What Is TeethXpress?
Secure, natural looking teeth in as little as one day.
Is TeethXpress® right for you?
If you are missing multiple teeth due to decay, injury or disease, or if you require removal of multiple teeth, you may be a candidate for TeethXpress®
What are the benefits to TeethXpress?
Many people who have conventional dentures don’t like to wear them because they don’t stay in place. TeethXpress® offers a way to keep dentures secure and allows you to go about your daily life with confidence.
TeethXpress® is a very different solution. You will still have beautiful natural looking teeth, but now they will also function like natural teeth. The TeethXpress® solution secures your denture or dental prosthesis to surgically placed dental implants so that you can eat, speak and live confidently without the fear of slipping dentures.
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Fix Common Denture Problems
- Difficulty chewing certain foods
- Slurred speech and embarrassing clicks, whistling or smacking
- Slipping or moving of the denture
- Gum and mouth irritation
- Mouth infections
- Pain caused by poor fitting dentures
Dr. Monique Flynn is a certified TeethXpress® provider. She works in conjunction with a local general dentist trained in the TeethXpress® protocol to provide you predictable, secure function similar to natural teeth.
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The TeethXpress Solution
After you have met with Dr. Flynn and the general dentist, both certified in TeethXpress®, a personalized treatment plan will be created and you will schedule the TeethXpress® procedure. During the procedure, 4 to 6 implants are surgically placed into your jaw with abutment posts. Your denture/prosthesis is then secured to the abutment posts with special prosthetic screws. The TeethXpress® procedure typically can be completed in one day and can be done under local anesthesia. The dentist will either use your existing denture or have a denture created prior to the procedure so that you walk out that day with teeth. Discomfort from TeethXpress® is usually minor and temporary. The dentist may prescribe pain relievers for you as needed. A soft diet will be required during the initial healing phase.
After the procedure
After the procedure, the use of a medicated mouth wash is often recommended for two weeks. You will not brush or use a water pick during that time. After two weeks, you can start using a water pick on a slow speed. Follow your doctor’s instructions and maintain your dental hygiene to ensure the long-term success of your treatment.
Are you a candidate?
Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can choose the best treatment plan for you. Please ask Dr. Flynn, a certified TeethXpress® dentist, to explain the benefits and risks to determine if the TeethXpress® solution is right for you. Some candidates may not be able to transition into an implant-supported appliance the same day as implant placement. Again, every case is different. However, the transition time between implant placement and having an implant-supported appliance is typically minimal. Long-term success is our goal.
This is an example of a typical final appliance. Individual results will vary.
Questions & Answers
Q What are dental implants?
A Dental implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement. They are bonded with the bone to provide permanent support for crowns and dentures.
Q What happens when wearing a conventional denture?
A Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.
Q Who is a candidate?
A TeethXpress® can be placed in most adults who have lost most or all of their teeth. Please ask Dr. Flynn, your dental implant specialist, to explain the benefits and risks to see if TeethXpress® is right for you.
Q Is TeethXpress® treatment painful?
A No, the procedure is typically done under local anesthesia. Most treatments can be completed in your clinician’s office.
Q How soon may I return to work after treatment?
A TeethXpress® is a surgical procedure. Recovery time will vary depending on the patient’s case. Some patients may return to work the day following treatment, others may require additional time off. Dr. Flynn will provide appropriate recommendations. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any discomfort you may have.
Q How long will the TeethXpress®procedure take?
A The implants can be placed in as little as 60 minutes depending on the location and the number of implants placed. The TeethXpress®protocol requires 4 to 6 dental implants be placed to secure your denture. The total procedure will typically require 3 to 4 hours. However, if teeth are to be extracted at the time of placement, it may require additional time. Dr. Flynn and the general dentist can provide for more complete time estimations.
Q When will I receive my new teeth?
A TeethXpress® is designed as an immediate solution so that you walk out the same day with secure natural looking teeth. Complications may occur that require your dentist to delay securing your denture to the implants, but you will always leave with teeth. Dr. Flynn will discuss potential complications and reasonable expectations.Your final dental appliance may be a denture, but often it is similar to a bridge, which is secured to the implants.
Q How do I care for my new teeth?
A Initially, you will only use a mediated mouth rinse prescribed by Dr. Flynn. Once your mouth is healed, you will use a Waterpick and/or proxybrushes to clean around the implants and under the secured denture. You will also schedule regular follow up visits with your TeethXpress® dental team for cleanings.
Q How long will dental implants last?
A Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
Q What is the success rate of TeethXpress® and dental implants?
A BioHorizons dental implants have an extremely high average success rate (99.2%).1
Q How does the long-term value of TeethXpress® compare to other treatment options?
A The dental implants, used for TeethXpress® are high quality, but low maintenance and provide you with a stable, secure and confident smile. You will have function similar to natural teeth. Therefore, the long-term value of TeethXpress® far exceeds conventional treatment options.
Q Is TeethXpress® covered by insurance?
A Insurance policies vary but most cover a portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options are often available with competitive interest rates, and payments can be tailored to your budget.
Did you know?
Dentures supported by dental implants have been successful for hundreds of thousands of people. The number of patients with dental implants is growing rapidly due to their effectiveness, long-term durability and the high success rate.