Immediate Restoration of Dental Implants Falls Church,VA
Our office utilizes a procedure known as immediate loading to predictably and immediately replace missing teeth.
Teeth In An Hour/Day is a relatively new buzz-word in dentistry. It is based on the use of dental implants for replacing missing or to-be-extracted teeth. It is fast becoming a popular marketing phrase that is used to attract potential patients based on its promoted ability to save time and office visits.
At its simplest, teeth in a day can mean replacing a single tooth via an implant-supported-crown, and doing so in one day. This usually means placing a dental implant and, at the same appointment, providing a temporary (acrylic) crown that is attached to an implant. The plastic crown is replaced by a more durable, final crown at a later date.
A larger, yet still simple form of such treatment involves converting an entire jaw with few or no teeth to a jaw with a full set of fixed, implant supported teeth. Usually, the initially placed teeth are temporary and are replaced by the final set of higher quality and more durable teeth at a later date. This treatment approach has many values when properly applied.
Remarkably, patients respond to extraction, implant placement and restoration in the same appointment with little to no swelling, discomfort or interruption of their daily life.
Our office has a special interest in this concept of immediate provisionalization, or immediate loading. Our doctors have trained with some of the world’s pioneers in this field, and we are one of the first offices in the area to offer this service to our patients. Dr. Gouldin and Dr. Carlos have lectured on this topic extensively, and the doctors have partnered with dozens of local restorative dentists and local dental labs to offer the most comprehensive, minimally invasive, esthetic immediate dental implant restorations in the world.