Dyme Dental - What Are Same Day Dental Implants?

by dymedev
August 6, 2021

Our smiles are one of the first things we notice about each other. But when you aren’t happy with your toothy grin because you have missing or decayed teeth, you tend to try to hide your smile. Eventually, this can hurt your self-esteem as your confidence takes a hit. 

In the past, traditional dental implants were the only way a person could fix those gaps from lost or decayed teeth in their smile. But the procedure was complex and could take nearly a year from start to finish.

Now, same day dental implants give you the same result in—you guessed it—

the same day! Yes, you can have your implant surgery and get your new teeth all at the same visit.

We get that you’re skeptical. How can dental implants be done in one day, you wonder?

Well, it’s a newer innovative technique in the field of dentistry that isn’t offered at every dental office. You have to be trained in the specialized methods and invest in state-of-the-art equipment to perform the procedure.

At Dyme Dental, we’re happy to offer this beneficial technique to our patients.

However, while one day dental implants are an amazing opportunity to help many people, they’re not for everyone. Read on to see if same day implants are a possible solution for your oral health needs!

Can Dental Implants Be Done in One Day?

The idea behind the dentist offering implants in a day is relatively new, but implants themselves have been around for millennia. In fact, the first record of an ancient civilization attempting some form of implants was with the Mayans around 500 B.C.

Traditional implants as we know them today were first recorded in the 1950s. Since then, not too much has changed, although the procedure has become safer and more effective. 

The path to implants that has been used for decades is made of three distinct parts:

  1. First, the damaged or surrounding teeth must be extracted so the implants can be placed.
  2. Second, after the extraction site has healed, the implants are inserted into the jawbone. The jaw and implant then fuse together over weeks or months in a process called osseointegration.
  3. Finally, when the implant has been fully accepted by the body and fused to the bone, the new teeth are cemented into place.

Between the surgical and recovery time, this process could take anywhere from a few months to close to one year. With full dental implants in one day, though, the entire procedure is streamlined into one surgery and a follow-up visit.

One Day Dental Implants - Are You a Candidate?

The major difference between one day dental implants vs. traditional implants is the amount of time each one takes. With denture implants in one day, all three parts of the procedure are undergone during the same visit.

Because the tooth extraction and implant are on the same day, the actual surgery is harder on your body at first. Some people prefer to have each step done separately and deal with the recovery gradually. Others would rather get it all done and over with, even if the recovery is a little harder. 

After the extraction in this procedure, immediate dental implants are placed in your mouth, and your crown (the new teeth) are added. Since it’s all done at once, there’s typically more discomfort and swelling after this surgery. 

However, you don’t have to go through the surgeries again. It’s done, and you can focus on healing and enjoying your new teeth!

But not everyone can handle having all three procedures at one time. The right candidate for this technique should be in good overall health, including oral and medical wellness.

Some factors reduce the possibility that you’ll be able to have same day dental implants, such as:

  • Smoking, which increases the chance of infection and/or complications
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Jaw bone deterioration
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Certain chronic medical conditions

If you’re interested in this procedure but aren’t sure if it’s a good idea with your medical history, schedule a consultation. Our experts at Dyme Dental will answer your questions. And if you’re not able to have same day implants, we’ll design a treatment plan that will work for you!

Things to Know About Same Day Dental Implants

Every surgical procedure comes with advantages and disadvantages. If you’re on the fence between traditional methods and dental implants in one day, use this information to help you decide:

  • The same equipment is used in both procedures. The implant is usually made from a titanium alloy. It looks like a screw and is inserted into your jawbone.
  • Both procedures carry a small risk of bone loss in the jaw where the implant was placed. Same day implants have slightly more risk of this.
  • For both implant types, if you don’t have enough jawbone, a bone graft may be possible as a solution.
  • The amount of time both implants last is comparable. If you take care of yours, you can have them for anywhere between 15 to 20 years. Gradual jaw bone deterioration is possible. When that happens, you will need to return to the dentist for minor implant adjustments.

As far as the cost of your implants, every patient is unique. The final estimate for both types of implants can’t be clarified until you’ve come in for an evaluation.

Same day dental implants cost a comparable rate to traditional implants, on the whole. They are more labor-intensive, but you have less time in the chair overall.

If your questions are related to insurance coverage, please note that dental implants are categorized as cosmetic. As such, they typically aren’t covered by most insurance companies. 

Your policy could include cosmetic coverage, or there may be a medical reason implants are required. Your insurance agent will be able to help you answer these questions.

Ready to See if Same Day Implants Are For You?

Dental implants in one day would be the perfect solution for everyone’s missing teeth problem. But it’s not for everyone. 

If you’re ready to see how you can replace the gaps and get rid of decaying teeth, call our office to schedule an appointment. At Dyme Dental, we’ll sit down with you and listen to your concerns. 

Together, we’ll evaluate your medical and dental history and come up with a plan to help you meet your oral health goals. Your new, beautiful smile is in the near future!

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