It’s everyone’s dream to walk into the dentist’s office with problem teeth and walk out the same day with a stunning smile. The right same-day implant solution works as part of your long-term oral health plan, leaving you with a strong, healthy jawbone, teeth, and gums. Dr. Slavin uses the Straumann implant system, an implant option that reduces healing time while increasing the implant success rate. It’s a temporary place holder that looks, feels, and functions like a permanent implant.
What are same-day implants?
Dental implants involve removing and replacing the natural tooth or teeth with an artificial root made of a biocompatible material. The implant has an abutment or connector piece that connects to a crown that then acts as a permanent replacement tooth.
Same-day implants are a temporary tooth replacement solution that allows you to leave the dentist’s office with replacement teeth on the same day the teeth are removed. The same-day implant will stay in place until the gums and bone have healed and integrated (grown around) the implant, creating a firm foundation on which to place the final crown or dental device.
However, many dentists use a removable device like a temporary denture or flipper. These devices require regular removal and cleaning, so they don’t act, feel, or function exactly like natural teeth while you wait for your permanent dental solution.
A Better Same-Day Implant Solution
At Good Samaritan Dental Implant Institute, Dr. Slavin uses the Straumann implant system, a same-day solution that acts more like your natural teeth until the final crown placement. The implants can replace a single tooth or be used as part of the Straumann Pro Arch Implant System, using the All-on-Four system concept wherein four to six implants are placed in the jawbone and act as the “roots” for a flipper, partial denture, or full dentures. However, the Straumann system offers faster healing and greater potential for implant success.
Straumann Dental Implants and the Pro Arch Implant System
Think of Straumann implants and the Straumann Pro Arch (the All-on-Four option) as the Swiss watch of dental implants. It’s Swiss made with the same care, precision, and attention to detail you’d expect of a device designed to stay with you for the rest of your life.
Straumann implants, whether you’re getting one or a full arch, are made of a surgical-grade titanium alloy. It’s the same material used to make artificial joint replacements. The alloy has a high degree of biocompatibility, meaning the body more readily accepts it and integrates it into the natural body structure.
This type of implant features a tapered design that better mimics the shape of a natural tooth’s root. That tapered shape better fits the jaw, reducing the need for grafting and other procedures used to build up the bone’s strength and structure.
The combined strengths of the titanium alloy and implant shape work together to reduce healing times. For you, that means there’s potential for you to get your permanent crown faster than with a traditional implant system.
The process goes quickly. On extraction day, the teeth are removed, implants placed, scans taken, and the temporary prosthesis made so that your life is disrupted as little as possible. With the Straumann system, the temporary teeth are then either glued or screwed onto the implants while you heal.
Benefits of Same-Day Implants
Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. The Straumann same-day implants allow you to:
- Get back to your regular schedule as soon as possible
- Heal faster than with traditional implants
- Maintain a natural smile while your jawbone grows and integrates with the implants
- Enjoy natural teeth functioning while you heal
Start Your Journey to a Better, Healthier Smile
Dr. Slavin uses the Straumann system because it offers better dental implant solutions, both same-day and permanent. At Good Samaritan Dental Implant Institute, we invest in the future of your oral health by offering free follow-up appointments for life. Call 561-833-6880 to schedule a consultation appointment and start your journey to a better, healthier smile.