Broken Tooth? Replace It With A Same Day Dental Implant

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If you need a quick solution to a broken tooth, same day dental implants can be a great option. Here are some of the steps you would undergo to get an immediate dental implant treatment. 

Remove the Tooth

The first step in a same day dental implant treatment is to remove the existing tooth structure. Your dentist will take out the tooth and the root material; the roots need to go as well as the tooth to make room for the dental implant's post to connect to your jawbone. The dentist will often use local anesthesia to complete this process, which could be in the form of a shot or a gel. 

Place the Implant Post

At the same time that your dentist removes your roots and tooth material, they will place a post for the dental implant. The post will make contact with the tooth socket to hold it in place. 

Place the Crown

A crown will be placed over the dental implant post. In a traditional dental implant, this crown would be custom made based on the size of your tooth. But if you're opting for same day service, then the crown will be pre-made to save time. 


The final phase of the same day implant is healing. You may need to avoid certain activities, such as chewing on hard objects, until the implant is fully healed. It's a good idea to revisit your dentist so that they can check on the healing progress and make sure the dental implant will be strong enough to last. 

(Optional) Full Dental Implants

After your same day implant procedure, your dentist may offer you an optional follow-up to have a traditional dental implant put in place. While it may be okay to keep the same day implant in place permanently, the same day implant may also be just a temporary fix until you have the time and money to complete a full treatment. The regular dental implant has many advantages over same-day implants. For one, they are much stronger because the post is given plenty of time to heal before the crown is put in place, giving it ample opportunity to form  strong connection with your jawbone. The crown is also made specifically for your mouth, so it can feel like more of a natural extension to your smile. Whichever type of dental implant you choose, the implant procedure is one of the most durable options for tooth replacement. Talk to a dentist, such as Marinak and Glossner, D.D.S., P.C. , for more information. 


29 September 2016

Mouth Rinses Are Not Just for Bad Breath

I have always brushed and flossed my teeth daily, but I still had the occasional cavity when I visited the dentist for a check-up. He told me it was normal to have a cavity on occasion and that I shouldn't let it stress me out too much. Well, I am not one to just accept any problem I am having, so I started looking into how to improve my oral hygiene even more. I had always thought mouthwash was just to improve your breath, but I found some that said they helped keep cavities away. I started using one every day before bed. I haven't had a cavity in two years now, and I think the mouth rinse is the reason! I created this blog to remind other people that even if they brush and floss regularly, they can always find ways to take even better care of their teeth.