Following a patient’s tooth extraction, your periodontist or oral surgeon may recommend immediate implant placement. This procedure entails surgically loading the implant into the jaw directly after the natural tooth root has been removed. The immediate placement is only performed on select individuals who prove to be good candidates for the procedure. These individuals typically require an extraction because of a traumatic accident that has fractured the tooth and show no signs of infection.
Immediate implant placement is highly beneficial, as the less the tooth and gums are manipulated, the better the results tend to be. If you would like to learn if you are a good candidate for implant placement, please contact us to set up your initial consultation.
Benefits of Immediate Implant Placement
The more time that passes between extraction and implant placement, the greater the chance of bone and gum loss. Our periodontists and oral surgeon perform immediate implant placement to minimize this problem. Additionally, patients who undergo dental implant surgery at the same time as their extraction can benefit from the following:
- Faster results
- Less downtime
- Prevents adjacent teeth from shifting
- Natural-looking restoration
The Immediate Implant Placement Process
During the immediate dental implant surgery, your doctor will remove the damaged tooth and replace it with an implant post. In some cases, a temporary crown can be attached on the same day. As the implant gradually fuses to the jawbone over time, a permanent restoration can replace the temporary for a long-lasting tooth replacement. The new crown is fully customized to look like your natural tooth for a seamless, beautiful smile.
Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates
If you have any questions regarding immediate implant placement, or are ready to schedule your consultation, feel free to contact us today.