Teeth-in-a-Day, also known as Immediate Load Implants and same day dental implants, are among the newest innovations in dental implant technology. You can have permanent teeth in a day with a procedure that involves surgical implantation in a single visit. Unlike traditional dental implants that require up to six months to heal before tooth replacement, same day dental implants give patients a chance to walk out with a beautiful new smile and new set of teeth in just a single visit!
Traditional Dental Implants vs. Permanent Teeth-in-a-Day
The waiting period involved with traditional implants is usually about four to six months long because the gum tissue and bone need time to heal and regenerate. This waiting period ensures the implant is fused securely, and the procedure may require multiple surgeries to first place the implant, and then to uncover the implant from under the gum line. During the waiting period, patients typically wear a bridge or denture appliance. In some cases, they are simply without a tooth for the entire time. Even though traditional implants still have a high success rate and are a viable option for many, the waiting period makes them less attractive in the event of an emergency situation.
Permanent Teeth-in-a-Day, or same day dental implants, do not have a waiting period because the missing teeth are replaced immediately using a different placement technique. Dr. Watkins at AZ Implant Solutions performs this procedure by placing an implant restoration piece within an hour of the appointment. Same day dental implants can also be used to restore teeth after an extraction.
Do I Qualify for Same Day Dental Implants?
Not all patients will qualify for permanent Teeth-in-a-Day. Dr. Watkins will determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure during your consultation.
Want to learn more about same day dental implants? Call AZ Implant Solutions for your appointment today!