If you have ever visited your dentist in Ajax only to discover you will lose a tooth, it can be a heart-stopping moment and even more so if it is a front tooth. If you enquire about dental implants, they might tell you that you need to wait several months before the implant can be inserted, after which it must be given time to heal before you can have a permanent implant crown.
Traditionally, dental implant treatment in Whitby can take several months to complete and even when this is the case, it is still an excellent procedure that is well worth the additional time and effort. However, here at Durham Dental Solutions we use the very latest techniques and often, it’s possible to remove your tooth and to replace it with a dental implant on the same day. It’s a treatment that is called an immediate or same-day dental implant. The dental implant is placed into the empty tooth socket straight after a tooth extraction. In specific circumstances, it’s possible to fit a crown onto the immediate dental implant soon after its placement, and this technique is called immediate loading. Not surprisingly, it’s a very popular solution.
What Are the Benefits of an Immediate Dental Implant?
There are several benefits to having an immediate dental implant, and the first is that you only need one oral surgery appointment. Immediately placing the dental implant helps to preserve gum tissue, and often if needed we can also place additional bone grafting material to help preserve the bony socket. With an immediate dental implant in Oshawa, there is no need to have a temporary bridge or another temporary tooth replacement like a one tooth denture, which is called a flipper. Immediately restoring your tooth preserves your ability to smile and talk confidently, and the replacement tooth could look as good or better than the extracted tooth. Frequently, a tooth that needs to be removed is broken down and heavily decayed.
Is It Safe to Have an Immediate Dental Implant?
We will not recommend an immediate dental implant in Newcastle unless we think this is the most appropriate treatment for your needs that will provide good long-term results. Before you receive any implant treatment, we assess your oral and medical health carefully, and we plan every step of the treatment using advanced 3-D computer technology. However, any form of oral surgery carries some level of risk, and it’s important to ensure you follow the instructions for after-care and you may need to change your diet.
All dental implants need time to osseointegrate, a healing process where they bond or fuse with the bone around them, and it cannot be rushed. Normally it takes several months for the implant to fully fused with the bone, and during this time it mustn’t move or come under any stress. Although you may receive an implant crown on the same day, it will almost certainly be temporary and is purely for cosmetic purposes and shouldn’t be used for biting or chewing. The temporary tooth is designed so it won’t contact your opposing teeth when you bite or chew food. When the dental implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, your temporary implant crown is replaced with your permanent implant crown in Clarington.
An immediate dental implant in occurring is an excellent choice, but even if you aren’t suitable for this option, it’s still worth considering dental implants. We can always provide you with a temporary tooth that will look reasonably aesthetically pleasing until you receive your proper implant crown.