Many people suffering from missing teeth want the gap in their smile replaced right away. While missing teeth may impact your confidence in your smile, they also carry some health risks. Ridgetop Dental in Sterling, VA is proud to offer same-day missing tooth replacement in the form of dental implants to restore smiles in just one office visit.
Same Day Dental Implants: How Do They Work?
Patients with missing teeth now have several options for restoring their smile, but dental implants can be performed in one day for qualifying cases. A dental implant is simply a tiny metal rod surgically inserted into the jawbone, onto which your dentist attaches an artificial tooth. One implant can replace a single missing tooth, or multiple implants can support multiple teeth or even a full arch.
The Dental Implant Procedure
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?
People with good oral health are generally good candidates for same-day dental implants, but your dentist will evaluate your unique case. If you have only recently lost a tooth or do not have any underlying decay, implants might work for you.
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 should also consider 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. We offer complimentary consultations for patients considering cosmetic treatments like dental implants. Schedule your complimentary consultation online or call (703) 520-7410 to find out how you can restore your smile and confidence in just one day.