If you have a missing tooth and are looking for a comfortable, permanent restorative solution, a dental implant from One Day Implants in Atlanta may be the answer you’ve been looking for. With a One Day implant, you’ll be able to feel good about having a healthy, complete smile once again and quickly get back to enjoying life. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and find out if a One Day implant is right for you.
We know that many potential candidates for a dental implant put off treatment as it is hard to find the time in a busy schedule and take off work for multiple dental appointments. As opposed to visiting multiple specialists, at One Day Implants, we are able to offer many of our patients a complete treatment in one day. What makes our treatment different is that we handle all steps of the implant process in-house.
First, our doctors will approve you for treatment during your initial consultation. Once approved, we will begin working on your custom treatment plan using our advanced technology like Cone Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), intraoral scanners, and intraoral cameras. Using these advanced tools, we will be able to create an extremely detailed treatment plan for precise, successful placements. Our skilled, in-house ceramicists will also use these scans and images to start building your temporary crown (if applicable) and your permanent implant restoration, or prosthetic tooth.
Next is the implant placement. Your doctor will clean and numb your mouth before making a small incision and precisely placing your implant. We also offer a variety of sedation options to ensure you stay calm and comfortable throughout the entire procedure. We will place your temporary restoration and walk you through the post-op care guidelines. You’ll leave our office with a completely transformed smile. Then, once your permanent restoration has been made you’ll return to have it placed.
The initial healing process will vary based on your individual level of oral health, but it usually takes about a week or so after the implant placement. Slight swelling and tenderness is common, but will subside quickly if you care for your mouth properly. For example, it is important to be very gentle when brushing around the implant site and eat soft foods. You can manage any discomfort with over the counter pain medications like ibuprofen. In about 7 days, most patients are able to return to a normal diet. Be sure to follow your doctor’s post-op care to ensure proper healing and help you avoid any risk of infection.
While you will recover from the oral surgery in about a week, it will take 3-6 months for your dental implant to completely bond to your jaw bone. This process is called osseointegration and it is what makes dental implants a permanent restoration. Titanium is biocompatible, meaning it has the unique ability to bond to your bone tissue permanently. The dental implant will function as a natural part of your mouth, stimulating the jaw bone as you chew, which in turn prevents bone resorption. This also prevents your other teeth from shifting into the gap where your tooth used to be, preserving the function and appearance of your bite. During the osseointegration process, you’ll come in for regular checkups to ensure you are healing properly.
Dental implants are a great option for many patients with a healthy jaw bone. If you’ve been missing a tooth for a while, bone resorption can occur. If this is the case, additional oral surgeries may be required to prepare your jaw bone for dental implant placement. To find out if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant, schedule your free consultation today!