While you may want to keep your natural teeth forever, tooth loss is possible. If your tooth is severely damaged, a good remedy would be to have it extracted. You will be more comfortable and you will avoid the need for complex dental procedures.
After tooth extraction, substantial resorption of the jawbone may occur if the tooth isn’t replaced soon. Of course, there are additional problems of having an empty socket, including facial sagging, shifting of the adjacent teeth, bite function loss, and impaired speech.
For these reasons, dentists recommend getting a replacement tooth as soon as possible after extraction. Thanks to technology, you can now get a replacement on the same day your tooth is extracted.
An implant consists of titanium posts or screws that are fixed into the underlying jawbone of the missing tooth to replace its roots. The implant fuses with the bone, making it a part of your mouth. Rather than waiting for months to get the traditional dental implants, immediate dental implants or same-day dental implants are placed on the same day a tooth is extracted.
With traditional dental implants, it takes months to get an implant.A typical treatment plan consists of:
Like many cosmetic procedures, not everyone can qualify for immediate dental implants treatment. Given the complex nature of the treatment, an ideal patient must:
Reasons or conditions that can disqualify a patient include:
Before approving you for the immediate implant treatment, the dentist must review your oral and overall condition to determine if you’re fit for the procedure. The dentist takes impressions and x-rays of your teeth, if necessary. If you’re qualified, the dentist will schedule you for the primary procedure and give a few guidelines on how to prepare properly. Also, make sure you ask questions you might have about the treatment during this appointment.
The dentist will begin the process by sedation to prevent pain and discomfort during the surgery. If you’re anxious about the injection, your dentist can apply a topical anesthetic before the local anesthesia administration.
The dentist then removes the damaged tooth carefully to avoid damaging the surrounding tissues and bone. The extraction socket is then cleaned and inspected to ensure it fits the implant. If everything goes according to plan, the implant site is prepared and the implant is placed. The dentist can place a permanent or temporary crown over the implant, depending on necessity.
Your dentist will schedule additional appointments to check on the progress of the implant. If you received a temporary crown, your dentist will have to replace it with a permanent one once the implant has healed.
Caring for immediate dental implants is easy and straightforward. Immediately to a few days after the procedure:
Are you considering immediate dental implants in Great Neck, NY, or would you like to learn more about immediate implant procedures? Contact Great Neck Dental Associates to book your appointment today.