Dental implants are a popular dental restorative solution that has been around for several years. The traditional dental implant procedure, however, is a long process that can take up to several weeks before your implants are fully placed. Luckily, due to new and advanced dental technologies, it is now possible to restore your teeth in a day. At Periodontal Associates we offer same day (or immediate) dental implant solutions, which allow you to regain your oral functionality and appearance in a day.
What Are Same Day Implants?
Same day implants are dental implants that are fully placed in your jawbone in a single day. Unlike traditional dental implant placement, same day implant placement does not require a recovery period between the surgical procedure and the placement of the dental crowns/dental bridge (for implant supported dentures). Therefore, you can fully enjoy functions such as eating, talking, and laughing on the same day you get your implants.
Who Is the Best Candidate for Same Day Implants?
Same day implants are just like the standard dental implants, with the only difference being that you go home with your teeth replaced on the same day. Therefore, to get this procedure, you must meet the standard implant placement requirements such as:
|Healthy and strong bone and gums.
|Great dental and overall health.
|Great dental hygiene practice.
|The absence of dental problems such as gum disease.
|The absence of general health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, or any other conditions that can lead to complications following oral surgery.
Same day dental implants can be an ideal solution if you have lost one or multiple teeth. It is also an ideal solution if you do not want the inconvenience of wearing standard dentures or are looking for the esthetic benefits that come with implants.
The Same Day Implant Procedure
The same day implant procedure begins with preparation and planning, and dental imaging. These images are used to observe the jawbone and the gum tissue structure and determine the accurate implant sites. On the day of the implant placement, you are sedated, and incisions are made in the gum tissue to open up the jawbone, where the implants will be placed. These sites are then drilled to create a hole (socket) where a metal frame is inserted. The surgical site is then sealed up to cover the implant.
Depending on your choice, dental crowns or a set of dentures are then made using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) technology. These are then screwed onto the implants, giving you back your full oral functionality.
Benefits of Same Day Implants
|Same day implants have several benefits compared to other teeth replacement solutions:
|Immediate oral functionality. You get your teeth back in a single day, as opposed to waiting around for weeks.
|A new and perfect smile in a day. The same day implants also help to restore your facial appearance in a day, giving you a great smile.
|Bone loss prevention. The implants help to prevent loss of bone by stimulating optimal growth.
|Saving time and money. With same day implants, you have fewer dental visits and procedures. This saves you time and money.
Get your teeth in a day thanks to Periodontal Associates. Call us today at (971) 317-8414 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions about same day implant placement.