Same-day dental implants are advertised as a convenient solution to tooth loss – one that doesn’t require the time investment of traditional implant procedures. This leaves many patients wondering if same-day full arch treatment is actually effective, and if they should pursue this method of care over others.
Teeth-in-a-day full arch implants are a great choice for patients in the following circumstances:
Adequate Bone Volume – Dental implants of any variety need a certain amount of tissue at the treatment site to properly integrate. Patients missing teeth for extended periods of time often exhibit diminished bone health – an issue that typically has to be corrected with grafting procedures before an implant can be placed. In these instances, a same-day implant wouldn’t be feasible or recommended.
Adequate Dental Technology – Same-day full arch implants require precision placement to ensure treatment will carry the same success rate as traditional implant protocols. Dr. O’Connor’s in-office technology makes same-day treatment possible for qualified patients through 3D guided implant placement.
Training and Expertise – With any specialized or advanced dental procedure the knowledge of the practitioner plays a key role in supporting treatment success. Same-day full arch dental implants require the approach of a seasoned professional. Dr. O’Connor has been focused on providing complex restorations and implant procedures for many years. He has proven success with this reliable and effective method of teeth replacement.
Keep in mind that prosthetics provided may be temporary coverings for the implants as they integrate into surrounding tissue, or a final prosthesis may be delivered at time of implant placement in select cases. The same-day process refers to the extraction of compromised teeth and the immediate placement of implant posts in one appointment, as opposed to waiting several weeks or even months for the extraction site to heal or for bone grafts to be placed.
Same-day full arch dental implants are a viable treatment option for patients who are healthy enough to support this specialized treatment approach. If you have questions about the technology Dr. O’Connor utilizes to perform this treatment or whether you qualify for teeth in a day, contact our office for your consultation. In the meantime, refer to the tab on Guided Implant Surgery on our website SmilesR4sharing.com.