The concept of immediate dental implants is simple: if you have a missing or damaged tooth, you can potentially have a new, natural-looking replacement before family or friends notice the change. Instead of a long delay between needing and receiving care, SF Oral Surgery makes your smile whole almost instantly.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that bond with your jawbone and create a stable anchor for the new dental crown. The procedure works for many San Francisco, CA patients and can reduce their treatment time by half compared to older methods of tooth replacement.
Are You a Good Candidate for Immediate Dental Implants?
Your general dentist may refer you to the specialists of SF Oral Surgery for care. You may also come see us directly, especially if you need treatment right away.
Dental implants work for a variety of San Francisco, CA patients who need replacement teeth:
- Typically, immediate dental implant patients seek treatment after they lose teeth in an accident or when another replacement option fails.
- SF Oral Surgeon can also provide same-day solutions to patients who have had long-term dental decay or damage. This makes it even easier for people who have been delaying treatment to seek care.
- The major requirements for the procedure are that the patient should be in good health, be well enough for oral surgery, and should have enough bone mass for the jaw to bond with the implants.
How Immediate Dental Implants Work
After your San Francisco, CA oral surgeon develops the right approach for your procedure, they will place the implants during a surgery that will take 45 minutes or more. The length of time depends on how many immediate dental implants you are getting, how many teeth you are replacing, and the technique the surgeon uses.
You will have the option to receive sedation during your surgery. At SF Oral Surgery, our doctors have decades of training in sedation techniques. This experience ensures that you will be unaware of any pain as they work.
Once your doctor has placed the implants, temporary crowns will be placed by your general dentist or prosthodontist. These crowns create the appearance of a complete set of teeth. By the time your procedure is over, you will be ready to leave with a restored smile. About four months later, your general practitioner dentist or prosthodontist will replace these temporary teeth with your permanent crowns.
If you need immediate dental implants and live in the San Francisco, CA area, call SF Oral Surgery at (415) 776-6710 to schedule an appointment.