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Can Dental Implants Be Completed in One Day?
Dental implants are considered the modern tooth replacement, a “gold” standard solution for anyone with one or more missing teeth. With today’s advancements, this amazing solution can often be completed in a single day, even if you are missing all of your teeth!
The process for receiving a same-day dental implant is fairly straightforward, but you should always research dentists in your area to find one with the most experience and skill in dental implants. That way, you’ll receive the most precise and accurate treatment—and a new tooth that can last for the rest of your life!
The 3 steps of same-day dental implants treatment
#1 – Consultation and treatment planning
Your consultation and personalized treatment plan are a large part of the process. During these appointments, you and your dentist will discuss your smile goals. Your dentist will also assess the health of your mouth including the soft tissue and bone. The long-term stability and reliability of dental implants partly rely on how accurate this treatment planning is.
#2 – Same-Day surgery and temporary crown
Your day of surgery begins with ensuring you’re properly comfortable in the surgical suite. For many patients, this involves a personalized level of sedation, though dental implant surgery often only requires local anesthetic. Then, your dentist will surgically place the dental implant into your jawbone.
This process is often aided by guided surgical technology to provide the highest level of precision and accuracy. Once the implant is placed and has proper stability, your dentist will attach the temporary dental crown. You will leave this appointment with a fully functional tooth that looks and feels natural!
#3 – Healing and final restoration
As your body heals from surgery, your natural jawbone is healing around the dental implant post through a process known as osseointegration. During this time, you can go about your normal routine and daily activities while the temporary crown remains in place.
Once this healing phase is complete, you’ll return to the dentist’s office to receive your final restoration. This crown will be made from incredibly strong and life-like material, providing you with long-term function and aesthetics!