Many tooth replacement options take place over the course of a few weeks or months, but there is a treatment available that replaces missing teeth in just one day. Tarheel Family Dentistry uses same-day dental implants and temporary crowns to restore smiles in just one office visit. Learn more about how this missing teeth replacement treatment works and whether you’d be a good candidate.
How Does Same-Day Tooth Replacement Work?
With same-day tooth replacement, a dental implant is placed in the jaw and a temporary crown is attached to fill the gap where the tooth used to be. This means you will never be without a tooth, even while the implant heals.
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?
An individual consultation will determine your specific situation, but many patients are good candidates for same-day tooth replacement. If the underlying jaw bone is still intact, or if the tooth loss was recent, you are likely a good candidate.
If the tooth being replaced is visible when you smile, same-day replacement is a good solution so you don’t have to go without a tooth. In addition, patients seeking implant-supported dentures 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.
Chapel Hill, NC Same-Day Tooth Replacement
Tarheel Family Dentistry’s team is Chapel Hill, NC’s home for experienced, effective tooth replacement. Schedule your consultation online or call (919) 551-8847 to find out how you can restore your smile and confidence in just one day.