Smile-in-a-Day

Smile-in-A-Day is a state-of-the-art innovative procedure that provides patients permanent attached (fixed) teeth utilizing dental implants. Dr. Bloch can offer you new teeth in as little as one day (after initial work up) by using the Bar Attachment Denture™ treatment concept for those who are about to lose or have lost all their upper and/or lower teeth.

Do you want your smile back?
Are you tired of not being able to eat the foods you love because of poor fitting partials or dentures?

Dr. Bloch offers a life-changing procedure that is cost-efficient and requires little to no downtime. We can give you the smile of your dreams using a unique dental implant procedure. Invest in yourself; call today to learn more about this natural-looking, life-changing solution and find out if it’s right for you.

Option 1: Removable Denture

ADVANTAGES Removable-Denture-Pittsburgh-PA

  • Relatively inexpensive tooth and gingival replacement
  • Provides lip support
  • Easy to remove and clean outside of mouth

DISADVANTAGES

  • Uncomfortable- may cause sore spots on gum tissue
  • Difficult to eat certain foods
  • Accelerates bone loss
  • Often requires reline to improve fit and comfort as bone deteriorates
  • Difficult to speak as the removable denture may move
  • May require creams or adhesives to reduce mobility of denture
  • Approximately 10% functionality compared to natural teeth.

Option 2: 4 Implant Over Denture (Removable)

ADVANTAGES4-Implant-Over-Denture-Removable-Pittsburgh-PA

  • Improves stability and functionality to 60% natural teeth
  • Relatively inexpensive tooth and gingival replacement
  • Provides lip support
  • Easy to clean outside of mouth

DISADVANTAGES

  • Uncomfortable- may cause sore spots on gum tissue
  • Remove and clean denture outside of mouth
  • May still move when chewing or speaking
  • May require relines to improve fit and comfort as bone deteriorates

Option 3: Bar Attachment Denture™ Implant Fixed Bridge

ADVANTAGESBar Attachment Denture™ Implant Fixed Bridge

  • Improves functionality to 90% compared to natural teeth
  • Eliminates need for bone grafting
  • Can provide temporary bridge day of surgery
  • Preserves bone and soft tissue
  • Never decay – 95% success rate over 30 years
  • Natural-looking esthetics
  • Allows you to eat the foods you want
  • Able to clean fixed implant bridge like natural teeth

DISADVANTAGES

  • Time (healing and restorative; 8-10 months)
  • Surgical procedure

Option 4: Traditional 6-8 Implant support Fixed Bridge

ADVANTAGESFixed-Bridge-Pittsburgh-PA

  • Places roots and teeth
  • Preserves bone and soft tissue
  • Improves functionality to 90% compared to natural teeth
  • Able to clean fixed implant bridge like natural teeth

DISADVANTAGES

  • Multiple surgeries
  • Time (healing and restorative; 1 year )
  • No immediate prosthesis day of surgery
  • Cost