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How We Place Same-Day Dental Implants

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Our team understands the impact of missing teeth, and we want to rebuild your smile with the placement of new teeth. Dental implants can not only look natural, but also last for decades to come. Placement could be completed in only one visit! In today’s blog, your Fort Bliss, TX, dentist talks about same-day dental implants.

The Causes of Tooth Loss (and the Dangers)

Natural teeth could become lost in adulthood for a number of reasons, including untreated cavities or infections, which could cause the tooth to be lost or extracted to prevent the spread of infection. Injury to the face or jaw could lead to missing teeth too. The most common cause is the advanced stage of gum disease, known as periodontitis. When we lose our teeth, the body will stop sending regular doses of calcium and phosphates to the jaw around the missing root. This could lead to weakened jawbones and further tooth loss. Missing teeth are also linked to misalignment and even jaw joint disorders like TMD or even bruxism (teeth grinding). Which is why replacing your missing teeth with a dental implant is so beneficial.

Inserting Your New Roots

Our team will start by taking a close look at your smile with digital x-rays. Doing so allows us to assess the strength of your jawbone and make sure you’re ready to receive dental implants without the need for grafting or sinus lifts beforehand. We also want to choose the best position and angle to insert your new roots. When the time comes for placement, we will not only offer a local anesthetic to the area being treated, but we can provide sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. Our team will gently guide the posts into the jaw, where they bond with the jaw over time through a process known as osseointegration, which supports them like natural roots.

Restoring Your New Teeth

While for some patients there may be time between implant placement and the attachment of a restoration or prosthetic, sometimes we can do this in the same sitting. We attach an abutment to the post or post in your jaw, and this extends above the gum line. Our team then attach a custom restoration for an individual implant, or a portion of a bridge or denture if you have more advanced cases of tooth loss. In a single visit you leave with a full smile. You may return later so we can swap the temporary denture or a permanent one, but you never go without a full set of teeth following placement.


We want to offer a chance to enjoy a full smile in only one visit. Speak with a member of the team at Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in Fort Bliss, TX at (915)895-3678 to schedule a visit.