After suffering tooth loss, patients want to restore a complete smile as soon as possible. For some patients, it may be possible to get new Teeth in One Day.
Although earlier versions of dental implants required a second surgery several weeks after placement to uncover the implant, an oral surgeon can now place an implant that does not need to be uncovered before it can be loaded with a prosthetic. However, the implant must be given sufficient time to heal—about six weeks—before the patient can be fitted with the permanent prosthetic, whether it is a crown, bridge or denture.
In some cases, the dental implant can be placed on the same day that the tooth is extracted, further limiting the time that the patient must spend with a gap in the smile.
Teeth in One Day implants offer many benefits associated with all dental implants. The devices are durable when cared for properly, and they outperform alternatives in terms of functionality and, often, aesthetics.
Each patient is evaluated for single-stage dental implants on a case-by-case basis. Your oral surgeon will determine whether your case is appropriate for single stage dental implants. Most importantly, patients must have adequate bone quality at the implant site to support osseointegration, which is the process by which the bone forms a bond with the surface of the titanium implant. In some cases, a bone graft may be recommended to supplement available bone. If this additional step is necessary, it will extend your treatment timeline.
The oral surgeon will collaborate with a restorative dentist who will craft the crown, bridge or denture that will be secured by the dental implant(s). Your entire dental team will work together to restore your smile as quickly as possible without sacrificing the quality of long-term outcomes.
If you want to explore single stage dental implants for a shorter treatment timeline, contact our experienced team at Northern Virginia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to determine if you are a candidate for Teeth in One Day.