Reduce treatment time with new teeth in a day in San Carlos, CA
If you need tooth extraction, it is essential to make a replacement plan to reduce discomfort and preserve your jawbone. Same-day dental implants offer patients the best treatment option to replace missing teeth and reduce healing and treatment time. Peninsula Dental Implant Center offers patients in San Carlos, CA, the option of restoring their smiles with new teeth in a day.
Dental implants offer complete restoration
A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped rod that’s designed to replace your tooth root and stimulate your jaw and muscles to prevent bone loss, a sunken face, and shifting of your adjacent teeth. Implants can be used in a series to serve as a foundation for dentures, or they can be used to place a crown or dental bridge.
Traditional dental implants require healing time after your tooth extraction and further healing time after your implant placement before the dentist can place your tooth restoration. The process can take months, and it involves cutting into your gums multiple times. Same-day implants streamline the process by using the existing socket from your natural tooth for your dental implant.
What to expect from your procedure
Every situation is a little different, depending on the state of your mouth. During your consultation, Dr. Gupta will evaluate your mouth and determine if dental implants are a suitable treatment plan for you. She will go over the specifics of your procedure and answer any questions you have. It’s normal to have anxiety before a major dental operation, and the more information you have, the easier it will be to calm your nerves.
During your appointment, we will extract the damaged tooth from your mouth. This process can be as simple as pulling the tooth, or as complicated as breaking it apart and cutting it from your jaw. Once the tooth is removed, she may need to graft bone or tissue at the extraction site to provide additional support for the implant. Next, she’ll place the abutment over the implant to attach either the crown or bridge. She’ll bond it in place for a restoration that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Same-day implants require extra care during the healing period to ensure they don’t move around in your mouth. It can take between 6-8 weeks for the implant to fully fuse to your bone, and during this time, it’s best to stick to a soft diet. You will also need to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine to protect your gums and teeth from bacteria build-up. Depending on your treatment plan, Dr. Gupta may use a softer, temporary crown or bridge, and you’ll need to come back for a permanent restoration.
Dental implants require precision and skill for a comfortable, painless experience. Dr. Gupta has over a decade of experience placing implants for patients, and she is dedicated to providing quality restorations that can last a lifetime. Contact Peninsula Dental Implant Center today at (650) 232-7650 for a consultation and learn more about your options.
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