Mississippi Periodontics and Implants
Curtis Caskey, DMD
Periodontist located in Ridgeland, MS
Dental implant procedures can often be costly and time-consuming. At Mississippi Periodontics and Implants in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Curtis Caskey, DMD, offers top-of-the-line teeth-in-a-day treatments for people looking for an effective restoration that doesn’t break the bank. Find out more about the uses and benefits of teeth-in-a-day by getting in touch with the office today by phone or online.
Teeth In a Day Q & A
What is All-on-4®?
All-on-4 refers to a hybrid treatment that combines bridge and dental implants. All-on-4 is a full-arch teeth replacement system that relies on a fixed bridge system to replace both arches.
During your appointment at Mississippi Periodontics and Implants, Dr. Caskey places four dental implants in each tooth arch, two in the front and two in the back. These implants serve as stabilizers for the bridge.
Once he’s fixed the dental implants, Dr. Caskey attaches a custom bridge that permanently attaches to the implants. This bridge/dental implant system is meant to emulate your natural teeth and feel comfortable, if not seamless.
All-on-4 is an extremely effective treatment option if you’re looking for a permanent tooth replacement option but are running on a budget too low for a full-mouth dental implant restoration. Dr. Caskey recommends All-on-4 as a cost-effective alternative.
What is same-day dental implant treatment?
Same-day dental implant treatment refers to a cutting-edge treatment option that saves you a significant amount of time and that gets you results in just one sitting.
Dr. Caskey takes three measures before starting the treatment:
Dr. Caskey uses a Cone beam CT scanner to create a comprehensive 3D image of your jaw and the surrounding blood vessels, nerves, and muscles. This enables him to get a clear image of where the implants need to go.
Dental implant placement planning
With the 3D image of your mouth in hand, Dr. Caskey can discuss with you the best location in your jaw for the implant. This pre-planning phase is integral to identifying the areas of your mouth that offer the most stability for your restoration.
Surgical guide creation
The surgical guide is the final step before the placement of your dental implant. Think of the surgical guide as an outline for Dr. Caskey. It allows him to identify prospective issues and find solutions before the procedure takes place.
Once he’s gathered all the necessary pre-treatment information, Dr. Caskey has you schedule an appointment to place your implants.
During this appointment, he’ll place a temporary restoration while your jawbone fuses with the dental implants. When this is complete, he’ll attach a set of permanent dentures to your jaw.
How long will the recovery process take?
Teeth-in-a-day is a minimally invasive procedure that requires much less downtime than a traditional dental implant procedure.
You might experience some discomfort and pain, but this will go away within a few days. Dr. Caskey can recommend over-the-counter pain relievers or antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.
If you’re on a budget and want a durable way to fully restore your smile, consider asking Dr. Caskey about teeth-in-a-day. Call or go online to book an appointment.