When people have one or more missing or failing teeth, it will be hard for them to live their lives normally. With dental implants in Richmond, VA, however, most patients will be able to have their new smile in one day. Dental implants can give patients a new smile in one day when they get a temporary prosthesis. Continue reading to learn how most people can have a temporary prosthesis placed after having their dental implant surgery.
As long as the dental implant posts are precisely and securely placed in the patient’s jawbone, anyone can have a temporary prosthesis placed following their dental implant surgery. Whether patients need to restore their smile with a single dental implant or full mouth dental implants, a temporary prosthesis can give patients a functional and beautiful looking new smile.
After a patient’s dental implants are placed, a temporary prosthesis is placed on top so they can have a beautiful and functional new smile in the same appointment as their dental implant surgery. This is because the temporary prosthesis is made from acrylic (PMMA) material. The acrylic temporary prosthesis will lightly sit on the dental implants as they heal and fuse with the patient’s jawbone.
The temporary prosthesis is designed to look like the patient’s natural teeth. With a temporary prosthesis, patients will be able to perform daily functions like enjoying their favorite foods or smiling with confidence.
After the placement of your dental implants, you don’t have to worry about having limitations or barriers with your new smile with a temporary prosthesis. A temporary prosthesis improves the look and function of your smile for years to come. Get in contact with our doctor, Dr. Robert B. Steadman at our dental office to schedule an appointment today!