Lenox Hill Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Same-day implants are a great option for replacing a missing tooth in just one day. Unlike the traditional implant procedures that can occur over several visits or months, same-day options are an efficient and immediate solution.
The reason you might need an implant is because a tooth has cracked, fractured or broken. You might even have a tooth that has a large, old filling in it that needs to be replaced, or you're experiencing pain with an unusable tooth.
Most patients are good candidates for same-day implants. We will examine your teeth to determine if this procedure is necessary and if it is, it is recommended that it be done as soon as possible. This prevents further damage to the tooth, which could lead to the need for an extraction. If you have recently had a root canal performed, it is important that you have a crown placed atop the implant before the tooth breaks or cracks.
We begin by numbing the area of your mouth receiving the crown. We then file down the tooth to make room for the new crown. We take digital impressions of your teeth and surrounding gum tissue. These digital impressions are put into our machine. The machine creates a permanent dental crown for you while you wait in the office. The crown is then placed, adjusted to improve its fit and you'll be ready to go. Crowns are more convenient and just as long-lasting as typical restorations.
If you'd like to learn more about same-day implants and how they work, call our office today to speak with one of our trained professionals.