Same day dental implants, as the name suggests, are dental implants that can be placed and restored in a single day. This procedure is also known as immediate loading implants or same day teeth, and it has revolutionized the field of implant dentistry. Traditional dental implant procedures usually require multiple appointments, over several months, to complete the process. However, with same day dental implants, patients can have missing teeth replaced in just one appointment.
The most significant benefit of same day dental implants is the time it saves. Traditional dental implant procedures require months of healing time between the implant placement and restoration. But with same day dental implants, patients can have their implants placed and restored in a single visit. This means that patients can have their missing teeth replaced within a few hours, without having to go through multiple appointments and lengthy healing periods.
Another benefit of same day dental implants is that they are less invasive compared to traditional dental implant procedures. Since the implant placement and restoration are completed in a single appointment, patients do not have to undergo two separate surgeries. This also means that there is less trauma to the gums and jawbone, leading to a faster healing process.
– The patient must have sufficient jawbone density to support the implant.
– The patient must have good oral hygiene and be free of any dental diseases.
– The patient must have healthy gums.
– The patient must not be a heavy smoker or have any other medical conditions that could affect the healing process.
The procedure for same day dental implants involves several steps:
The first step is a consultation with the dentist to determine if the patient is a good candidate for same day dental implants. The dentist will take x-rays and impressions of the patient’s teeth to create a treatment plan.
The next step is the placement of the dental implant. The dentist will make an incision in the gum tissue and drill a hole into the jawbone where the implant will be placed. The implant is then screwed into the jawbone.
After the implant is placed, an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment is a small post that connects the implant to the restoration. The restoration can be a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on the number of missing teeth.
Once the restoration is attached to the abutment, the dentist will make any final adjustments necessary to ensure a comfortable fit and proper bite.