When a person loses one or more of their natural teeth, same day dental implants are one of the best options available. This procedure allows patients to immediately restore the appearance of their smiles and the functionality of lost teeth.
Dental implants are the most effective way to replace missing teeth, and being able to get them in a single visit is now a service many dentists offer.
Same day dental implants require placing the implants in a way that prevents them from moving during the healing process known as osseointegration. The implant needs time to fully fuse with the patient’s jawbone, even if a crown is immediately placed on top. The tiniest movement can lead to complications with the healing process.
Let us take a closer look at the benefits and disadvantages of implants that are loaded the same day they are installed.
Pros of Same-Day Dental Implants
When successful, this treatment provides a high level of patient satisfaction because they can receive their implant surgery and their new teeth all on the same day. With same-day dental implants, patients will not need to wear an uncomfortable partial or full denture while their implants heal. Treatment is highly appealing for people who dread being without their teeth for any length of time. Patients can eat and talk in relative comfort during the healing process, with minimal disruption to everyday life. The techniques used for same-day dental implants are tested thoroughly and do not compromise the long-term success of treatment.
One of the most commonly used same-day dental implant techniques is “All-on-Four.” This is when a complete arch of teeth is supported by just four dental implants and the forces placed on the implants are directed at an obtuse angle. With this procedure, bone grafting is usually unnecessary because the placement of the dental implants maximizes use of available bone, specifically in areas where it is naturally thicker. This can help to reduce costs for patients without compromising the quality of results.
Cons of Same-Day Dental Implants
Same-day dental implant treatments cannot create a shortcut that will bypass the bone-to-implant integration process. This must still take place and cannot be rushed because the body needs time to produce new bone cells that will firmly hold the implant in place. Patient compliance is vital to ensure the dental implants do not move during a healing period, which may be anywhere between three and six months. During this time, it is often necessary for patients to stick to a softer diet, avoiding particularly hard or crunchy foods, such as carrots or almonds. This can last 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. Failure to adhere to a softer diet may result in the implants moving, negatively impacting integration and increasing the risk of treatment failure.
Often the restorative dental implants that are attached immediately after surgery are simply temporary teeth, remaining in place until integration is completed, after which they can be replaced with more permanent implant-supported restorations. These immediate restorations are usually fabricated before surgery takes place and may not look as highly aesthetic as the final restorations.
While this treatment isn’t for everybody, the potential emotional benefits for patients receiving same-day dental implants shouldn’t be discounted. However, treatment is often extremely technique-sensitive and extensive skill is needed to ensure success.
So what does ‘same day dental implants’ really mean?
With same day dental implants, you will leave the day of surgery with new teeth and a smile transformation. However, there’s one small caveat: You will receive a temporary set of teeth to wear as the implant site heals. Proper healing is critical to the success of your dental implants. Once the implants have fully fused to your jaw bone, we’ll attach your permanent teeth. From this point on, you’ll fully experience the benefits of dental implants.
One-Day Implants VS. Traditional Implants
The biggest advantage of same-day implants is the shorter duration of treatment. Additionally, since the new tooth is placed immediately, gums can grow around it, giving your mouth a more natural look. Gums are also less likely to recede, depending on how much bone is removed.
Traditional dental implant procedure usually need to wait about 3 to 6 months before new teeth can be fitted. This means the patient might have to go without dentition.
Implant movement is much more likely in immediate implants. In terms of failure, traditional ones have a success rate of about 95%, while same-day implants have only 70%.
Teeth in a day costs can be more affordable compared to traditional treatment plan, especially if you’re getting a full mouth. This is because there is less time spent in the dentist’s chair.
Where To Begin:
You will meet with Dr. Bilus team who will walk you through the process. Every patient has a unique situation that requires a unique solution. As part of your free consultation, a 3D CT scan will be taken that enables the doctors to develop a comprehensive treatment plan specifically for you.
You will leave your consultation knowing exactly how much dental implants cost. You will also learn about some third-party financing options and discuss next steps.
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