Three Benefits of Getting Same-Day Dental Implants

The process of getting a dental implant doesn’t necessarily have to take months anymore, thanks to advances in dental technology. These days, the process can be done in the same day if a patient proves to be the right candidate.

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, an estimated 69 percent of Americans aged 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth, and one in four aged 74 and older have lost all of their natural teeth.

Getting same-day implants allows patients to get their new, functional teeth in one visit. Candidates are people who don’t have severe bone loss in their jaw, have broken-down teeth that need to be extracted before replacement, or are already missing teeth.

At Pacific Northwest, our same-day tooth replacement procedure can be done for a single tooth, multiple teeth or for an entire arch of teeth. If your doctor finds that you’re a viable candidate, here are the pros of going through with a same-day procedure:

Same-day Results

To state the obvious, patients are highly satisfied when they are candidates for same-day dental implants because they get their implant surgery and new teeth in one single day. They don’t have to feel self-conscious about walking around with missing teeth for months at a time, and they can ditch the uncomfortable, multi-step process of waiting for their implants to heal before inserting the replacement crown. That process isn’t only lengthy, but it can be costly as well.

At Pacific Northwest, we offer a $99 exam and dental implant consultation to see if same-day dental implants are the best option for you.

With same-day implants, patients can return to their normal lifestyles quicker with their natural looking and feeling teeth! Check out Pacific Northwest’s same-day dental implant services.

Dr. Darrin A. Rapoport consults with a patient.

Less Opportunity for Bone or Gum Shrinkage

Placing implants and providing an immediate tooth replacement lessens the time frame for bone or gum shrinkage. Missing teeth can cause deterioration of the bone and gums for patients, so sometimes, the sooner an implant is placed after an extraction, the better.

Patients who undergo Pacific Northwest’s same-day dental implant procedure can begin their healing process almost immediately.

Faster Healing Time

The average healing time for same-day implants is about six to 12 weeks, and the surgery will typically take about two and a half hours per arch. That’s generally appealing, because on average, the entire process can take anywhere from five to eight months.

Patients might even be able to eat and talk comfortably during the healing process, with minimal disruption to their daily lives.

Pacific Northwest’s protocol is precisely executed.

Our doctors use advanced and specialized technology to ensure patients are receiving the best care. Our same-day dental implant technology helps with extractions, preparation of the implant site and protection of the newly placed implant as it heals.

Whatever questions you might have about our same-day dental procedure, we’re here to provide you with any information you need. To make an appointment, call (206) 289-0886 or  request an appointment online.