Your Full-Smile Treatment FAQs (and our answers to make you smile!)
Think about how many people you smile at every day: the barista at the cafe, the postman, your loved ones. When we grin, we win. According to Psychology Today, smiling makes you appear more attractive to others, happier and relaxed, lowering your blood pressure and heart rate.
Does your smile stress you out because of severe dental issues or ill-fitting dentures? You may want to consider a Full-Smile Treatment at Seaforth Oral Surgery. We are one of the few clinics in Quebec equipped with the expertise to do this denture replacement procedure — and it can be typically completed in a day! Imagine: Your teeth issues today can become your shining smile tomorrow.
A Full-Smile Treatment at Seaforth Oral Surgery uses state-of-the-art titanium dental implants that fuse with your bone underneath your jaw. This is a permanent denture replacement, adding full sets of teeth along the upper and/or lower jaw. Plus, the Full-Smile Treatment is cost-effective and did we mention that we can typically do it in a day?
Want to sink your teeth into more info, so to speak? Explore our Full-Smile Treatment FAQ below and see why this denture replacement procedure at Oral Seaforth Surgery will get you smiling in no time!
What is a Full-Smile Treatment?
As we mention in our blog post “Can you transform your smile in a day”, a Full-Smile Treatment is designed for patients who have severe dental issues requiring the replacement of a whole set of teeth along the upper and/or lower jaw. A specific number of dental implants are placed along the jaw bone to give you a full set of teeth.
How does it only take a day?
Since the full-arch is implanted as one unit, this denture replacement treatment uses a limited number of dental implants to lock into place instead of one for each tooth. This is a huge time-saver. Typically, you are sedated, we perform the dental implant procedure and then you wait in the recovery room as the anesthesia wears off before heading home with a new smile. This first round of teeth is temporary, but functions perfectly; come back in six months for your permanent chompers.
Am I too old? Are my teeth too damaged?
Absolutely not! Regardless of your age or the number of missing teeth, most people can safely receive dental implants. Book an appointment at Seaforth Oral Surgery for a consultation to be absolute ‘dent-sure’!
Will it hurt?
At Seaforth Oral Surgery, we strive to make all procedures as painless as possible. We offer a comfortable environment as well as your choice of local anesthesia or IV sedation. With IV sedation, you won’t feel anything during your Full-Smile Treatment.
How long is the recovery period?
You likely won’t have much discomfort beyond swelling and may not even need pain medication after your Full-Smile Treatment. That said, it differs and depends on the patient. It’ll be a soft food diet for a few weeks while your dental implants heal, then you can eat whatever forever — no more worrying about dentures!
Will my dental implants look like real teeth?
Yes, which is why a Full-Smile Treatment is such a great permanent denture replacement option. Our titanium dental implants adhere to your jaw to look and function exactly like your natural teeth. Brush, bite and beam your smile to your heart’s desire — nobody will know your secret.
Are these denture replacements expensive?
Advances in technologies and techniques have made Full-Smile Treatments much less costly in recent years, however, you may want to schedule a consultation with our team to review financing, insurance and payment plan options. We are here to help and want to see you smiling!
Can I bring someone for support?
Please do. We encourage you to bring a friend or family member to help you relax before and after the Full-Smile Treatment, and we promise you will want to show off that new grin to someone!
Why should I go to Seaforth Oral Surgery for my Full-Smile Treatment?
As mentioned, we are one of the few oral surgery clinics in Quebec to perform Full-Smile Treatments and we boast two of the leading oral surgeons in Montreal. Our winning recipe of talent, technology and technique has given patients plenty to smile about and we take pride in using the most advanced dental technology in our full-smile treatments.
Ready to get back to eating and enjoying everyday life with a glowing grin? Schedule your Full-Smile Treatment at Seaforth Oral Surgery today!
on Oct 11th, 2018
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