If you’ve been putting off dental implants because of fear or anxiety, you’re not alone. Many people feel frightened and overwhelmed about the process, and worry about the pain that may come with getting a dental implant. Keep in mind though, the longer you wait, the more difficult the process may become. It is important to get your implant as soon as possible, to avoid problems later on. My patients say to me all the time, “It wasn’t as bad as I thought”, and “I wish I had done this sooner!” So don’t wait any longer-read on to learn how simple the process can be.

How Do Same Day Implants Work?

My staff and I will ensure that you are fully informed about the process you will be going through on the day of surgery. A lot of fear is based on not knowing what to expect, and we will help you avoid that fear by explaining the entire process to you, start to finish, before beginning your treatment. Dental phobia is very real, and I am dedicated to helping people get the work done that they need, with minimal fear and trepidation. On the day of your surgery you will come in and have the root implanted for your dental implant. I am trained and equipped to offer sedation dentistry, and for patients with severe anxiety and fear this is a wonderful option to consider. An added bonus to sedation dentistry is that it speeds up the healing process! You will go home to rest and heal overnight, and return the next morning to have a temporary crown placed, that will remain there until your healing is complete. This crown will look and function just as a natural tooth would. This process is generally easier and quicker than people expect. And the fact that you have a functioning tooth, virtually overnight, is a great relief to many.

Are Same Day Implants Right For Me?

If you are missing a front tooth, you may feel embarrassed or ashamed. That is understandable, and same day implants can greatly minimize the amount of time your confidence or self-esteem is suffering. If you are having reconstruction done on your mouth in order to achieve your best smile, same day implants may be right for you. It can greatly reduce the amount of time you are missing teeth, or feeling insecure about your appearance. Feeling happy and confident about your smile is extremely important. It’s also important to remember that functioning teeth are imperative to your physical and overall health. The least amount of time you spend missing teeth, the better. Same day implants ensure that your whole mouth is functioning as efficiently, and as soon as possible.

Not Every Implant Dentist Does This

Many dentists will just leave the abutment alone for the months it can take to heal. I believe that having a temporary (and functioning) tooth during the time it takes to heal greatly reduces the amount of stress and self-consciousness my patients feel during implant surgery. I specialize in dental implants-I love doing them! I take pride in helping my patients overcome their fears and phobias about dental surgery. With the wonderful advances in technology I am able to provide fully functioning implants in just one day. By utilizing sedation dentistry and PRF Enhanced Healing technology, we can quicken up the process even further! Don’t delay getting your implants any longer. We offer free consultations, and we serve patients all over the Greater Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Los Gatos, San Jose and San Francisco, and we look forward to meeting you. Give us a call today at (650) 941-7300 and let’s get you the perfect smile you deserve.