You’ve probably heard about the All on 4 or All on 6 procedures, sometimes dubbed the “smile in a day” treatment. Dental implants have been around for decades, but replacement teeth in a day is a relatively new technology that gives patients beautiful, functional teeth in a single office visit.
Same day dental implants are arguably one of the most revolutionary innovations in cosmetic dentistry. But how is it possible to get brand new restorations without the need for temporary appliances and multiple office visits? Is it really possible to walk in and out of your dentist’s office with a new set of replacement teeth? The answer is a resounding YES, and here are three important things you might not know about same day dental implants.
Same day implants mean no waiting after extractions
Aside from poor aesthetics, missing teeth can cause confidence levels to plummet and wreak havoc on the health of your mouth as bone loss sets in and teeth begin to shift out of position. Tooth loss ultimately causes jaw bone deterioration, which can change the shape of your face and age you well beyond your years. In certain cases, patients need multiple tooth extractions prior to the implant procedure. With same day implants, there is no waiting period between extraction and implantation, thanks to “immediate load” restorations that provide superior comfort and durability compared to fixed dentures.
Short healing period for functional teeth
Unlike traditional tooth implants that take many months of slow healing to become fully functional, implant retained crowns offer strong replacement teeth that are ready to go the same day. Full osseointegration between the bone and implants takes several months, during which time patients are free to eat and drink nearly all of their favorite foods without worry. And once the implants have completely fused and permanent crowns have been placed, patients can eat mountains of caramel popcorn or anything else they please!
Not everyone is a good candidate
While dentists love to accommodate their patients, health and safety are always first priority. For the best long-term outcome, bone grafting or augmentation may be necessary, which often precludes an All on 6 procedure. The best way to find out if same day replacement teeth are right for you is to have a thorough consultation with your dental professional.
Dental implants look and function exactly like your own teeth. While same day implants may cost a little more upfront, the investment is well worth it, as implants are designed to last a lifetime and much more durable than bridges or dentures.
Dental implant specialist in NYC
If you are seeking a permanent and aesthetically pleasing solution for several missing teeth, NYC cosmetic dentist Dr. David Blaustein may suggest dental implants. The procedure may be partially covered by your insurance and Dr. Blaustein features attractive financing options, in addition to special introductory offers that can shave up to $500 off the dental implant cost.
Schedule your consultation at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics by calling 347-773-4917. Our office is located in Midtown Manhattan, convenient to Gramercy and the West Village.