Missing Teeth: Replacing Them is Easier Than Ever

I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!

Should I Get Immediate Implants Or Traditional Dental Implants?

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If your dentist offers you an option for same day dental implants, you may be wondering why you would opt for a more traditional dental implant treatment. Here is the case for both types of implants. 

Same Day Implants

Same day implants are great for some patients who are seeking immediate relief for their dental problem. The same day dental implant procedure looks a lot different than a traditional implant procedure. For one, you'll be given local anesthesia instead of the full anesthesia that most doctors apply for a full dental implant treatment. And you can avoid the need for a drawn out procedure if you opt exclusively for the same day implants, so if you are currently on a very busy schedule, you may need to opt for the immediate fix. 

A same day implant procedure can be beneficial for those patients who have a missing tooth in a highly visible place; it helps to alleviate the embarrassment of having missing teeth. However, there are some benefits of delaying gratification and getting the regular dental implant. 

Traditional Dental Implants

So what are the reasons that people wait for the regular dental implant? For one, they can be much more stable. Typically, a dental implant is put in place in several stages to reduce the risk of infection and instability. First, a metal post is put in place in the jaw. Once that heals, the crown is attached by screwing it onto the base. The dental implant's crown is also custom-made to make sure that it fits in with the other teeth in terms of size and aesthetics. While it can take a few weeks to make this crown, many patients are happier overall with their look and feel. Since these dental implants are better fitted to your mouth, you may not have to come back to the dentist to get them adjusted or replaced as often. 

A Compromise

There are certainly some immediate benefits for the same day implant. But some dentists can offer you the option to have both. They may be able to put in a temporary same day implant so that you don't have to go for weeks with a missing tooth. Then, they would take the measurements to have a custom implant made and installed at a later date. This may be a more costly option, but it gives you the best of both worlds in terms of immediate satisfaction and long-term stability. Check out the site for more.


28 July 2016