Same Day Implants and Dentures?

February 3rd, 2014 - By steve.mccormack

Maybe you have seen the full page ads in the Minneapolis – St Paul newspapers about same-day extractions and implants.     First off … this is truthful and it is possible to do this advanced care with today’s dentistry.  But let’s look at this a little closer.

Myths and Facts:

  • Same-day refers to the extractions, implants, and dentures.  It can be accomplished in one day.
  • There is considerable pre-planning and appointments needed to prepare for that same-day surgery.  That includes examinations, cat scans, photos, impression of the jaw, etc.
  • Some people might need bone grafts to build up the area supporting the implants.
  • The implants and dentures might not be the final restorations needed.   Some of the implants might be temporary or transitional … same with the dentures or bridgework.
  • Follow-up appointments can be significant.
  • These are very highly trained specialists and surgeons.  Their fees reflect that.  Typical fees can easily start at $15,000 and reach $30,000 or more.    [not a typo.]
  • Although implants are very very successful, not everyone is a candidate for them … especially the dramatic results seen on TV and in the newspapers.

Let us know if you want more information on these remarkable options for your dental care. 

The world of  Dentistry is always changing, improving, and offering a wide range of treatment options.

 

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