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Tooth loss can impair your ability to chew and speak and greatly detract from your appearance. Additionally, it can also lead to oral health concerns over time. If you are missing one or more teeth, turning to Dr. Andrew R. Glenn for a same-day implants treatment at our Lincoln, NE, practice can help you achieve a beautiful smile with renewed strength and function after a single appointment. When working with dental implants candidates, Dr. Glenn custom-tailors treatments to best achieve their unique goals. Reach out to our practice today to explore your candidacy for this advanced restorative treatment.
Same-day implants function very much like traditional dental implants, which are small metal posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to serve the role of missing tooth roots and provide exceptional support to dental restorations. After undergoing surgery to receive traditional dental implants, patients must wait several months for the implants to fuse with the surrounding bone before receiving their restoration. With same-day implants, however, Dr. Glenn can attach a temporary on the day of surgery.
To qualify for this treatment, you should be in good oral and overall health. Additionally, you must also have enough healthy bone volume in your jaw to support the embedded posts. If diminished jawbone density is precluding you from treatment, Dr. Glenn can restore lost volume by performing a bone grafting procedure. We can determine if this treatment is right for you during a personal consultation.
In order to plan your surgery with expert precision, Dr. Glenn will use 3-D cone beam scans and guided implant technology to examine your jawbone and determine the most suitable locations for your implants that will ensure minimal impact on the surrounding tissues. When your procedure begins, we will numb the surgical site before placing same-day implants directly into the jaw to serve as artificial tooth roots. Once your implants are in place, Dr. Glenn will attach a temporary restoration to restore your oral function and the appearance of your smile. Dr. Glenn pays special attention when placing this restoration to ensure proper bite alignment and achieve optimal short-term and long-term results. During the four to six months following surgery, the implants will fuse with the surrounding bone through a process known as osseointegration. You will return to your dentist after the implants have fully integrated with the jaw to receive your permanent restoration.
If you are missing teeth, same-day implants can give you the beautiful, functional smile you desire. At Dr. Glenn's practice, our entire team is focused on treating patients as individuals, and our team enjoys learning each patient’s specific needs and goals to help create a personalized, seamless patient care experience. Furthermore, Dr. Glenn has more than a decade of experience in oral surgery and uses the latest technology in order to achieve optimal results for his patients. Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Glenn today to discover if same-day dental implants are right for you.