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May
31

Same-Day Dental Implants – Are They Safe?

Posted in Dental Implants

Dental implants are provided to replace a tooth that has been lost, or is indicated for extraction. An implant is a metal abutment inserted into the bone to provide a support for a permanent crown.

The process for placing an implant into the site can take 9-12 months. This is because the bone needs time to heal after extraction before placing the implant, and then additional time is necessary for the bone to heal around the implant. It is only after waiting all that time that the permanent crown is finally placed.

Implants are a great permanent solution for replacing lost teeth! But who wants to wait that long to have their permanent tooth back?

Same-day implants are placed in the same appointment that the tooth is extracted. The site the tooth was removed from is surgically-altered or treated with a bone graft to provide the implant with the support it will need. This process cuts the healing time nearly in half to 4-6 months. This means you can have that tooth back a whole lot sooner!

Even better, some clinics offer immediate-loading implants. These implants allow you to leave the office with a tooth in place, that very day.

Please be aware of the following considerations:

  • To be an ideal same-day implant candidate, you must have:
    • Sufficient existing bone structure
    • Excellent periodontal health
    • Good overall health
    • Not all brands of implant crowns are intended for same-day placement

Search for a clinic with extensive experience, ask about the implant services and brands they provide, and set up a consultation to see if you qualify for same-day implant placement.

Posted on behalf of:
Gilreath Dental Associates
200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 514-1224

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