Same-day dental implants, or immediate implants, are inserted at the same surgical visit as a tooth extraction. This can only be performed if there is enough adequate jaw bone to support the implant, serving as a solid and secure foundation.
If bone loss has occurred and there is not enough bone to support a dental implant, Dr. Martin can place a bone graft into the empty tooth socket following extraction. Bone grafts promote the growth of new bone. Once the graft has healed, there will be enough healthy bone in the jaw and you can return for implant surgery to have the post inserted.
With traditional implants, your surgeon extracts a tooth and it takes several weeks for the socket to heal. Once healed, your surgeon places the implant post, which takes several more weeks for the post to fuse to the jaw bone. Once healed, the final crown is placed.
When you choose to replace a tooth with same-day dental implants, you eliminate this initial waiting period for the socket to heal. Instead, Dr. Martin can insert a dental implant into the empty socket immediately following extraction. This eliminates the need for a dental implant procedure to place the implant post. You can even receive a same-day dental implant-supported bridge if you have multiple missing teeth.
By having a recently extracted tooth immediately replaced with a dental implant, you experience numerous benefits:
If you are having one or more teeth extracted, there are several options to consider for replacing the missing tooth. At the consultation, we will perform an oral exam and discuss all of these options with you to determine the right choice for your oral health and financial situation.
At Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, Dr. Martin and his team make it possible for more patients to qualify for implant-based tooth restorations. If you need a tooth extracted, contact us to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for same-day dental implants following your tooth extraction.