What is a Same-Day Dental Implant?

Same-day dental implants, also known as immediate load dental implants or one-day dental implants, are a type of dental implant procedure in which the implant, abutment (connector), and crown (artificial tooth) are placed in a single visit to the dentist. In a traditional dental implant procedure, there is a waiting period of several months between the placement of the implant and the attachment of the crown. With same-day dental implants, the crown is attached to the implant immediately after the implant is placed, allowing the patient to leave the dentist's office with a fully functional, artificial tooth.

Who Would Be a Good Candidate for Same-Day Dental Implants?

A good candidate for same-day dental implants would be someone who:

  • Has good oral health: The individual should have good oral health, with no gum disease or tooth decay that could compromise the success of the implant.
  • Has enough jawbone density: The implant requires a strong and dense jawbone to hold it in place. If the jawbone is not dense enough, the implant may fail.
  • Is in good overall health: People with certain medical conditions such as diabetes or uncontrolled high blood pressure may not be good candidates for same-day dental implants.
  • Is committed to maintaining good oral hygiene: It is important for the individual to have good oral hygiene habits to ensure the success of the implant.
  • Is looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth: Same-day dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth and are not meant to be removed or replaced. Therefore, it is important that the individual is committed to this permanent solution.

What are the Benefits of Getting an Implant the Same Day?

There are several benefits to getting an implant the same day. One of the main benefits is reduced treatment time, as you can complete the entire process in a single visit rather than having to schedule multiple appointments. This can also mean fewer trips to the dentist and less time off work or other activities. Getting an implant the same day can also potentially save you money, as implant treatment can be expensive and completing it in a single visit can help reduce costs. Additionally, getting the implant and any necessary extractions in one visit can help speed up the healing and recovery process, as well as reduce the risk of infection. If you are getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, getting it the same day allows you to have a natural-looking replacement tooth immediately. Lastly, getting an implant can improve your oral health and prevent further tooth loss or damage to adjacent teeth.

Are You Interested in Same-Day Dental Implants?

Are you interested in getting same-day dental implants? If so, we invite you to schedule an appointment for a consultation at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at the Woodlands. Our experienced team of dental professionals will be able to assess your unique situation and determine if same-day dental implants are the right treatment option for you. We understand that the thought of undergoing a dental procedure can be stressful, but our team is dedicated to making sure you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.