Teeth in a Day in Raleigh, NC

If you are someone who is tired of traditional dentures because they are irritating, hard to maintain, and painful, then perhaps the Teeth in a Day treatment is the best option for you. A revolutionary way to stabilize loose dentures is here thanks to advanced technology and a new modern technique. 

Many patients are unaware that missing teeth, if left un-replaced, can cause a number of serious issues. Immediately after a tooth falls out or becomes extracted, the jaw bone beneath the area will start to deteriorate. If the biting pressure of the patient is not evenly distributed among the jaw bone arch, it can begin to deteriorate. The biggest reason why the bone will lose its strength is that the natural teeth help to keep the bony walls of the jaw intact. So the removal teeth of will weaken these walls, and in combination of less pressure applied to these areas, the bone can start to soften and shrink away over time. 

Man Smiling with Teeth in a Day

Renaissance Dental Center is located in Raleigh, NC but graciously provide comprehensive Dental Services to all surrounding areas including Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, and Garner.


A New Smile Transformation

In addition to bone loss, missing teeth can also contribute to periodontal (gum) disease and receding gums. When teeth fall out or become extracted, they will become much more susceptible to gum disease. The un-replaced tooth pocket can easily become infected, especially if it is not taken care of properly.  

It is imperative to replace missing teeth as soon as possible to ensure that you are maintaining your oral health. Dentures, unfortunately, only provide a quick aesthetic fix to replace missing teeth. Dentures do not permit support below the gum line, nor does it fully provide the functionality needed for the patient. Typically with dentures, the patient’s diet must be adjusted as they cannot eat what they want due to the chance of damaging the dentures or in fear of them slipping out. 

The jaw bone will begin to slowly deteriorate with traditional removable dentures. These restorations sit on top of the gum line and don't provide any stability in the jaw bone like with implants. Many patients complain about painful sores in the jaw bone and gums because of traditional dentures. 

The Teeth in a Day procedure can provide answers to questions and concerns that traditional denture users have. This treatment has provided a modern take on permanently fixing dentures into a patients mouth in one simple appointment. If you are looking to have a smile makeover, with Teeth in a Day, this can be achieved. 

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Dentures vs Teeth in a Day

Having dentures can not only be incredibly uncomfortable in some cases (if they’re not fitted properly), but they can also be embarrassing to some patients who’ve experienced them slipping out at social gatherings. Even if dentures are fitted correctly in the beginning, the jaw bone below will deteriorate over time and therefore shrink the tooth arch below fairly quickly. In this case, a denture must be refitted every few years to stop this from happening. Not only is this a hassle, but the patients will also feel the dentures sitting uncomfortably as they rub and can create sore spots on the gum lines above your jaw bone. 

Bone loss not only affects the functionality of your mouth but aesthetically can also change the shape of your face too. Bone loss in the jaw is what can cause a patient to prematurely look older if they have missing teeth. This happens because the skin will begin to sag around the areas where the bone is slowly deteriorating. Patients who've replaced their teeth with dental implants have slowed the aesthetics of the aging process down. The dental implants that sit behind the lips help the skin to stay plump and look younger and fuller for longer. 

Dentures Aid in Jaw Deterioration

An implant supported denture takes the deteriorating jaw bone out of the picture as it actually aids in strengthening the jaw bone below. The titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone (dental implant) is made of titanium, which is a material that has been found to fuse together with human bone, otherwise known as osseointegration. This is the same material that is used in hip replacement surgeries. 

This fusion becomes the strength that the implant needs in order to stay in the jaw bone and mimic a tooth root and its stability. The post acts as a natural tooth root. Once it is fully healed, the patient will likely not be able to tell the difference in the functionality of a natural tooth vs. a dental implant (they even look extremely similar as well)!

While bone loss is not halted completely, the deterioration process is slowed incredibly with Teeth in a Day (implant supported dentures). The titanium post below the gum line stimulates the strength of the jaw bone below which can stabilize the teeth as well as allow the patient to function normally. 


Eat What You Want!

With dentures, many patients have to change their diet when they’re eating or drinking in order to ensure the dentures don’t slip out, crack or break, or rub harshly against their gums. With Teeth in a Day, this issue is essentially eliminated. The implant supported dentures are either screwed into or pop on and off the denture. Therefore there is no chance of them slipping out. 

Only a dental professional can remove the screw retained restorations. Because the denture is fixated on the patient’s implants, they do not move around as much as traditional dentures. 

The other restorative option would be where the implants act like anchors for the denture to be clipped onto and taken out at night. 

Either restorative option allows the patient to eat whatever food he or she would like. There are no reasons to restrict a diet with the Teeth in a Day procedure.

This process allows patients with missing teeth issues to fully transform their smile (often in just one day). The implant surgery can be done on the same day as extractions as well, to ensure a quick replacement. If you are unsure about Teeth in a Day, talk to your dental professional about your options to see if this procedure could be the best choice for you and your smile. 


Anna Abernethy, DDS

Dr. Abernethy grew up in Concord, North Carolina, however, she has called Raleigh "home" for the past 20 years. She came to Raleigh to attend college and graduated from Meredith College Magna Cum Laude in 2001 with a BS in biology and a minor in chemical physics.

Jill Sonner, DDS

Dr. Sonner was born and raised in Raleigh NC, and she attended both UNC Wilmington and North Carolina State University. She received her undergraduate degree from NCSU in 1999 with high honors, obtaining a BS in Biological Sciences. During college she supported research staff at NIEHS and performed an independent study focusing on Diabetes.

Anita Jones Wells, DDS

Dr. Wells is a North Carolina native who grew up in the Pinehurst area and has spent the past 10 years studying and practicing dentistry in Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed both her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating with honors.


General Dentistry

We each enjoy doing a broad range of procedures. This allows us to provide many services in-house rather than referring patients out as much as possible. From simple tooth colored fillings to surgical procedures, we enjoy offering a range of options for our patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We have all devoted many hours to advanced training under the direction of Frank Spear who is world renowned for cosmetic repair of the most worn or severely damaged teeth. We appreciate the impact a beautiful attractive smile has on one’s self confidence and can deliver remarkable cosmetic results for people needing a various degrees of smile design.

Dental Implants

We have each received our implant fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association under the direction of Oral Surgeon Dr. Garg and have been placing dental implants since 2005. Implants are a rehabilitative option for patients needing to replace missing teeth or anchor dentures.

Dental Grafting

We offer a minimally invasive alternative option for covering exposed roots caused by recession that does not involve extensive roof of the mouth grafting, called the Gumdrop Technique.

Sedation Dentistry

Dental procedures can be often overwhelming due to phobia, and needed appointments to the dental office are often delayed or even avoided entirely. Our office offers multiple levels of sedation to make sure you're visiting as often as suggested.

Dental Crowns

Your smile may become damaged, decayed, or need cosmetic repair and jeopardizing your oral health. Dental crowns are the perfect solution for such patients. Restore your teeth back to a beautiful and healthy shine.

Porcelain Veneers

Sometimes aspects of your teeth cannot be changed as easily. In these cases, to get the healthy cosmetic smile you're looking for porcelain veneers are the perfect solution.


We have been using digital impressions and 3D printing since 2010. This technique allows us to eliminate many steps that commonly amount to error. Computer aided design allows us to make and deliver restorations in the same visit preventing additional appointments and taking advantage of the patient being numbed only one time.

Teeth Whitening

In today’s world, white teeth are the norm and if yours are yellow or discolored it affects your self confidence. Something as simple as whitening can drastically change your appeal. In the past most of the whitening options caused tooth sensitivity. We offer an array of choices that are tailored to avoid sensitivity while giving you the best outcome.

Laser Therapies

We all hate those dreadful fever blisters. Did you know if you laser them when you feel that very first tingle they won’t erupt? Suffer no more from unsightly sores, we offer this as quick and painless option.