Are you facing tooth extraction but dreading how that will affect your appearance? With same day tooth replacement, there is no need to worry about that missing tooth, if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Same day tooth replacement uses a one stage dental implant to replace your missing tooth. This procedure is not suitable for all patients, but it can be the optimal choice for keeping your smile intact.
Diagnostic imaging is used to create a detailed image of the implant site. This image reveals the condition of the bone and where the surrounding nerves, muscles and blood vessels are located. This is necessary to determine the precise location for the implant. The implant must be placed in the most stable position to ensure that it will be successful and have longevity. The surgical guide will be created from these images and used to eliminate any potential errors that could occur in placement.
When the implant is placed, a temporary restoration will be put on the abutment of the implant. The temporary crown is used until the jaw bone fully integrates with the implant. This can take up to six months. After the integration of the bone and implant is completed, a permanent crown will be attached to the implant.
There are several factors that determine if a patient qualifies for same day tooth replacement. Pre-existing conditions may make it a prohibitive procedure for some patients. Your dentist will need to determine if you have enough bone density to support an implant. The health of the bone in the proposed implant site must also be considered. Personal habits, such as oral hygiene, tobacco use and other lifestyle habits will also be taken into account. All of these have an impact on the success of dental implants.
Schedule an appointment with Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta for a thorough oral examination and consultation. Find out if you are a good candidate for same day teeth.