Last Updated on December 10, 2019
Hi guys, I believe most of you have heard about dental implants or even had dental implants yourself. But, have you ever heard about the concept of one day dental implants?
One day dental implants method can help you to get new teeth in just one day without waiting several weeks before finishing the whole procedure.
Sounds attractive, right?
If you’re thinking you may want one day implants, I highly recommend you to read through this article to take a closer look at this technique before consulting a dentist.
Here is all you need to know:
- One Day Dental Implants Procedure
- Benefits and Risks
- Misunderstanding of one day dental implants
- Diet after placement of dental implants
1. One Day Dental Implants Procedure
Most of the people have learned more or less about traditional dental implants.
So here, in order to let you quickly understand one-day dental implants, please let me introduce the main differences between one-day dental implants and traditional implants before we dive into its procedure part.
With traditional implants, your dentists usually need to wait a couple of weeks before placing the crown on the implant for the reason that your bone needs to heal and fuse with the implant.
This is also known as delayed implanting.
One day dental implant comes out to meet the needs of patients, and to implant tooth immediately after tooth extraction, so it called one day dental implants.
The advantages of one day dental implant are quite significant, now let’s see how it works.
First Step: Tests before surgery
As with tradition, dentists will do some indispensable tests to understand the health of your body and mouth.
Apart from some routine tests, one day dental implants focus on the health of the patient’s periodontal. And it will take a CT of full oral.
Then, on the basis of tests’ results, the dentist will have a detailed understanding of your oral condition.
To those who smoke or have an autoimmune disease, hygiene issues or a chronic disease, a one day implant may not be the best treatment.
Second Step: Tooth extraction
Your dentist will extract your bad teeth with micro-invasive surgery. The micro-invasive technique used here is the key to reduce alveolar bone damage or bone damage caused by fractures.
Third Step: Implanting the implant and crown
After the tooth extraction, the position of the tooth root in the alveolar bone turned into a hole. Now, the dentist will slightly extend the hole and immediately implant the implant into the hole.
The implant implanted in the alveolar bone is a pure titanium metal implant, and pure titanium metal is a metal with excellent biocompatibility. Therefore, it rarely produces rejection reactions with patients.
Then, the dentist will wear a temporary crown on the implant you have placed.
Fourth Step: Healing period following surgery
When you walk out of your procedure, your dental implants will be in place. And you’ll go home with a temporary set of teeth that look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.
During the following three months, please make sure you don’t have hard food such as nuts which will definitely do harm to your implants.
You may not be sure about what kinds of food are hard food. Ok, just like I have mentioned above, nuts are definitely hard food, don’t do that. Apples? I think it’s ok for a temporary crown in a high quality dental implant.
During this time, you are probably required to come back in for several checkups to ensure that everything is healing properly.
Fifth Step: Replace the temporary teeth with your new permanent teeth
This is the final step in one day dental implant.
After three months of healing, the implant has been re-growth with your alveolar bone.
When your mouth has finished healing and your new dental implants have stabilized, you can receive your permanent teeth. You can also choose the material of the permanent crown, e.g. metal porcelain crown or all-ceramic crown, and the all-ceramic crown is usually more popular.
Within only four steps, you have completed a one day dental implant.
Simple and clear, right?
I just have to make one thing clear. I know many people are misled by the word “one day dental implant”. One day dental implant doesn’t mean that the patients can have all the surgery procedure within only one day without further treatment. It’s not the real situation.
One day dental implant does mean that the teeth extraction, the implantation of the implant, and the wearing of the temporary crown can be finished in one day, which allowing the patients to get a beautiful smile and have food immediately.
But the thing is, you get a temporary crown instead of a permanent one.
After three months, it is also necessary to replace the temporary crown with a permanent crown, which is the completion of all the surgery.
2. Benefits and Risks
There are a plethora of possible benefits you can get from the one day dental implants.
Meanwhile, the most important one is the reduction or elimination of the waiting time between the placement of the implants and the placement of the crown. With this, on the same day, the implants can be inserted and placed with a fully functional crown.
Much less time consuming
First of all, it significantly shortens the time for patients without crowns, and give your perfect smile and chewing function instantly.
The Gums fit with the crown better
Secondly, it avoids alveolar bone atrophy due to delayed implantation.
Some else benefits like traditional implants
- Similar to the appearance of real teeth, very beautiful.
- Comfort as real teeth, closely integrated with alveolar bone and gums.
- Bite force recovery: generally, the bite force of a denture is only 1/20 of that of a real tooth, and the bite force of the implant is close to that of a real tooth, and the hard food can be chewed by the implant.
- Do not harm adjacent teeth: implants are only implanted in the toothless area and do not harm adjacent teeth.
- Getting rid of the inconvenience of active dentures.
- The dental implant can get rid of the inconvenience of denture pain, foreign-body sensation, halitosis, and pronunciation caused by dentures.
- Firm and lasting.
- Maintain healthy alveolar bone: long-term use of traditional dentures can cause alveolar bone atrophy. The implant can increase the bone density of the alveolar bone in the area and reduce bone atrophy.
- Compared with traditional dentures, dental implants make it easier for you to feel the deliciousness and delicateness of your food, thus enhancing your life.
Because one day dental implants are implanted immediately after teeth extraction. So, for one day dental implants, sometimes implants have no way to match the root of tooth exactly. This leads to some problems or risks.
Dental infection will lead to failure
Wound may be infected if your teeth have inflammation at the time of implantation. There is no good method to avoid this risk now.
So, if your teeth infected before or after one day dental implants, this may cause the implant to loosen and you need to take out the implant and eliminate inflammation, then re-implant.
Not suitable for molars
For molars, one day dental implants are more difficulty than incisors. Because most of the molars have two or three even four roots, it may cause the implants not matching the root holes left after teeth extraction completely. One implant can only be placed in one root hole. Then, dentist need to use artificial bone powder or periosteal material to fill other root holes. Artificial bone powder and periosteal material are quite expensive, so the patients will spend more money for treatment. Also, this will increase the surgical trauma and prolong the healing time.
So, for one day dental implants of the molars teeth, it may make a bad experience.
I suggest that in most cases, traditional implant method is better to the molars teeth to reduce the difficulty and risk of surgery.
As long as the risk is controlled, one day dental implant is still very advantageous in the absence of inflammation.
Overall, remember this to avoid risks:
- Don’t do one day dental implants with inflammation.
- Don’t do one day dental implants for molars.
3. Misunderstanding of one day dental implants
One day dental implants can be done in any dental clinic.
For high-tech implants such as one day dental implants, it’s not what a general dental hospital or dental clinic can do.
Therefore, whether you are consulting or treating, you must be responsible for yourself.
So I advise you to choose a qualified dental implant clinic whose doctor trained in professional implant technology.
Choose the dental implant material as expensive as possible.
Even for one day dental implants, you still need to wait for several months to get your permanent set of teeth. So, be careful about what you choose for the implant materials.
When choosing implanting materials, higher price is not necessarily equal to better quality. Make sure you choose the one better fitting your situation.
In general, titanium is suitable for most people.
Dental implants are terrible surgery.
Dental implant surgery is actually a minor surgery.
And now there is a technology called micro invasive surgery, this surgery has less bleeding and does not cause extensive pain. Its pain and trauma are even smaller than the tooth extraction.
So, patients don’t have to fear this at all.
One day dental implant is to complete all the surgery work in one day.
Although it has already been mentioned above, I still want to repeat it here to enhance your impression.
One day dental implant does not do all the dental implant work in one day as it literally means. It just finished most of the implanting work in one day, including teeth extraction, implanting implants, and wearing temporary crowns.
In general, you will visit your dentist again three months after surgery to get your permanent crown. When the permanent crown is worn, all the operations are completed.
4. Diet after placement of dental implants
What you have after dental implant surgery can make or break your healing even the whole treating experience. So I provide these suggestions for your diet.
What should not be eaten
- Only liquids (soup, ice cream, yogurt, etc) are advised during the first two days following surgery in order to prevent food particles from lodging in the wound.
- Do not brush your teeth within the first 24 hours following surgery for it could stimulate the wound.
- Avoid crunchy and hard foods like nuts, chips, and popcorn for one week after the surgery. But apples may be fine as I mentioned above.
- Definitely, do not smoke or have alcoholic beverages.
If you want to know the re-growth process of implant and your alveolar bone and have a lot of free time, you could come back to have reviews from your dentist at the second week and the third month following surgery.
Now, we already know what kinds of food should be avoided during the healing period.
What should be eaten
For speeding up wound healing and bone re-growth, there are some kinds of food you should eat every day during the healing period. They will help you shorten the healing period. After all, you don’t want to see you can not place the permanent crown after three months of surgery just because the bones don’t have enough regrowth.
So it’s important for the dentist to give patients nutritional advice on what they can take to provide proper nutrition for the healing.
Now typically people go on to the things that are soft like rice, mashed potato. But these foods are not nutritious enough for the healing process. Squeezed orange juice and foods with calcium protein are much better choices.
The egg is definitely at the top of our recommendation list, especially soft half boiled eggs or scrambled eggs.
Eggs cooked this way don’t require much chewing while providing enough nutrition. Yogurt is also a very good thing following surgery because it has probiotics.
The foods will play significant roles in your healing process.
5. Am I a candidate for one day dental implants?
One day dental implants is not for everyone. Once you decided to receive one day dental implants, you’ll need to talk to a professional dentist to check if you are a candidate. And the dentist will estimate whether the patient based on the state of the patient’s periodontal.
If the periodontal of the affected tooth is healthy and strong, there is no mucosal disease. Congratulations! You are a good fit to do one day dental implants.
If the periodontal of the affected tooth is not good like it has inflammation or many polyps. Well, you are not a candidate for one day dental implants. You need to wait for the wound to heal completely after the teeth extraction before you start implanting teeth. In this case, the traditional implants may be much safer and fitter for you.
Now, you already know all the facts of one day dental implants. If you still have things unclear, please feel free to leave your comments below.