By Tim Fitzgerald on Dec 11, 2019 @ 06:00 PM
Dental implants are one of the most common ways to replace a lost tooth. Despite the cost, implants continue to rise in popularity due to their convenience and lasting power compared to veneers, bridges, or dentures. One of the newest innovations in dentistry is the arrival of one-day implants. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this new advancement!
What are ‘One-Day Implants’?
One-day implants, or ‘Same Day Implants’ are a type of dental procedure done, as you might expect, in one day.
Keep in mind that one-day implants are a category of procedures, so the process can vary. Your dentist may recommend an individual implant or even something like an All-On-4 lower denture depending on your treatment plan. Make sure you consult with your dentist and know what to expect for your procedure and how to take care of your implants.
What are the benefits of One-Day Implants?
The big benefit of one-day implants is that they are done in one day. Traditional implants can take weeks or even months to be set – and depending on how many teeth are replaced, this can leave you without your smile for lengthy periods of time and make tasks like eating and brushing very inconvenient. Some may be wary of the quality of one-day implants, since they are done so quickly – but they have all the advantages of traditional implants.
What are the risks/downsides of One-Day Implants?
One-day implants have a higher risk of implant failure than traditional implants. Your mouth doesn’t have time to heal from the initial procedure and let your jaw fuse to the implant before the addition of the crown. If your implant fails, you can experience pain, bleeding, or movement of the implant, and it will need to be removed and reset – a process which can take several months.
But it’s important to keep in mind that each implant type has distinct risk levels. For example, if you have multiple missing teeth, a bridge implant can have a higher success chance. Make sure to consult your dentist about your treatment plan and any concerns you might have so they can find the best procedure for you. To learn more about preventing implant failure, check out our blog on why dental implants fail.
Are you a good Candidate for ‘One-Day Implants’?
If you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for one-day implants, it’s important to know the requirements are the same as traditional implants. But there are a few things to keep in mind if you are considering one-day implants specifically.
Your Dentist. If you are interested in one-day implants it is important to know that not all dentists do them. You should check with your dentist and see if this is a service they offer, or if they can recommend a dentist who specializes in one-day implants.
Not all insurance companies cover dental implants. So you want to be sure that your procedure is covered by your insurance. Keep in mind that if you aren’t covered, implants can cost anywhere between $3,000 and $30,000! Save money by selecting a dental insurance plan that covers implants. If you aren’t sure which plan you should choose, check out our plan comparison tool.
Your Treatment and Timeline. If you’ve already been considering traditional implants but are attracted to the idea of one-day implants, you’re probably sold on the idea of having your new smile in just a day. But it is important to consult with your dentist before you make any decisions.
As you can see, one-day implants are a convenient, fast way to get your smile back - but they aren’t for everyone. Make sure to check with your dentist if you are considering this option. They can help guide you to the implant procedure that is right for you and your mouth and will last you a lifetime. If you are looking to learn more about implants, our guide on the basics of dental implants can help. And before you have work done, make sure you take our quiz below to find out what dental plan is right for you!