Some advances in modern technology are highly visible.
You can’t help but notice that cell phones have rapidly become more powerful, more affordable, and more ubiquitous as technology has advanced.
You can’t miss the new features of computers or the excitement over new driverless car technology.
Other advances, however, y under the radar, and that’s often true of dental technology. After all, one hallmark of excellent dental work is that no one but you and your dentist knows that you had it. So, you may be surprised to learn that not only have dental implants become one of the best and most reliable forms of tooth replacement, they can now be implanted in only one day.
How it Works
Dental implant technology has made it possible to replace your damaged teeth with functional ones in one appointment.
Same-day dental implants are often placed using image-guided surgery technology. Your dentist will use a 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan to capture multiple detailed images of the layout of your mouth. With those images, your dentist can use computer technology to create a highly accurate map of your mouth that can be used as a precise guide during surgery to ensure that the implants are placed accurately.
Once the map is made and a treatment plan has been created, your surgery can begin. If you need to have teeth extracted, your dentist will use the extraction sites to insert the implants in the exact right spot.
What Are The Benefits?
There are several reasons why same-day dental implants might be a perfect choice. In addition to being able to leave the dentist’s office with a complete smile, there’s also a short healing time for patients who need extractions. Instead of waiting for the extraction site to heal, then having implant surgery later, and waiting for that to heal, you’ll heal from both the extraction and the implant surgery concurrently.
Having implants placed immediately after extraction also helps avoid atrophy of the bone and gum tissue that may occur between tooth loss or extraction and dental implant surgery. This leads to better and more attractive outcomes for patients.
Tooth extractions provide your dentist with the perfect spot to insert dental implants.
Are You A Candidate for Same Day Dental Implants?
Dental implants are now widely available, even to patients who were once thought not to be candidates can now successfully get implants. Meet with your dentist for a personal evaluation. You may discover that you can have a smile that you are proud to ash with everyone. To nd out more about whether same-day dental implants are right for you, contact us to request information.
*Some health conditions and medications that interfere with your body’s ability to heal or suppress your immune system may affect whether or not you’re eligible for same-day implants.