Immediate Tooth Replacement Nashville
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The temporary tooth is made from acrylic and is custom made to have the shape and color of your teeth, and looks and feels like real teeth. The temporary tooth stays implanted through the healing process for 3 months when the bone grows around the Implants and your gum tissue is sculpted to support the final look of your replacement tooth! In most cases patients return to daily activities quickly.
If you have just lost a tooth (for example, as a result of a sporting injury) it may well be possible to put an implant tooth in immediately. You should act quickly though: it only takes a couple of days for the gum to grow down into the socket – and this will make it difficult to put an immediate implant in place.
The temporary teeth look very natural and stay securely in place until the implant has healed sufficiently to put the permanent crown in place.
An immediate implant can save months of waiting for your new tooth. It will reduce the number of visits you need to make to the surgery and the money you have to spend on preparation and surgery time.
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IMMEDIATE TOOTH REPLACEMENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This is where a temporary crown is attached to the dental implant soon after it has been inserted into the jawbone. This replacement tooth is usually carefully shaped so it does not come into contact with the tooth on the opposite side of the mouth and is merely for cosmetic purposes.
The screening process is extremely thorough. The ideal candidate is someone who is in good dental and general health. You may not be suitable for treatment if you smoke, have any conditions that affect your immune system or reduce the body’s ability to heal, or if you have been prescribed high doses of bisphosphonate drugs.
This is because these drugs increase the risk of bone death after even minor surgery, particularly if they have been given intravenously as part of therapy for cancer. People who have been given low doses of bisphosphonates, for example for osteoporosis, are not at any higher risk for bone death.
The healing cap “shapes” the soft tissue surrounding the implant, preparing the site for the permanent crown. Same Day Dental Implants reduce your treatment time as the abutment and temporary crown are placed in one procedure.