When successful, this treatment provides a high level of patient satisfaction because they can receive their implant surgery and their new teeth all on the same day. With same-day dental implants, patients will not need to wear an uncomfortable partial or full denture while their implants heal. Treatment is highly appealing for people who dread being without their teeth for any length of time. Patients can eat and talk in relative comfort during the healing process, with minimal disruption to everyday life. The techniques used for same-day dental implants are tested thoroughly and do not compromise the long-term success of treatment.
One of the most commonly used same-day dental implant techniques is “All-on-Four.” This is when a complete arch of teeth is supported by just four dental implants and the forces placed on the implants are directed at an obtuse angle. With this procedure, bone grafting is usually unnecessary because the placement of the dental implants maximizes use of available bone, specifically in areas where it is naturally thicker. This can help to reduce costs for patients without compromising the quality of results.
Same day dental implants treatments cannot create a shortcut that will bypass the bone-to-implant integration process. This must still take place and cannot be rushed because the body needs time to produce new bone cells that will firmly hold the implant in place. Patient compliance is vital to ensure the dental implants do not move during a healing period, which may be anywhere between three and six months. During this time, it is often necessary for patients to stick to a softer diet, avoiding particularly hard or crunchy foods, such as carrots or almonds. This can last 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. Failure to adhere to a softer diet may result in the implants moving, negatively impacting integration and increasing the risk of treatment failure.
Dental Implants Vs Immediate Implants
Dental implants are small fixtures placed under the gum to work as the roots of a missing tooth.
A crown or artificial tooth is then fitted to match the rest of your teeth and will improve your smile/bite.
Implants are used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth for a healthy smile that looks and feels natural.
The procedure is not too painful, but can discomfort can be treated using a local anaesthetic, if needed general anaesthetic also available at Golden Smile Dent.
After treatment, the implants will integrate with the bone. This process takes at least 3-6 months.
If the implants are stable enough then artificial teeth can be attached immediately after placement.
The traditional implant procedure can require at least three months between implant placements and the final restoration.
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When using this type of implant system it is crucial for successful implantation that the dental implant must be stable after being surgically placed.
Same Day Dental Implants: Extraction & Dental Implant Treatment (Immediate Implant)
Following the extraction, it normally takes up to 3 months for extraction socket to heal. However, under suitable conditions, it is possible to place an implant immediately to the socket. Hence, patients will not have to wait for months to have their Dental Implant treatment done.
It is mandatory to have a healthy bone and suitable root shape to have Immediate Dental Implant placement.
Your dentist may find it necessary to apply bone grafts. In the linked video, you will see our patient who is from England getting bones while his implant operation. Our expert implant&cosmetic dentist will decide for adding bones.
Depending on the bone quality, it is possible to provide crown in 3 days(Immediate Loading) instead of dentures. However if the bone quality is not adequate, it is still possible to cover the gap with temporary removable denture.
If your jaw is not suitable for Immediate Loading, you will wait 2-3 months until the Dental Implant fuses with the jawbone.