If you need same-day dental implants, call (540) 667-8731 to schedule your appointment at Shenandoah Family Dentistry today.
With special training to perform orthodontic, cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services, Shenandoah Family Dentistry will have you smiling from ear to ear to put your new teeth on display.
To find out if you might be a candidate for using same-day implant technology, contact the office of Shenandoah Family Dentistry in Winchester, VA, to schedule a consultation.
What Are the Differences Between Traditional Implants and Same-Day Implants?
The differences between traditional implants and same-day implants are all time-relative. With traditional implants, the patient will need to visit the dentist’s office multiple times and allow for healing from tooth extraction, osseointegration of the implant, and the fitting of the crown once the implant has healed.
With same-day implants, the patient can get similar results in just one day. While you will still have to consult with your doctor in a visit before the procedure and for a follow-up checkup, the procedure itself is complete in one visit.
What Are the Advantages of Same-Day Implants?
One of the most apparent advantages of same-day implants is that you save time. However, there are some other advantages of this same-day procedure over its traditional alternative.
- The difference in success rates for same-day implants and traditional implants is statistically insignificant.
- Implants from same-day procedures fuse to the jawbone better.
- Gums and soft tissues are less likely to recede. They will also heal more quickly from same-day implants.
- The immediate implant keeps foreign matter and bacteria out of the implant site, helping to prevent infection.
Are You a Good Candidate for Same-Day Implants?
Before you have a same-day implant procedure, you will need to consult with the dentist to determine if the procedure is a good solution for you. Good candidates for same-day implants are generally healthy and are non-smokers. Smokers who can consider quitting before the surgery may also make good candidates.
Those who do not make good candidates for same-day implants include:
- Patients with gum disease
- Patients with poor oral health
- Patients with autoimmune disease
- Patients with chronic diseases
- Patients with bruxism (those who grind their teeth at night)
The procedure for patients to get a new set of teeth in a day is simple. After you consult with your dentist and are determined to be a good candidate, the necessary teeth will be removed and the implants placed. The number of implants can range from one to seven, depending on your specific needs.
You will receive a temporary crown or hybrid bridge to restore the original appearance of your teeth. Within the first few months, patients should stick to a diet of soft foods as the surgery heals. After healing, the dentist will replace your temporary fixture with a permanent crown, denture, or overbridge.