Did you say no to dentures in favor of dental implants? If so, you’re well on your way to a bright new smile full of permanent, white teeth. The Same-Day Implant procedure is the latest in implant technology, streamlining the process and allowing patients to return home with a full set of teeth after just one appointment. But how does it work?
Permanent Dental Implants
Same-Day Implant implants look and feel like traditional dental implants. However, instead of having individual posts to hold the crowns, all the new teeth are affixed to four implants per arch, which are anchored centrally on the gum lines. Even patients with bone loss can undergo this treatment since the Same-Day Implant technique makes the best use of available dense jaw bone and typically does not require any bone grafting. The four implants in each bridge securely support large dental bridges, quickly replacing all of the patient’s teeth with natural-looking artificial teeth.
One of the biggest benefits of the Same-Day Implant technique is that the procedure can be completed in just one appointment. Patients do not have to wait to have the crowns placed over the implants, making the process much more comfortable than traditional implant methods. During the surgery, patients are typically sedated or fully anesthetized for a more comfortable experience. The implants are then placed at an angle, avoiding the sinuses and the alveolar nerve. This process can take a few hours to complete. Once the implants are in place, the bridges are attached and the procedure is complete!
Because bone grafting is not often needed for a successful Same-Day Implant procedure, the recovery process is much more comfortable than for traditional implant procedures. Patients can return home the same day, ready to eat and smile right away. In the beginning, patients may experience some mild discomfort and might want to stick to soft, easy-to-eat foods. Pain medication will be prescribed, if necessary, to control discomfort. Healing should not take long thanks to the less invasive techniques used, such as plasma growth factors and advanced surgical techniques. Nearly all patients have no problem coping with recovery in exchange for a lifetime of beautiful new teeth.
Because dental implants are permanent, they are much easier to care for than dentures. Other than normal brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings, the only other special care that is normally advised for dental implants is consistent water irrigation. Patients will be given specific care instructions following the surgery to help keep the bridges in excellent shape. Because they are permanent, Same-Day Implant implants can often be a much more economical option than dentures in the long run. The convenience, ease of care, and comfort of implants is compelling many patients to seek Same-Day Implant over other methods.
Learning More about Dental Surgery in Miami
No matter what questions you have about dental implants, it’s best to ask for help from an expert dentist, like Drs. Gallardo and Lamas in Miami. Our renowned professionals offer advanced surgical techniques, and we are one of the few offices in the area to offer a variety of sedation types to suit every patient. If you think you might be a good candidate for Same-Day Implant dental implants, call our offices at 305-447-1447 to schedule an appointment with one of our talented dentists. Your beautiful new smile could be just one appointment away!