What Are Same Day Dental Implants?

Until recently, the idea of getting implants to replace missing or decayed teeth has been a difficult decision for most people. Because the process was so complex, often taking months to complete in addition to being very costly, many individuals chose not to go this route. Instead, they dealt with the insecurities of having gaps in their smile.

But now, with same day dental implants, much of the problems that are part of traditional implants disappear. 

Can dental implants be done in one day? When you work with Dr. Brent Lin, the answer is yes, absolutely!

Ready to learn more about these wonders of dental technology? This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the newest implant innovation known as one day dental implants.

How to Get Full Dental Implants in One Day

Traditionally, the path to getting dental implants took a long way around from start to finish. First, any damaged teeth would need to be extracted, and that extraction site would have to heal, taking weeks or months.

Then, the implant would be surgically placed into the jawline. Before the crowns could be placed (the actual “tooth” part), the implant would need to fuse to the jaw in a process called osseointegration. This, again, could take anywhere from weeks to months, depending on your body and how well it accepted the implants.

Finally, the crowns would be attached to the implant, and you’d have to have them adjusted until they fit naturally. The whole journey could take upwards of a year before your new teeth were perfected. This lengthy, complicated process was enough to deter a lot of people, and when you add the office visit for each part, the expenses added up.

But Dr. Lin is always paying attention to the newest innovations in dentistry, and he’s proud to be able to offer same day implants. The procedure is an investment in your health that you don’t have to think twice about. In one visit, you can get rid of any unsightly problems in your mouth and walk away with a new, beautiful smile.

One Day Dental Implants vs Traditional Implants

There’s nothing wrong with traditional implants. In fact, if you aren’t a candidate for one day dental implants, you should get started on the traditional path now. That way, you get your healthier smile as soon as possible.

But if you are a candidate for denture implants in one day, this is what you can expect:

  • First, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Lin. At that visit, he’ll review your medical history and check out your oral health status. You’ll have an x-ray performed to see how much jaw bone you have and if it’s enough to handle the all-in-one-day procedure.
  • If your oral and physical health is strong enough for you to be approved for dentist implants in a day, you’ll be scheduled for the procedure.
  • At that visit, the tooth extraction and implant will be done on the same day. Your damaged teeth will be removed, and the implant gets inserted in that place. The crown(s) are also added. However, these crowns may be temporary as your custom-fit teeth are created.

Even with these benefits, same day implants aren’t for everyone. If you’re trying to decide between traditional and same day implants, consider the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Pros and Cons of Traditional and Same Day Dental Implants

Immediate dental implants are newer, but there is a lot of research behind them. They have a comparable success rate to traditional implants and a better recovery time.

Additionally, since there are fewer procedures involved in the process, there is less damage to your gums and soft tissue. The immediate placement of the implant means there’s also less chance of complications like an infection to set in.

Everything done at one time generally results in an easier osseointegration process. Your body is healing and fusing the implant to the jaw bone instead of dealing with one problem at a time. 

However, because you’re having multiple procedures performed in one visit, there’s usually more post-procedure discomfort and swelling. That’s why your body has to be in good enough shape to be a candidate for this technique.

Both procedures carry a risk of bone loss with them, but this risk is slightly higher with same day implants. When the jaw bone begins to erode, it can cause a shift in your implants. They’ll have to be adjusted over time.

The other question is of traditional versus same day dental implant cost. You might be surprised to see that same day implants can be less expensive. This is because there’s more time in the chair up front, but fewer office visits to add up in time and cost.

Between the improved recovery time and convenience of fewer office visits, plus having your teeth the same day as your visit, same day dental implants might be your preference. The next step is to see if you’re a candidate for the procedure. 

If you are, then you can talk to your insurance or the office staff about the same day teeth implants cost before you make your final decision.

Are You a Same Day Dental Implant Candidate?

If you think same day dental implants sound like what you’ve been looking for, call the office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Lin. 

You’ll likely be approved for the procedure if:

  • You don’t smoke, or you’re willing to quit before the surgery.
  • You’re in overall good health.
  • You already have good oral hygiene habits.
  • You don’t have advanced gum disease, bruxism (teeth grinding), or certain autoimmune or chronic diseases.
  • You have enough healthy jawbone to handle the implants.

However, don’t automatically assume you’re not going to qualify. Dr. Lin will review your medical history, and he may be able to offer suggestions to handle any complications. He may also have other alternatives you don’t know about.

To see if you’re able to benefit from same day dental implants, contact our office and make an appointment. Dr. Lin and his friendly, expert staff are ready to answer any questions you have and help you get on the right path to having the smile you deserve.

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