How Do One Day Dental Implants Work?

Do you have one or more teeth that need to be replaced? Whether they are missing or severely decayed beyond the point of saving, a dental implant is the highest quality tooth replacement option. If you need to replace just one or a few teeth, dental implants are an affordable option. But if you need to replace an entire arch of teeth, implant supported dentures are a more cost effective option. 

The traditional dental implant procedure can take a few weeks or even a few months. But advancements in technology have made it possible to get dental implants in just one appointment. How do one day dental implants work? Here’s a basic explanation of the process. 

Step 1: The Consultation

Before you can get a one day dental implant, you must first have a consultation with your dentist. The dentist will evaluate your mouth where the missing tooth needs to be replaced to determine whether or not a one day implant will work for you. It is necessary for your gums to be healthy and your jaw bone to be adequate enough to support an implant. Radiographs of the area will be necessary to verify the bone quality/quantity.  If all looks well, your appointment will be scheduled for receiving your implant. You and your dentist will discuss the procedure and your preferred type of anesthesia ahead of time in preparation for your appointment. 

Step 2: The Procedure

On the day of your appointment the dental implant root will be surgically placed in your jaw. Anesthesia makes the process pain free. After the implant is placed, a temporary crown will be attached to the top while your permanent crown is created. The temporary crown looks natural and restores your smile until the permanent crown can be placed. 

Step 3: The Finishing Touch

Once the permanent crown is created and sent back to your dentist, usually in a few weeks, you can return to your dentist for the permanent fitting. As long as the crown fits properly and you are satisfied with the way it looks, the process will be complete at this time. 

How Much Faster Are One Day vs Traditional Implants?

Traditional implants can take up to a year to complete. The implant root is placed, then allowed to heal for a few months. Then the abutment is attached and you’ll wait another few months. Finally the crown is attached and the process is complete in somewhere between 6 months and a year. The biggest advantage to the longer process is that it gives your body more time to heal between each step. But the entire process for one day dental implants only takes a few weeks from the consultation to the final result. 

Benefits of One Day Dental Implants

One day dental implants have many benefits: 

  • Faster process. You won’t have to sit in the dental chair as long in total as you would for the traditional dental implant process, although you will sit for longer in one day. 
  • Less trips to the dentist. You avoid the inconvenience of making trips back and forth to the dentist and taking time off work to go.  
  • Get your smile back sooner. If you’re missing a tooth that is noticeable, you want your dental implant as soon as possible to restore your smile. One day dental implants will have you smiling again sooner. 
  • Works for implant supported dentures as well. The one day dental implant process can also be used to receive implant supported dentures. Get your full smile back in a much shorter time. 

Periodontal Associates Provides One Day Dental Implants

If you’re looking for a dentist who can provide you with one day dental implants, Periodontal Associates can help. Our skilled periodontists can place one or more dental implants in a single appointment after an initial consultation. Many patients are ideal candidates for this procedure and would benefit from the convenience. We provide this service for our patients who want to save time and money. 

Call 508-875-6185 today to schedule a consultation at our Framingham office or 617-964-6185 for our Newton office. You can also request an appointment and someone will be in touch shortly to schedule. We look forward to restoring your smile.