Published On: May 5, 2023Categories: Dental Implants480 words2.4 min read

Dental implants have been a game-changer for people with missing teeth. They provide a permanent solution that looks, feels, and functions just like natural teeth. However, traditional implant procedures can be lengthy, taking several months to complete. That’s why there’s been growing interest in same-day dental implants. But can dental implants really be done in one day? In this blog post, we’ll explore the answer to that question.

First, let’s start by defining what we mean by “dental implants.” Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. They’re made of biocompatible materials, such as titanium, that fuse with the bone to create a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

Traditional dental implant procedures involve several steps that are spread out over several months. The first step is the placement of the implant into the jawbone, which is typically done under local anesthesia. After the implant is placed, a healing period of several months is required for the implant to fuse with the bone, a process known as osseointegration. Once the implant has fused with the bone, a second surgery is done to attach an abutment to the implant. Finally, a replacement tooth or bridge is attached to the abutment.

Same-day dental implants, on the other hand, involve placing the implant and attaching the replacement tooth or bridge in a single appointment. The technique is also known as immediate loading, and it’s a less invasive option for people who are missing one or more teeth.

But can dental implants really be done in one day? The answer is: it depends. Not everyone is a candidate for same-day dental implants. The technique is typically used for people who have enough bone density and volume to support the implant and for those who have healthy gums. Additionally, people who smoke, have diabetes, or have other health issues may not be good candidates for same-day dental implants.

If you’re considering same-day dental implants, it’s important to discuss your options with an experienced dentist or oral surgeon. They can evaluate your individual case and determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. It’s also important to do your own research and ask questions about the procedure, including the risks, benefits, and expected outcomes.

This is why we offer free consultations with Dr Nikhil Oberai. Not only does he treat patients with advanced dental implant techniques, but he also trains and mentors other dentists (and student dentists) so they are able to place and restore dental implants.

In conclusion, same-day dental implants are a less invasive option for people who are missing one or more teeth. However, not everyone is a candidate for the procedure, and the success rate is dependent on several factors. If you’re considering same-day dental implants, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.

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