Do you have a tooth that is beyond saving? Considering a dental implant? There are advantages to combining the extraction and implant into one procedure. In this post from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we talk about the benefits of same-day extraction and implant placement.
1. You save healthy bone
As soon as a tooth is removed, the bone begins to recede. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement procedure that prevents or greatly reduces bone deterioration. The post that is inserted into your jawbone makes all the difference. It quickly meshes with your existing bone. This is called osseointegration.
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 tooth you are extracting is broken or misshapen, we will fix all those issues 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 permanent dental implant after you have a tooth extracted, it may make sense to do both procedures together.