Dental implants are a fantastic solution for a missing tooth (or teeth), but the treatment is generally associated with being a fairly lengthy process as dentists need to let the implant integrate securely with the bone before fitting the crown. With same day implants, the dentist can fit the implant and set a temporary crown in one visit. These implants are fully functional, you can eat with them, you can brush them and they will look fantastic.
There are some drawbacks to this approach: a patient needs to have an already great standard of oral and general health to give the treatment the best chance of succeeding. Factors such as being a smoker or having conditions such as an autoimmune disease or bruxism (teeth grinding) make same day implants an unsuitable treatment.
The patient must also be prepared to commit to the effort of maintaining the implants properly, making any necessary adjustments to their routine and/or lifestyle as suggested by their dentist (as applies to all dental implant treatments).
The patient also needs to have adequate amounts of bone already available to provide secure foundations for the implant, otherwise procedures such as bone augmentation and sinus grafts will be needed to enhance the reserves of bone at the implant site(s).
There are obvious advantages to the same day approach though, not least of which is the fact that you will walk away with a brand new smile after one visit to the dentist. Also, because the temporary crown is placed immediately following the implant, the gums will usually tend to heal around the shape of the crown, providing a very natural appearance.
No matter what treatment you undergo with us here at our private dental clinic in Swindon, you can expect the same excellent standard of patient care. We’ll walk you through every stage of your treatment, looking after you all the way. Book an appointment today.