If you have considered dental implants, you were likely put off by learning that the process can take several months. With new SAME DAY dental implants in Bethesda, you can get the implants you want without the wait! Here’s what you should know.
Same Day vs Traditional
The convenience of same day dental implants in Bethesda is undeniable. Traditional implants can take months to complete but now, we can do it in one visit. How, you may ask.
Well, with traditional implants you must first extract the tooth and wait 2-4 months for it to heal. Then, insert the implant and wait 3-6 months for osseointegration. Finally, you can place the crown into the implant. That’s a 5-10 month timeline!
On the other hand, with same day implants you get the implant in a single visit. It is fast and effective.
Benefits of Same Day Dental Implants
Some of the benefits include:
- Immediate restoration
- Patient leaves the office with a full mouth of teeth
- The implant fuses to the bone better
- Soft tissues and gums heal more quickly and are less likely to recede.
- The healing process is helped along since the implants keep contaminants away from the tooth extraction socket.
Since there are fewer surgical steps, the procedure is much faster. Additionally, since the implant is immediate, patients get peace of mind regarding the implant’s appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate?
As with most procedures, not everyone is a good candidate for same day dental implants. A good candidate is:
- Overall healthy
- A non-smoker or willing to quit before the implantation
The following would mean you are not a good candidate:
- Poor oral health or hygiene
- Chronic disease
- Autoimmune disease
- Gum disease
However, the jawbone is what’s most important. It can’t be too thin, or soft. It wouldn’t be able to take the implant without bone grafting.
Same day Dental Implants in Bethesda Maryland
As with anything, there are benefits and drawbacks to same day dental implants. But, if you think this might be something that interests you, talk to your dentist and find out if it’s right for you. Contact Hackley DDS today to schedule an appointment.