, during which he’ll attach an arch of replacement teeth to just four implants. Most often, you’ll receive a load-bearing temporary denture the same day you receive your implants, then later return for your final set of teeth. You’ll be able to smile and eat right away! If you need restorative work done on damaged teeth, we can also provide a full arch of dental crowns in one visit.
Stay Relaxed During Your Same-Day Smile Procedure
Unlike most general dentists, we offer four kinds of safe dental sedation. Dr. Dickson will help you determine which will work best for you. No matter which one you choose, you’ll be carefully monitored at all times. Your choices:
- Inhaled sedation or “laughing gas”
- Oral sedation in the form of a pill
- IV sedation
- Full general anesthesia
To find out if a same-day smile in Plano, TX is right for you, call us today. Our office is located near the Conservatory at Plano and Archgate Park.
Same-Day Smile Faq
Is getting a same-day smile painful?
No, most patients do not find a same-day smile procedure painful, no matter how extensive the work that needs to be done. Dr. Dickson pairs powerful local anesthetics to completely numb the treatment area with four sedation options (including full general anesthesia) to help ensure you are comfortably relaxed during the entire procedure. There may be some soreness and sensitivity while your mouth recovers, but over-the-counter pain relievers can help reduce these sensations (always consult your physician). Dr. Dickson may also prescribe pain medication if necessary.
How long does a same-day smile actually take?
Unlike other dental implant procedures, which can take six months or longer, many people can have their new same-day smile completed in one visit. A usual same-day smile appointment may take about 3 hours or longer, depending on what needs to be done. While your custom appliance is being made in our on-site lab, Dr. Dickson will give you a temporary replacement to wear that is strong and load-bearing, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
How long will my dental implants last?
The anchoring implants are permanent and typically will not need to be replaced. However, the crown, bridge, or denture attached to the implants can last decades before it may need to be replaced.
How do you care for your same-day smile replacement?
Caring for your new smile is simple and easy. You just brush and floss your teeth regularly, the same way you care for natural teeth. Pairing good oral hygiene practices with regular checkups at My Dentist in Plano can help ensure your new smile stays beautiful, healthy, and strong for years to come.