Can Dental Implants Be Done In One Day?

Can Dental Implants Be Done in One Day?

When you’re dealing with a damaged tooth, you might wonder how long it will take to get your problem fixed. While the healing period can vary from patient to patient, it’s important to know that you have options when it comes to the entire process of installing dental implants. Here at the Santa Monica Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, same-day dental implant treatment is possible. One-day implants have their benefits and drawbacks, but for some they can be the more affordable option when compared to traditional dental implants. Dental implants can certainly be finished in one day, but whether or not you’ll want to go that route depends on your current oral health.

Santa Monica Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

(310) 315-1034

2020 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 530

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Pros of Same-Day Dental Implants

There are numerous benefits to having same-day dental implants installed. The emotional benefits of having a beautiful smile to call your own within one day can be very appealing to those who suffer with low self-confidence that is directly related to issues with their teeth. Same-day dental implants make use of a new and growing technology in the field of dentistry known as “All-On-Four”. 

As the name might imply, All-On-Four dental implants make use of four supporting structures lodged within the mandible. When compared to traditional implants, this new technology allows entire rows of temporary teeth to be installed in one implant procedure. Traditional implants require each temporary tooth to be installed upon its own foundation. This comes with its own risks as they pertain to the long-term success of individual implants, whereas same-day implants have a much lower risk of becoming loose in one particular section of the mandible.

Moreover, same-day implants are cost-efficient in a way that traditional implants aren’t. One-day dental implants will carry a much lighter price tag than individual teeth installation might. Single-tooth implants take much more time to properly install in the context of replacing multiple teeth, and for those with major tooth loss, replacing individual teeth might not be practical from a financial standpoint.

Cons of Same-Day Dental Implants

While there are many “pros” to receiving same-day implants, there are significant limitations regarding implant placement that exclude a majority of those looking to have only a few teeth replaced. Same-day implants make use of a technology that allows an entire row of teeth to be installed within the time allotted for one dental procedure. However, if you have a single tooth or only a few teeth in different sections of your jaw that are in need of replacement, same-day implants won’t work for you.

A majority of dental implants patients aren’t looking to replace an entire section of their natural smile with false teeth. The osseointegration process by which dental implants secure their foothold in the mandible necessitates the removal of natural teeth in order to replace an entire row of unhealthy teeth. Simply explained, osseointegration refers to the bone-like bond formed between titanium implant screws (to which implants are attached) and the jawbone.

Same-day implants make use of two titanium screws to secure an entire row of permanent teeth, which allows one or two rows of teeth to be installed within one day due to the lesser amount of surgical work required. For those wishing to replace only a few of their natural teeth with dental implants, individual implants are necessary. Traditional implants are done on an individual basis, allowing singular teeth to be implanted on singular titanium screws. This allows for more precision in determining which teeth need to be replaced, but it takes much longer to install a row of individual implants than a row of All-On-4 implants.

Am I a Candidate for Same-Day Implants?

If a majority of your teeth are missing and your remaining teeth cause you extreme discomfort, you may be eligible to receive same-day implants. Unlike traditional implants, same-day dental implants offer patients with major tooth loss a financially viable option to replace their natural teeth with healthier permanent teeth. Our same-day procedure won’t take months to pay off or fully recover from, and we are proud to offer same-day procedures to those looking for an alternative to uncomfortable denture options.

One-day implants aren’t for everybody, but for some people, one-day dental implants can be a permanent solution for restoring an unsalvageable arch of teeth. Our treatment plan includes financing options so we can more fully serve the Santa Monica community for a reasonable initial price. All-On-4 Dental Implants can speed up the healing process of dental implant surgery significantly, and the degree of risk for infection and gum disease is significantly lowered in the context of replacing an existing crown or bridge that might leave room for trapped food to erode the jaw.

Contact Us Today!

If you wish to know more about whether or not same-day implants are right for you, give the Santa Monica Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants a call or send us an email today for your free, no-obligation consultation visit. We offer both traditional tooth restoration and same-day implant procedures depending on your oral health needs and financial standing. Whether you need an entire mouth of teeth or singular teeth replaced, our experienced oral surgeons will take the time to thoroughly explain how we can help you. 

We know uncomfortable dentures aren’t a sustainable option for most people, and we understand the hassle that removable dentures can pose on a daily basis. All-On-4 implants offer a financially viable and permanent alternative to dentures that lasts a lifetime.

If you’re ready to enjoy your favorite foods without worry once again, or if you’re looking for a lasting denture solution, schedule your free consultation visit with our center through our website. You can also contact us by phone or email.

Santa Monica Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

(310) 315-1034

2020 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 530

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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