Same Day Dental Implants

Teeth-In-A-Day

Same day dental implants, which are commonly known as teeth-in-a-day, teeth-in-an-hour, and immediate dental implants, are an efficient tooth replacement option that places a dental implant and a new tooth in a single procedure. Advancements in oral surgery have made same day dental implants one of the most popular dental implant options for patients with missing teeth and healthy jawbone density. Missing teeth can cause embarrassment and, in some cases, make daily activities more difficult.

While traditional tooth replacement options like dentures and dental bridges exist, they often are less sturdy, less natural-looking, and do not protect the jawbone from bone loss. As oral surgery continues to advance, more effective tooth replacement options are becoming available. Currently, one of the most popular procedures to replace missing teeth are dental implants. Dr. Pashapour offers same day dental implant surgery for patients looking to restore their smile.

What are same day dental implants?

Teeth-in-a-day offers the immediate placement of dental implants so you can leave your dental office with beautiful, new teeth the very same day. While traditional dental implants are a highly effective solution to missing teeth, they require a period of healing in between the initial dental implant surgery and the procedure where the final tooth is placed on the dental implant. Teeth-in-a-day provide both these steps in a single convenient procedure, letting you leave our Washington, DC office with a fully restored smile the day of your visit.

 

What is the difference between same day dental implants & traditional dental implants?

Traditional dental implant surgery is typically split into 2 procedures. During the first procedure, the anchor screw of the dental implant is placed. Following this, your jaw will enter a process known as osseointegration. During osseointegration, the dental implant itself adheres to the living bone of the jaw. Osseointegration can take 3-5 months, meaning the patient cannot receive his or her final tooth until this time has passed. Following this period of time, the crown can be placed on the dental implant.

On the other hand, same day dental implant surgery uses revolutionary technology that allows Dr. Pashapour to place your dental implant and crown on the same day, immediately restoring your smile. During immediate dental implant surgery, Dr. Pashapour can replace a missing tooth or remove a damaged, broken, or unhealthy tooth and place a dental implant immediately.

When are same day dental implants suggested?

Teeth-in-a-day are often suggested if you have proper jawbone density. Dental implants require adequate jawbone density for a secure foundation for the new teeth. In patients who lack adequate jawbone density, bone grafting will have to be performed in order to promote bone growth to stabilize your dental implant. Patients with adequate jawbone density may be candidates for same day dental implant surgery. Additionally, same day dental implants are most effective at replacing missing teeth at the front of the mouth.

What should I expect from teeth-in-a-day surgery in Washington, DC?

The specific details of each same day dental implant surgery will vary depending on how many teeth you are having replaced. The dental implants used during same day dental implant surgery are comprised of 3 parts, including the anchor screw, dental abutment, and dental crown.

The first step in same day dental implant surgery is to place the anchor screw. The anchor screw is the bottommost portion of the dental implant that is directly inserted into the gum tissue and jawbone. The anchor screw mimics the root structure of your natural tooth, providing a stable base for your dental crown.

The dental abutment will then be placed on top of the anchor screw. This abutment is designed to securely fasten the anchor screw to the dental crown. After the abutment is secured, Dr. Pashapour will place the crown. Following your same day dental implant procedure, your same day dental implant will heal and become securely fixed to your jawbone and gum tissue. This will allow you to treat your same day dental implant like a natural tooth once you fully heal from your teeth-in-a-day procedure. Dr. Pashapour guarantees the life of your same day dental implants.

How can I get started with same day dental implants?

Dr. Pashapour and his staff at Pashapour Oral + Facial Surgery would be happy to discuss the details of same day dental implant surgery with you. To schedule an appointment in Washington, DC or Arlington with oral surgeon Dr. Ali Pashapour, please call our office at 703-566-1990 or request an appointment online.

 

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