Teeth-in-a-day dental implants speed up the process of replacing missing teeth, giving you an immediate fix for the gaps in your smile. The traditional procedure for placing implanted teeth, on the other hand, involves multiple appointments over the course of several months.
As you weigh your dental implant treatment options, we recommend seeking the opinion of the professionals at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. For now, reading the following guide may help.
Why You May Want Teeth-in-a-Day Implants
Same-day implanted teeth offer a few clear benefits. You may prefer this method of tooth replacement because:
You’ll spend less time replacing your missing teeth
You’ll enjoy a single, relatively short recovery period
You’ll walk out of the oral surgeon’s office with the gaps in your smile fully restored
You’ll immediately be able to eat and speak more comfortably
Why You May Want Standard Dental Implant Surgery Instead
As quick and convenient as same-day implanted teeth are, standard dental implant surgery is sometimes the preferred option. You may want to go the traditional tooth replacement route because:
You’ll gain an organically beautiful grin, with implants that are made to look like your natural teeth
You’ll have a decreased risk of osseointegration failure, as root instability can be addressed before the implanted teeth are placed
You’ll still achieve a fully restored, fully functional smile that lasts for a lifetime
Are You a Candidate for Teeth-in-a-Day Dental Implants?
We’ve talked about the pros and cons of teeth-in-a-day implants, so you might have an idea of which tooth replacement option you prefer. What we haven’t yet mentioned, however, is that the decision may not be in your hands.
If you have significant bone loss in the jaw, you likely won’t be a candidate for teeth-in-a-day dental implants. Patients who need bone grafts to provide a stable foundation for implanted teeth must go with the traditional procedure.
In addition, if you have gum disease or a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or heart disease, your oral surgeon may advise against teeth-in-a-day implants due to the additional risks of implant failure. This may also be the recommendation if you smoke or have poor eating habits, as either makes you prone to developing periodontal disease, which can threaten the integrity of same-day implanted teeth.
To find out if you are a candidate for teeth-in-a-day dental implants, you’ll need to consult with a professional oral surgeon. For expert advice in the greater Salt Lake City area, make an appointment with Dr. Partridge or Dr. Maxfield at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah.
With more than 10 years of experience placing standard and same-day implanted teeth, our board-certified oral surgeons are the go-to professionals for tooth replacement in northern Utah. Contact our Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan or Tooele office and schedule a consultation to determine if teeth-in-a-day dental implants are right for you.