If you have been talking to your dentist about getting dental implants, you may be talking about getting traditional implants or same day dental implants. While the names may cause you to think that same day dental implants is the obvious choice, it isn't always what is best for you. The following information will help you decide which type of implants you should get.
Why Get Same Day Dental Implants?
Your dentist may only be able to do a same day implant procedure when you have excellent oral health. Being a good candidate means that you have a strong jawbone which is likely to quickly heal once the procedure is finished. The dentist also looks at the health of your gums. That's because the mouth undergoes more stress when having this procedure done. There is no downtime between having the entire dental implant installed, so the hope is that everything will heal correctly.
Patients select same day implants when they have a need to immediately correct a problem. For example, if you were in an accident that caused you to lose a front facing tooth, you may want to get a same day implant for that tooth because it is highly visible. Other patients opt for the same day procedure when they are moving and won't be in town for when they need to come back and have the final crown placed on the implant.
That said, be aware that a same day implant can fail due to trying to rush the healing process. It may end with you having to return to the dentist and have a full implant installed on everything has healed.
Why Get Traditional Dental Implants?
If you're able to get traditional implants installed, know that it's worth taking the time to have the procedure done with this method. There will be time to create an artificial tooth that is a perfect fit for your mouth, which feels comfortable and natural. The titanium post will be stronger as well since it can integrate with the jawbone fully before pressure from the fake tooth is put onto the post. Ultimately, it's all about making sure the procedure is done right so that you do not have complications.
For more info about these two implant dentistry procedures, schedule a consultation with your dentist. They can let you know if you are a good candidate for a same day procedure, and give their recommendation on if you should do it.