Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement. Unfortunately, the process often takes a minimum of several months and may take as much as a full year, depending on several factors. The good news is, at 5th and Olive Dental, you can get teeth in a day with same-day dental implants.
Same-day dental implants involves placing the implant on the same day as the extraction, promoting faster healing. This prevents food debris from getting into the extraction site and reduces the risk of gum recession and jawbone deterioration. There are three types of same-day dental implants:
- Immediate load implants: temporary tooth/teeth placed on the implant
- Mini dental implants: smaller than traditional implants, used when jawbone deterioration has occurred.
- All-on-4 dental implants: hybrid solution for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth with 4 dental implants.
In this article, we’ll explain more about this procedure to help you determine if it is right for you.
Same-Day Dental Implants vs. Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants take a minimum of three months before the artificial teeth can be placed. Unfortunately, this means that the patient is without teeth during this time- but depending on your situation, it may be the best option.
Same-day implants, on the other hand, allow artificial teeth to be immediately placed on the implants. However, it is important to note that the teeth placed on the same day are temporary. You will need to have them replaced once healing is complete.
Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Same-Day Dental Implants
The procedure for placing dental implants is invasive- whether you get traditional implants or same-day implants. Therefore, you can expect some discomfort during the healing process. Every procedure has advantages and disadvantages.
The advantages of same-day dental implants are:
- Immediate results
- Cheaper than traditional implants
- Less time at the dental clinic
The disadvantages of same-day dental implants include:
- Increased risk of infection
- Increased risk of implant failure
How much do same-day dental implants cost?
Every time you visit the dentist’s office, you must pay for your time there. You pay for the equipment use and the dentist’s time. Therefore, same-day dental implants will cost you less than traditional implants.
Traditional dental implants cost an average of $5,000 per implant.
- Immediate load implants start at around $4,000 each.
- Mini implants start at $500 each.
- All-on-4 typically costs a minimum of $12,000 per arch.
Some dental insurance plans consider dental implants to be a cosmetic procedure and therefore will not cover it. However, other providers will cover a portion of the treatment. Our office staff will contact your provider to determine your level of coverage. We also offer financing options for patients who qualify.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation Today
If you are missing teeth or you need to have one or more teeth extracted, you might want to consider dental implants. This dental restoration looks, feels, and functions more like natural teeth than other options. Schedule your consultation with the team at 5th and Olive Dental today. We can help you understand your options and restore your smile and confidence.
Same-Day Dental Implants FAQs
At 5th and Olive Dental, we have worked with a lot of patients who have gotten dental implants. Therefore, we’ve addressed a lot of questions and concerns. Below are some of the most common questions we’ve heard. We will be happy to address yours as well.
Who is eligible for same-day dental implants?
It is important to note that there are certain criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for same-day dental implants:
- You must be in good overall health
- Your jawbone must be intact
- You must be a non-smoker or willing to give up smoking before the procedure and while healing
You are not eligible for same-day dental implants if:
- You are in poor health (oral and overall)
- You have poor oral hygiene habits
- You have gum disease
- You have an autoimmune disease or a chronic condition
- You have bruxism
Are same-day dental implants right for you?
The best way to determine if same-day dental implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with the team at 5th and Olive Dental. We can evaluate your current condition and discuss your expectations to determine if this treatment is ideal for you.
Can dental implants be done in 1 day?
Yes, it is possible for dental implants to be done in one day. However, while this procedure does have many advantages, there are also several disadvantages to consider when making your decision.
How successful are same-day dental implants?
Traditional dental implants have a 95% success rate in healthy patients. Same-day dental implants have a slightly lower success rate. However, you can increase your chances of success by carefully following aftercare instructions.
Are same-day dental implants better than traditional implants?
Some patients believe that same-day dental implants are better, while others believe that traditional implants are better. You must take the time to weigh the advantages and disadvantages, as well as discuss your expectations with the dentist to determine how you feel about it.