Can Dental Implants Be Done In One Day

Can Dental Implants Be Done In One Day?

It’s true — getting dental implants can take a lot of time as the process from start to finish can last several months. Nonetheless, this high-quality way to replace missing teeth is growing in popularity and becoming more and more accessible to patients. 

With growth comes new advancements, such as the ability to get implants in one day. While it is not a solution for every patient, certain circumstances do allow it. Let’s take a closer look. 

Understanding Same-Day Dental Implants 

Being able to get your dental implants in one day is very convenient. You can walk into the dentist missing one or more teeth and walk out with a new tooth, an implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported dentures. How is that possible? 

Traditional implants require the tooth to be extracted, the post to be implanted, and time to pass for the implant and the bone to fuse together. This alone usually takes 3 to 4 months, if not longer. Then you will go back and have the abutment and dental crown attached. The entire process can take anywhere from 6 months to a year to complete. 

Dental implants that are done in one day will involve the placing of the implant, the abutment, and the crown all in one visit. And, if an extraction is needed, that will be taken care of, too. 

While the procedure takes place in one sitting, a couple of visits are required. You will meet with your dentist for a consultation to ensure that you are a candidate for the procedure and handle the prep work for it. Then you will have your implant date and a follow-up visit. 

Who is a Candidate for Same Day Dental Implants?

It may sound like an ideal solution, but not everyone is a candidate for same-day dental implants. You will need to have enough bone density to support the implant, as well as good oral health and oral hygiene. No signs of decay or gum disease can be present. 

Your periodontist will do an oral examination during your consultation and determine whether or not you are a candidate for the fast-track to dental implants or if traditional implants would be a more successful option. Remember, your dental specialist is always looking at the best option for your oral health — and the one that will yield the greatest results. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the alternative to dental implants?

Traditional dentures and dental bridges are alternatives to dental implants. While they work well and have been around for decades, they do not offer the same high-level functionality that comes with dental implants. 

Do dental implants hurt? 

The dental implant procedure is performed using local anesthetic keeping you from feeling any pain for the duration. It will eventually wear off and you may feel mild discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medication can offer relief. 

Learn More About Dental Implants at Periodontal Associates

Are you interested in dental implants? If you want to see whether or not you are a candidate for this gold standard of tooth replacement, our team of highly experienced dental specialists at Periodontal Associates is here for you. We address each dental implant patient with the utmost care and precision. 

Contact us at one of our two convenient locations to schedule your consultation today. 

Framingham Office: 508-875-6185

Newtown Office: 617-964-6185