Implant-Supported Dentures Using the TeethToday® Procedure
Get Extractions, Implants and New Teeth in the Same Day!
Dr. Bakuri can provide you with an immediate solution for full-arch teeth replacement. This solution provides results that are as close as you can get to having your natural teeth back. By placing four to six dental implants per arch, we can provide you with a new set of teeth that will be immediately functional.
Traditional dentures offer only about a 10% ability to chew normally. With our TeethToday procedure, you can regain up to 90% of normal chewing power! You will no longer need to worry about slipping dentures and difficulty eating certain foods.
Our TeethToday Procedure
Using as few as four dental implants, Dr. Bakuri can give you a full set of new teeth in one day.
The doctor will listen carefully to any concerns you may have, explain the treatment thoroughly and answer any questions.
We’ll do a 3D scan of your jaw, teeth and gums using our 3D cone beam CT scanner, a state-of-the-art 3D imaging system. The scan provides us with a comprehensive, detailed view of all the anatomical structures of your mouth as well as the contour of your jawbone. This information is vital in allowing us to determine the best location for your dental implants without exploratory surgery.
We use the highly detailed, 3D images from your CT scan to plan your implant procedure in special implant-planning software. The images give us information about the densest areas of bone, along with the height and width of available bone. We are then able to determine the best location and angle for your implants as well as the optimum size and type of implant post to use. We can also determine if bone grafting will be required to augment your jawbone.
In many cases, the doctors also create a physical surgical guide using this 3D data.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
When needed, a custom surgical guide is used to precisely position your implants in the locations identified in the planning stage. This means there is little impact on the gum and bone, making the procedure minimally invasive, and any potential post-operative discomfort is reduced.
We evaluate each case individually to determine the number of implants required to support a restoration, usually between four to six posts per arch.
If we need to extract any teeth, this is done at the time of the implant surgery. You have the option of receiving oral or IV sedation so that you will be fully relaxed.
After your implants are in place, you will receive a temporary set of teeth for use until your gum tissues have fully healed and the implants have fully integrated with your jaw. These teeth are fastened to the dental implants and are functional. Three to four months later, your permanent teeth will be made and placed.
Maintaining Your Dental Implants
Regularly scheduled professional cleanings are an important part of keeping your dental implants in top condition. In addition to your at-home maintenance program, we recommend two to four professional cleanings per year depending on your individual needs.
Our hygienists have been specifically trained to care for dental implants and the surrounding tissue. They use plastic tools designed for implant cleaning that won’t scratch the titanium and attract bacteria. We will also provide you with detailed instructions for caring for your dental implants at home, and are always available to answer any questions you may have.