Dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option available on the market today, and our doctors at Capital Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery have decades of experience placing them for Washington, DC residents. While some practices use techniques that require a process that takes several months, our doctors use advanced technologies and techniques to have you back to your normal life (with your new smile) in no time! And for some patients, our doctors can even place dental implants the same day as a tooth extraction! Keep reading to learn more about this convenient tooth-replacement option.
Same Day Dental Implants
Same day dental implants are placed in a patient’s jawbone immediately after a dental tooth extraction or bone graft. When you visit our doctors in Washington, DC to have dental implants placed, they’ll first evaluate your overall health to determine if you are eligible for this type of procedure, which is also referred to as immediate load dental implants. If you are, our doctors will perform any tooth extractions or bone grafting required, and in the same surgical session, place your dental implants, which will be ready to receive temporary crowns immediately. Two months after your immediate load procedure, your general dentist will attach your permanent dental crowns.
To ensure the comfort and safety of our patients during their dental implant procedure, our doctors provide a full array of oral surgery anesthesia such as local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. In addition, our doctors offer EXPAREL®, which is a long-lasting pain medication that improves patient comfort after a procedure. This injectable medication also helps patients avoid narcotic pain medication during their recovery, and most patients only need acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with any mild discomfort they have.
X-Guide Navigated Surgery
Dental implants placed by our doctors in Washington, DC are minimally invasive thanks to the X-Guide technology they use. X-Guide is the newest and most advanced system approved for the placement of dental implants. This state-of-the-art technology lets our doctors see in real time exactly where implants should be placed. Not to mention, X-Guide also allows our doctors to avoid incisions during dental implant placement, giving patients a shorter recovery time.
What Are Some Benefits Of A Same Day Dental Implant?
It goes without saying that the biggest benefit of having dental implants placed the same day as a tooth extraction is the ability to avoid multiple procedures in order to get the smile you want. But there’s more! Other advantages of having dental implants placed the same day are:
- The process is quick and gives you the ability to get back to your normal life more quickly.
- They provide Washington, DC men and women with one surgery and no stitches.
- No need for partial dentures or crowns for a bridge.
- Our use of X-Guide technology reduces patient discomfort.
Call Capital Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery To Learn More About Same Day Dental Implants
At Capital Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, you’ll find some of the world’s leading experts in dental implantology. Our practice is strategically built upon like-minded specialists so that we can offer elite customer care and treatment.
To learn if you would be a good candidate for dental implants placed the same day as your extraction, call our Washington, DC office today to schedule your initial consultation. You can reach us at (202) 386-7100.