There are many ads online, on billboards, on radio and TV that promise Dental Implants in a Day. This sounds wonderful, but the truth is that the procedure for having Dental Implants put into place properly takes more than a day.
You don’t have to go without teeth, not for a single day, but completing the Dental Implant procedure takes several weeks, and often months.
How Dental Implants Work
What makes Dental Implants so strong and long-lasting is the process the body uses to keep the Implants in place. The process is called osseointegration. When an Implant is placed into the jaw, the body generates bone around the Implant that holds it in place.
Archeologists have found the skulls from ancient civilizations in which shells, jewels and other materials were placed in the jaw to replace teeth. These ancient implants have remained in place for hundreds of years.
This is a great video that show how bone grows around the Dental Implant to hold it firmly in place:
Osseointegration takes several weeks to safely secure the Dental Implant. While osseointegration is taking place, care must be taken to allow the area to heal properly. A temporary crown is put in place during this time. Good home oral health care, follow up visits and a dental team available to answer any questions or concerns you may have during the process are an essential part of getting the best possible Dental Implants.
The Meaning of Dental Implants in a Day
The titanium post that is placed in the jaw, to support the new tooth, or crown, is the actual Dental Implant. This is placed in just one visit, so the phrase, Dental Implants in a Day is, technically, true.
The problem with this promise, however, is that follow-up care and the placement of the permanent crown is needed for an Dental Implant to be done safely and effectively.
For a Dental Implant to be successful, it must be placed properly into an area of the bone that will be able to hold it securely. The dentist performing the procedure needs training and skill to do this properly. Placing a Dental Implant is a surgical procedure. Like any surgical procedure, follow-up care is crucial to its success. Many clinics that offer Dental Implants in a Day or Teeth in a Day do not follow their clients progress and may not be available to help if anything goes wrong.
It may be cheaper initially to travel outside of the country to get Dental Implants in a Day but very costly in the long run if a permanent crown is not put into place or if anything at all goes wrong.
Getting the Best Dental Implants in a Day
The advantage of having Dental Implants done by a Prosthodontist, like Dr. Stone, is that he is highly skilled and trained in Dental Implant technique. His skills cover not only the procedure, but the assessment before and the care after the Dental Implant is in place.
Dr. Stone has a laboratory on site, which means that the Dental Implant and crown will be a perfect fit, a perfect match and saves on the cost of paying an outside laboratory. Getting the best Dental Implants means getting the best care, from start to finish.
Dr. Stone is not only skilled and experienced at placing Dental Implants, he also teaches Dental Implant techniques to dentists at two colleges in South Florida.
Contact us to make an appointment for an initial assessment or if you have any questions about Dental Implants or any of the other services we offer.
Dr. Stone teaches dental implant therapy to dentists in two different locations: Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic at Palm Beach College and Broward Dental Research Clinic at Broward College. He is a specialist in tooth replacement, a Prosthodontist, and has been placing dental implants surgically since 1975.