Same Day Implant Teeth, A Modern Approach To Tooth Loss
Same Day Implant TeethÂ is a dental procedure by which missing teethÂ can be replacedÂ in just one day.Â Dental implantologyÂ has greatlyÂ advanced in the past 20 years and technologies such as 3D scanning,Â guided implant surgery, and CAD-CAM systems are being employed for faster, less invasive, more predictable, and more effectiveÂ dental implant treatments.
The following are some frequently asked questions aboutÂ Same Day Implant Teeth:
- Who is a candidate forÂ Same Day Implant Teeth?
Patients who have one or few or even allÂ their teeth missing mayÂ benefit from this treatment option.Â Dental implantsÂ require adequate and good quality jaw bone and gum tissue, so it is important that the individual meet this criteria. Patients should also be in good systemic health, or have their medical condition under control. For example a patient with uncontrolled diabetes is not a candidate forÂ Same Day Implant Teeth. Age and gender are not limiting factors
- Do I need to see a specialist forÂ Same Day Implant TeethÂ treatment?
There is no such thing asÂ dental implantÂ orÂ Same Day Implant Teeth specialist.Â Same Day Implant Teethtreatment and otherÂ dental implantÂ procedures are done byÂ dentistsÂ who have extensive training and experience in the field ofÂ dental implantology.
Same Day Implant TeethÂ treatment is offered in some dental clinics who have a team of 2Â dentists. OneÂ dentistperforms the surgical phase while the restorative phase (making the actual teeth) is done by the otherÂ dentist. It may also be done by 2 differentÂ dentistsÂ in 2 separateÂ dental offices.
It is more logical to have this treatment done by just oneÂ dentistÂ who is an expert in both surgical and restorative phases. This will prevent possible communication gaps between the 2 dentist and ensures a smoother treatment process. Patients who have done their treatment byÂ Â oneÂ dentistÂ instead of 2Â Â usually express better satisfaction.
- Can people with periodontal (gum) disease have Same Day Implant Teeth treatment?
Early phases ofÂ periodontal diseaseÂ may be treated successfully by surgical or non-surgical approaches and there is no need to remove your teeth. If the disease is advanced and the prognosis for saving your teeth is poor, consideringÂ dental implantsÂ may be the most intelligent approach.
Cases of advanced periodontal disease are always associated with infection of jaw bone and gum, which contraindicateÂ dental implantÂ treatment. These patients should first be treated by extracting all teeth, debridement of jaw bone, and antibiotic therapy to eliminate all infection. TheÂ implant dentistÂ may also recommend bone and gum grafting to repair jaw deterioration and bone loss. These procedures may take about 4-8 month to complete and, only after completion of such treatment may theÂ Same Day Implant Teethprocedure be done.
- Is Same Day Implant Teeth treatment really done in just one day?
Same Day Implant TeethÂ treatment is a very complex dental procedure and require extensive preparation. Candidates for this treatment undergo preliminary evaluation and prep work which include necessary x-rays, a thorough examination by the implantologist, review of patients medical condition, making of study models, evaluation and analysis of patientsâ€™ jaws relation (occlusion), and TMJ evaluation.
TheÂ implantologistÂ plans the treatment, to create esthetically pleasingÂ and functionally strong teeth. He/she will then use all collected data to plan the surgical procedure and placement of teeth to be done in one day.Â Â Â It should be noted again that such treatment is only possible for patients who have favorable jaw bone and gum condition. For those patients with inadequate bone structure, grafting procedures should first be done to reconstruct the jaw bone.
Over all, theÂ Same Day Implant TeethÂ treatment is a life changing experience for people with missing teeth and those who replace their old dentures with good looking, strongÂ implant teeth. I hear over and over from my patients how their newÂ implant teethÂ have positively impacted their psychological and physical health.
The following pictures show a case of upper jaw reconstruction withÂ dental implantsÂ and beautifully restored smile.
7 implants placed in upper jaw (actual patient of Dr. Khazian)
Final implant teeth in place (actual patient of Dr. Khazian)
Dr. James Khazian isÂ the director ofÂ Dental Implant CentersÂ in San Diego California. His private practice is focused on Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. For more information about this topic please contact Dr. James Khazian at 866-469-7645Â Â Â Â Â