In many ways, a same-day implant is similar to traditional dental implants
, and in fact the difference is generally due to the type of implants rather than the procedure itself. You can expect to have a consultation with your dentist
, so he/she can take a 3D scan of your mouth, laying out a clear path for success. The location of your sinuses, the state of your jawbone, and the tooth socket are all in consideration when identifying your treatment plan. When the implant surgery is scheduled, you'll probably be given a sedative so that you can relax, and a local anesthetic will ensure that you feel no pain.
If teeth need to be extracted, your dentist will first do that and then thoroughly clean the extraction site before proceeding. Then the dentist will drill holes into the jawbone where an implant has to be placed, and the incision site will be stitched up. After the implant has been placed, an abutment will be fitted on top of it, connecting the implant to the new tooth. If it turns out that the implant is still unstable, the dentist might recommend not capping the abutment, so that healing can continue in the jaw bone.
The dentist might also recommend that an overdenture be placed over the abutment, and this would be replaced after several months have gone by. Once this has been accomplished, the patient can typically resume their normal activities, although diet and oral hygiene must be closely attended. Even though this is a same-day procedure, your implants will need time to heal, so you just won't be able to bite into hard or chewy foods for a while. After several months have passed, the patient will typically schedule an appointment
to ensure that the same-day tooth implant has properly healed, and that all the teeth fit together well.