All About Same-Day Dental Implants

Dealing with damaged teeth can seriously disrupt your life, and waiting weeks for restoration can be inconvenient. What if you could get dental implants the same day you visit for a consult? That’s what you can expect at Accent Smile Center in Dickson, TN, with our cutting-edge same-day dental implant procedure. 

What are same-day dental implants?

Unlike traditional restorative dentistry methods that involve multiple appointments and a lengthy waiting period for the implants to fuse with the jawbone, our same-day dental implants mean you’ll leave our office with a full smile.

How do they work?

When you visit Accent Smile Center, Dr. Gatgens or Dr. Densmore will evaluate your oral health to determine if same-day dental implants are right for your smile. If they are, here’s what you can expect:

Initial Consultation

The first step is to schedule an initial consultation at our Dickson office. During this visit, your dentist will evaluate your oral health, discuss your specific tooth replacement needs, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for same-day dental implants. We’ll assess factors such as gum health, bone density, and overall dental condition.

Treatment Planning

If same-day dental implants are right for you, Dr. Gatgens or Dr. Densmore will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs. This plan will outline the number of implants required, the placement location, and the type of restoration attached to the implants.

Dental Impressions & Imaging

To create the temporary restoration and plan the precise placement of the dental implants, we’ll take digital scans and impressions of your teeth to guide the dentist in precisely positioning the implants.

Tooth Extraction (if necessary)

If you have any remaining teeth that need to be extracted before implant placement, your dentist will perform the extraction during the same visit. This step ensures that the implant site is clear and ready for the placement of the dental implants.

Implant Placement

Using local anesthesia to numb the area, your dentist will carefully and precisely place the dental implants into your jawbone. The implants are typically made of titanium or a titanium alloy, which has excellent biocompatibility and allows for fusion with the jawbone to occur.

Temporary Restoration

After the dental implants are placed, a temporary crown, bridge, or denture will be attached to the implants on the same day. This temporary restoration provides immediate functionality and a full smile while the implants heal and integrate with the jawbone.

Postoperative Care

Your dentist will provide specific postoperative care instructions to ensure proper healing and implant success. This may include guidelines on oral hygiene practices, dietary restrictions, and any necessary medications.

Follow-up Appointments

It is important to attend follow-up appointments as scheduled by your dentist. These visits allow us to monitor your healing progress, assess the stability of the implants, and determine when to place the permanent restoration.

Placement of Permanent Restoration

Once the dental implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, which typically takes several months, your dentist will replace the temporary restoration with a custom-made permanent crown, bridge, or denture. This restoration will match the aesthetics and functionality of your natural teeth, providing you with a long-term tooth replacement solution.

It’s important to note that the exact process may vary depending on individual cases and the specific techniques used by your dental professional. Your dentist will guide you through each step of the process, explain any variations specific to your case, and ensure your comfort and understanding throughout the procedure.

All About Same-Day Dental Implants

The benefits

Immediate Results 

One of the most significant benefits of same-day dental implants is the immediate restoration of your smile. On day one, you’ll leave our Dickson office with a functional and aesthetically pleasing temporary crown, bridge, or denture attached to the implants. This means you don’t have to wait for an extended period with missing teeth or rely on temporary solutions.

Time Efficiency

Traditional dental implant procedures typically involve multiple appointments spread over several months. In contrast, same-day dental implants significantly reduce the treatment time. With same-day implants, implant placement and temporary restoration are completed in a single visit, and the total process only requires three appointments. This is especially beneficial for individuals with busy schedules or those seeking quick tooth replacement solutions.

Preserves Bone Structure & Facial Aesthetics

Tooth loss can lead to bone resorption, affecting the jawbone’s structure and causing changes in facial appearance over time. Same-day dental implants help preserve your natural bone by stimulating the jawbone through immediate implant placement. This helps maintain facial aesthetics and prevents the deterioration of bone structure.

Better Treatment Experience

Same-day dental implants create a better experience by providing immediate functional and cosmetic benefits. You can enjoy restored chewing ability, improved speech, and a natural-looking smile immediately after your first visit. This can have a significant impact on self-confidence and overall well-being.

Reduced Treatment Costs

While same-day dental implants may have slightly higher upfront costs than traditional implants, they can potentially lead to overall cost savings. Since the bulk of the treatment process is completed in one visit, it eliminates the need for multiple appointments and associated costs. Additionally, patients can avoid the expense of temporary restorations or tooth replacement options during the healing period.

Restore your smile with Accent Smile Center

Are you ready to get your smile back? Accent Smile Center is here to help! Contact our Dickson office to schedule an appointment and learn if same-day dental implants are a good fit for your smile.