I have heard so much about getting teeth-in-a-day with dental implants. How do I know if I am a candidate?
Deciding to transition to teeth supported by dental implants should be easy considering all the advantages and few disadvantages. The process with any type of implant treatment may vary depending on the type of treatment and the quality of bone you have. Knowing if you are a candidate and proceeding with treatment requires a well-trained dentist in implantology.
If you have good quality, dense bone and/or you are placing multiple implants in an area, temporary teeth may be added immediately.
These temporary teeth would be best for looks only and putting too much force on them early could cause them to fail. The dentist would allow healing to occur and then a more permanent structure can be placed at the best timing.
If you have moderate- to poor-quality bone, and/or you are placing one or few implants, it is best to wait for a healing period of 2-6 months before placing a tooth or teeth on those implants.
You will want to see a dentist who can evaluate you fully, especially with 3-D technology and digital planning, before proceeding with such treatment. Cases like these depend on a thorough work-up prior to treatment being started. Otherwise, you are cutting corners, moving too quickly and risking great long-term success.