Same Day Dental Implants in Greenwich CT
Many people struggle with the thought of having to wait for weeks or months for implant surgery to heal before having replacement teeth. Our same-day dental implants alleviate that issue and allow you to get beautiful, functional teeth in a day.
What Are Same-Day Dental Implants?
Same-day Implants, sometimes called teeth in an hour or teeth in a day, is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure. Nobel Biocare developed the technology, which focuses on a collaboration between the restorative dentist and the implant surgeon.
This merging of knowledge and experience achieves increased safety and more precise implant placement. Because the surgeon and dentist collaborate before the surgery, the final dental prosthetic is designed and crafted prior to implant placement.
Dr. Traynor performs computer-guided implant surgery using arthroscopic surgical tools that eliminate the need for flap reflection and bone grafting. Patients experience less post-operative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Many of Dr. Traynor’s patients resume their normal activities the next day.
What to Expect When Getting Teeth-In-A-Day
Dr. Traynor performs a CAT scan of the jawbone, which allows computer generation of a 3D model of the jaw. Advanced virtual reality software uses this information to assist in planning the precise location of dental implants. The results are more accurate implant placement and less time in the dental chair for patients.
Although you receive your permanent teeth on the day of implant placement, the implants are not yet fully fused with the surrounding bone. We recommend giving your jawbone time to rest and heal by eating a soft diet for the first several weeks and avoiding any contact sports or strenuous activities that could interfere with healing.
Pros and Cons of Same-Day Implants
If you are undecided about whether same-day implants are right for you, consider the advantages and disadvantages carefully. If you have questions, Dr. Traynor or her dental care staff can answer them in detail.
Pros of Teeth-in-a-Day:
- Fewer trips to the dentist
- Immediate restoration with no waiting
- Quicker recovery time
- Less post-operative pain and swelling
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Little or no need for bone grafting
Cons of Teeth-in-a-Day:
- Patient compliance, including a soft diet, is crucial to success
- Some bone shrinkage is possible at the back of the mouth, where no implants are placed
- Not suitable for all patients
Are Same Day Dental Implants Painful?
No. Same-day dental implants are placed in our office while the area is numbed with a local anesthetic. You may also be given IV sedation for your comfort and to relieve dental anxiety. Most patients are pleasantly surprised by how little pain and swelling they experience after getting teeth in a day. For most people, discomfort is minimal and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatories.
What is the Cost of Same-Day Implants?
Same-day implants vary in cost depending on multiple factors, including the number and type of implants, the type of dental prosthetic, the amount of surgery involved, and the system used. Dr. Traynor will give you a detailed cost breakdown at your consultation.
If you are tired of coping with missing teeth but do not have the time for a lengthy implant treatment process, Same-Day Dental Implants may be right for you. To determine whether you are a candidate for Teeth-In-A-Day, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Traynor. We can be reached at Traynor Periodontics & Implants Phone Number 203-661-5885, or you can book an appointment online.