Am I a Good Candidate for Dentures or Dental Implants?
If you have many missing or damaged teeth, you are likely a good candidate for either treatment. Choosing between the two is about weighing the benefits of each.
Charlotte patients often come to Dr. Ficca after a referral by their general dentist. Other patients schedule a consultation because they’re unhappy with the dentures that they’ve been wearing or because their teeth are painful, broken down, or decayed, and they’re ready to restore their quality of life.
Dr. Ficca and his team are dedicated to making your treatment experience as comfortable, positive, and supportive as possible. You’ll have time to talk about your goals, learn about your options, and ask all of your questions. A typical appointment includes a comprehensive examination, X-rays, and often a 3D X-ray (also known as a cone beam CT scan).
If you decide you want Teeth in a Day, Dr. Ficca will consult with your restorative dentist to prepare your treatment plan. If you do not have a dentist, Dr. Ficca and his restorative team will customize a treatment plan specifically for you. This will help ensure that you have a natural-looking and secure outcome. You’ll have a second consultation with Dr. Ficca to go over details of the procedure and to decide about treatment.
What Is It Like Recovering from Teeth in a Day with Dental Implants?
Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for Teeth in a Day, we can remove all of your teeth, place your dental implants, and attach a temporary prosthesis to the implants in a single office visit. This allows our Charlotte patients to come in for their appointment and leave with a brand new smile on the same day.
Your procedure will take place under general or conscious sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Ficca will place 4-6 dental implants, and your restorative team will be there to attach your temporary teeth.
During your recovery, expect 2-3 days away from your normal routine. Most patients stick to a soft food diet for a few weeks to limit stress on their new teeth. Over the next 8-12 weeks, you’ll have follow-up visits with Dr. Ficca, who can make adjustments as necessary. Finally, your restorative team will replace the temporary teeth with your permanent prosthesis.