ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST ASKED QUESTIONS
One of our main goals (besides creating a beautiful new smile for you!) is making sure all your questions are answered fully to your satisfaction. If you have a question you don’t see answered here, please give us a call at (210) 741-8399.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MARQUIS PROCEDURE AND THE "ALL-ON-4®" AND "TEETH IN A DAY" PROCEDURES?
The Marquis Procedure is a facially driven approach to creating custom smiles, that we perform in one day.
The process behind The Marquis Procedure is similar to All-on-4® and “Teeth in a Day” in that your new teeth will be secured by dental implants in a single day.
However, The Marquis Procedure goes beyond these traditional procedures starting with your personalized “Smile Style” session where you will choose your most natural smile that will be customized to fit your face and your lifestyle with the help of our Facial Surgeons and Prosthodontists.
CAN THIS REALLY BE DONE IN A DAY?
It sure can! Most of our patients walk into The Marquis Center in the morning, and out in the afternoon with a brand-new smile!
To give you a better idea of how we can do this, you will meet with us beforehand for your “Smile Style” appointment where your new smile will be custom-tailored to your face and to your lifestyle. Your custom teeth are designed prior to the procedure. On the day of your procedure, your doctor will give you IV sedation and begin the implant placement. They will then wake you up and begin attaching your beautiful new teeth.
WILL I BE IN PAIN AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Since our doctors are not only oral surgeons but medical doctors as well, they are especially equipped to minimize pain before, during, and after The Marquis Procedure. They use the most advanced technology and medications available to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
In fact, when asked to rate their pain level, most of our patients say the procedure was much less painful than they expected.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS ANYWAY?
Dental implants are made to take the place of missing teeth. The “base” is a metal screw that is placed into your jawbone to help anchor and support artificial teeth. The implant is typically made of titanium, which is completely biocompatible with your body and designed to fuse with your natural bone to provide a safe, stable base for your implant.
WHAT WILL I BE ABLE TO EAT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Because there is a healing period, you will be on a soft food diet, which we consider anything you can cut with the side of a fork.