Are Same-Day Dental Implants Worth It?

When it comes to your oral health and restoring function and aesthetics to the smile, virtually nothing beats dental implants for tooth loss. Implants mimic natural teeth in both function and appearance, allowing patients to use their mouth without worry. And thanks to the security of dental implants within the jaw bone, properly cared for implants can last for many, many years. However, many patients wonder if same-day dental implants are worth the extra investment or if they should simply choose traditional dental implants. While both options will get you to the same place eventually—a complete, functional, and healthy smile—a patient’s needs and wants will determine which option is better for them.  
What Makes Same-Day Dental Implants Different?
Same-day dental implants differ from traditional implant solutions in the fact that they are able to give patients a complete and fully functional mouth in just one appointment. Your implant surgeon will have everything prepped and ready before the procedure even begins, which allows for attachment of a temporary prosthesis immediately after the implants are placed. This also means there is no need to visit two different doctors to complete the implant process and the doctor who performs the surgery can also provide the finalized teeth. With traditional dental implant solutions, patients often have to visit other doctors to receive their restorations and may have to wait days or weeks with an incomplete smile. Without immediate implant restoration, it can be challenging to eat or use the mouth like normal. For those with the patience to wait, this may not impact them as much, however they will still have to live as if they were missing teeth for some time. Are the Same-Day Teeth Just as Good as Other Restorations? Yes! Typically with dental implants, the patient’s teeth are restored with a temporary crown or prosthesis before their permanent one. The reason for this is to give the implants time to heal, allow for the construction of a high-quality permanent solution, and allow the patient to get a feeling for their new teeth. Either option will still provide you with a temporary solution first before the final restoration is fitted, but same-day dental implants give patients that first set of teeth immediately. Benefits of Same-Day Dental Implants
  • One appointment for a new set of teeth
  • Immediate results right out of surgery
  • Eat favorite foods within days
  • Permanent solution to tooth loss
  • Restores confidence and self-esteem
Schedule a Consultation
If same-day dental implants are right for you, reach out to your local dentist, William F. Lane, D.M.D. and William M. Lane MD, DMD, MBA, in our office in Plymouth, MA and set up a consultation!

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