Done-in-one implants are dental implants that are used in a single office visit. After the initial consultation appointment, the patient returns to have their teeth surgically placed in their mouth. The process will take somewhere around two hours and is performed under local anesthesia. You won’t have to stay at the dentist’s office or the hospital for the night. Generally speaking, done-in-one implant surgery patients are “high risk” individuals who are not candidates for other types of dental implants. Additionally, they tend to have poor oral hygiene habits increasing the likelihood of surgical procedures failing due to infection and must be replaced.
Risks/Complications associated with Done-In-One Implants
Many risks and complications can occur as a result of this procedure. Without proper post-surgical care, an infection can occur. Infection is a common complication associated with this type of implant surgery. Additionally, other potential complications may arise during or after the procedure, including:
- Tooth loss
- Metallic taste in the mouth
- Bone graft rejection
- Unstable teeth
- Periodontal disease development
What types of Implant materials are used in Done-In-One Implants?
Done in One implants use high-quality medical-grade devices made from titanium. This material provides a host for bone growth throughout the implant post allowing it to become one with your jawbone. The done-in-one implant process is simple and includes placement into the gum line for immediate functionality. Even though osteointegration requires three months for new tissues to grow around the implant, the initial stability is generally good enough that you can enjoy teeth immediately after surgery.
Postoperative care is necessary after done-in-one implant surgery. The patient may experience pain or discomfort following the procedure and swelling of their face, neck, and shoulder areas; however, this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen (Advil). If an infection develops, it should be treated before it worsens since this will prolong healing time and could result in tooth loss. In addition to being susceptible to infection after surgery, patients are also at risk of developing osteomyelitis – a bacterial infection of the bone. A patient is at the highest risk for developing osteomyelitis if they suffer from periodontal disease or have poor oral hygiene habits consistently that increase plaque build-up in their mouth.
Professional Cleaning Required after Implants Placed via Done-In-One Surgery Procedure
You should brush and floss your teeth daily before having done-in one implant placed, as this is the best way to ensure maximum success. Proper brushing and flossing techniques are necessary for preventing potential post-surgical complications such as infection, tooth loss, etc. After the surgery has occurred, your dentist will be given specific instructions on how often you should clean around your new teeth (usually about every other day). This may not be easy during the first several weeks, but you will get used to it eventually.
It is important to remember that done-in-one implant surgery can provide many benefits for those in need of dental implants. These benefits include improved speech, increased self-confidence because you will have a beautiful smile, and the ability to eat anything you want because your new teeth are stable and strong. Additionally, if it is difficult or too expensive for you to make regular trips to the dentist’s office or traveling long distances is not possible. Done-in-one implant procedures provide an alternative travel option. This allows patients with severe physical ailments or disabilities/limitations to receive dental care without leaving home.
Warning signs to visit your dentist immediately
In case there are any unusual symptoms after the surgery has taken place, stop by your dentist’s office right away. These symptoms may include persistent bleeding gums, new pain or tenderness in your jaw area, white/swollen areas on the skin around the region where the implant was placed, and loose teeth that are not stable/secure inside your mouth; these are all signs of infection. However, if you notice swollen lymph nodes (glands) throughout your facial region, this could signify something more serious like leukemia, which requires immediate medical attention.
Done-in-one implant surgery can benefit many patients. However, each patient needs to understand the potential risks and complications associated with this type of dental implant before proceeding with such a procedure. Proper postoperative care and proper oral hygiene measures are necessary to ensure the success of done-in-one implants.