One of the most common questions I get from patients lately involves their curiosity and skepticism of claims they hear about same-day implant teeth. They want to know if the claims or advertisements are true.
The answer is a little complicated, but let me explain. First, not all patients are candidates for this type of procedure, and second, there is preparatory work involving diagnosis, health history, 3-D scanning, and laboratory prep to make the actual teeth. The teeth to be fitted must be completed prior to the actual day of implant surgery and subsequent tooth placement. In the cases where the procedure can be performed in one day, the patient will leave with a set of temporary teeth and be instructed to stay on a soft diet for a period of several months. Final permanent “teeth” can be fabricated after approximately six months when the implants (anchors) have achieved complete stability. In a nutshell, the answer is yes, this procedure is real and can work out very successfully, but is not quite as simple as some patients imagine it to be.
Advanced cases of this type often involve a team approach with the dentist, surgeon, and laboratory technician or cross-trained dentist/specialist and laboratory. If you are wondering whether you are a candidate for this type of treatment for one or all of your teeth, discuss your options with your dentist or specialist.
For questions about this and other dental procedures contact Dr. Guller at: email@example.com or call 201-391-5565.
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