Same-Day Dental Implant®
The trademarked Same-Day dental implant treatment usually involves the removal of teeth that are beyond repair, the placement of four to six implants, and the immediate fabrication and delivery of a fixed, or non-removable, set of replacement teeth. This is all accomplished in one day, usually within four to six hours.
~Who Is A Candidate?
Most patients, of general good health, who are about to lose their teeth or are already wearing dentures in the upper or lower jaw.
~What Are The Advantages?
Treatment Time Is Greatly Reduced.
Traditional implant treatment for someone missing most or all of their teeth often involves the extraction of teeth, bone grafting into the sinuses for upper implants, or grafting into the sinuses for upper implants, or grafting into the lower jaw for lower implants. These procedures add significant waiting time before implants can even be placed. The Same-Day dental implant treatment means the immediate placement of implants the same day of extractions. It also means an interim removable denture doesn’t have to be worn during the healing period, since the teeth are attached to the implants the same day as surgery.
~The Cost Of Treatment Is Usually Less Than Traditional Implant Placement.
Expensive grafting into the sinuses or the lower jaw to increase bone volume can usually be avoided. Your existing bone is maximized by placing the implants at angles and using the denser bone in the front of the jaw.
~The Replacement Bridge Of Teeth Looks, Functions, & Feels Like Natural Teeth.
No more embarrassing loose dentures or speech changes. Esthetics and appearance are improved, increasing self-esteem. In addition, your palate, roof of the louth, is not covered by the bridgework like it would be with a conventional denture.
**Frequently Asked Questions**
~Is There A Chance That I Won’t Get Teeth Attached The Same Day As The Surgery?
There is a very slim chance you won’t get a fixed set of replacement teeth after your surgery. The implants have to meet a certain criteria when placed. If they do not feel solid upon insertion, then they cannot be immediately loaded. However, you will still be leaving the office with a removable denture in place.
~What If An Implant Fails?
There is also a slim chance that an implant can fail after placement and loading. If this occurs during the healing surgical healing phase, that implant would be removed and replaced at no cost to you. If this occurs following the surgical healing phase of one year, new fees could be associated wth re-treatment and will be based upon specific patient needs. The new implant would be incorporated into a temporary set of teeth.
~What Is The Cost?
At your consultation appointments with both your dentist and Dr. Guttenberg, the fees associated with this treatment will be reviewed with you in detail. We will work with you to assist on financing when necessary.
The Same-Day Dental Implant® Treatment Is Truly A Team Effort Between Your Dentist, Dr. Guttenberg, And A Qualified Laboratory Technician.
Your dentist and Dr. Guttenberg will work closely together to diagnose and plan for your comprehensive oral rehabilitation.
A cone beam CT scan (CBCT) will be taken at our office to more accurately and concisely plan the correct and ideal implant placement.
Your dentist will take models of your teeth and jaw and collaborate with the lab technician on the best alignment and position of the replacement teeth.
After this careful planning, your appointment will be scheduled and coordinated to have your dentist and the lab technician present during the surgery. Once the implants are placed, your dentist and the lab technician will work together to fabricate and insert the fixed set of teeth. This process is usually completed within two to three weeks.
Steven A. Guttenberg,DDS, MD The Washington Institute For Mouth, Face and Jaw Surgery ph: 202-466-3323