Dental Implants In Austin
What Is An Emergency Dental Implant?
As the name suggests, this is a type of implant that’s done when you’re having a dental emergency. In this procedure, one of our doctors will remove your damaged tooth, if needed. Then, he will place a dental implant in the empty socket immediately, and attach a temporary crown to it to restore your missing tooth. Once your implant bonds to your jaw bone, you’ll get a custom-fitted ceramic crown to restore it permanently.
Emergency dental implants may be recommended if your tooth is severely damaged or infected and it cannot be saved, or if your tooth has been knocked out of your mouth but is not suitable for replacement. Schedule a consultation now online or give us a call at (512) 961-6200, and take the first steps toward restoring your smile.
Dental Implant Services We Offer
Dental implant placements
We have a team of experienced implant dentists, so we offer dental implant placement surgery at Emergency Dentist of Austin. We use advanced technology and surgical plans to ensure that your treatment goes smoothly, and we offer sedation to keep you feeling comfortable.
Dental implant restorations
The dental implant restoration is the false tooth that attaches to the metal implant. While the implant itself functions as an artificial tooth root, the restoration is what replaces your missing tooth. There are lots of different types of restorations available including crowns, bridges, and implant-supported dentures.
At our office, we only offer single-tooth implants. These use one dental implant, which is surgically placed into your mouth. Then, a custom dental crown is built and attached to this implant, restoring your tooth.
Factors That Qualify For Dental Implants In One Day
Tooth can’t be saved
We practice conservative dentistry at Emergency Dentist of Austin. Even if your tooth is severely damaged, it may be possible to save it. We will only recommend tooth extractions and emergency dental implants if we truly believe that they are the right choice for you.
Healthy jaw bone
Your jaw bone and mouth must be healthy to get a dental implant. If you have any chronic oral health problems like gum disease, for example, you may not qualify for dental implants in one day.
Unfortunately, dental implants are not usually covered by dental insurance, so you may need to consider your budget when thinking about emergency dental implants. We offer flexible payment plans so that you can afford the treatment you need at Emergency Dentist of Austin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Need answers to your questions about emergency dental implants? We’ve got you covered.
Why Get Emergency Dental Implants?
First, you can start the process of restoring your smile right away. You’ll get a temporary tooth as your implant site heals, so you’ll get a seamless grin ASAP. This also means you can avoid complications like teeth shifting after tooth loss.
Getting a dental implant right away also eliminates the risk of bone loss. When you lose a tooth, the underlying bone is no longer stimulated by biting and chewing. You can lose as much as 25% of the bone in a year. But if you get a dental implant right away, bone loss won’t be an issue.
Can Implants Be Done In 1 Day?
Yes, teeth implants can be done in a single day. This process is known as same-day dental implant surgery and is an excellent option for emergency cases and those who want to avoid a long healing process.
The treatment involves placing the implant and abutment in one visit. Dr. Sumit Kumar will then take an impression of your mouth and craft a customized crown which will be secured to the abutment later. However, to qualify for dental implants in 1 day, you must fulfill the following criteria.
Have healthy jaw bone – Your mouth and jaw bone must be healthy to be eligible for a dental implant in one day. They should be free from serious oral health issues like gum disease.
Tooth extraction is the only option – An emergency dental implant is a great option when your tooth can't be saved. Dr. Kumar will thoroughly examine your damaged tooth to see if it's possible to save it.
Your budget – Because dental implants are considered a cosmetic treatment, your dental insurance won't cover the cost of getting this treatment. Therefore, you need to take into account your budget before considering same-day dental implants.
Can You Get A Temporary Tooth While Waiting For An Implant?
Yes, you can get a temporary tooth while waiting for an implant. This tooth is usually made with a bridge or denture. Our dental team will design the bridge or denture to fit your mouth to provide a temporary replacement for the missing tooth as the implant site recovers.
The temporary tooth will look, function, and feel like a natural tooth and can last for months until the permanent implant is ready to be installed. Your temporary tooth protects the mouth while waiting for permanent dental work.
A temporary tooth provides a quick way to restore the appearance and function of your teeth as you wait for a permanent solution. It can also help prevent tooth shifting following tooth loss.
Will This Procedure Be Painful?
After getting your temporary tooth, you may experience some discomfort, pain, and sensitivity to temperature. So be sure to avoid too hot or too cold foods and drinks. The experience is normal and will disappear within the first few days after the procedure.
However, if the discomfort persists, you should call us as soon as possible so we can check for signs of any underlying issues that may need emergency treatment. Common causes of discomfort from a temporary tooth include fractured tooth, infection, tooth grinding, or the tooth doesn't fit properly.