How Long Will It Take To Install Dental Implants?
Normally, it can take two or more visits to your periodontist to complete dental implant surgery, especially if you're restoring multiple teeth.
There would often be a months-long wait between the initial surgery and the capping of the implant rods with permanent dental crowns. A temporary crown might be worn in the meantime.
Then, you could have to wait 4 to 6 months for the implants to fully fuse to the jawbone, complete the healing process, and become fully functional.
Additionally, if your periodontist determines during your initial exam that your underlying bone mass is too thin to support implants, or that you need to treat periodontal disease, then periodontal and/or bone graft surgery would have to be performed before the implants could be placed. And it takes time to heal from those surgeries as well.
However, at the periodontal office of Dr. Raymond A. Kenzik in Ormond Beach, Florida, a special procedure called "Teeth In One Day" is available that reduces the time it takes to get dental implants considerably.
Comparing Teeth In One Day To "Ordinary" Implant Surgery
We certainly don't want to speak negatively about traditional dental implant surgery. It takes no longer than many other major dental operations, and it's provided wonderful benefits that numerous Americans are enjoying today.
It’s important to consider that if you need periodontal surgery, bone graft surgery, or soft tissue grafts, then you might not be a good candidate for Teeth In One Day. Why? Because you have to have a fairly healthy mouth (teeth, gums, and jawbone), aside from the missing teeth you're getting replaced, in order to safely undergo same-day implant surgery.
That said, a large percentage of implant patients do indeed qualify for Teeth In One Day. Let's see how the two processes compare:
- Ordinary implant surgery is usually two-step, while same-day implants are one-step. There is no wait time between the two steps with Teeth In One Day.
- You can sometimes get permanent crowns put on same-day, but you always have to wear temporary crowns or none at all for weeks or months with regular dental implant surgery.
- Teeth In One Day lets you get an extraction and then replace it with an implant during the same dental appointment.
- Since you don't have to heal multiple times from multiple surgeries with same day implants, it can be said your healing time is quicker overall.
To learn more about the Teeth In A Day procedure, contact Dr. Kenzik today! Find out if same-day implants are right for you!