If you're a candidate for same-day dental implants, you could get dramatic cosmetic benefits as well as better mouth function and much more when you choose single visit dental implants.
To find out if this is the right procedure for you, we'll take mouth and jaw x-rays and a CT scan of your jaw, in most cases. Since implants hold your fixed prosthesis in place, we need to make sure your jaw is healthy enough for the implants. Remember, there are other dental procedures that can help restore your smile if same day dental implants aren't right for you, and we never leave you without options.
Once we've gathered the necessary information, we offer you a formal consultation, provide detailed information on your current dental condition and tell you what long-term consequences or impacts will occur with each treatment option – and what will happen if you do nothing. We can usually show you on the CT scan or x-rays exactly where the implants will be inserted.
Can Same Day Dental Implants Replace My Floating Dentures?
Many people come to us because they've grown tired of their ill-fitted and poorly functioning floating or conventional dentures. With same day dental implants, we provide a fixed prosthesis mounted on implants – so you never have to worry about removable dentures again. And we do it all in one day. From the first day, you'll be able to chew and eat, perhaps better than ever before.
Remember that we have multiple options that fall under the heading of single visit dental implants. We may be able to mount your new teeth on just four carefully placed implants – called the All On Four procedure. Or we may use six or more implants, depending on your needs. You may have heard the brand names Clear Choice, Teeth In A Day or Bar Attachment Dentures. These are all kinds of same day dental implants that may be right for you.
Is Saving My Rotting Teeth Better Than Getting A Fixed Prosthesis?
If you've reached the point where most of your teeth are heavily damaged and you already have some missing teeth, it may be time for implant-supported immediate load dentures. We can discuss options for saving your teeth versus options for same day dental implants when you visit our office. If you have many teeth that are still okay, other kinds of implants or a removable partial may be a better choice for restoring function and your smile.
Healthy natural teeth are better than a prosthesis, but sometimes teeth cannot be restored to full function using available dental techniques. In decades past, a removable denture was the only option for complete restoration in these cases. Today, we have same day dental implants – and other choices as well.
Are There Downsides To Same Day Dental Implants?
In most cases, there's no downside to having a beautiful and functional set of teeth supported on same day dental implants. The angle of the implants for these procedures could make it impossible to have other kinds of implants in the future, and bone grafting could be necessary to support some kinds of same day dental implants – but today's procedures make this less likely.
While some worry about dental hygiene with a fixed prosthesis, today's well-designed fixed dentures make dental hygiene easier than you ever imagined. The dentist will make sure there's enough room between your gums and the prosthesis to make cleaning easy.
If it's time to move up to a better smile with same day dental implants, please contact us at our dental office. At Brighton Dental San Diego, Dr. Paige Woods is ready to treat all your dental conditions. Same day dental implants are one of the quickest and easiest ways to restore a smile, and she can tell you if they're right for you. Contact us now at (619) 640-5100 to schedule your consultation.
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