SAME DAY DENTAL IMPLANTS: THE PROCESS
Dental implants are a very common procedure. Dentists use dental implants to treat various conditions including tooth decay and teeth with cracks. The main objective or a dental implant is to give your smile a healthy looking appearance. Dental implants take the place of missing teeth or teeth with severe damage. However, what you may not know is that you can now have your dental implants taken care of quickly. New advancements in dental technology now allow your dentist to perform same day dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are complete replacements for teeth. Your dentist will install a screw into your jawbone which will serve as a new root for the replacement tooth. A tooth made of a composite material is then attached to the screw. This new structure is a permanent solution for a rotten tooth.
There is a second type of dental implant that uses a cage around the jawbone. Your dentist then attaches the new tooth to that cage. This is a slightly less invasive procedure than installing a post. If you are not sure which procedure is right for you, consult with a dentist at Florida Dental Rejuvenation. The team is ready to help guide you through this process and help you get that healthy smile that you want.
Same Day Dental Implants
“Same day dental implants” may seem like a slightly misleading name for this procedure. You will leave with working teeth in one day. However, the dentist will install temporary teeth. Your dentist will install these teeth on the same day that they install your dental implants. This allows the patient to go on about their lives while a more permanent solution is made.
The dentist will give your dental implants time to fuse to your jawbone. Once your implants are secure, usually in three to six months, you dentist will then install your permanent replacement teeth. This process is also known as immediate load dental implants.
Are Same Day Dental Implants For Everyone?
Same day dental implants are not effective in all cases. It is important to discuss all of your options with your dentist. This procedure is effective for people that have enough natural bone left in their jaw. The implant also has to be secure enough to immediately withstand the pressure of biting/chewing.
Because of the pain and complications that can come from using the process on the wrong patients, the team at Florida Dental Rejuvenation will do a thorough examination and determine if this process will work for you.
The Cost of Same Day Dental Implants
The costs for dental implants are close to the same no matter how long the process takes. However, with same day dental implants there will be additional costs for the temporary teeth. The temporary teeth are not that expensive.
With other dental implant procedures, you will have missing teeth for however long it takes your dentist to fix the problem. The benefits of having a fully functional mouth may outweigh the costs. The decision is up to you whether or not the added costs will be offset by having a mouth full of teeth quicker.
Are Dental Implants Permanent?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth if taken care of properly. You have to treat your replacement teeth with as much care as you would treat your original teeth. Flossing and brushing every day can prolong the life of your dental implants.
Also, you will likely have to avoid any hard foods while you have temporary crowns over your dental implants. Chewing hard foods like candy and ice can crack crowns because while they are strong, they are not as strong as natural teeth. Taking care of your new teeth should be a top priority.
It is also important to continue to see your dentist. Regular checkups can help spot any issues before they become major problems. Your dentist may even want to see you more often than they previously did. Discuss further checkups with your dentist so that you can know what to expect going forward.
Florida Dental Rejuvenation
The team at Florida Dental Rejuvenation is ready to help you find the right solution for any problems you may have. Whether that solution is same day dental implants or a slower process, they can help. Contact them today to schedule an appointment and have the healthy and happy smile you have always dreamed of.