Many people want a better smile and often think about getting dental implants. Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth. But here’s a question many people ask our dentist when trying to get implants: “Can you get implants on the same day?” In other words, can you walk into the dentist’s office and leave with new teeth in just one day?
In this article, we’ll answer this question and discuss how same-day dental implants work, who can do it, the types, and the pros and cons.
What are same-day dental implants?
Same-day dental implants, also known as immediate dental implants or same-day teeth, are a modern dental procedure that allows people to receive dental implants and replacement teeth in a single appointment.
Unlike traditional dental implant procedures, which often involve multiple visits over several months, same-day dental implants streamline the process.
How do same-day dental implants work?
Same-day dental implants give you a new tooth in just one day. Also known as 24-hour teeth, you can walk into a dental care center with old teeth and return with a new set of teeth and a more confident smile!
Here’s how same-day dental implants work:
- The process begins with an initial consultation to assess your oral health and suitability for the procedure.
- A customized treatment plan is created after assessing your unique dental needs and the location of the missing tooth or teeth.
- The dental implant or implants are surgically placed into the jawbone during the same appointment. This step anchors the implant securely in the bone.
- A prosthetic tooth or bridge is attached to the implant(s) on the same day. This immediate loading lets you leave the dental office with a functional replacement tooth or teeth.
- You will need to follow postoperative care instructions, including managing any discomfort and ensuring proper healing.
- Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the progress and stability of the implants.
Same-day dental implants offer the advantage of a significantly shorter treatment timeline, allowing you to regain your smile and dental function without the lengthy waiting period associated with traditional implant procedures.
It has also been said to have an equal success rate to traditional dental implant procedures. However, not everyone is a candidate for same-day implants, and eligibility depends on factors like oral health and bone density.
What are the pros of same-day dental implants?
Same-day dental implants, or 24-hour teeth, have a lot of advantages and are an appealing choice for those seeking a fast and effective solution to replace missing teeth. Here are some of its advantages:
- You get your new teeth in just one day.
- A quick fix to missing teeth restoring your confidence and oral health.
- With same-day implants, you save time by needing fewer appointments.
- It’s a more convenient option if you have a busy schedule, as you don’t have to make frequent trips to the dentist.
- Same-day implants can help maintain your jawbone’s health and structure.
- You regain the ability to speak, eat, and chew normally almost immediately.
- Success rates for same-day implants are high, making the procedure a reliable option.
- Recovery tends to be quicker and less uncomfortable than traditional implants.
What are the cons of same-day dental implants?
The cons of same-day dental implants include:
- Not everyone is a candidate for same-day implants.
- Higher chance of bone loss.
- Same-day dental implants can be more expensive.
- Slim, but has a higher chance of complications like infection and implant failure.
Discussing these potential drawbacks with your dentist when considering same-day dental implants is important to make an informed decision based on your dental needs and circumstances.
What are the types of same-day dental implants?
There are different types of same-day dental implants, and not all follow the same procedure. The duration of your procedure depends on the type of implant you will receive. Here are some types of same-day dental implants:
All-on-4 or All-on-X Implants
This approach involves placing four or more implants in the jawbone to support a full arch of teeth (either upper or lower).
All-on-4 or All-on-X implants are designed for patients missing most or all of their teeth in one arch. The advantage is that the prosthetic arch can be attached on the same day as implant placement, providing immediate restoration of a full set of teeth.
Single-tooth dental implant
A single-tooth implant is a dental procedure used to replace a single missing tooth. It involves the placement of a single dental implant in the jawbone to serve as a foundation for the artificial tooth, called a crown.
The crown is commonly made of ceramic or porcelain. The oral surgeon will take special care to ensure the crown matches the rest of your teeth. This way, no one can tell the difference between the false tooth and others in your mouth.
Full arch dental implant
Full-arch dental implants, often referred to as “full-arch implant restorations” or “full-arch fixed bridges,” are comprehensive dental solutions for individuals who have lost most or all of their teeth in one or both dental arches (upper or lower). These implants offer a permanent and stable replacement for a row of missing teeth.
Full arch dental implants offer numerous benefits, including improved chewing ability, enhanced aesthetics, and preventing bone loss in the jaw. They are a reliable and durable solution for those who have lost many or all of their teeth and want a permanent, stable, and aesthetically pleasing replacement.
The treatment plan and the number of implants needed will vary depending on individual cases.
Get your same-day dental implant at Hanna Dental today!
Our holistic approach to dentistry offers a range of benefits that ensure a positive experience and exceptional results. To avoid the complications of infection after a dental implant procedure, we give our patients specific and personalized instructions on maintaining excellent oral hygiene.
When you choose Hanna Dental, you choose a team dedicated to oral health, comfort, and satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards having a confident smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How quickly can a dental implant be done?
The timeline for dental implants varies depending on the patient’s oral health and specific circumstances. Sometimes, a single dental implant can be placed on the same day as tooth extraction. However, the process may take several months for more complex cases or traditional implant procedures. Same-day dental implants are an option for some patients and can provide replacement teeth in a single day.
How many implants can you get in one day?
The number of dental implants that can be placed in one day depends on several factors, including the patient’s oral health, the location of the implants, and the dentist’s assessment. Multiple implants can sometimes be placed simultaneously, especially when full arch restorations (All-on-4 or All-on-X) are involved. However, the specific number of implants that can be placed in one day should be determined by a qualified dental professional.
Do you get temporary teeth while waiting for implants?
Yes, in some cases, patients can receive temporary teeth or prostheses while waiting for dental implants to heal and integrate with the jawbone. These temporary teeth help maintain oral function and aesthetics during the waiting period. However, not all implant procedures include temporary teeth, and their use depends on the treatment plan and individual patient needs.
Can you have a tooth extraction and implant on the same day?
Yes, a tooth extraction and dental implant placement can be done on the same day. This approach is known as immediate implant placement. It is typically considered when the tooth being replaced is in good condition before extraction and the surrounding bone is healthy. Immediate implant placement can help streamline the implant process, but not all cases are suitable for this method, and it depends on the patient’s unique circumstances and the dentist’s recommendation.