Technology is changing the world. Dentistry is no exception.
In fact, one of the most masterful feats for dental implants comes from the hand of our very own Dr. Shawn Keller with Same Day New Smile™, our metal-free version of All-on-4 dental implants.
Discover how Dr. Keller’s patients are saying goodbye to their dentures and smiling with their renewed, fixated smile in just ONE DAY!
Why dentures are not the best replacement for teeth
Many denture wearers (or people about to be in dentures) don’t want to deal with the embarrassing slip-n-slide of dentures, the discomfort from eating their favorite foods, nor have to remove them every night when they lie down with their loved one.
And perhaps the biggest flaw of dentures: The longevity.
Over time, your dentures will begin to cause decay in your jaw bone, resulting in gradual tissue loss. This is what causes denture wearers to have that “sunken face” look, making them appear older than they truly are.
When there is not enough bone tissue to support your dentures, it becomes nearly impossible to keep them in your mouth when smiling, speaking, or eating.
Dentures were once a great solution for dentistry, but as time evolves, so must we.
That is why Dr. Keller’s alternative to dentures, Same Day New Smile™, is the future!
What does Same Day New Smile™ mean?
Dr. Keller is changing the way dentistry used to think about dental implants and dentures.
He took what denture wearers didn’t like about dentures and the disadvantages of them, and created a solution: Same Day New Smile™, our metal-free version of All-on-4 dental implants.
So, what exactly is this alternative to dentures?
Same Day New Smile™ is a full arch of custom designed, natural-looking, and almost diamond-strong teeth where four metal-free implants permanently secure each arch.
The best part: This procedure can be done in ONE DAY!
Are metal-free implants better than metal?
Many patients have concerns on traditional titanium (metal) implants being inserted into such a sensitive structure, such as your jaw and facial nerve endings. In addition, titanium has been known to cause implant complications and very bad breath.
Dr. Keller’s version of All-on-4 dental implants eliminate these problems by using a metal-free implant called CeraRoot.
CeraRoot implants are made of zirconia (ceramic), which is bio-compatible so integration between the implant and bone is strong, resulting in less inflammation. It has the same strength as metal implants, but it is allergy-free.
How long will my new smile last?
Traditionally, dentures are made of acrylic, which lasts between 5-10 years. But for Same Day New Smile (which is similar to All-on-4 metal-free dental implants), professionals use ceramic zirconia to create your new smile, which can last for a whole lifetime if cared for properly.
Another longevity benefit: The metal-free implants will help maintain your bone density over the years and prevent decay from causing that “sunken face” look.
Obviously, the sooner you have this procedure done, the easier (and less costly!) it is in the long run, which is why many patients who have not yet lost ALL their teeth are making the wise choice of investing in their smile for years to come.
What if you need a lot of dental implants?
For patients with a lot of missing teeth, you don’t need a dental implant for every missing tooth. Dental implants are not cheap so replacing all your teeth with individual implants could get very expensive.
A smart choice would be our version of All-on-4 dental implants, where you would only need four implants placed with precision per arch to optimize your anatomical bone structure and your cosmetic restorations.
The ceramic implants easily fuse to the bone and become a part of you; many patients even describe feeling like having their natural set of teeth!
How long does Same Day New Smile™ take? Do I have to go toothless for a while?
One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is their versatility when it comes to surgical placement. With traditional titanium implants, you would usually have to wait about six months for the body to recognize, accept, and fuse with metal (something very difficult to do, since humans are not made of metal).
Thankfully for the future of the dental industry, Dr. Shawn Keller has developed a precise method of placing ceramic implants and your full set of naturally beautiful teeth in time for you to eat dinner with them.
That’s right. You could get a brand new smile in ONE DAY, meaning you won’t have to leave our office toothless!
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This procedure has been coined “Same Day New Smile.”
Using 3D technology, we precisely scan for the proper placement of your metal-free dental implants in terms of optimal strength and safety.
After surgical insertion of the ceramic roots or posts, we will design your new set of teeth with possibilities only limited by your imagination.
Being the perfectionist he is, Dr. Keller will make sure each corner, angle, and texture of your new teeth are harmoniously matched to your eye contour, your facial features, and the golden proportions for your smile.
Watch our video to learn more about Dr. Keller’s Same Day New Smile™.
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The only thing stopping you from having the smile of your dreams is you.
Same Day New Smile™ could change your life. Imagine feeling confident with your smile night and day, and never having to worry about your missing teeth or problems with dentures.
Have a question? Worried about costs? Surprise yourself by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Shawn Keller. We will discuss your smile goals, costs, payment plans, and timeline.
How soon would you like your new smile? You wouldn’t be the first to leave the complimentary consultation with a new smile in one day.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been completely revamped for comprehensiveness and timeliness.