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What Are Same Day Dental Implants?

The typical vision of dental implants is that of the traditional process. From start to finish, it’s a complex set of appointments that eventually lead to a full set of teeth. But the time and effort it takes to get there can be stressful. 

Still, we’ve come a long way in the study of dental implants since the Mayans first used a version of them over a thousand years ago!

Dental implants have, for the most part, stayed consistently reliable and effective since the first recorded one in 1965. But recently, innovations in technology have made major strides in this area. Dentists can perform implants on their patients much easier today! 

Now, you can have full dental implants in a day when you let the experts at Dixwell Dental take care of your oral health needs!

You might be asking, “Can dental implants be done in one day, seriously?” The answer is yes, but not everywhere. 

The dental practitioner has to have specialized training. He or she also needs to invest in state-of-the-art equipment to do this procedure. At Dixwell Dental, we’re happy to say that we can offer this beneficial technique to our patients.

However, same day implants aren’t for everyone. Read on to find out more about these marvels of dental technology and see if they might be right for you!

What’s an Implant, Anyway?

If the Mayans were able to surgically implant a form of a tooth in people 1400 years ago, are dental implants such a big deal? 

Well, you probably wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of an implant without today’s anesthesia. And many of those initial attempts failed because the host’s body rejected the new material.

This process was repeated over and over until a few decades ago. Then, we learned that a material called titanium alloy was easily accepted in most people’s bodies. Since then, we’ve used this material in many surgeries to replace missing parts, including dental implants.

Implants are often confused with the tooth itself. However, an implant is more like the tooth’s roots. It’s a screw-shaped post that is inserted into your jawline. There, it fuses to the jaw bone in a process called osseointegration. 

Once the implant is accepted and becomes part of your body, it acts like the root of your tooth to hold it in place. Then, the dentist places a crown over the implant, and this is the tooth-like part of your dental implants.

How Same Day Dental Implants Work

The main difference between one day dental implants vs traditional implants is in the time component. 

Traditionally, dental implants required three distinct procedures to be undergone by the patient. First, the surrounding or damaged teeth would need to be extracted, then that site would heal. Next, the implant would be placed, and it would have to osseointegrate with the jaw bone. Finally, the crowns are cemented to the implant, and you’re ready to go!

But with one day dental implants, the tooth extraction and implant are on the same day. The dentist removes the teeth that need to go, and immediate dental implants are placed in the gap.

You’ll leave the office the day of your procedure with a full smile to show off!

Are Same Day Implants the Best Choice For You?

How can dental implants be done in one day? If you’re in good enough overall health, it’s possible!

In the long run, same day dental implants are less stressful on your body. Instead of going through three separate procedures, you’re taking care of all of them at once. There’s less recovery time and a smaller chance of complications or infection setting in.

The drawback, though, is that the visit itself is harder on your body at first. Because you’re having all three procedures done at the same time, you’re probably going to feel more discomfort and have more swelling afterward. 

But once it’s done, it’s over and you don’t have to go through it again!

The extra stress on your body at first means that you have to be in good physical and oral health to be able to benefit from denture implants in one day. 

There are a few health factors that could prevent you from having this procedure, too, such as:

  • Smoking or other nicotine product use (if you’re willing to quit, you may be able to get same day dental implants)
  • Signs of dental issues such as advanced gum disease or teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic diseases that could be complicated by this procedure (talk to the dentist and your medical provider if you’re not sure if your health conditions fall into this category)
  • Deteriorating jawbone without enough density to hold the implant (bone grafts could solve this issue)

To see if you’d make a good candidate, don’t judge yourself. Talk to the experts at Dixwell Dental. During your consultation, even if you don’t qualify for same day dental implants, there may be other procedures that can help you meet your oral health goals.

More Questions? Contact Dixwell Dental

So you’re on the fence about this innovative procedure, but you still have more questions. We’re happy to help answer them!

We frequently hear questions like, “How much do same day dental implants cost.” Since every patient is different, it’s difficult to give an estimation to answer this without an evaluation. 

When you come in for your consultation, the dentist will examine your overall health and mouth. From there, we’ll come up with an approximate same day teeth implants cost. Most people find that it’s comparable to the cost of traditional implants.

However, most insurances don't cover these procedures since implants are considered cosmetic surgery. Check with your insurance company’s policy guidelines to see if yours is an exception.

No matter what your dental needs are, Dixwell Dental can help you.  Contact our office today to make an appointment, and get your oral health back on track, or keep it there!


  • Andrew S.

    Dr. Jagat Patel and Dr. Neal Patel are the best. Very professional and with great deal of experience. The staff is very friendly and you are treated like family. The office is neat and up to date and they are always willing to accommodate to you. I definitely recommend this practice.

  • Jonathan C.

    I recommend this place! The staff is always so polite and they make sure I have no doubts before leaving. They remind me of my appointments and they always go the extra mile to help whenever needed.

  • Dev P.

    Great service and care, I would recommend them to anyone! A family feel that truly transforms your dental experience into one filled with warmth and comfort.

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