What are one-day Dental implants?
Are you searching for the perfect dentist in Milwaukee, WI to do same day implants? Hampton Dental Associates has you covered. We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the latest advancements in dental technology, and very highly experienced professionals. An example of that technology is one-day implants, where we can replace a patient’s missing teeth in just one day. Where the installation of dental implants used to involve multiple appointments over months, the same excellent results can now be achieved in a single day, giving our patients the instant satisfaction of regaining their beautiful smiles.
Dental Implants Before & After
Whether the patient needs to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of their teeth, breakthrough “Immediate Function Technology” makes it possible quickly and easily. With the development of one-day implants, patients get fixed restorations put in place in less than 24 hours.
This type of technology does away with the months of waiting for traditional dental implants to completely fuse with the underlying jawbone, and also takes away the need to delay finishing the procedure until the wounds on the gums have healed. The latest innovations of one-day implants allow the restorations to be installed on the same day, during a single dental appointment.
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How does One-Day Dental Implants work?
During an initial consultation appointment, Hampton dentists take a state-of-the-art, three-dimensional CT scan that produces high-resolution images of the patient’s oral cavity. These images are loaded into virtual-planning software that maps out a step-by-step procedure for the implantation. Based on these images, replacement teeth are fabricated according to each patient’s unique requirements.
When the patient comes in for the second appointment, the replacement teeth are ready. One-day implants are then put in place on the patient’s jawbone. Posts are attached, and the dental restoration connected immediately after.
The advantages of getting one-day Dental implants
The most obvious advantage of one-day implants is the ease of the procedure and the convenience that it affords the patient by eliminating the need for multiple appointments and waiting months for the implant to be ready. With one-day implants, the patient does not have to go toothless for any amount of time since their missing teeth can be restored in a single day. The procedure for installing one-day implants has become streamlined and has saved countless patients time and reduced their anxiety over waiting for their dental restorations.
One-day implants have also greatly improved the quality of the final results, giving the patient a healthy and a beautiful smile in no time at all.
Is Everyone a Candidate for One Day Dental Implants?
No! One day implants is a procedure where implants that have not integrated are being put under occlusal stress. This means that while they do work and can be used, it is a very carefully discussed procedure. If the bone is not dense enough to provide solid torque; then immediate implants can not be done.
We require a minimum of 35 Ncm-2 to put a chimney (abutment) on a tooth at the time it is placed. That means we cannot promise anything but will do our best to provide this service.
If a full arch of teeth are required then immediately loaded or “one day implants” can be considered if each of the implants are solid when they are placed and a patient goes on a very soft diet for 8 weeks! Bone undergoes remodeling and the most predictable way to use same day implants is when their are many implants that are splinted together to share the forces during this delicate bone remodeling period.
Most implant procedures are predictable if healing is allowed, then implants are uncovered and the bridge or prosthetic device is made(this is referred to delayed implant placement). Patients seeking same day implant treatment must be prepared for higher costs and possible failure rates that are higher than allowing implants to heal uneventfully. Literature does support same day implants and when done well by a strict set of rules they work equally as well as delayed implant procedures.
How Do I Know if One Day Dental Implants are Right for Me?
The dentist must take several factors into consideration when deciding if one-day dental implants are the most appropriate treatment option. For the implant or implants to be stable, it is necessary to have a secure base. You might think of this as similar to placing an umbrella in the sand. It isn't only the pole that creates stability but also the sand that is surrounding the pole. If the sand is denser, like concrete, the pole will have greater stability than it would in soft sand. The stability of the pole would also be affected by the weather. On a windy day, the pole may experience more motion. Similarly, the density of your jawbone will determine how much stability dental implants would have upon placement. The position of the implant in the mouth is also a factor in how much motion the implant may experience. As you can see, to be a good candidate for one-day dental implants, the conditions of your jawbone and oral structure need to be just right.
To know if one-day dental implants would suit your needs and preferences, consult with a dentist who has mastered this technique. At Hampton Dental Associates, we are meticulous in our consultation and intake exams for dental implant patients. We will perform a thorough examination of your jawbone, teeth, oral structure, and more to determine the absolute best way to restore your smile. While we will have a long conversation and discuss the costs, advantages, disadvantages, benefits, risks and alternatives and a Cone Beam x-ray will help us to determine the quality and quantity of bone so we can help pick the right treatment options for you.
Will My One Day Dental Implants Look Natural?
Dental implant treatment is advantageous for many reasons. Reclaiming your natural appearance may be one of the most satisfying! Depending upon the amount of bone you have and the status of your teeth you may have a new bridge that merges with your gums and looks like natural teeth or you may have bridge that will replace the lost bone structure and you may have some pink porcelain with your new lifelike bridge to hide your bone loss. They type of bridge you get will be customized for your particular situation. Your new teeth, made out of lifelike, durable dental material like zirconia, sit right on top of your gums, where they will blend seamlessly to create an authentic smile.
What is the Recovery Like After Receiving One Day Implants?
The dental implant procedure is performed with a local anesthetic that numbs the area for the entire procedure. After the anesthetic wears off, you may experience soreness or tenderness. An over-the-counter pain reliever, taken as directed, can mitigate this discomfort. Your dentist may give you a list of post-op instructions to follow to facilitate optimal healing. These may include instructions for brushing and oral care as well as recommendations for what to eat and what not to eat. If you have questions regarding your post-treatment care instructions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. While you may have certain restrictions and short-term discomfort, you may be ready to return to work and light activities within one to two days of your procedure.
How Should I Take Care of My One Day Dental Implants?
You may be instructed to brush and floss your teeth normally after you receive your new dental implants. Depending on the condition of your jawbone and the stability the dentist is able to acheive during your procedure, you may be given special instructions for oral care and dietary guidelines that will keep the micromovements of your new implant within the desired range. A very soft diet will be recommended while the implants are integrating to the bone and this is usually 4 months.
Are there any Risks from One Day Dental Implants?
Yes. One day dental implants are performed in select cases that involve adequate jawbone density. This is because there is a greater risk of implant failure due to the immediate use of the new implants. Under the right circumstances, immediate function dental implants can be extremely successful. In addition to risks associated with the use of your new dental implants, this treatment has the usual risk of infection that is associated with the conventional dental implant procedure. When you consult with Dr. Richard Winter about dental implant treatment, he will discuss all of the details of the process, including risks and how to reduce them.
Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
Our team will use various protocols to make your dental implant treatment comfortable. The use of local anesthesia numbs the nerves in the treatment area so you should not feel anything other than pressure, similar to the sensation of getting a filling. If you are concerned about discomfort or feel anxious about having this procedure done, talk to your dentist about sedation and how it can help calm your nerves while simultaneously enhancing the effects of your anesthetic. We offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, each of which has been proven to help manage dental anxiety. We can even offer general anesthesia where an anesthesiologist comes to our office to help you be asleep through the entire procedure.
It is important to know that we can not always promise this procedure even though there are big clinics that promise to place 4 implants and a full arch or full mouth of teeth in one day. Be advised that If even one implant fails, the entire prosthesis fails. So whenever possible, a more conservative approach and more implants or over-engineering is always preferred.
Schedule a One-Day Dental Implants Consult in Milwaukee!
If you are interested in learning more about One-Day Dental Implants or if you wish to schedule a consultation for treatment, call our office or go to our contact page and fill out an appointment request form. Dial (414) 464-9021. Dr. Richard and his team serve Milwaukee and the surrounding areas of Wisconsin.
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