A look at the “one day” in one day dental implants
Placing dental implants is a procedure that requires the knowledge, skill, and artistry of a trained dental professional.
Dental implants must be perfectly placed in order to be effective, safe, and long lasting. After the implant procedure, the body generates bone growth around the implant—a process called osseointegration—which keeps the implant in place for a lifetime. It takes a few weeks for the body to complete osseointegration.
When your dentist places the dental implant, they’ll put a temporary tooth on top so that you can leave the office and still be able to live your life. That’s what many clinics mean by one day dental implants or teeth-in-a-day.
Sounds good, but you need two more follow-up visits. One to ensure that osseointegration is taking place properly, and another final visit to place the permanent tooth. Clinics that advertise one day dental implants or teeth-in-a-day may not be able to give you the follow-up care required to complete the dental implant process.
Calculating the cost of dental implants
Because most clinics place temporary teeth the first day, we’ll just assume that all implants are one day dental implants. The average cost of one day dental implants in the United States is about $2,450 for a single tooth, according to the Dental Implant Cost Guide. That is the average cost of the implant itself—the titanium post that goes into the jaw to hold the new tooth.
Other factors that can effect the cost of dental implants are:
- Where you live (costs can be higher in big cities)
- Materials used for the implant, the abutment that holds the tooth, and the tooth itself
- Another procedure is necessary like an x-ray or tooth extraction
- The experience and specialty of the dentist who does the implant
Insurance plans are beginning to understand the effectiveness of dental implants and that they are a good investment since they can last a lifetime. Some insurance companies may not pay for dental implants, but will put the cost of dentures toward implants.
How to get the best dental implants
From the very first visit through to the end, Dr. Stone and his staff are going to be right beside you. We have an on-site laboratory that saves our patients time and money. Dr. Stone has been a practicing prosthodontist for more that 30 years. He even teaches dental implant techniques to dentists at two colleges in South Florida.
We work with individual insurance companies as well as CareCredit to help our patients with financial assistance. Dr. Stone and his staff are available to guide you through the procedure and answer any questions you might have before, during, or after the implant is in place. Contact us for a free consultation.