Refresh Smile is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure that can be completed in one day. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and utilizes collaboration between both the restorative doctor, dental lab and the oral surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery.
The consultation with Dr. Sharma will start with a CAT scan of the patient’s jaw bone. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jaw bone that can then be used with virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are a more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient.
If the patient is deemed a good candidate for the Refresh Smile procedure, they will be scheduled for the all day procedure. On the day of surgery, the teeth are extracted, 4-6 implants are placed in each jawbone and the screw retained prosthesis is secured to the implants. Refresh Smile is a tooth replacement alternative for a patient that has greater dental needs than an average patient.
Through experience, education and teamwork, we have been providing successful same day and staged full mouth restorations for many years. Our Refresh Smile program allows patients to receive a fixed temporary bridge on the day of implant placement. The ability to fix the prosthesis immediately is dependent on bone density/volume and torque values at the time of surgery.
Proper tooth spacing is critical to ensure the long-term viability of a patient’s dental structure. Too much spacing can lead to spaces that can breed decay. Too tight and teeth can push against each other, misaligning other teeth and causing discomfort and malocclusion. At Sharma Oral Surgery, proper tooth spacing is a critical factor taken into consideration where movement of teeth or an extraction is a possibility.