Dental implants are the gold standard in restorative dentistry. They can permanently repair the health, structure, and appearance of a patient’s smile, even if they’re missing most or all of their teeth. Implant surgery is safe and effective, requires minimal downtime, and can even be completed in a single visit with same-day dental implants.

The advantages of same-day implants are pretty staggering. They offer immediate results, incredible convenience, and a quick and smooth recovery process.

But are there any drawbacks? Do they offer the same results as traditional implant surgery? How do you know if you’re a good candidate? We’re here to tell you all about same-day implants and help you determine if they’re the right choice for your smile.

What are same-day dental implants?

A traditional dental implant procedure is performed by embedding a small, screw-like titanium post into the jawbone. We then wait for the implant to fuse to the jaw before attaching the crown or bridge restoration. This healing process is called osseointegration.

But what if you could get the smile of your dreams in just one day? With same-day implants, you can have the process completed in one appointment. Our skilled implant surgeons at Smart Arches will place the implant or implants before immediately securing a tooth replacement without any wait time.

Benefits of same-day implants

Here are some of the benefits of choosing same-day dental implants:

  • You get to enjoy your new smile immediately after your procedure
  • The implant fuses to the jawbone more effectively
  • You don’t have to spend months with a missing tooth
  • They’re just as long-lasting as traditional implants
  • The crown or bridge prevents bacteria from entering the surgical site
  • The healing process is easier and quicker
  • We can even replace an entire row of teeth with same-day All-on-4 implants

Who is a good candidate?

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If you’re dealing with tooth loss or severe damage or decay, there’s a good chance you’re a good candidate for dental implants. But even patients who are eligible for traditional implant surgery may not be candidates for same-day implants.

In general, non-smokers who are overall healthy and practice good oral hygiene habits are eligible for the same-day procedure. Patients who need multiple extractions, have cavities or gum disease or are suffering from bone loss are generally not good candidates because these concerns need to be addressed before implants can be placed.

The jawbone is crucial for the success of dental implant surgery, and if bone grafting is required, same-day implants aren’t an option because your jawbone needs adequate time to heal. At Smart Arches, our implant specialists will evaluate your smile, discuss all your treatment options with you, and create the ideal treatment plan for your situation and smile goals.

How the same-day implant process works


Before your procedure, you’ll meet with one of our dental implant surgeons to discuss your dental history and smile goals, and to ask any questions you have. We’ll examine your teeth and gums to determine if you’re a good candidate for same-day implants and develop a personalized treatment plan.


On the day of your appointment, we’ll apply a local anesthetic to the site to completely numb the area and ensure your surgery is pain free. Depending on your individual preferences, we can also provide you with state-of-the-art IV sedation to help you relax or even sleep through the procedure. Our dental implant surgeons will secure the implant (or multiple implants) into the jawbone before immediately attaching an abutment and a tooth replacement.


With our advanced approach, you can go home the same day following your procedure. The recovery process with same-day implants is exceptionally smooth in most cases, and you should feel completely back to normal in 1-2 weeks.

Are same-day implants as effective as regular implants?

Absolutely. When performed by a skilled implant specialist, same-day implants are just as effective as traditional dental implants. If you’re a good candidate for a same-day procedure, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of traditional dental implants in just one visit.

Here are some of the benefits of both regular and same-day dental implants:

  • They can replace one or more missing or damaged teeth.
  • They look just like natural teeth.
  • They can restore your ability to eat and speak comfortably.
  • They’re associated with a smooth, quick recovery.
  • They can eliminate tooth sensitivity.
  • With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
  • They can restore your confidence in your smile.

Find out if same-day dental implants are right for you with Smart Arches!

At Smart Arches, we’re passionate about helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. With same-day dental implants, our specialists can help you achieve long-term oral health with one convenient, effective procedure.

We use the most advanced technology in dentistry to ensure comfortable and successful treatment. Whether you need extensive restoration or just one tooth replacement, we’re here to help.

Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation!