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:

  • A set of titanium dental implants replace your natural tooth roots
  • The bridge of teeth that is placed onto the dental implants is not removable by the patient
  • Your teeth are securely fixed and will not slip or move
  • Your bite function is restored so you can eat and chew without worry
  • You regain a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

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?

Here’s how…

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:

  • I cannot bite into an apple due to my loose or missing teeth
  • I have to wear a denture

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.

“I walked in one morning and walked out later that afternoon with a full set of teeth – top and bottom – so it can be done in a day!” Robert, TDC patient

“I walked in one morning and walked out later that afternoon with a full set of teeth – top and bottom – so it can be done in a day!”

Robert, TDC patient

The benefits of Smile in a Day dental implants

  • Your smile and your confidence will be restored
  • It is a long-lasting solution – the next best thing to natural teeth
  • Your dental implants and a set of fixed teeth are placed in a single day
  • You will be able to eat normally and enjoy even chewy, crunchy foods
  • The majority of cases can be treated
  • The procedure is virtually pain-free, with minimal recovery time
  • No more pain or embarrassment from dentures, loose or missing teeth
  • They are less expensive than traditional implants.

How are the fixed-bridge teeth created?

The prosthesis is the “frame” that is crafted to look exactly like natural gums and teeth, and is attached to your new dental implants to give you stable, secure, fixed teeth.

Patients are fitted with the temporary prosthesis on the day that the implants are placed, and it remains securely in place whilst the bone integrates (osseointegrates) with the implants.

Then, after about three months when the gums have settled, it is replaced with the final, permanent prosthesis.

At TDC, every prosthesis is precision crafted by highly skilled dental technicians.

They use the detail from your CT scan to measure, design and precision mill each prosthesis using the very latest CAD / CAM technology.

Renowned for their expertise in dental engineering, our prosthesis manufacturers use ultra-precision measuring devices and five-axis high precision milling machines, and their manufacturing processes comply with the strictest quality standards.

Peace of mind with TDC – the Original Home of Smile in a Day

Led by brothers, Specialist Periodontist Dr Michael Zybutz, and his brother, Advanced Aesthetic Dentist Dr Anthony Zybutz, our highly experienced dental implant teams perform hundreds of Smile in a Day implant procedures every year.

We have won awards for our Smile in a Day procedure and our dental implant patient care – including in the 2020 Dentistry Awards ‘Best Patient Care’ category.

We treat self-referred patients – including many who have been told by their dentist that they are not suitable for dental implants or that dentures are their only option – as well as receiving referrals from dentists all around the world.

We do understand that choosing the right dental implant team is a very personal choice so advise anyone considering dental implant treatment to research carefully.

Don’t be afraid to ask your dental implant dentist questions to re-assure yourself that they have the right skills and experience.

We encourage patients to read our patient case studies and independently verified reviews, and to watch their video stories, to hear genuine feedback on patient experiences of their treatment at TDC.

Which implants do TDC use?

As with most things in life, quality matters.

The quality of the implants used can greatly affect the outcome of implant surgery.

It is important to ask your dentist which implants they use as poorer quality materials and manufacturing processes can affect both short and longer-term success rates.

As implants can be integrated into your bone for a lifetime, it is always advisable to confirm that your implants meet the highest quality standards.

At TDC we never compromise on quality.

We use dental implants that have received the Clean Implant Trusted Quality Mark from the Clean Implant Foundation.

Our dental implants are supplied by a leading manufacturer that develops and manufactures for top-end dental implant practitioners, and that are designed to reduce treatment times and improve patient outcomes.

We use an advanced type of implant with a built-in angle that provides a stronger base for your new fixed teeth.

These dental implants are precision-milled from pure Grade 1V Titanium (ASTM F67), which is a high-quality grade of unalloyed titanium specifically manufactured for surgical use.

Personally checked, reviewed and selected by our Lead Surgeon and Specialist Periodontist, Dr Michael Zybutz, our dental implants are selected for:

  • Meeting the highest recognised technological dental implant specifications
  • Offering maximum stability within the jawbone to support your new teeth
  • Being tried and tested to give reliable results.

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The TDC Implant Centres team has successfully helped hundreds of patients to get fully functioning teeth and natural-looking smiles back in just one day, including many who have been told that nothing could be done for them.

Our three UK-based dental implant centres are located in London Harley Street, Peterborough and Folkestone.

To find out how you too can smile again with confidence, speak to one of our friendly Patient Dental Implant Advisors by calling 02035536415 or by booking a free consultation*.

A member of our team will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible, and be happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure, our team and dental implant costs.