Some of us may be lucky enough to live the entire life without losing their permanent teeth. But, most are not. According to research, an average American loses about 12 teeth by the age of 50, mainly due to gum diseases, tooth decay, and injuries.
Whatever the cause is, missing teeth make it difficult to eat and can impact overall dental health. This is why they need to be replaced as soon as possible.
What Is an Emergency Dental Implant?
An emergency dental implant, also known as a same-day tooth replacement, is just what its name suggests – an emergency or quick procedure to replace your broken or lost tooth with an implant.
Unlike traditional, delayed implants, the emergency implant does not require waiting several months to let the titanium post heal completely before placing a temporary crown over it.
Once the implant is completely healed, your temporary crown will be replaced with a permanent one.
What Is the Benefit of an Emergency Dental Implant?
- An emergency dental implant significantly reduces the treatment time.
- An emergency implant prevents bone loss and also eliminates the chances of having to realign teeth. The immediate placement of the titanium post will keep the jaw bone intact, and the temporary crown will help shape the soft tissues during the healing process. Together, these factors ensure a successful recovery.
Can Anyone Get an Emergency Dental Implant?
Unfortunately, not everyone with a broken or lost tooth is a viable candidate for an immediate dental implant. To qualify for an emergency dental implant, you should not have any infection, gum disease, tooth infection, or periodontal disease. You should also have sufficient bone density to ensure the successful fusion of the implant with your jaw bone.
If you do not have sufficient bone mass or are suffering from an infection or any other oral health issue, your oral surgeon will treat that first as these are some of the leading reasons for dental implant failure.
Find Out If You Are a Good Candidate for Emergency Dental Implants
Lytle, Tate, and Stamper is a dental implant & oral surgery practice in California with a large team of recognized oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The oral surgeons on our team are not only experienced, but they are also considered leaders in their fields, so you can trust them to provide you the best oral treatments. If you have recently broken or lost a tooth or know that you are going to lose one soon, schedule an appointment with one of our dental implant surgeons to determine if you make a good candidate for an emergency dental implant.
Our offices are in three locations in California – Pasadena, Glendale, and La Cañada. Book your consultation session now!