If you are considering a a dental implant, there are advantages to combining the extraction and implant placement in one procedure. In this post from OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we’ll talk about the benefits of same-day extraction and dental implant placement.
1. You preserve healthy bone
As soon as a tooth is taken out, the bone begins to recede. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement procedure that prevents or (greatly reduces) bone deterioration. A bridge doesn’t avert it. Dentures don’t prevent it. The post that is placed into your jawbone makes all the difference. It fuses with your existing bone in a process called osseointegration.
2. You have the natural tooth as a model for the crown
There is nothing like the real thing when taking an impression for a crown. If the tooth you are extracting is broken or misshapen, we will fix all those troubles with your new crown. But we’ll start with an impression or 3-D model of the original. This helps the lab techs create a perfect restoration.
3. One surgery vs. two
One incision. One healing period. One dental appointment. Need we say more?
Not everyone is a candidate for immediate placement. But if you are planning to get a permanent tooth implant after you have a tooth extracted, follow your implant dentist’s advice about the timing. It may make sense to do both procedures together.
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