Same-Day Dental Implants in Southfield, MI
Denture technology has come a long way. It is now possible to have a dental implant procedure performed in a single day, allowing you to save time and heal faster. It means less time off work and less time before you can start enjoying the foods you love.
The size, type, and implant method of your implant will vary depending on your personal needs.
Your implant solution will be primarily based on:
- The number of teeth to replace. If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. Several missing teeth may require a bridge. If you are missing many or all of your teeth, a partial or full implant may be necessary.
- Your jaw’s bone quality. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most challenging areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quality and the proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone to place dental implants.
- The presence of ridge deformities. Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with an inadequate bone to place dental implants. Defects can be filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification dramatically improves the appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.
Pre-procedure Exam and Consultation
Before your surgery day, we will perform a full examination and help you decide on an implant solution that will work best for your needs. We will highlight any risks or concerns and create a plan for your procedure. We will help you understand any maintenance and upkeep your new implants requirements will require. At the end of our consultation, you will leave feeling excited about your new, beautiful future smile.
Getting Your Implants in a Day
On your surgery day, we will begin by removing any remaining teeth that are to be replaced. The titanium implants are then inserted into your jaw bone, providing the attachment point for your denture. We will then stitch the area and provide you with a temporary denture while the surgical site heals.
It will take some time before your implant’s support structures are ready for their replacement crowns. Over the next few months, the bone will begin to fuse with the titanium implants, becoming stronger and more robust. After your bone has fully fused with the support rods, an abutment is screwed to the titanium rods. A mold is taken to create the visible crowns which will screw on to the abutment.