You never expected to have one of your teeth pulled, but here you are. You understand that a tooth extraction is necessary, but you really don’t want to walk around with a gap in your smile.
You are planning to get a tooth replacement, but how long will you have to wait before your smile is whole again?
You could have your tooth removed and replaced on the same day if you make your appointment at our dentist office in Woodbury, MN.
With our Same-Day Smile procedure, you won’t have to leave our office feeling self-conscious about any extra space between your teeth. Dr. Mark W. Wilhelm can remove and replace your tooth in the same visit.
Your First Step Is A Consultation
When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Wilhelm, you will be meeting with a prosthodontist. In case you are wondering, a prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating dental and facial problems involving the jaw and missing teeth.
In addition to dental school, prosthodontists complete an additional three years of training to become experts in restoring and replacing teeth, including dental implant placement.
When you meet with Dr. Wilhelm, he will examine your jaw and teeth and look at X-rays to determine what treatment options are available for you. If needed, he will discuss our tooth removal procedure and answer any questions you have about implants.
If you decide that Same-Day Smile is right for you, we can make an impression of your teeth before you leave. This will help in designing a dental crown that looks like a natural part of your smile.
We Will Keep Your Comfortable
On the day of your tooth extraction and replacement, we will take every step to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
For longer treatments, we can provide IV sedation or general anesthesia. Either option will prevent you from feeling any pain while your tooth is removed and your implant is placed. Either sedation option will also help you relax, which makes it easier to complete each step in the process.
By the time your treatment is over, your smile will look whole. As you recover, you will be able to bite and chew with you implant-supported crown as well as you could with your natural tooth.
You should be aware that the effects of IV sedation or general anesthesia can last for hours after your treatment is over. For this reason, you must make arrangements for a family member or friend to take you home after you are finished.
We will provide you with information on how to care for yourself and your mouth as you recover from the Same-Day Smile procedure. When you do see your new smile, you might be surprised by how natural it looks.
We Want To Give You A Reason To Keep Smiling
We know that losing a tooth can have a big impact on your self-confidence. We can’t tell you how many patients have come to our office looking for some way to restore their smiles after accidents, tooth decay, or trauma robbed them of their teeth.
But just as importantly, we have seen those smiles return after Dr. Wilhelm did what he does best. With dental implants and crowns, we have improved the smiles and the self-esteem of so many patients in and around Woodbury, MN.