Dental implants provide an unrivaled level of stability for restorations. However, some patients resist treatment because they do not want to go without teeth during the healing process.
Dr. Chetan S. Patil provides same-day implants to qualifying candidates at Periodontal Associates as a quick and effective solution for missing teeth.
So what makes same-day dental implants such a great option?
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 also use our state-of-the-art 3-D scanner to analyze your jawbone and determine the optimal placement and position for your implants.
If you are a candidate for same-day treatment, you will undergo a procedure which is similar to the placement of traditional dental implants.
During your visit, Dr. Patil will:
- Use a laser to create the space for your implant posts
- Insert the implants
- Attach a restoration immediately
In some cases, you will receive a permanent restoration once your gums have fully healed, usually within six months.
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.
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.
Periodontal Associates, LLC
At Periodontal Associates, LLC, we want to help our patients get back to living their lives as quickly and safely as possible. Chetan Patil, PhD, DDS, and his team pride themselves on their flexible financing options, extensive continuing education, and personalized care.
To experience this level of care firsthand, request an appointment online or call us at (201) 567-7766.
“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.