Dental Implants

Same day dental implants

Are you considering dental implants but don't want to take days off work in order to receive them? Is the hassle of undergoing surgery hindering your decision completely? Are you tired of your ill-fitting dentures causing you painful mouth sores? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then look no further because your questions will be answered here and now!

What Are Same Day Dental Implants?

Same day dental implants work in the exact same way that dental implants do, only the tooth restorations are added to the implants the same day.

Dental implants are small, titanium rods which are placed directly into a patient's jawbone, via their gums. At the head of the implant, a small abutment is used for the attachment of the restoration. This part of the process is usually completed after the 5-6 month healing period.

However, for those replacing only one tooth or for those looking for an implant retained bridge/denture, the same day dental implants are the perfect procedure. It is particularly helpful for those who don't want the hassle of taking time off from work for example, and even though the osseointegration healing process is still the same, the patient can show off their pearly whites in a matter of hours.

What Does the Procedure Involve?

  1. The patient is placed under a local anaesthetic, which numbs the area completely.
  2. The implant is placed directly into the jaw, through the gums, with the tooth restoration already attached. Please note, that this is only possible in very strict circumstances, which the dentist will discuss with you in full.
  3. The area is stitched and left to heal for a few months, at which point the patient returns for the removal of the stitches and to check the success of the dental implant.

Am I Suitable For Same Day Dental Implants?

You may be suitable for same day implants if you don't smoke, you're not a heavy drinker and you fulfil the requirements that your dentist has set out for you. In order to receive the same day implants a number of short appointments must be made with your dentist. Your dentist will set out a treatment plan for you, with full assessments to determine whether or not you are eligible for same day implants.

As previously stated, those most likely to benefit from same day implants are those who are looking to replace only one tooth, those who have dentures already made and those looking for an implant retained bridge.

How Much Do They Cost?

You should expect to pay around £1750+ for a single dental implant. The cost is wholly dependent upon your personal needs and the dentist's experience. Please note that the more experienced the dentist the more likely you are to pay. Also remember that good dental materials have to be made in a special lab and will cost more depending upon what you require. Good quality materials mean that the implants will last much longer.

For more information regarding same day implants, it is advisable that you contact your local implant specialist. They can advise you on implant types and discuss with you whether or not you're suitable for same day implants.