Do you have a tooth that is beyond saving? Considering a dental implant? At Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro there are advantages to combining the extraction and implant procedures. Let’s talk about the benefits of same-day extraction and implant placement.
1. You save healthy bone
As soon as a tooth is taken out, the bone begins to recede. A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jawbone, and it’s the only procedure that prevents, or greatly reduces, bone deterioration. A bridge doesn’t prevent it. Neither will dentures. The post makes all the difference, because it acts as a new tooth root.
2. You have the natural tooth as a model for the crown
There is nothing like the real thing when taking an impression for a crown. If the extracted tooth is broken or misshapen, we will fix it with your new crown. But we’ll start with an impression or 3-D model of the original. This helps the lab techs create a perfect restoration.
3. One surgery vs. two
One incision. One healing period. One dental appointment. Need we say more?
Not everyone is a candidate for immediate placement. But if you are planning to get a dental implant after an extraction, ask us whether we can do both procedures together.
At Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, dental implants are just one of our restorative dentistry procedures. Patients from Philpot, Tell City IN, and Hartford trust us with their smiles. Call to schedule an appointment today!