Accidents can happen at any time. If something happens to one of your teeth in your “cosmetic zone” (the teeth that everyone can see upfront), whether it gets damaged or knocked out completely, then you need to visit Dr. Bradley Dean. If the tooth cannot be saved, then it will need to be extracted.
It is important to fix it as soon as possible so that you don’t have to walk around for months with a big gap in your smile. That’s why we offer emergency dental implants at our Plano, Texas dental office.
The Benefits of Emergency Dental Implants
There are many reasons to get a dental implant immediately after a tooth has been damaged and lost. Going without even a single tooth will cause the jawbone to begin deteriorating. Once a person suffers from bone loss, an expensive bone graft may be required in the future.
Leaving a gap in your smile will cause your other teeth to shift and can just be embarrassing. Who wants to walk around worrying about their appearance and feeling too embarrassed to smile? Finally, getting an emergency dental implant will eliminate any discomfort and protect your mouth from decay and infection.
Getting an emergency dental implant will eliminate the amount of future dental work and surgeries.
Am I A Candidate For Emergency Dental Implants?
In order for Dr. Dean to be able to place dental implants, you must not have periodontal disease or any tooth decay. You must also be in good overall health. If there are signs of infection or decay, then you will have less chance of your implants being successful.
You must also have good bone density to ensure that the implant will fuse with your jaw bone. These factors are to ensure that you have a strong foundation for your implant-supported tooth.
Here’s how emergency dental implants work:
First, Dr. Dean will extract the tooth or tooth remnants that have been damaged. We offer a variety of sedation dentistry techniques for your comfort. Immediately following the tooth removal, Dr. Dean will surgically place the dental implant in the empty tooth socket during the same appointment.
We will place a temporary tooth restoration, such as a dental crown, that has been color-matched to your natural smile. While your implants are healing, you will wear the temporary restoration so that your smile looks and functions great during the healing process. It’s that easy, and fast! After the implant has completely fused with the bone creating a stable foundation, you will return to your general dentist for a permanent tooth replacement.
Why Choose Dr. Dean For Emergency Dental Implants?
Dr. Dean is a dentist and board-certified periodontist in private practice in Plano, TX. He and his staff have dedicated themselves to the comfort of their patients while utilizing state-of-the-art techniques. As a periodontist, Dr. Dean offers specialized dental implants care.
Our office focuses exclusively on treatments like dental implant placement therefore we are specially equipped to successfully handle all sorts of cases, including emergencies where dental implant placement is required.
Emergency Dental Implants FAQs
Do you have further questions about emergency dental implants? Continue reading to learn more and to find answers to frequently asked questions in our office.
Is there a temporary tooth while waiting for an implant?
While waiting for an implant, we can place a temporary crown until you are ready for your implant to be placed. Crowns are an aesthetic option that is temporary until you receive your permanent restoration. Crowns look and function like your natural teeth, however, they are not a permanent restoration.
Will an emergency dental implant function well?
Emergency dental implants are designed to function very similarly to natural teeth. When placed by a professional, emergency dental implants will function and look like natural teeth. They are durable, aesthetic, and function very similar to natural teeth. Patients may also care for them just as they do their natural teeth, making dental implants a great option for tooth replacement.
How soon after a tooth I lost or extracted can an implant be placed?
In emergency situations an implant can be placed shortly after a tooth is lost or extracted. The amount of time needed before an implant is placed varies from patient to patient and is based on how quickly their gums are able to heal and recover. After a tooth is lost or extracted it is always a good idea to visit our office, because the sooner you come in, the sooner we can place an implant and restore function to your smile.
Is immediate dental implant painful?
You shouldn’t experience any discomfort while getting dental implants if your nerves are numbed. Sometimes you might feel pressure, but it shouldn’t hurt. We use a mix of anesthetic and dental sedation to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the entire process of placing immediate dental implants.
What is the disadvantage of immediate dental implants?
There is also the psychological benefit for the patient. Although they are losing a tooth, they are receiving their implant in the same sitting. However, there is the risk of unpredictable healing, loss of soft tissue volume, difficulty in achieving satisfactory implant stability, and implant failure.
How long does it take for an immediate dental implant to heal?
In general, it takes about 3 to 6 months in total for any implant to heal. Implants may heal within 4-8 weeks, however, in order for them to fully fuse with the jawbone we allow for at least 3 months.
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