Can Temporary Teeth be Placed During Dental Implant Surgery?

an implant dentist holding a dental implant crown and model.

It can be difficult to walk around with a missing tooth or an area of your mouth that is bare while implants heal. Generally, it takes several months for your mouth to heal and implants to fully integrate into bone so a final restoration can be placed. So the question is what can be done in the meantime, especially if it is in the front of you mouth and people will see a gaping hole whenever you smile.

When people have one or more missing or failing teeth, it is hard for them to live their lives normally. With dental implants in Wayne, NJ, 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.


Will I Be Able To Have A Temporary After My Dental Implants Are Placed?

It most cases, a temporary can be made. At Advanced Dental Techniques in Wayne, NJ, Dr. Breiterman usually doesn’t like to place temporaries directly on the implant while it is healing because there is a threat of placing too much stress on the new implant, which will reduce the amount of bone around the neck of the implant. It is kind of like constructing a building before the foundational cement has had time to set. However, it is our strong philosophy to not let patients leave the office with a poor smile, so we come up with some pretty creative ways to solve this problem. Sometimes we bond teeth to the tooth in front and behind it to create a natural look. We can also make removable devices to help patients if the area is large.


Why Does Dr. Breiterman in Wayne, NJ Place Temporaries Over My Dental Implants?

After a patient’s dental implants are placed, a temporary prosthesis is placed over the implant so they can have a beautiful and functional new smile in the same appointment as their dental implant surgery. Most often the temporary is made from acrylic (PMMA) material. The acrylic temporary prosthesis will usually be attached to the adjacent teeth.

The temporary is designed to look like the patient’s natural teeth. With a temporary crown, 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. An implant restoration improves the look and function of your smile for years to come. Get in contact with our doctor, Dr.Breiterman at our Wayne, NJ office to schedule an appointment today!


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