Placing Dental Implants In Only One Day

celina same-day implantsWe recently talked about dental implants and how these can offer a lifelike and durable solution to tooth replacement. But did you know we can also offer a same-day option to restore your smile in one visit? In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist talks about same-day dental implants.

Who Benefits from Same-Day Tooth Replacement?

As the name implies, same-day dental implants are completed in a single visit. There is no wait between the placement of the dental implants and the attachment of the restoration or denture. Candidates may have minor or severe tooth loss. When we lose teeth, our jaws will weaken and in turn lose mass and density, which could mean no implants are possible without undergoing bone grafting or a sinus lift. But with same-day, we can place implant posts that require less structure to support, so we can help people with weakened jaws enjoy a full smile in a single visit!

Placement and Restoration

Our team will begin by carefully examining your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can assess the cause and severity of your tooth loss. If you have severely infected or compromised teeth, we could extract them. We then use the images and measurements taken of your smile to plan the placement of the dental implant posts, so they can sit at the angle and position that makes supporting a new tooth possible. Once they’re been inserted into the jaw, we will connect an abutment to them. The abutment provides structure for our team to attach the part of your smile people see. For an individual one, this could be a custom crown that looks natural and fits comfortably, preserving bite balance and providing a durable chewing surface. For more severe cases, we could use multiple posts and abutments to support a full set of dentures, so you obtain a complete smile, in only one visit.

Keeping Your New (and Natural) Teeth Strong

Your new teeth will look and function like natural teeth, so they don’t need to be removed for cleaning or soaking, and you care for them as you would natural teeth. That means you need to brush and floss daily, cut back on the sugar in your diet, and see our team for regular checkup and cleaning visits. These actions help fight gum disease and the factors that could cause the new tooth to fail or lead to additional tooth loss, so your smile stays whole. With fixed tooth replacement, these new teeth can remain in place for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime, with proper care and attention.

If you have any questions about same-day dental implants, then contact our team today.

Contact Us About Tooth Replacement Today

Our team wants to help you obtain a full smile in only one visit! Schedule a consultation with us today at Celina Family Dentistry at 214-851-0130.