Dental implants provide an unrivaled level of stability for restorations. However, some patients resist treatment because they do not want to go without teeth during the healing process. Dr. Strauss provides same-day implants as a quick and effective solution for missing teeth.
Same-day implants allow for a greatly reduced treatment period. This treatment provides you with immediately improved function and appearance of your smile.
With an immediate-load implant, Dr. Strauss can attach a temporary restoration the same day as surgery to save time.
For most patients, a traditional implant requires a second surgery to reveal abutments and attach a restoration.
More Life-like results
Since the restoration is placed on your implant right away, the gums may grow around it so the result looks more natural.
Before receiving same-day implants, you will have a consultation with Dr. Strauss to determine your candidacy. He will examine your oral health and evaluate your gums and jawbone. He will also use a 3-D scanner to analyze your jawbone and determine the optimal placement and position for your implants.
If you are qualified, you will undergo a procedure which is similar to the placement of traditional dental implants.
During your visit, Dr. Strauss will:
In some cases, you will receive a permanent restoration once your gums have fully healed, usually within six months.
If your denture tends to slip around, irritate your mouth, cause problems with speech, and make it difficult to eat the foods you would like to eat, you could be a good candidate for this treatment.
You must be free of periodontal disease and other oral health problems and have enough bone to support implants. You should also be in good overall health and commit to good oral hygiene practices before and after the implant placement to avoid future complications.
Same-day implants are similar to traditional dental implants and use the same titanium, screw-like posts. However, same-day implants do not require the three to six-month healing period to fuse to the jawbone (or osseointegration).
The biggest difference is that same-day implants are placed along with your restoration in the same visit.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. These include risk of infection, bleeding, swelling, and risk of implant failure if the restoration is not placed correctly. The risks are low, however, if your procedure is performed by a highly skilled and experienced periodontist such as Dr. Strauss.
Same-day implants allow for a greatly reduced treatment period. Implants and your restoration can be placed in just one appointment, and you do not have to wait through the osseointegration process as you would with traditional dental implants. Same-day implants provide you with immediately improved function and appearance of your smile. Your new denture will not cover your palate, and it will be permanently fixed in place. You will brush it like your natural teeth, and it will look and feel like your own original teeth.