What is TDC Smile in a Day?
TDC Smile in a Day is an award-winning, long-lasting dental solution that replaces loose, rotten and missing teeth or dentures with dental implants and a full set of fixed teeth – in one day.
It is a life-changing fixed-tooth treatment that restores your ability to bite, chew and enjoy all types of food as if you had natural teeth, gives you back a beautiful smile and restores your confidence.
With just a single surgical appointment, it is a less invasive and much quicker treatment than traditional dental implant methods.
Whilst the majority of our patients require at least one full jaw restoration, this dental implant procedure is suitable for replacing single, multiple or full sets of teeth.
It’s even suitable for patients with extreme bone loss – bone grafting can be avoided in the majority of cases.
The closest solution to natural teeth
Smile in Day same-day dental implants are the closest solution to natural teeth because:
TDC Smile in a Day – advanced same-day dental implant treatment
Until about 2004 the only real alternative to dentures was traditional dental implant surgery.
With traditional implant methods, treatment can take many months as multiple surgical visits and weeks of healing time are needed at each step of the treatment – extractions, bone grafting if needed, implant surgery, placement of the permanent crowns / bridge. Removable dentures often have to be worn throughout.
The Smile in a Day procedure, sometimes referred to as Teeth in a Day, All on 4 or same-day teeth, has revolutionised traditional dental implant techniques.
Now, people living with the discomfort and inconvenience of loose and missing teeth or dentures can have full sets of fixed new teeth and their smiles restored in a single day.
In the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon, it is a safe and proven procedure.
And one of the key Smile in a Day benefits is that it can even help people who have been told that dental implants are not an option for them due to their extreme gum disease or bone loss.
How can you restore a whole mouth with fixed teeth in one day?
TDC Smile in a Day patients arrive for surgery with painful, loose and missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures, and often feel so self-conscious that they cover their mouths when they speak.
Many have previously been told that they are not suitable for implants, or that false teeth are their only option.
They leave at the end of the day with a full set of bespoke new teeth, securely fixed on implants, and with their smiles restored.
This is possible because the implants are surgically placed into your jawbone to replace your natural tooth roots at a very precise angle to maximise the use of available bone.
This eliminates the need for bone grafts or sinus lifts in the majority of cases, along with the months of healing time needed with bone graft surgery.
Four implants are usually placed in each jaw to support a full bridge of bespoke artificial teeth that are securely fixed on top i.e. this is a “fixed bridge” dental implant solution.
These teeth are not removable by the patient.
When the dental implants and teeth are placed on the same day, this is called “immediate loading”.
Even in cases of extreme bone loss where zygomatic (cheekbone) implants are needed, the procedure can still be carried out in a day.
TDC are one of the few dental implant clinics in the UK with the skill and experience to place zygomatic implants.
So, whilst traditional implant methods require multiple surgical visits and months of healing time, TDC Smile in a Day same-day implants are a less invasive procedure that can safely reduce your treatment time to a matter of hours.
Fixed teeth that remain in place whilst you heal
It takes about two to three months for the bone to integrate with your dental implants. This process is called osseointegration.
During this time, your new fixed teeth remain in place night and day just like natural teeth.
So, unlike traditional implant methods, you don’t have to worry about living with missing teeth or wearing removable dentures while your implants heal.
They are exchanged for your final, permanent set at a non-surgical appointment about three months after surgery.
This ensures that your final new teeth are the perfect fit with your settled gums.
With both sets of new teeth, we work closely with you to give you the smile that you have always wanted.
Your final teeth are even stronger than your first fixed set as they are reinforced with a titanium bar.
Am I suitable for TDC Smile in a Day?
Smile in a Day same-day dental implants are suitable for most adults with loose or missing teeth, even those with severe gum disease or extreme bone loss.
You are likely to be suitable if you answer “Yes” to either of the following questions:
At TDC we carefully screen all our patients before confirming suitability for Smile in a Day using information gathered at your initial consultation and from your CT scan.
We always take your medical history into account, working with your own dentist or doctor if needed, to ensure patient safety. There is no upper age limit to dental implant treatment.
Ideal for nervous patients
Many patients are very anxious before coming to TDC but are amazed how pain-free the whole procedure is.
TDC Smile in a Day is ideal if you are a nervous patient as only one surgical procedure is required. We offer conscious sedation where patients remain awake but feel very calm and relaxed. Any minor discomfort after the procedure can be treated with over the counter medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.