However, the traditional dental implants can be quite expensive, and they require a very lengthy treatment period as well.
Instead, if you choose the low cost dental implants or the one-hour implants, you can save up to 50% of the price of regular implants, and they are ready within an hour just as their name suggests.
The dentist will generally offer the patients a light sedative medication, or local anesthesia. Then, he is going to drill a hole of only about 2mm right through the gums and the jaw bone.
When placing traditional implants, a greater surgery is needed and the healing time can go up to 6 months. With the one hour implants, there is no need to wait so much for the healing process.
After drilling these tiny holes, the dentist will typically insert a titanium screw, which is again very thin. Next, the dentist will place the temporary tooth right upon this screw implant.
All it takes is about half an hour to maximum an hour for the procedure to complete. The temporary tooth needs to be worn for about 1 month, and only if the area has healed nicely and everything is in order, the dentist will place the permanent tooth over the implant.
Certainly, while you have the temporary implant on you need to be careful not to eat too many crunchy and very solid foods, which might damage the dental cap.
During this healing period, the bone needs to attach and fuse nicely with the implant, and the permanent cap is placed only after this fusion is complete and the tissues surrounding the implant are healthy looking.
The best thing about these low cost dental implants is that in case there is no sufficient bone mass existent, you don’t need bone grafting. This bone grafting can be especially painful and it takes several months for the tissues to heal completely.
Instead, the dentist can drill the hole at an angle, in order to place the implant into an area where there is sufficient bone mass. Then, the dental crown will sit nicely in place, and you don’t need to go through any painful bone grafting or gum tissue surgeries.