What Is Teeth Express?
Teeth Express is a name for same-day dental implants. In this procedure, you get results much quicker than with regular implants and still enjoy the same long-term benefits.
Ordinary implant surgery involves several major steps and can stretch out across 6 months or more. After extracting the old tooth, there is typically a 2 to 4 month wait for the socket to fully heal. Then, after the implant rod is implanted, it can be 3 to 6 more months before the crown is placed on top of the rod.
With one-day implants, you skip all of that long wait. Since you are already extracting the tooth, the implant is simply inserted immediately afterward. It will still take time for the gums to heal and for the titanium implant to firmly fuse to your bone tissue - a process called osseointegration, but you can already have the implant in and have it capped with a crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is placed first, but the permanent crown can also be immediately placed in many cases.
What Are The Advantages Of Same-day Implants?
Not everyone can qualify for Teeth Express. For example, you have to have bone that is dense enough and at least 10 mm wide. You also wouldn't do same-day implants on a tooth that will receive a lot of lateral force due to its position int he mouth. And anyone suffering from periodontal disease needs to get that addressed first.
However, most people do qualify as good candidates for same-day implants. And they offer many benefits, including these:
- Less wait time. You can get it over with in a single dental visit, which is great for those with busy schedules.
- Better aesthetics immediately post-op. You won't have to go for months on end without a dental crown to complete your smile.
- Same-day implants mean there is less chance of bacteria or contaminants getting into the tooth socket and causing a problem later on.
- In some cases, the implant will actually fuse to the bone more quickly, and the gum tissue will be less likely to recede.
- By opting for a same-day solution, you may end up paying less than with a multi-step process.