What You Need To Know About Same-Day Implants

Posted on: 7 January 2021

When it comes to dental implants, typically, you must go through a multi-step process that is spread out over several months. However, you can get dental implants don all in one day.

With a traditional implant, the impacted tooth is removed, and the socket is given time to heal. After that, the implant is put in place, and the healing process begins again. Once the healing process is completed, a crown would then be put in place. Alternatively, with a same-day implant, the entire process is done at once. The impacted tooth is removed, the implant is put in place, and the crown is placed on the implant. Then, the procedure is finished, which means your mouth only has to do one round of healing. This process has some advantages and drawbacks as well.

Advantages of Same-Day Implants

When it comes to same-day implants, there are multiple advantages. With a same-day procedure, the soft tissue and gums must only heal once from a single procedure. This reduces the chances that the soft tissue and gums will recede and increases how quickly everything heals. This means there isn't any chance for anything to get into the tooth extraction socket with a same-day implant. Likewise, the chance of an infection is significantly reduced.

Generally, the implant will fuse to the bone better when it is placed right after the tooth is extracted. Additionally, you will get to leave the dental office without any missing teeth, so no one will ever know that you had a damaged tooth removed. You will get to maintain a whole set of teeth in your mouth. 

Getting everything done at once will also save you time as well. You will only have to make one trip to the dentist instead of multiple trips, which is great if you don't have many days off that you can use. 

Disadvantages of Same-Day Implants

As with any procedure, some disadvantages come with same-day implants. There is a small risk of dental failure in comparison to the traditional process. There is a small risk of marginal bone loss as well. Additionally, you also may experience a little more swelling and discomfort if you will have the entire process done at once, although the overall healing process should be quick. The disadvantages of getting everything done at once

If you don't want to go through the long process of a regular dental implant, you should talk to your dentist and see if you are the right candidate for the same-day dental procedure. Talk to a dentist for more information regarding dental implants.