Planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family and friends but holding back because you have lost a couple of teeth in your mouth and believe it will be difficult for you to have a dental implant placed? It would be a shame not to celebrate this momentous occasion simply because you don’t have a couple of teeth in your mouth. You should be considering same-day dental implants where you will not be required to spend any time with a visible missing tooth and can confidently have a good time on the day without any hiccups.
You may not want to spend 3 to 6 months trying to replace a missing tooth which is a common feature with traditional dental implants. However, if you value the day highly you can discuss same-day treatment with your dentist because there are certain factors to consider. Let us give you a short comparison to help you make an informed decision.
Conventional implants need to be inserted into the jawbone before the overlying gums are sutured together or a healing cap is placed. After the bone integrates itself with the implant in about 3 to 6 months an abutment is attached and a crown placed.
Same-day dental implants allow the dentist to load it with a crown or bridge immediately after the implant is inserted. However, the temporary placement of the crown happens immediately.
Conventional implants have a permanent crown placed on them after the 3 to 6 months healing period with no temporary’s being needed.
Same-day dental implants can be fitted with a temporary crown immediately. Thereafter it is replaced with a permanent crown after the implant integrates with the bone and achieves the stability desired.
Conventional implants require approximately 5 to 6 months for the procedure to be completed and make exceed the time if bone grafting or any other procedure is needed.
The same-day treatment is almost completed the same day with the exception of the permanent crown placement.
The same-day treatment is recommended if you have healthy jawbone with sound bone quality along with the quantity to ensure no additional treatments like bone grafting or a sinus lift is needed. The treatment needs fewer visits to the dentist, unlike conventional implants where frequent visits are needed. The overall health and hygiene of the mouth is another factor that will determine the success of same-day treatments. If you are a healthy individual with no systemic problems you can consider yourself as a candidate for same-day dental implants because the healing of the bone is relatively fast.
This Procedure is regularly used for replacing front teeth that are missing. It has the highest success rate compared to other treatment options for the replacements. If you do not prefer missing your front teeth you should be considering this treatment rather than wait for 3 to 6 months with conventional dental implants. If you contact an experienced dentist like Dr. Steven Feldman who can suggest a quality implant and meet the standards required as a patient you will find this treatment as a good choice for Valentine’s Day.
You will be given a list of instructions to follow by Steven Feldman DDS after the surgery which you must follow stringently. You can visit the dentist after a week if everything is okay but may call the dentist in between if you feel uncomfortable for any reason. During your visit, the dentist will evaluate your implants before telling you everything is fine. You will, however, be advised to continue brushing your teeth properly with a soft-bristled toothbrush for thorough cleaning and plaque removal with fluoride toothpaste. An alcohol-free mouthwash will also be suggested to reduce bacteria in the mouth and improve hygiene. Having a healthy diet will be recommended by the dentist to keep your mouth in good condition.
The cost of same-day dental implants and conventional implants is not different by a large margin. If you want a single tooth replacement you can expect to pay approximately between $ 2000-$ 5000. However, as you need your missing teeth for a special day you must be prepared for a sacrifice that will make it possible for you to have a good time.