Smile-In-A-Day

Welcome to Trillium Dental and our website that is dedicated exclusively to the discussion of dental implants and our Smile-In-A-Day service.

Due to continued advances in dental technology and techniques, dental implant treatment is becoming increasingly relevant, effective and beneficial. For this reason, we have integrated this treatment option into our list of services and offer it to our patients on a daily basis. The functionality, efficacy and comfort of dental implants have allowed hundreds of our patients to resume their normal eating habits and improve their overall health and quality of life.


We have 7 locations to serve you better

  • 1309 Carling Ave, Ottawa
  • 100 Bayshore Drive, Nepean
  • 11 A Kakulu Road, Kanata
  • 407 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa
  • 2002 Mer Bleue Road, Orleans
  • 2637 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
  • 8-6081 Hazeldean Road, Stittsville

For any questions concerning Smile-In-A-Day contact Cathie Bishay by email at cbishay@trilliumdental.ca or by phone at 613-761-1203

Our Practice

Trillium Smile in a Day - Front Office

Dr. David Bartos and Dr. Mark Northcott built Trillium Dental on a vision of offering a high and consistent quality of general dental care throughout all the clinics across Ottawa. Although they continue to build upon this vision, their individual professional careers have tended to focus on specific niches within dentistry that have a profound and immediate impact on the lives of their patients.

One such area that attracted their attention early on was implant dentistry. With many of their patients not being completely satisfied with or feeling limited by the more conventional treatment options, Dr. Bartos and Dr. Northcott looked at integrating new and better alternatives into their service offering.

Their search led to countless hours of continuing education and ultimately to the gradual integration of Implant Dentistry into their personal practices. More recently, Dr. Bartos and Dr. Northcott added yet another treatment option to the list called Smile-In-A-Day. This is a course of treatment that allows for the placement of dental implants and their immediate restoration with a hybrid denture within a single appointment. Patients have been thrilled with the availability of this treatment option and ultimately with the results that they have experienced.

U.S. patients

Trillium Smile in a Day - U.s. Patients

With the exchange rate hovering right around 1.30, Ottawa’s Trillium Dental has seen a recent influx of US-based patients that are taking advantage of the built in savings. What is effectively a 30% discount on all services has brought patients from New York, Vermont and New Hampshire through the doors in our Ottawa, Canada locations.

Our US-based patients that have taken advantage of the favourable exchange rates typically keep their day-to-day dental providers at home and come in solely for more involved services. In some instances, patients take advantage of the IV sedation option to make their comprehensive treatment as pleasant as possible. For more information on sedation services, visit www.trilliumdental.ca/services/sedation-dentistry/.

One of the most frequent treatment inquiries that we encounter centers around dental implants. Whether it is a single implant and restoration or a comprehensive “all-on-four “ procedure that includes multiple implants and complete dentures, this area of dentistry has been extremely popular for our US patients. For an overview of our dental implant services, we invite you to browse through this site. If you are interested in other areas of dentistry, please visit our general practice site at www.trilliumdental.ca.

COMMON QUESTIONS:

Question: If you are offering discount dental services, what is the standard of care in Canada compared to the United States?

Answer: Canadian dental practices do not offer discounted services. Canadian and US standards for dental care are very similar and in fact, pricing structure for dental services are actually fairly comparable in most instances. Our US patients are simply enjoying a “discounted” fee as a result of today’s favourable exchange rate.

Question: Do most people stay overnight or do they travel in and out of the city on the same day?

Answer: Distance is the key variable in answering this question. Some patients take advantage of Ottawa’s proximity to the Canada/US border to be in and out on the same day. Others actually take advantage of the many things to do in the capital region and make a bit of a holiday out of it. For some ideas on what do in Canada’s capital, you can visit https://www.ottawatourism.ca/.

Question: If I want more information on your services, the process involved for US based patients or even where to stay while undergoing treatment, who can I contact?

Answer: Cathie Bishay, our treatment coordinator at our Westgate Mall location will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. You can reach her at 613-761-1203 or by email at cbishay@trilliumdental.ca.

Meet the Dentists

Dr. David Bartos

Dr. Bartos earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1998 from McGill University in Montreal, his hometown. He then continued on to complete a residency program at the Jewish General Hospital, also in Montreal.

From there he moved to Ottawa and in the year 2001became a partner at the Westgate Dental Centre. This later became the first clinic of the Trillium Dental group. In addition to his ongoing involvement in the operation of each of the clinics, Dr. Bartos continues to pursue his personal interests and focuses on IV sedation, implant, cosmetic, rehabilitative and neuromuscular dentistry. He and Dr. Northcott now circulate between the Trillium Dental centers and offer their services to all patients that can benefit from their expertise.

Continuing Education:

  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)
  • All Core 1-7 Courses
  • Implant Program with Dr. Carl Misch

Professional Memberships:

  • Ontario Dental Association (ODA)
  • Canadian Dental Association

 

Dr. Mark Northcott

Dr. Northcott earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S.) in 1998 from McGill University in Montreal. He followed with one year general practice residency in dentistry (with an emphasis on hospital based dentistry and oral surgery) at Yale University, Connecticut. Prior to studying dentistry, Dr. Northcott completed a Biology degree with Honours at the University of Toronto.

Before becoming a partner at the Westgate Dental Centre in 2001, Dr. Northcott practiced for 18 months in Pembroke, near Ottawa, where he provided general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and hospital based dentistry to his many patients. His professional interests and training are focused on neuromuscular, implant, IV sedation and comprehensive cosmetic dentistry. He and Dr. Bartos travel between the Trillium clinics and offer their services to all the patients that require their specific skills. Together, they have established the guiding philosophies that ensure that patient care is at the heart of Trillium Dental.

Continuing Education:

  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)
  • All Core 1-7 Courses
  • Implant Program with Dr. Carl Misch

Professional Memberships:

  • Ontario Dental Association (ODA)
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

 

Dr. Demetrius Dalios

Dr. Dalios grew up in southwestern Ontario. He attended the University of Western Ontario where he first completed his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology in 2001 before earning his D.D.S. degree in 2005.

After graduation, he moved to Ottawa to start his career in Dentistry where he has been privileged to meet and treat countless, wonderful patients over the course of his first ten years of practice. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter, exploring all the great things Ottawa has to offer to a growing family.

Dr. Dalios’ philosophy is a patient centric one focused on comprehensive care to optimize each individual’s oral health and subsequently overall health. He continues to expand his knowledge in areas of dentistry that allow him to provide the highest standards of care to his patients. He has completed the core curriculum at the Las Vegas Institute for continuing dental education in the fields of Neuromuscular and Aesthetic Dentistry. Completing this rigorous curriculum has enabled him to focus on his passion of full mouth rehabilitation, treating patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) as well as cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Dalios has extensively studied the science of Sleep Medicine and enjoys helping people that suffer from sleep apnea, snoring, or other sleep breathing disorders.

He has also expanded his knowledge in the area of laser dentistry which allows him to use this technology for a range of treatments such as teeth restoration or simple periodontal surgeries.

In 2013, Dr. Dalios completed the prestigious dental implant curriculum at the Misch International Implant Institute. He earned his Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantology shortly thereafter.

Dr. Dalios is a member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), the Ottawa Dental Society (ODS), the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Canadian Academy of Sleep Medicine, the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO).

Trillium's Mission & Mandate

Dr. David Bartos and Dr. Mark Northcott built Trillium Dental with the goal of consistently providing high quality of dental care across the city of Ottawa. They created strict guidelines and protocols to ensure that this goal was being met in each and every one of their clinics.

Beyond that, they both felt that they could help their patients most by focusing their individual practices on niche areas of dentistry that could provide life-changing results. Both Dr. Bartos and Dr. Northcott dedicated much of their efforts to identifying areas of dentistry that could yield the largest benefits to their patients. They have fully committed themselves to pursuing continuing education in these areas and offering the services to all of the Trillium Dental patients.

Mission

Our mission is not just centered on the relief of pain and discomfort; it is about offering an improvement in our patients' overall health and well-being. This guides us in the treatments that we suggest and offer. Our experience and expertise, combined with the latest techniques and technology, allow us to offer our patients the highest standards of care.

Dental Implant Considerations

Trillium Smile in a Day - Dental Implants

Although dental implants have been around for quite some time, there continue to be new breakthroughs and advances in both the methods and the technologies available. This allows dental implants to be placed in cases (and circumstances) that would have been previously considered impossible. Furthermore, new techniques, such as those used in our Smile-In-A-Day, allow for a less invasive approach, often eliminating the need for preparatory treatment such as bone grafting.

Even though the placement and restoration of dental implants is becoming less complex and therefore more accessible, it is important to keep in mind that each case is unique and therefore requires a careful and thorough preliminary examination, assessment and planning to ensure success. Dr. Bartos and Dr. Northcott both offer consultations during which they properly evaluate the patient's specific case, and make the determination if dental implants are a viable choice for them.

If you are considering dental implant treatment, we invite you to contact Cathie, our senior treatment coordinator, for further information. She can be reached through email at cbishay@trilliumdental.ca or by phone at 613-761-1203.

When Are Dental Implants Appropriate?

Trillium Smile in a Day - Dental Implants can help

With the technological strides that have been made in dental implant treatment over the last several years, the answer to the question "When Can Dental Implants Help?" is becoming more and more a matter of "external circumstances" than a matter of clinical guidelines. In fact, there are very few extraordinary circumstances that would preclude people from being able to take advantage of the benefits that dental implants can provide.

Dental Implants Can Help:

  • When you want your prosthetic restorations to look and feel like natural teeth
  • When you are not quite content with your current dental treatment results
  • When you do not want to involve any of your healthy teeth in the treatment
  • When you are looking for a long-lasting solution

When Dental Implants May Not Be The Right Choice?

As mentioned before, there are fewer and fewer cases where the use of dental implants is not recommended. Below, we present the three most common circumstances.

  • Insufficient Bone Levels: Vertical bone levels being significantly lower than the norm may be a contraindication to the use of dental implants. This could mean that additional steps may be required to make dental implants feasible. A bone graft may be required to build up the bone levels, or a surgical procedure itself may require planning using a CAD CAM technology. In case of implant supported complete dentures, the Smile-In-A-Day option may the only viable course of treatment, due to the unique angle at which the implants are placed.
  • Diabetes: Both Type I and Type II diabetes, when poorly controlled, can present complications when it comes to healing. This may require additional precautionary steps to ensure the success of the treatment as well as a speedy recovery.
  • Bruxism: For people who suffer from involuntary grinding or clenching of their teeth, additional precautions may have to be taken. The friction and pressure created by grinding can interfere with the healing process and even cause the dental implants to fail. Wearing a mouth guard appliance at night can usually prevent this complication.

Although there exist only a few circumstances where the use of dental implants is not recommended, Dr. Bartos and Dr. Northcott feel very strongly about the importance of a comprehensive evaluation and consultation prior to the start of any dental implant treatment. It gives them the opportunity to assess each case closely and to plan for any additional precautionary steps that may be required. It also presents an opportunity to discuss various findings and recommendations with the patient directly.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Trillium Smile in a Day - Dental Implants Benefits

Dental Implants are small titanium components that resemble traditional screws and are designed to replace dental roots. These titanium screws are surgically placed into the bone where teeth are missing and when healed, they hold any type of prosthetic restoration securely in place. Implant supported restorations enjoy four significant advantages when compared to traditional prosthetic restorations. The first two advantages are directly associated with a process called osseointegration - a process in which bone starts to grow around the implant almost immediately after placement.

Benefits associated with Osseointegration:

  • Functionality: Prosthetic restorations held in place by implants deliver significantly improved stability, bite and overall functionality (compared to the traditional alternatives). Beyond improved functionality, people also enjoy and comment on a more natural and comfortable fit.
  • Minimal Bone Resorbtion (Attrition): The role of a dental implant is to replace the natural root of a tooth. As such, it has two functions: first, it holds the prosthetic tooth (teeth) in place and second, it keeps the jaw bone stimulated and active, thus minimizing bone resorbtion. Minimizing bone resorbtion is very important since it decreases the fragility of the jaw bone and decreases the recession of the jaw line.

Additional Benefits:

  • Oral Health: When more traditional restorative techniques are used, adjacent healthy teeth often become involved in the treatment in order to support the restorations. For example, when a fixed dental bridge is placed, the healthy teeth on both sides of the prosthesis have to be "prepared" (the natural tooth surface has to be reduced) in order to support and hold the bridge in place. There is also additional strain and pressure exerted on the supporting teeth which, over time, can impact their health.
  • Daily Life: Dental implants provide many important benefits not only when it comes to people's oral health but also when it comes to people's overall quality of life. One of the most common things that patients look forward to is resuming their normal eating habits and enjoying once again all of their favorite foods. Beyond that, people experience greater comfort due to increased stability and better fit of the restorations. Finally, many patients comment on improvements in their speech. There is no doubt that the benefits in daily life are numerous and are experienced and enjoyed almost immediately after treatment.

All About Dental Implants

Trillium Smile in a Day - About Dental Implants

When it comes to dental implant treatment, patients often have a number of options available to them. Having options can be helpful provided that you understand the differences between these options well. If not, you can end up feeling confused and overwhelmed. We have put together an easy to understand package of information about dental implants that is designed to explain in simple terms various procedures and treatment options.

If you have any questions after going through the information on our site, we invite you to get in touch with Cathie, our senior treatment coordinator. You can reach her through email at cbishay@trilliumdental.ca or by phone at 613-761-1203.

Dental Implants – An Introduction

Trillium Smile in a Day - Dental Implants Introduction

The primary role of dental implants is essentially to replace the root structure of any missing teeth. Dental implants are small titanium, surgical devices which resemble traditional screws. They are surgically placed (“implanted”) into the jaw bone. Shortly after placement, the surrounding bone starts to grow around the implants (a process known as osseointegration), and this holds the implants and their subsequent restorations (be it dental crowns, dental bridges or dentures) securely in place. Dental implants can represent an optimal solution when either a single tooth, multiple teeth or even when all teeth are missing (edentulous).

Due to the many advantages that dental implant supported restorations have when compared to other courses of treatment, they are steadily becoming more and more popular. They represent a long-lasting, functionally superior option when compared to other treatment alternatives.

Although dental implants have been available for a number of decades, their increased popularity and the availability of new technology has recently initiated significant progress in their placement. This innovation has led to treatment cycles that are significantly shorter and less invasive. In fact, Dr. Paulo Maló and Nobel Biocare have developed a system in the 90’s that allows for the placement of dental implants and their restoration with a hybrid denture in a single appointment – the proverbial Smile-In-A-Day!

Implant Supported Crowns

Trillium Smile in a Day - Dental Implants Crowns

When a single tooth is missing (either as a result of an accident or deteriorating oral health), an increasingly popular course of treatment with patients and dentists alike is an implant supported crown. A single dental implant is placed into the bone in the area of the missing tooth and it is restored with a dental crown. Crowns that are manufactured from a ceramic material can have a stunningly natural appearance and will blend in well with the surrounding teeth. The key is to make sure that the crown is made with the same visual imperfections of a natural tooth. Imperfections that look perfectly natural!

While the dental crown replaces the missing tooth, the dental implant replaces the missing root structure. Being held firmly in place by the dental implant, the dental crown delivers almost all of the functionality of a natural tooth!

Implant Supported Bridges

Trillium Smile in a Day - Dental Implants Bridges

When several teeth are missing, one treatment option is an implant supported bridge. In this scenario, the dental bridge is attached and supported by two or more dental implants. As discussed in the Benefits of Dental Implants section, securing the fixed partial denture (dental bridge) to two or more dental implants has three very important benefits. First, the increased stability of the restored teeth allows a person to regain optimal functionality (biting and chewing). Second, the dental implants serve to stimulate the bones and nerves, maintaining the health of the jawbone and minimizing the bone resorbtion (attrition) that would otherwise occur. Finally, not having the dental bridge attached to the adjoining, natural teeth reduces the stress placed on them and eliminates the need to prepare them (grind them down). That preparation and undue stress on the natural teeth can occasionally cause problems and have an adverse effect on your overall oral health.

Implant Supported Dentures

Trillium Smile in a Day - Dental Implants Dentures

People who are missing all of their teeth on one or both arches (edentulous patients) need complete dentures. The large decision to be taken is whether or not those dentures will be supported by dental implants or not. There are four major differences between dental implant supported dentures and traditional removable dentures:

  • Functionality: Implant supported dentures are firmly held in place by four or more dental implants (per arch) and can be fixed (removable only by a dentist) or removable (by patient for sleeping and cleaning). Dental Implants improve the functionality of the prosthetic teeth, bringing it much closer to the performance of their natural teeth. Patients can rediscover the joy of eating their favourite foods - something that we tend to take for granted.
  • Bone Resorbtion: The second issue that the traditional removable dentures face is bone resorbtion (attrition). In the absence of a root system, the jawbone tends to recede and become more fragile. This inevitably has a negative impact on overall oral health. The presence of the dental implants in the jawbone stimulates the bone and nerves, minimizing any bone resorbtion.
  • Mobility: The third issue that has been closely associated with the traditional removable dentures is movement. People with dentures often complain that the prosthetic will move around and even fall out on occasion. Having dental implant supported dentures increases the stability of the denture and virtually eliminates any movement of the prosthetic restoration.
  • Comfort: The final issue that people with traditional removable dentures report is discomfort. People that have had to wear dentures often feel that the prosthesis is uncomfortable or even painful due to the fact that the denture moves frequently while resting directly on the gums. Dental implants eliminate this issue and offer a more comfortable experience.

Smile-In-A-Day

In the early 1990’s, Dr. Paulo Maló with the help of Nobel Biocare, developed a way in which dental implants could be placed and restored in a single day – hence the idea of Smile-In-A-Day was born. This was a huge leap forward from the traditional dental implant placement and restoration process that could take upwards of twelve months to complete.

This approach gained significant visibility and traction within the dental community (commonly known as All-On-Four, Teeth-In-A-Day or Smile-In-A-Day), but it still remains fairly obscure as far as general public awareness goes.

Although our patients often have not heard about this treatment option when we first present it to them them, they are greatly impressed by the two main benefits that this approach offers:

  • The dental implants can be placed and restored with a temporary, hybrid denture within a single appointment
  • The angle at which the dental implants are placed allows us in many cases to avoid using the invasive bone graft procedure

The sections that deal with Smile-In-A-Day, provide many of the details that are relevant to people considering this as a treatment alternative –what is involved, when is it appropriate, what are the benefits, etc. If you would like more information about Smile-In-A-Day in general or would like to discuss your case specifically, we would encourage you to contact Cathie, our senior Treatment Coordinator. You can reach her via email at cbishay@trilliumdental.ca or by phone at 613-761-1203.

Treatment Description

Trillium Smile in a Day

The term Smile-In-A-Day is a fairly accurate descriptor of what can be expected when one selects this course of treatment. A patient can essentially walk into one of our Trillium Dental locations with a removable denture and walk out at the end of her appointment with a temporary, hybrid denture securely fastened by several dental implants. Although this is basically what happens, there is a lot that needs to happen in the background to make this possible.

Who Can Benefit?

Since Smile-In-A-Day involves dentures, the assumption is that this course of treatment is only applicable to patients that are edentulous (without teeth on one or both arches). The fact of the matter is that this is not the case at all. The treatment is also an excellent alternative for people who have few remaining, severely compromised, “unsaveable” teeth. These patients may be avoiding dental treatment in the hopes of avoiding the preconceived discomfort of wearing a removable denture. We can remove the compromised teeth, place the dental implants and restore the implants with a temporary, hybrid denture within that single appointment!

The Process (Historically)

Before we look at the treatment process that is involved in Smile-In-A-Day, it is important to explore the process that was historically required. The placement and restoration of dental implants would often start with a consultation with a specialist – either a periodontist or an oral surgeon. During the consult, the vertical bone depth would be assessed and it would be determined whether or not a bone graft was required. If insufficient bone levels existed and a build up of the vertical depth of the bone was required to give the dental implant enough room to be placed, the bone graft procedure would be performed. This would necessitate a 3 to 6 month healing period before the next phase of treatment could start.

Once healing was complete, a second appointment would be scheduled during which the dental implants would be placed (up to 8 dental implants per arch).They then would be covered with healing abutments and the patient would be sent home. After another 3 to 6 months of healing time, the healing abutments would be removed and replaced with restorative abutments.

Once the dental implants are ready for restoration, a final visit with either a general practitioner or a prosthodontist was needed to deliver the complete denture. From start to finish, the process could take numerous appointments and upwards of twelve months.

The Smile-In-A-Day Process

As the name suggests, today, the process with Smile-In-A-Day is significantly shorter. The appointment starts with the removal of any compromised teeth. Once the arch is ready, four or six dental implants are placed depending upon whether or not the upper or lower arch (jaw) is being worked on. A reduced number of dental implants can be used due in part to the unique length of the implants used as well as the angle at which they are placed.

The posterior dental implants (at the back of the mouth) are longer than traditional dental implants and are placed at a 45 degree angle. The angle at which the implants are placed is important for three very important reasons. First, it ensures that there is more surface contact between the dental implant and the bone tissue, allowing for improved stability of the dental implant itself. Second, the angled implant reduces the likelihood of any contact between it and the mandibular nerve in the lower jaw or the maxillary sinus in the upper jaw. Finally, the angled positioning of the dental implant also allows for its placement without increasing the vertical depth of the bone levels through a bone grafting procedure. This makes the overall procedure less invasive.

Once the dental implants are securely in place, they are immediately restored with a temporary prosthetic that provides near full-functionality within days of the procedure. Patients quite literally walk out of our offices with their Smile-In-A-Day!

A short time later, we receive a final prosthetic restoration that is fabricated in the lab and we replace the temporary prosthetic with the final hybrid denture. The hybrid dentures that we use are held firmly in place and cannot be removed without the assistance of a dental professional.

If you have any questions about the Smile-In-A-Day treatment, we invite you to contact Cathie, our senior Treatment Coordinator. You can reach her via email at cbishay@trilliumdental.ca or by phone at 613-761-1203.

When Can Smile-In-A-Day Be Done?

Trillium Smile in a Day - When can it be done?

The Smile-In-A-Day treatment is almost always an option whenever a dental implant supported denture is a viable course of treatment. Beyond that, Smile-In-A-Day can also be appropriate in certain medical situations which would otherwise prohibit the traditional approach to the placement of dental implants.

Below, we have listed the circumstances in which our team at Trillium Dental can help you reclaim your smile in just a day:

  • Arch clear of any natural teeth and the presence of ample vertical bone levels
    For patients with no natural teeth left and sufficient vertical bone levels to support even a traditional dental implant procedure without a bone graft, the Smile-In-A-Day treatment can become a quicker and less invasive alternative.
  • Arch with natural teeth that suffer from irreversible mobility or tooth decay but with ample vertical bone levels
    For patients that have irreversibly unhealthy teeth yet sufficient vertical bone levels, the Smile-In-A-Day treatment option is a viable means of quickly, and within a single appointment, regaining all of the normal functionality and eliminating the chronic pain.
  • Inadequate vertical bone levels for traditional dental implants
    Here, the Smile-In-A-Day procedure can really “shine”. In cases where bone levels are insufficient to support traditional dental implants, the Smile-In-A-Day course of treatment may allow us to bypass the bone grafting procedure. The reason that the bone grafting procedure can be avoided is that the posterior dental implants are placed at a 45 degree angle, allowing us to proceed with significantly lower vertical bone levels.
  • Inadequate vertical bone levels coupled with medical conditions that negatively affect the chances of a successful bone graft
    When planning a traditional dental implant procedure, there are instances in which a bone grafting procedure is required due to the existence of insufficient vertical bone levels. When there are medical contraindications for the bone graft (in approximately 20% of the cases), there can be a higher likelihood of the procedure’s failure. The Smile-In-A-Day treatment often eliminates the need for the bone graft procedure, making dental implants a more universally viable option for implant supported dentures.

If you are wondering if the Smile-In-A-Day treatment option is right for you, we invite you to contact Cathie, our senior Treatment Coordinator. You can reach her via email at cbishay@trilliumdental.ca or by phone at 613-761-1203.

Smile-In-A-Day Benefits


Trillium Smile in a Day - Benefits

We find the list of benefits to be an ever-growing one. The reason behind that is simple: as we follow up on completed treatment with our patients, they relate to us just how their lives have changed . We have listed the more important and commonly experienced benefits below but we invite you to learn more about what the Smile-In-A-Day treatment can offer to YOU! Get in touch with Cathie, our senior Treatment Coordinator via email at cbishay@trilliumdental.ca or by phone at 613-761-1203.

  • Greater Support & Stability
    When it comes to complete denture options, dental implants offer the greatest support and stability. This stability yields optimal functionality for the dental prosthetic – almost equivalent to natural teeth.
  • Minimized Bone Resorbtion
    The placement of dental implants stimulates the bone tissue surrounding the titanium devices, ensuring that bone resorbtion does not affect the area. If left unchecked, bone resorbtion results in a brittle and recessed jaw line.
  • Shorter Treatment Timeline
    With Smile-In-A-Day, dental implants can be placed and restored with a temporary, hybrid denture in a single appointment – a much shorter treatment timeline than with the traditional approach ( upwards of 12 months to complete treatment).
  • Results in a Single Appointment
    The immediate restoration of the dental implants with a hybrid denture means that our patients leave their appointment with a beautiful and fully functional prosthetic denture.
  • Avoiding Bone Grafting
    When vertical bone depth is insufficient for a traditional approach for the placement of dental implants, the angle at which the implants are placed with the Smile-In-A-Day approach allows us to often avoid the bone grafting procedure that would otherwise be required.
  • Reduced Number of Dental Implants Required
    When securing the hybrid denture, only 4 or 6 implants are required as opposed to the 8 dental implants that are sometimes required using the traditional dental implant placement approach.
  • Minimally Invasive
    With fewer dental implants being placed, and by being able to avoid the placement of healing abutments, the Smile-In-A-Day process can be less invasive than the traditional dental implant placement approach.
  • The Power of One Team, Office and Appointment
    Having the entire treatment completed by a single team, in a single office and in a single appointment offers huge value to the patients that have decided to pursue this treatment alternative.

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For any questions concerning Smile-In-A-Day contact Cathie Bishay by email at cbishay@trilliumdental.ca or by phone at 613-761-1203

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