An emergency dental implant is an excellent option for patients who qualify. It expedites the dental implant process, restoring your teeth in a matter of a few hours. However, not all patients qualify for the emergency dental implant procedure. At our Glendale and Pasadena facilities, our team will analyze your specific case to see if an emergency procedure is the right treatment for you to get your smile healthy and glowing again!
During an emergency dental implant operation, a small fixture is inserted into the jawbone, creating a steady base onto which a replacement crown is attached. Whereas these steps (initial screw placement and crown attachment) would typically occur in two or more visits across several months, an emergency dental implant allows these steps to be done in a single visit. This is one of the quickest ways to restore your smile and regain any confidence lost due to visible tooth loss or decay.
How Do I Qualify for an Emergency Dental Implant?
Our team of doctors at Lytle, Tate & Stamper wants to restore your smile to its optimal state as much as you do, but we also must look out for your health and ensure you are ready to receive an implant that will be successful.
For example, if there is trauma in the area, we may need to wait for this area to heal in order to safeguard against infection or other complications that may arise from operating on traumatized bone or gums. Furthermore, if there has been a significant loss of bone density, a bone graft procedure may likely need to be done first to ensure that a strong base will support the implant. Having an ample amount of bone tissue in the jaw is crucial to ensuring a successful implant.
Gum health is also vital when it comes to deciding on whether or not our Pasadena, Glendale, or La Cañada patients are qualified to receive an emergency dental implant. If you have persistent gum disease, our specialists may want to wait for your gums to heal and become healthy before attempting an implant procedure. Additionally, your overall health may be taken into consideration – are you a smoker, what are your current medications, and other similar questions may be asked to guarantee you are in good health to receive an emergency dental implant.
If you are in good health and have ample bone tissue, you can qualify for an emergency dental implant at our Pasadena, Glendale, or La Cañada locations. Our trained doctors and highly skilled staff are standing by to help you revitalize your smile and improve your self-confidence.
Call our offices to schedule a consultation today!