A same day implant is a procedure in which a damaged tooth is extracted, and the artificial one is installed on the same day. It is increasingly becoming the implant procedure of choice for many dental patients. Here are three reasons you should consider it if you are a dental implant candidate:
Immediate Smile Improvement
The conventional dental implant procedure is a three-staged staged process. In the first stage, the dentist has to bury the implant underneath the gum and leave it to heal. In the second stage, the buried implant is exposed and the dentist connects it to an abutment. The abutment is the connector that links the buried implant to the artificial teeth. After placing the abutment, the site is then left to heal before the replacement tooth is installed.
As you can see, this is a drawn out process (it can take several months), and through it all, you will have to contend with an unsightly smile. This may be disconcerting to you given that an improved smile is usually one of the reasons people opt for dental implants. If you opt for a same day implant, however, then the process is completed in a day, and you go home with an improved smile.
An immediate loading implant is cost effective, since you don't have to go through several surgical operations or schedule multiple visits to the dentist. This not only reduces your dental treatment fees, but it also reduces the amount of resources used in the process. For example, you don't have to spend a lot of time off from work for your treatment.
As discussed above, the usual staged process of getting a dental implant is long, because for each stage, you have to wait for the area to heal before taking the next step. This increases the overall time for healing, the period you have to spend in pain, and the duration you have to spend without full usage of your tooth. When you opt for an immediate loading implant, however, you only have one healing process to go through since the whole procedure is completed in a single day.
Of course, you have to consult a dentist like Bruce Parker DMD first to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. For example, you may not be fit for the procedure if you don't have adequate bone for the implant. In such a case, you may be better off with the staged process because you might even require a bone graft first.