Do you have a tooth that is beyond saving? Considering a a dental implant? At Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO, 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.
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