Missing teeth can be uncomfortable and make you feel less confident, but they also carry some health risks. Many tooth replacement options take place over the course of a few weeks, but there is an option to have same-day tooth replacement. Ridgetop Dental offers same-day dental implants to patients to restore their smile in just one office visit.
How Does Same-Day Tooth Replacement Work?
While there are many different types of tooth replacement, one option in particular can be performed in one day. Dental implants are tiny metal rods inserted into the jawbone which have artificial teeth, called a crown, attached to them. One implant and tooth can take the place of a single missing tooth, or multiple implants can be strategically placed to support multiple teeth, or even a full dental restoration.
With the dental implant procedure, the metal rod is implanted into the jawbone. A temporary crown is attached, which takes the place of your missing tooth and restores the feel and functionality of your natural tooth. Once the implant has fully healed, the permanent tooth is attached at a later date.
Although it is a temporary crown, people who are good candidates for same-day tooth replacement can see instant results. When the implant is fully healed, the permanent replacement crown is installed, but does not require additional implant surgery.
Am I A Good Candidate For Same-Day Tooth Replacement?
Many patients are good candidates for same-day tooth replacement. If you have only recently lost a tooth or do not have underlying decay, you may be a candidate. If the tooth being replaced is visible when you smile, same-day replacement is ideal so you don’t have to go without a tooth. In addition, people who need full dental restorations are ideal for same-day tooth replacement.
People who do not have enough supporting jaw bone underneath may need treatment prior to their implants, but it’s important to talk to your cosmetic dentist about your options. There are many different options available for people who are missing teeth.
Northern VA Same-Day Tooth Replacement
Dr. Datta Malyavantham’s Ridgetop Dental team is Northern Virginia’s home for experienced, effective tooth replacement. Schedule your complimentary consultation online or call (571) 313-7010 to find out how you can restore your smile and confidence in just one day.