Same-Day Dental Implants

What Are Same-Day Dental Implants?older couple holding each other on the couch smiling

Same-day dental implants, also known as immediate-load dental implants and one-day dental implants, are a type of dental implant that gets placed in a single visit to the dentist. Unlike traditional implants that require several months of a healing period before they complete the implant with a dental crown, same-day dental implants allow you to leave the dental office with a new tooth or teeth on the same day.

If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants, contact our Bakersfield dentist by calling 661-664-9900 and scheduling your appointment.

Pros and Cons of Same-Day Implants

Like any dental implant surgery, one-day implants have advantages and disadvantages.


Patients may experience the following pros:

  • Faster treatment: With one-day implants, you can have a new tooth or teeth in a single visit, without having to wait several months for the implant to integrate with the jawbone.
  • Convenience: Since same-day dental implants are done in one visit, you won’t have to schedule multiple appointments or take time off work.
  • Immediate function: Same-day implants allow you to eat and speak normally right away, without waiting for the implant to heal.
  • Cost-effective: While one-day dental implants may cost more upfront, they can be a more cost-effective option in the long run, since you won’t need to pay for multiple appointments.


The cons of one-day dental implants include:

  • Risk of implant failure: Since same-day dental implants are immediately placed with a temporary restoration, there’s a higher risk of implant failure compared to traditional dental implants.
  • Limited candidate pool: Not everyone is a good candidate for same-day implants. Those with certain medical conditions or a history of gum disease may not qualify.
  • Higher cost: While same-day implants can be cost-effective in the long run, they may have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional dental implants.

How Do Same-Day Dental Implants Work?

The process of same-day dental implants starts with a thorough examination and consultation with our Bakersfield dentist. During the initial consultation, we’ll evaluate your oral health and determine if you qualify for same-day dental implants. If you’re a suitable candidate, our dentist will use advanced technology to plan the placement of the implant, and then attach a temporary tooth restoration to the implant immediately.

They then place the implant into the jawbone through a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Once the implant is in place, they’ll attach the temporary teeth restoration to the implant. The temporary teeth restoration design looks and functions like a natural tooth and is worn for several months until the implant fully integrates with the jawbone. After a few months, the temporary restoration is replaced with your permanent dental crown or other choice restoration.

Who Qualifies for Same-Day Dental Implants?Young couple smiling and embracing outdoors

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for same-day implants. Ideal candidates include those who:

  • Have good oral hygiene and health
  • Have enough bone density in the jaw to support the implant
  • Do not have gum disease or other medical conditions that can interfere with the healing process
  • Take proper care of their oral health

Same-Day Dental Implant Costs

On average, patients spend around $4,000 for a same-day dental implant. However, the cost of same-day dental implants can vary widely depending on various factors, including the location of the dental practice, the complexity of the case, the type of implant used, and any additional procedures that may be necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore Your Dental Implant Surgery Options in Bakersfield

If you’re interested in learning more about same-day implants, consult with a dental professional to determine if they’re the right choice for you. At our Bakersfield dental office, our dentist may not offer complete same-day implants, but can still provide you with high-quality tooth replacement options. Schedule your consultation today by calling 661-664-9900 We serve new and returning patients from Bakersfield, and surrounding areas such as Gosford, Alameda, and Lakeview, CA.