At Azure Dental in San Francisco, CA, we understand that dental implants can be a considerable investment of both time and money. That’s why we offer same-day dental implants for those looking for a fast and convenient option. In addition, same-day implants are perfect for busy people who don’t have time to wait weeks or months for their complete set of new teeth.
Dr. Meyliker is a skilled oral surgeon who provides dental implants for patients who have experienced tooth loss. So whether you have one missing tooth or are missing multiple teeth, we’re here for all your oral health needs.
Contact our dentist for a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for a dental implant procedure.
What are same-day dental implants?
Same-day dental implants are a revolutionary treatment in implant dentistry that allows patients to get implants in a single day. Traditionally, the implant is placed into the jawbone after the implant has healed and bonded with the bone and then placed on top. Same-day implants eliminate the need to go without teeth.
How does the process work?
The first step in the process is to consult with our dentist in San Francisco to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Then, we will take X-rays and 3D scans of your mouth to develop a treatment plan if you are. You’ll need to be in good health to have oral surgery, and you should have a strong jaw bone to support the dental implant.
With immediate dental implants, you’ll receive a new set of temporary teeth the day of your surgery. You’ll wear these during the recovery period. Proper healing is critical. Once the implants have fully fused to the bone, we’ll attach your permanent teeth.
How are immediate implants different from regular dental implants?
Same-day implants allow you to get your implants in one day rather than without teeth while your implant site heals. Same-day dental implants offer patients temporary teeth during the healing period.
Who is a good candidate for immediate dental implants?
Not everyone will be eligible for a same-day dental implant. Generally speaking, you may be a good candidate if:
- You have one or more missing teeth and want an immediate improvement
- Have enough bone density to support the implant area
- Do not have any medical problems that could affect healing
- Do not have bruxism, meaning you don’t grind your teeth excessively
You are likely NOT a good candidate for same-day dental implants if:
- You have a chronic disease or autoimmune disorder
- You don’t have sufficient bone density in the upper or lower jaw
- You need extensive bone grafting
- You have gum disease or overall poor oral health
- You are a smoker
How to Care for Your Implants
Just like regular dental implants, same-day dental implants require good oral hygiene to stay healthy and functioning. Like with natural teeth, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging the implant site.
You should also avoid eating sticky or hard foods that could damage the implant or temporary teeth. Eating these foods could loosen the implant or damage the temporary teeth. You should also avoid smoking.
How much do same-day implants cost?
Same-day dental implants are usually cheaper than traditional implants because you receive your new set of temporary teeth during the same appointment as your surgery. This means you’ll spend less time at our San Francisco dental office, which will reduce the overall cost.
It is difficult to estimate the cost of the procedure without first having a consultation with our dentist since each case varies based on the patient’s needs. When you schedule a consultation with our office, the dentist will examine your mouth and create a treatment plan that works for you. At this time, they will determine the cost of your implants.
Improve Your Oral Health with Dental Implants at Azure Dental
Whether you need to replace all the teeth in your mouth or you just need to replace one tooth, the team at Azure Dental is skilled in implant dentistry and can help restore your smile so you can eat, speak, and chew properly. We offer several implant services for our patients in the San Francisco bay area, including implants that you can get in one day. So contact our office today to get started on creating your new smile!