Immediate implants are dental implants placed the same day. With traditional implant techniques, you’d need to come in for multiple appointments with a period of healing between each visit.
That approach allows time for your bone tissue to heal and fuse with the post portion of the dental implant. Once that process occurs, you return to have the crown portion of the implant attached using a small piece called an abutment.
Immediate implants can be placed as soon as your natural tooth is removed. There’s no need for a second procedure.
There are benefits to having your implant(s) placed in just one visit. In some cases, this approach is chosen from the simple desire to enjoy a restored smile as quickly as possible. In other instances, the decision is made to avoid multiple visits to the oral surgeon.
Immediate implants are a good option for teeth that are clearly visible when you speak or smile. That is especially true for people who’ve lost a tooth due to a traumatic injury and want to fill the gap as quickly as possible. It’s easier to go through the healing period for traditional implants when the teeth being replaced are not easily visible.
Everyone has a unique set of dental health needs, which is why the team at Implants and Periodontal Arts - Endo Arts offers numerous paths to smile restoration. Immediate implants are not the best treatment option for everyone.
One issue that might arise is a lack of sufficient bone tissue in the area of the jaw beneath the implant site. Without enough bone tissue, dental implants won’t secure properly and won’t be as stable as they would be if anchored firmly into your bone.
Another consideration is your overall oral health. Untreated gum disease and poor oral hygiene can complicate the healing process. It may be best to seek treatment for these issues prior to moving forward with immediate implants.
Immediate implants might also pose a challenge to people who clench or grind their teeth. If you replace a missing tooth without allowing the post portion of the implant to fully fuse with the bone tissue, any abnormal force on the crown of that implant could cause problems beneath the gum line. You could dislodge the implant, which could destabilize the restoration.
If you have questions or concerns over which dental implant option is right for you, call Implants and Periodontal Arts - Endo Arts to book a personalized consultation. You can schedule online in just moments, but you’re also welcome to call and speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.