Do you have a tooth that is beyond saving? Considering a a dental implant? There are advantages to combining the extraction and implant placement in one procedure and at the team at Marcus Ortega DDS in San Diego is here to help.
Let’s talk about the benefits of same day extraction and implant replacement.
You retain healthy bone
As soon as a tooth is extracted, the bone begins to recede. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement procedure that prevents or (greatly reduces) bone deterioration. A bridge doesn’t avoid it. Dentures don’t prevent it. The post that is placed into your jawbone makes all the difference since it quickly meshes with your existing bone.
You have the original 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 troubles 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.
One surgery vs. two
One incision. One healing period. One dental appointment. Need I say more?
Not everyone is a candidate for immediate placement. But if you are planning to get a tooth implant after you have a tooth extracted, follow your implant dentist’s guidance about the timing. It may make sense to do both treatments together.
Dental implants from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA look and function like natural teeth. We also offer general dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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