Do you have a missing tooth, or one you think is beyond saving? A dental implant from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla may be just what you need.
There are advantages to combining the extraction and implant placement in one procedure. Let’s talk about the benefits of same-day extraction and implant placement.
1. You retain 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 quickly meshes with your existing bone. This is 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. Does it get more efficient than that?
Not everyone is a candidate for immediate placement. But if you are planning to get a dental implant after you have a tooth extracted, follow your implant dentist’s counsel about the timing. It may make sense to do both treatments together.