Same-day Implants Provide Immediate Form and Function
Dr. Chetan S. Patil provides same-day implants to qualifying candidates at Periodontal Associates in Englewood, NJ, as a quick and effective solution for missing teeth. Also known as immediate implants or same-day teeth, same-day implants are an especially great solution for patients who wear dentures that fit poorly. In addition to having all of the benefits of traditional dental implants, same-day implants allow a restoration to be placed immediately so patients have full function of their teeth.
Candidates for Same-day Implants
Same-day implants can make an incredible difference in quality of life for patients that have problems with their existing denture. If your denture tends to slip around, irritate your mouth, cause problems with speech, and make it difficult to eat the foods you would like to eat, you could be a good candidate for this treatment. Patients must be free of periodontal disease and other oral health problems and have enough bone to support implants. If you have lost bone volume (a common problem when teeth are missing), Dr. Patil can perform a bone graft. Candidates should be in good overall health and commit to good oral hygiene practices prior to and following implant placement to avoid future complications.
Same-day vs. Traditional Implants
Same-day implants are similar to traditional dental implants and use the same titanium, screw-like posts. However, same-day implants do not require the three to six-month healing period to fuse to the jawbone, also known as osseointegration. Only four to six implants are required for a full denture, and they are placed strategically at an angle to utilize the patient's existing bone. The biggest difference is that same-day implants are placed along with your restoration in the same visit to provide you with immediate function and improved appearance of your smile.
Same-day Implant Procedure
Prior to receiving same-day implants, you will have a consultation with Dr. Patil to determine your candidacy. He will examine your oral health and evaluate your gums and jawbone. He will use our state-of-the-art, 3-D scanner to analyze your jawbone to determine the optimal placement and position for your implants.
If you are a candidate for same-day implants, your implants will be placed through a procedure much like the procedure for traditional dental implants. Dr. Patil will use a laser to create the space for your implant posts and will insert the implants. Your restoration will be attached immediately after the implants are placed. In some cases, you will need a new restoration once your gums have fully healed, usually within six months.
In addition to having all of the benefits of traditional dental implants, same-day implants allow a restoration to be placed immediately so patients have full function of their teeth.
Risks and Benefits
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. These include risk of infection, bleeding, swelling, and risk of implant failure if the restoration is not placed correctly. The risks are low, however, if your procedure is performed by a highly skilled and experienced periodontist such as Dr. Patil.
Same-day implants allow for a greatly reduced treatment period. Implants and your restoration can be placed in just one appointment, and you do not have to wait through the osseointegration process as you would with traditional dental implants. Same-day implants provide you with immediately improved function and appearance of your smile. Your new denture will not cover your palate, and it will be permanently fixed in place. You will brush it like your natural teeth, and it will look and feel like your own original teeth.
Schedule Your Consultation
Same-day implant treatment is a superb alternative to traditional dentures. They provide the strength and stability of traditional dental implants with the convenience of immediate placement. If you are considering this state-of-the-art treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patil.
“Dr. Patil and his staff could not be more professional. They take the time to talk to you and explain what will be done. I am constantly surprised at how little pain is associated with the procedures they perform.” Jack T.