You might already know that implant placement normally requires 2 months of healing time after tooth extraction. We will introduce the term “immediate implant placement”. This term means that implant is placed right after tooth extraction.
Is it possible?
Yes, with careful planning. It is possible. Three dimensions x-ray will play an important role in this procedure. The surgeon can plan the direction and size of implant before tooth extraction. However, it also depends on the amount of bone around the root of the tooth being extracted. If the amount of bone is enough, implant can be placed with bone graft material to fill the space where it is used to be roots of the tooth.
Advantages of immediate implant placement
- Reduce the number of surgeries to one visit. (extraction and implant placement on the same day)
- Reduce the overall treatment time significantly.
- Reduce the chance of bone resorption.
- Reduce the chance of gum recession.