Same day dental implants, also known as immediate load dental implants or same day teeth, are a revolutionary approach to tooth replacement. Unlike traditional dental implant procedures that involve a healing period between implant placement and prosthetic attachment, same day implants allow for the placement of a temporary prosthesis on the very same day as the implant surgery. This immediate functionality means you can leave our clinic with a fully restored smile.

Why Choose Same Day Dental Implants?

Same day dental implants offer several compelling advantages, making them an attractive choice for many patients:

  • Immediate Functionality: With same day implants, you can eat, speak, and smile confidently on the day of the procedure, without the need for an extended healing period.
  • Reduced Treatment Time: Same day implants significantly reduce the overall treatment time compared to traditional implant procedures, which involve multiple appointments and waiting periods.
  • Preservation of Aesthetics: Same day implants help preserve the natural appearance of your smile, preventing the “sunken” look associated with missing teeth.
  • Fewer Surgical Interventions: Unlike procedures involving bone grafting, same day implants streamline the process, reducing the number of surgical interventions.

The Same Day Dental Implant Procedure

Same Day Implant Surgery

With the surgical site sufficiently numb and the patient comfortable, our skilled surgeons move on to the next critical step: making precise incisions in the gum tissue. The incisions are strategically placed to access the jawbone at the predetermined implant sites. The location and size of these incisions are carefully planned based on the treatment plan established during your initial consultation. Our surgeons employ their expertise to create incisions that minimize trauma to the surrounding tissues, ensuring a smoother and more comfortable healing process.

Implant Placement

The heart of the same day implant surgery lies in the precise placement of dental implants into the jawbone. This step is where the transformation begins as the implants serve as the secure anchors for your future prosthetic teeth.

Our surgeons choose gold standard implants that are biocompatible and designed for immediate loading. The type and number of implants placed depend on your individual treatment plan, which considers factors such as the location of missing teeth, the condition of your jawbone, and your overall oral health.

During implant placement:

  • Implant Site Preparation: Our surgeons use specialized instruments to create small, precise channels in the jawbone to accommodate the dental implants. The depth and angle of these channels are meticulously calculated to ensure optimal implant positioning.
  • Implant Insertion: The dental implants, which resemble small screws or cylinders, are gently inserted into the prepared channels. Our surgeons exercise exceptional care to avoid damaging surrounding tissues and ensure the implants are seated securely.
  • Primary Stability: Achieving primary stability is a key milestone. It indicates that the implants are firmly anchored in the bone, providing a strong foundation for the prosthetic teeth. Our surgeons assess this stability using specialized instruments and their clinical expertise.

Immediate Prosthesis

One of the defining features of same day implant surgery is the attachment of a temporary prosthesis on the same day as the implant placement. This immediate prosthesis, often referred to as a provisional or transitional restoration, is meticulously crafted to provide both functionality and aesthetics.

The immediate prosthesis serves several crucial purposes:

  • Immediate Functionality: You can leave our clinic on the same day with a fully restored smile, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile confidently. This immediate functionality is a significant benefit of same day dental implants.
  • Aesthetics: The prosthesis is designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth, ensuring that your smile retains its natural look.
  • Protection: The prosthesis helps protect the healing implants and the surgical site. It acts as a barrier, preventing direct contact with food and other oral elements that could disturb the implants.

The immediate prosthesis is customized to your unique oral anatomy, providing a comfortable and secure fit. Its attachment is a testament to the precision and expertise of our surgeons, who prioritize your satisfaction and well-being throughout the procedure.


Once the dental implants are securely in place and the immediate prosthesis is attached, our surgeons proceed to meticulously close the surgical incisions with sutures. The sutures used are typically absorbable, which means they will dissolve naturally over time, eliminating the need for suture removal.

Suturing serves multiple crucial purposes:

  • It ensures that the surgical site remains protected and minimizes the risk of infection.
  • It promotes proper healing by holding the tissues in their correct position.
  • It helps control postoperative bleeding.

The careful and precise suturing technique employed by our surgeons is a critical aspect of the same day implant procedure, as it contributes to the overall success of the surgery and sets the stage for a smooth recovery and healing process.

Healing and Final Prosthesis

After the same day implant surgery, a healing period is necessary to allow the implants to integrate with the surrounding bone. During this time:

  • Postoperative Care: Our surgeons will provide specific postoperative care instructions, including guidelines on pain management and oral hygiene.
  • Dietary Considerations: You may be advised to follow a soft-food diet initially to avoid putting excessive stress on the implants.
  • Regular Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress and ensure the successful integration of same day implants with your natural bone.

Prosthesis Placement

Once the healing period is complete, and the same day implants have integrated successfully, you will return to Dulwich Dental Office for the placement of your final, permanent prosthesis. This custom-crafted restoration is designed to match the aesthetics and functionality of natural teeth, completing your smile transformation.

The selection of dental implants for same day implant surgery is a meticulous process that takes into account several factors:

  • Implant Type: There are various types of dental implants, including endosteal and subperiosteal implants. The choice depends on factors such as the patient’s jawbone quality and the treatment plan.
  • Implant Size: Implant size is selected based on the specific tooth being replaced, the available bone, and the overall treatment goals.
  • Implant Material: Dental implants are typically made from biocompatible materials like titanium. The material choice is influenced by its ability to integrate with the bone and its long-term durability.
  • Immediate Loading Capability: Not all dental implants are suitable for immediate loading. Implants designed for same day procedures are chosen for their immediate functionality.

Primary stability, which is essential for the success of same day implant surgery, is ensured through several key factors:

  • Precise Implant Site Preparation: Implant sites are carefully prepared to match the size and shape of the chosen implants, allowing for secure placement.
  • Implant Design: Dental implants used for same day procedures are designed for immediate loading and are selected based on their compatibility with the patient’s bone quality.
  • Implant Placement Technique: Skilled surgeons employ precise techniques to gently insert the implants into the jawbone, avoiding unnecessary trauma.
  • Assessment: Primary stability is assessed during surgery to confirm that the implants are securely anchored in the bone before proceeding with the immediate prosthesis attachment.

Our surgeons prioritize achieving and verifying primary stability to ensure the long-term success of same day dental implants.


The timing for replacing the immediate prosthesis with the final, permanent prosthesis varies among patients. In most cases, it occurs after a few months to allow for complete healing and the successful integration of the implants with the jawbone. Our surgeons monitor your progress and determine the optimal time for the final prosthesis placement based on your individual healing process.

Yes, same day dental implants can be used for full-mouth restorations, often referred to as full-arch or full-mouth rehabilitation. This approach provides patients with an efficient and effective solution for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth in a single visit. It is a popular choice for those seeking comprehensive smile transformation and restoration of oral function.

Yes, same day dental implants can replace multiple missing teeth within the same arch efficiently. Whether you’re missing two, three, or more teeth in a row, our surgeons can customize a treatment plan that allows for the placement of multiple implants and the attachment of a provisional prosthesis, providing immediate functionality and aesthetics.

In many cases, same day dental implants do not require bone grafting because they are designed to provide immediate functionality, utilizing available bone. However, bone grafting may be necessary if there is insufficient bone volume or density to support the implants. Our surgeons will assess your bone health during the initial consultation and determine whether bone grafting is needed for your specific case.

The process of osseointegration, where the jawbone fully integrates with the dental implants, typically takes several months. However, same day implants are designed to provide immediate stability, allowing you to use your new teeth right away. Full osseointegration usually occurs over the course of a few months, ensuring the long-term stability and success of the implants.

There is no specific age restriction for same day dental implant surgery. Candidacy is determined more by overall health and bone quality than age. As long as the patient is in good health and has sufficient bone to support the implants, they can be considered for the procedure. Our surgeons assess each patient individually to determine suitability.

Yes, same day dental implants can be used to replace upper and lower teeth simultaneously, offering a comprehensive solution for full-mouth restoration. This approach is particularly beneficial for patients seeking to restore both their upper and lower dental arches efficiently and regain full oral function.

The suitability of same day dental implants for patients with medical conditions or compromised immune systems is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Our surgeons work closely with patients and their GP’s or hospital consultants when necessary to ensure that the procedure is safe and appropriate, taking into consideration any medical conditions and medications that may affect the treatment plan.

Our Same Day Dental Implant Surgery Dr Javier Perez


Dr Javier Perez

Dental Implant and Oral Surgeon
Lic Odont, PG Cert (Implant), MClinDent (Implant), Dip Oral Surg RCS (Eng), PG Cert Cons Sed
GDC No: 225487
Special interest in Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

Dr Javier Perez graduated in dental surgery in 2010.

His clinical practice is focused on dental implants and oral surgery, from simple single tooth replacements to complex reconstructions involving both soft and hard tissues.

Dr Javier has completed a Masters in Implant Dentistry MClinDent (Implant) in London over three years and was awarded a diploma in Oral Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, one of the most prestigious colleges in UK.
Dr Perez has trained in Oral Surgery at the Maxillofacial Unit in the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in South England. He is at the forefront of dental implants and oral surgery regularly attending National and International conferences to develop his skills and learn about the latest trends in Implantology.

At Dulwich Dental our implant team have placed over 5000 implants, often undertaking and being referred cases from other practioners. We also consult and treat cases where you may have been told that you are unsuitable for dental implants. Having assembled one of the countries leading dental implant teams we can treat the most advanced and complex cases here at Dulwich Dental Office.

Outside of work Dr Javier spends the majority of his time with his young family, recently welcoming a new son (October, 2021). He enjoys spending weekends exploring London, especially going to local food markets.


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Had a tooth out which is never fun, but he was great, never even needed pain killers afterwards

Vince A.

Great service! Im usually so nervous when coming in to the dentist but my dentist was so pleasant and polite ! Dulwich Dental Office will definitely be my dentist for life

Tomike O.

I lost my two front teeth whilst at school and had complications for years. Unfortunately I ended up needing an implant – which I had been avoiding! I wish I had done it sooner. Dr Patel was fantastic and guided me through each stage. He was always contactable to answer any queries or concerns. Very happy with the end result and would reccomend.

Tom O.

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Tom C.

I have recently finished an invisalign program with Pooja at dulwich dental office and couldn’t be happier. The treatment was easy and pain free and the results are great. Pooja’s experience and friendliness made me feel at ease throughout. I would 100% recommend for anyone considering similar treatment.

Toby B.

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Susie F.

I had my Invisaligns done by Dr Pillay and she really took the time to make sure my teeth are lovely and straight. She has always been available with any queries or follow up treatment I needed – and made me feel well looked after from the beginning and end of the treatment. I really recommend seeing her if you want to get Invisaligns done.

Stella C.

Dr. Cavan is super attentive and thoughtful and great at putting is patients at ease. I hate going to the dentist but havent dreaded it once. Everyone is super friendly and clinic is nice. I could not recommend more.

I am undergoing a course of Invisalign treatment with Dulwich Dental Office and I am so pleased with the results, even at this early stage. It is great that I can take the braces out to eat and clean my teeth. I am looking forward to the end result.

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