The Dangers of Missing Teeth
Unattractive gaps in your smile aren’t the only risk of missing teeth — in fact, they can lead to a variety of long-term health problems if left untreated. Empty tooth sockets are easily exposed to bacteria, making them prone to oral infection. Even worse, missing teeth will eventually cause your remaining teeth to crowd together and your jawbone to shrink due to uneven support.
Removable tooth replacements such as dentures can help your smile, but they won’t protect your jaw or gums. Thankfully, our team of implant dentists in Lansing, MI offer treatments to restore your smile and your health in just one visit.
Immediate Same-Day Implants
The dental implant process typically requires a few months and multiple visits, but for some patients, it’s possible to have their implants placed in one day. This is an ideal option for patients who want to restore their smile but can’t commit to a long procedure. However, same-day implants aren’t for everyone — a healthy, strong jawbone is necessary for the procedure to succeed.
Comparing Traditional and Same-Day Implants
Same-day implants are just like traditional implants with one key difference: your crown is attached immediately after the implant fixture is placed. The standard process involves a healing period of several weeks before your crown can be attached to your implant fixture. The look and function of same-day implants are just like traditional ones, though they offer a few additional benefits.
Benefits of Same-Day Implants
Same-day implants offer unique benefits that can’t be matched, including:
- Less Time Commitment — Same-day implants condense a process that often takes a month or more into just one day. If you have a busy schedule, the convenience of same-day implants is unbeatable.
- Easier to Afford — Because your same-day implants are attached in one visit, the process costs less than traditional implants. Fewer visits to the dentist means fewer bills to pay and reduced stress for you.
- Immediate Smile Restoration — If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious and don’t want to go another day with gaps in your smile, same-day implants are the solution for you. No other replacement solution can match the immediate satisfaction you get from same-day implants.
Talk to Dr. Crawford
If you have missing teeth, don’t wait too long to seek treatment. The effects of tooth loss only worsen over time. Contact our office in Lansing, MI today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Crawford.