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Belmont Dental - What Are Same Day Dental Implants?

July 29, 2021

Have you been on the fence about getting implants, but you don’t want to deal with months of complicated dental visits? Are you ready to do something about those unsightly gaps in your smile from missing or decayed teeth?

If so, then same day dental implants could be the solution.

How can dental implants be done in one day, you ask? The answer isn’t hocus-pocus. It’s an innovative newer procedure in dentistry that lets you have immediate dental implants put in after an extraction. There’s no wait time necessary!

However, one day dental implants aren’t available at every dentist’s office. To be able to offer this procedure, the dentist and staff have to have specialized training and equipment. At Belmont Dental, we’re proud to be able to provide this beneficial procedure to our patients.

Interested in seeing if same day implants are right for you? Keep reading to get all the info about this innovative dental technology!

What Makes One Day Dental Implants Special?

Traditional dental implants are a smart way to help you get a better smile, which improves your health overall. 

Over time, missing and decayed teeth can cause physical health complications. Your jaw bone begins to deteriorate, and the teeth above or below the missing ones will elongate to fill in the gaps.

Other physical problems can gradually show up, but those aren’t the only things to consider. When you’re insecure about your teeth, it eventually can lead to mental health issues, too.

The Road to Full Teeth Can Be Shortened

But the path to a full set of teeth can take months until it’s complete. To begin with, the damaged teeth would have to be extracted. The site of the extraction would have to heal, which could take weeks or months, depending on your body.

Once the extraction site was ready, another surgery would be performed in which the implant was placed into the jaw. Your jaw bone and the implant would then need to fuse together. This process, called osseointegration, could also take weeks or months.

In the meantime, you’d have a set of temporary teeth. Although they’re better than nothing, they wouldn’t be custom-made yet. Those aren’t placed until the end of the journey to your final implanted teeth.

This is where one day dental implants vs traditional implants differ. The entire process is streamlined when you opt for denture implants in one day. 

With this procedure, you only need one visit for the extraction and implant. You’ll leave the office that day with your new teeth, ready to chew, talk, and eat like normal as soon as your mouth heals. There will be swelling and discomfort for a few days. Since you’ve had two procedures at the same time, this is to be expected.

As long as everything goes well, you’ll only have to come back for a follow-up to make sure your surgical sites are healing as they should be. And that’s what makes dental implants in one day so special!

Are You a Candidate for Full Dental Implants in One Day?

Yes, your dentist can do implants in a day. And the same day teeth cost is actually comparable to that of traditional implants. Because there are fewer visits to deal with, you have less time in the dentist’s chair. However, not everyone has the health to be a good candidate for this procedure.

The technique is still the same. Your damaged teeth have to be extracted, and the implants have to be placed. In short, you’re having two minor surgeries at the same time. You have to be in good enough health to handle both at once.

How to Know if You Could Be Eligible

To find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure, first, schedule a visit for a consultation at Belmont Dental. We’ll sit with you and evaluate your medical history and current physical and oral health.

If you’re a smoker, you may have to quit before you can have the surgery. And if you don’t have enough jaw bone density to handle the implants, we’ll help you find another option to improve your smile.

The best candidates for same day dental implants already have strong oral hygiene habits. They don’t have autoimmune diseases, and there’s no advanced gum disease going on. 

Some chronic diseases may prevent you from being able to have this procedure. Your dentist will work with your medical provider if you have a heart condition or other issues that could cause complications with this surgery.

Most importantly, though, don’t automatically consider yourself an unlikely candidate for same day implants. Your dentist will thoroughly screen your medical and oral health history. If there’s something that can be done to help you qualify, he or she will let you know. 

If not, you could be eligible for other options that you’re not aware of. Don’t prejudge yourself; schedule a consultation!

The Pros and Cons of Same Day Implants 

Can dental implants be done in one day? Yes! But that doesn’t mean they’re right for you.

There are pros and cons to be aware of with every surgical procedure. In this case, both traditional and same day implants do have a risk of bone loss. There is a slightly higher percentage seen in patients who have had same day implants. What this means for you is that if your jaw bone does begin to deteriorate, it may shift your implants, and they’ll need to be adjusted.

The success rate for both types of implants is comparable. But since you’re doing everything at once, there isn’t as much stress on your gums and other soft tissue. There’s also a smaller chance of infection or complications.

How Much Do Same Day Implants Cost?

Same day dental implant costs vary; however since there are fewer office visits to deal with, it’s usually similar to traditional implants. Whether your insurance covers either procedure also depends on the company you’re with.

If you’re interested in learning more about getting dental implants done in as little as a day, call us at Belmont Dental. We’ll schedule your consultation and answer any questions you may have. 

Even if this procedure isn’t the one for you, we’ll help you find something that works! It’s our goal to get you on the right path to a healthy, beautiful smile.

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