Implants Make It Possible
Are you tired of dealing with loose teeth that make chewing difficult? Have bone loss or gum disease left teeth unstable in your mouth? Dental implants fuse strong artificial roots directly to the jawbone for unparalleled stability and improved ability to eat the foods you love. If you think dental implants may be the answer to your dental problems, call our Staten Island office at (718) 948-5111 to set up your appointment.
What Are Same-Day Dental Implants?
Same-day dental implants, also known as immediate-load dental implants, are a type of dental implant placed in a single visit to the dentist. Unlike traditional dental implants that require several months of healing before they complete the implant with a dental crown, same-day dental implants allow you to leave the dental office with a new tooth or teeth on the same day.
The Pros and Cons of Same-Day Implants
Like any dental procedure, same-day dental implants have advantages and disadvantages.
Patients may experience the following pros:
- Faster treatment: With same-day dental implants, you can have a new tooth or teeth in a single visit, without having to wait several months for the implant to integrate with the jawbone.
- Convenience: Since same-day dental implants are done in one visit, you won’t have to schedule multiple appointments or take time off work.
- Immediate function: Same-day dental implants allow you to eat and speak normally right away, without waiting for the implant to heal.
- Cost-effective: While same-day dental implants may cost more upfront, they can be a more cost-effective option in the long run, since you won’t need to pay for multiple appointments.
Patients also need to be aware of the possible cons:
- Risk of implant failure: Since same-day dental implants are immediately placed with a temporary restoration, there’s a higher risk of implant failure compared to traditional dental implants.
- Limited candidate pool: Not everyone is a good candidate for same-day dental implants. Those with certain medical conditions or a history of gum disease may not qualify.
- Higher cost: While same-day dental implants can be cost-effective in the long run, they may have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional dental implants.
How Do Same-Day Dental Implants Work?
The process of same-day dental implants starts with a thorough examination and consultation with a dentist. During the consultation, the dentist will evaluate your oral health and determine if you qualify for same-day dental implants. If you’re a suitable candidate, the dentist will use advanced technology to plan the placement of the implant, and then attach a temporary restoration to the implant immediately.
They then place the implant into the jawbone through a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Once the implant is in place, they’ll attach the temporary restoration to the implant. The temporary restoration design looks and functions like a natural tooth and is worn for several months until the implant fully integrates with the jawbone. After a few months, the temporary restoration is replaced with your permanent dental crown or other choice restoration.
Who Qualifies for Same-Day Dental Implants?
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for same-day dental implants. Ideal candidates include those who:
- Have good oral health and hygiene
- Have enough bone density in the jaw to support the implant
- Do not have gum disease or other medical conditions that can interfere with the healing process
Frequently Asked Questions
Are same-day dental implants covered by insurance?
It depends on your insurance plan. Some insurance plans may cover same-day dental implants, while others may not. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to see what’s covered under your plan.
Are there restrictions after a same-day implant procedure?
You may be advised to avoid hard or crunchy foods for a few days and to rinse your mouth with salt water. Your dentist will provide you with specific post-procedure instructions to ensure your recovery goes smoothly.
Explore Your Dental Implant Options
If you’re interested in learning more about same-day dental implants, consult with a dental professional to determine if they’re the right choice for you. At our Staten Island dental office, our dentist may not offer same-day dental implants, but can still provide you with high-quality tooth replacement options. Schedule your consultation today.
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